Grabit Robot: Local couple turns to crowd funding to get business up and running

A West Palm Beach couple is turning to the Internet to crowd fund a new business venture.

Leo and Angie Fajardo have designed a multipurpose holder called the Grabit Robot, and are raising money to get it off the ground with Kickstarter .

Kickstarter has helped fund an array of business endeavors, from indie films and music to video games. Projects have raised as much as $10 million, but the Fajardos are seeking a modest $7,000 investment to get their business going.

Pledges can be as low as $1 or $1,000 or more for those who want to help.

"Kickstarter is a great vehicle for young entrepreneurs like us.  Crowd funding is a revolutionary way of branding and funding for start-ups", said Angie Fajardo , who's day job is as an assignment editor at WPTV .

"My husband and I have always had a passion for art and design. We were inspired by world of art toys and minimalist design to create a fun a functional piece of art for the home or office.  "

The Grabit , described on the Kicstarter site as "A unique multipurpose holder, inspired by the world of art toys and minimalist design," can be used in the bathroom as a toothbrush holder, in the office as a whimsical pen holder, or even in the kitchen to keep utensils at hand.

The Fajardos say they came up with the idea when they couldn't find a pen or toothbrush holder that fit their style.

For more information and to donate, check out their Kickstarter page .

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