Canadian Startup Reaches Kickstarter Goal on First Day

A Vancouver entrepreneur has taken to Kickstarter to fund his new startup, Stact, which aims to reinvent the wine rack.

Jamie Kasza launched his campaign on Friday with a goal of $20,000. He achieved that goal within a day as consumers were impressed by his modular wine wall system.

Founded in Vancouver, Stact is an affordable, customizable, and surprisingly fashionable solution to traditional wine storage. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and real wood veneers, Stact's patent-pending design is incredibly versatile, remarkable space efficient, and infinitely expandable. 

A single panel is small, holding just twelve bottles of wine, which means the wall system can fit any space: expand horizontally above furniture, or tuck a tall and skinny rack in the corner. Use a single panel or combine dozens to fill an entire wall. Plus, Stact features six different finishes, including white, black, and multiple wood tones, to match any decor.

The Stact modular wine wall system's suggested retail price is $130 per panel, but can be acquired through the Kickstarter campaign for $95 and up. The product will be available at select design retail stores across North America beginning this fall.



"In a world of boring, traditional and downright tacky wine storage solutions, the Stact modular wine wall system sets a new standard for simplicity, usability, and style," said Jamie Kasza, founder and principal. "The design of our first product was brought to life by celebrated designer Eric Pfeiffer. We're confident customers will find Stact a revolution in modularity and versatility when it comes to showcasing their wine collection."

"I welcomed the opportunity to design a thoughtful and useful solution to wine storage, using quality materials missing in today's market," said Eric Pfeiffer, president of Pfeiffer Lab. "The Stact modular wine wall system was created to be at home throughout the home, perfect for the kitchen, dining room, or heart of the cellar."

"STACT's mission is to provide wine lovers who appreciate good design, with wine storage solutions that are smart, simple, and stunning," said Kasza. "Wine, design and eCommerce are my passions. Knowing the online wine market is expected to grow by 63 per cent to $6.5B(i) in sales, even projected to surpass the digital music download business this year, I believe STACT is in an exceptional position to provide customers with superior form and function when it comes to storing and displaying their bottles."


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