A Waterford man is integrating his engineering background and love of stonecutting into a new business and is asking the public to lend a helping hand.
Andrew Church recently launched “the Marble Plate Of America” on the nation’s most popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter.
Church’s business is called Bison Hill Stonecrafts. Church takes slabs of marble and carefully cuts them into the shapes of different states in US.
The marble cutouts can be used as coasters, plates or even serving dishes.
Church started cutting shapes from pieces of slate but recently moved to cutting marble which required additional resources and that’s when church decided to try crowdfunding to get his new project off the ground.
He turned to Quickstarter, a free program designed to help entrepreneurs increase their chances of success when using crowdfunding sites.
The program is managed by Mercyhurst University professor Kristan Wheaten and has a 92% success rate.
The Mercyhurst Quickstarter initiative is funded by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority’s Ignite Erie: Industry-University Business Acceleration Collaborative.
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