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Mike Ballardie

CEO at Slinger Bag
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I am the CEO of Slinger Bag. ​At Slinger Bag, we innovate, design and develop portable, affordable ball launchers, and other practice equipment solutions for all ball sports. We hope to make sports more accessible for players and fans, irrespective of age or ability.

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

Same thing running on Facebook if you're on there https://www.facebook.com/SlingerBag/

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

We presold nearly $1M on our crowdfunding launch, and we're now seeing an uptick in momentum of our presales for our official launch next month. We recently announced that we signed a $15M agreement with a leading sports distributor in Asian markets as well as other global distribution agreements. We believe as we continue to execute on our direct to consumer strategy with a heavy focus on social media marketing, activating our endorsement partners, and backing into our global distribution agreements we will meet our conservative projection of $50M in revenue within 5 years - that's just for the tennis market.

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

Yes, we did a Fireside Investor Conference. You can catch the replay here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbJUX4ZuDs

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

Yes, absolutely. Our goal is to introduce our new categories in 3 years and we're already starting on R&D to adapt our current Slinger Bag for other sports, including baseball/softball, cricket and other ball sport categories. We are targeting ball sports with demonstrated needs for similar styled products that provide transportability, versatility and affordability for average players of all ages and abilities. First however, we are focused on success in the global tennis market. To learn about how the Slinger Bag works, check out our instructional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJEB-sN5UfM

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

We believe the global tennis market allows for huge growth potential for the company. Of the 100 million tennis players globally, 20 million are regular players playing a minimum of 1 time per month. This is our core demographic. A product like the Slinger Bag has never been available to these players before and because the product is transportable, versatile and affordable (price of 3 racquets) players will be interested and eager to learn about it and try it. Our unique product sets us apart from the competition, now we must communicate our brand so the players find us. In order to reach our 5 year plan to hit $50 million in revenue we need to convert half of one percent of these 20 million players. We're yet to meet a tennis player that says they wouldn't want a Slinger Bag.

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

Although there was a delay of 3 months at the start of 2020 in China, our production is now at maximum capacity. Our initial global roll is focused on USA, Japan, UK, Germany/Austria/Switzerland and Scandinavia as some of the world's most active tennis markets, and we will bring other markets on stream each quarter as production capacity allows.

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

We are running a Slinger Bag giveaway if you sign up on Instagram. Winner is

selected on June 29th.  www.instagram.com/.../?igshid=iewu5nk6leyp

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

I agree, this platform seems like a great way to communicate with current and

prospective shareholders. Happy to answer any questions you have and let's keep the conversation going.

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A Timely Innovator In The Tennis Industry Is Set To Launch
2 years ago

We have utility and design patents applied for on our 3 main products - Launcher, Oscillator and Ball Tube

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