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Client Update: Tiko 3D Proves To Be A Game Changer

Tiko 3D, the creators of the most affordable, elegant, and easy to use 3D Printer officially launched their Kickstarter campaign last week. Within three hours, they reached their goal of $100,000. As of right now, the campaign is over $1 million and continues to climb! The company is bringing delta printing technology to the masses in a user-friendly, affordable desktop device called Tiko.

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After being selected by Fallon StarterKit to create their crowdfunding campaign, Tiko was officially unveiled at SXSW. The tech community quickly caught on and were eager to get their hands on a Tiko with the early bird deals selling out within a few minutes.

We’re thrilled with the support that we are getting and we look forward to really disrupting the 3D printing space,” says Matt Gajkowski, Founder and CEO of Tiko 3D. “Our goal is to make 3D printing accessible to anyone who wants to create. With over 5000 backers so far, we feel like we are doing just that.”

Tiko 3D became a Spark Centre client in March 2014. In the beginning stages, Spark worked with the company on legal and manufacturing strategies. In August 2014 they applied to Spark Centre’s Ignite Startup Competition. Tiko 3D were announced as the General Entrepreneur winners of the Ignite Competition and awarded $25,000 to use towards their business. Since that time, Tiko 3D has entered Spark Centre’s Thrive Accelerator Program which offers significant advisory and business support services to achieve a faster market entry.

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“We are extremely delighted and proud of Tiko 3D for the phenomenal success of their Kickstarter campaign. It’s a great product and supporters won’t be disappointed,” said Dennis Croft, President and CEO of Spark Centre. “Hardworking and driven, with a fun demeanor, the Tiko team is achieving success in a very rapid time. Their story is a great example for all of our clients here at Spark.”

To purchase a Tiko or to learn more about the technology, visit their Kickstarter campaign here.

 

 

 

  • Victor Tagayun

    We are now looking for these guys for a refund!

  • RWL

    Tiko 3D was a scam from the very beginning, and never intended to produce the printers for all the backers. Nearly $3 million stolen from over 16,000 people who placed their trust in this filth. Tiko 3D’s founders lied to the backers, cheating them out of not just the initial cost to back the “product” (US$179), but yet more funding, claiming that the “shipping fee” would only be used to ship finished printers, while in reality, it was immediately used to cover their tracks, so that they could eventually hide themselves behind the wall of bankruptcy.

    Spark Centre has failed in it’s responsibilities, to the region, to the province, and to the nation, promoting a company that had no experience with running a business, and failing to provide that company with the assistance that it clearly needed. Spark Centre should feel just as responsible as Tiko 3D for what happened here.