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GoBQ Ultra Portable Grills & Accessories

INVEST IN GOBQ GRILLS, INC. TODAY!

GoBQ produces portable grills made from foldable fireproof fabric. The GoBQ® Grill, which retails for $149.95, is compact enough to fit in a backpack and be stored in a drawer. Weighing in under 10 pounds, it is easy to carry on bike or by foot. We have won multiple awards, including “Best Portable Charcoal Grill“ from CNET and “Best New Product” status from AmazingRibs.com. There is no grill on the market that matches the GoBQ grill on both portability and functionality. The GoBQ grill also cools 7 times faster than any other grill on the market, making it truly practical to travel with.
This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

REASONS TO INVEST

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Market Accolades: GoBQ has earned rave reviews from customers, grilling experts and media. CNET named the GoBQ “The Best Portable. Charcoal Grill of 2020”, and Popular Mechanics chose the GoBQ as the “Best Collapsible Grill.”

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Patented Technology: GoBQ® is the first grill on the market made with fireproof fabric, with a utility patent that is key to disrupting a market that’s lacked innovation for decades.

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Growth Potential: As consumers increasingly turn to camping and short getaways by car or RV, GoBQ's expansion into a full line of grills, tools and accessories is well-timed and uniquely positions the company to meet this growing demand.

ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS
3742 N Janssen, STE 1
Chicago, IL 60613
VALUATION
$6M

GoBQ produces portable grills made from foldable fireproof fabric. The GoBQ® Grill, which retails for $149.95, is compact enough to fit in a backpack and be stored in a drawer. Weighing in under 10 pounds, it is easy to carry on bike or by foot. We have won multiple awards, including “Best Portable Charcoal Grill“ from CNET and “Best New Product” status from AmazingRibs.com. There is no grill on the market that matches the GoBQ grill on both portability and functionality. The GoBQ grill also cools 7 times faster than any other grill on the market, making it truly practical to travel with.

TEAM

Todd Zaroban
Todd Zaroban
CEO

Todd Zaroban received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1991. From 1990 to 1998 he worked as a graphic designer, art director and production supervisor in the graphics industry. In 1998, he started his own design company, Zaroban Design, and has sustained this successful business for over 20 years. During that time, he developed visual communication solutions for numerous global brands such as Bayer, AstraZeneca, McDonalds and Edelman. In 2002, he co-founded Get-The-Game, LLC, a startup company that provided rapid-time live scoring and stats services for college basketball. Todd's focus is on the operations, manufacturing, marketing and sales of the existing and new GoBQ products. Todd currently works about 30 hours a week at the company.

Eric Goeken
Eric Goeken
Chief Product Designer

Eric Goeken earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Iowa State University in 2004 and worked for Holabird & Root architecture firm for 7 years. He’s currently working as a Project Architect for HDR in Omaha, Nebraska. His in-depth knowledge of structural design and building materials has been key to the efficient development and refinement of several GoBQ prototypes that have led up to the final product. Eric's focus moving forward is on product engineering, research and development, and innovation. Eric currently works 6-10 hours per week at the company.

John Cooper

John Cooper

Financial Advisor

John earned a BS in Finance with honors from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2005, and then spent five years working at TD Ameritrade as a new account sales specialist and investment consultant, attaining Series 7 and 66 licenses and becoming a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. In 2010, John moved to Chicago to found several start-up companies while earning his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of business, in 2014, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Managerial/ Organizational Behavior. In 2012, John left the start-up world to join Real Estate Investment firm HAN Capital as a project manager for several storage facility acquisitions, and a year later became the third partner at HAN Capital.

McKay Johnson

McKay Johnson

Engineering Advisor

McKay is a seasoned mechanical engineer with 18+ years working on a wide variety of consumer products. His experience ranges from creating initial prototypes to preparing products to be manufactured at rates above 1M+ per quarter. While working at Motorola and Ignite, McKay has travelled worldwide working with suppliers of all disciplines and levels of technology. Currently, he is a Staff Mechanical Engineer at Optimal Design in Chicago, laying out initial architectures and completing detailed product designs while meeting clients' cost, quality, and timelines. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

TERMS

GoBQ Grills, Inc.
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$0.60
DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2021
VALUATION
$6M
AMOUNT RAISED
$270,529.80
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$300.00
MAX INVESTMENT
$106,999.80
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
16,666
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
1,783,333

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

GoBQ Grills, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

3742 N Janssen, STE 1, Chicago, IL 60613

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.60

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.80

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$300.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

16,666

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,783,333

Price per Share

:

$0.60

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$6,000,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Perks* and Investment Bonus

All Investor Owners Club

5% discount on all GoBQ online purchases for LIFE

30% off any GoBQ black grill purchased from the website

Early access to products

Private owners group

Early Bird

First 48 hours - Friends and Family Early Birds | 15% bonus shares

Next 5 days - Early Bird Bonus | 10% bonus shares

Volume

$500+ | CEO Designed GOBQ® Grill T-Shirt - Boldly Grill Where No One Has Grilled Before (see artwork in media upload)

$1,000 | Above + Owners Exclusive GOBQ® Charcoal Grill

$2,500+ | Above +10% lifetime discount of online purchase 

$5,000+ | Above + 5% bonus shares

$10,000+ | $2500 and above tier + 10% bonus shares

$20,000+ | $2500 and above tier + Invitation to private GoBQ Lakeshore Party in Chicago to grill with the GoBQ team + 15% bonus shares

$50,000+ | Above+ 20% bonus + Personal Customized GoBQ® Charcoal Grill + 2 domestic round trip airfare tickets (up to $1000 total) and 2 nights in a four-star hotel.

*All perks will occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

GoBQ Grills, Inc., will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $0.60 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $60. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”.

PRESS

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GRILL REVIEW: THE GOBQ, PORTABLE GRILL THAT IS DURABLE & FOLDABLE

Bottom line: I find this grill enchanting. It’s well built and worked as advertised.

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Grill anywhere: Soft silicone sides let this BBQ fold down to fit in a backpack

GoBQ breaks the typical outdoor, packable grill mold, as it folds up to duffel-bag size, so you can actually fit it in your backpack.

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GOBQ PORTABLE CHARCOAL GRILL

Tired of lugging that heavy, bulky metal grill to your tailgate spot? Go Tailgating with GoBQ!

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GoBQ Grills – The Revolutionary Portable Grill

You can carry this portable grill by packing it in your backpack or carrying it to the tailgate… see how easy and simple it is!

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Review of the GoBQ: A Fabric-Based, Collapsible, Charcoal Grill

The GoBQ’s stylish and easy-to-clean design, quality materials, and (most importantly) its portability, are all what makes this grill unique and worth your money. Ideal for day fishing excursions or extended hunting expeditions, I give the GoBQ two thumbs up and five stars!










ALL UPDATES

04.08.21

Production Updates & Campaign Closing

“GoBQ Grills — FALL IN!”

Last stage of assembly is humming along, here are some of the first units ready for final inspection. (Aren't they GORGEOUS?) Stay tuned for more updates, we have several retailer and distributor opportunities in the pipeline and will be announcing when and where these units will be deployed.

Our Campaign is Ending Soon. (Like, VERY Soon!)

Remember our equity campaign is coming to a close and we will NOT be extending this offering. so if your any of your friends or family want to invest, or add to your investment, now it the time! Check the expiration date at the top of the GoBQ campaign page for the deadline.

Oh, and KEEP ON GRILLIN'!

Todd Zaroban
Co-founder/CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

04.06.21

Our StartEngine Equity Offering is Closing SOON!

This is Not a Drill... 

Spring greetings to our amazing GoBQ supporters! Wow, how time has flown by since we first launched our StartEngine campaign last year. Thanks to our investors, we've achieved many of our production and R&D goals and surpassed several milestones since then. We secured  a second provisional patent, opened our Chicago assembly shop, and won several national media accolades — to name a few. 

Now that we’re entering a new stage of growth, we wanted to let you know that the sun is setting on our StartEngine equity campaign, and we will NOT be extending this offering. So if you or any of your friends or family want to participate and purchase  shares of GOBQ Grills, Inc., be sure to check the campaign expiration date and invest while there's still time.

And to our existing investors, thank you SO MUCH for all your enthusiasm and support. Not only does the capital you’re investing help us directly fund the growth of our company — you’re also contributing expertise, connections in the industry, sales support and valuable feedback that really makes this venture a genuine grassroots success. 

We’ll continue to post updates about our progress, upcoming events, retail and distributor deals, and other important developments as they occur.

Best Regards,

Todd Zaroban
Co-founder/CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.


 

03.25.21

It's a GoBQ Popular Mechanics 2-PEAT!

OOPS We Did it Again...

With a new season of grilling bliss upon us, we’re thrilled to have once again been picked the BEST COLLAPSIBLE GRILL for Popular Mechanics’ BEST PORTABLE GRILLS OF SUMMER 2021 list! These types of accolades from nationally recognized publishers are key as we continue to grow and expand into new retail markets. More news on that coming soon!


03.24.21

Notice of Funds Disbursement

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

03.18.21

It’s All About That Base

We been in production for several weeks now and the shop is humming as we assemble mountains of metal legs and lid frames and prepare for the next phase of bolting the fabric shells to the bases (pictured) and riveting them onto the lid frames. 

Also we’re VERY excited to learn that many of the trade shows and events we had planned to attend last year but were canceled, are opening back up this summer. We'll be sure to let you know when and where we'll be GoBQing! 

Cheers!

Todd Zaroban
Co-founder/CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.


03.10.21

New GoBQ HQ is Up and Running!

It's Official, the NEW Chicago “GoBQ HQ” Office/Workshop is Operational! 

Please excuse the mess, we're surrounded by parts galore which are being built into pallets of GoBQs ready for fulfillment and distribution. Your investment is coming to life!

At first glance the GoBQ seems like a pretty simple product to make right? But did you know there are over 80 unique parts that go into each unit? That doesn't even include replicated parts such as the 192 steel tiles connected by 364 rings in each charcoal basket designed to easily collapse when folded. All said and done there are over 780 parts in every GoBQ which is pretty amazing when you consider that it's ready to go out of the box with NO ASSEMBLY required. 

Stay tuned for announcements of our upcoming series of LIVE “Meet the CEO” video events, and be sure to sign up to our email list at gobqgrills.com/signup

Thank you so much as always for your support!

Todd Zaroban
Co-founder/CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

02.26.21

Notice of Funds Disbursement

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

02.22.21

GoBQ Investor Owners Club Portal is Now Online!

Hey all, hope you're beginning to thaw out from what has hopefully been the worst of our winter torture. Spring is around the corner, and in time for prime grilling season we would like to announce the GoBQ Investors Owners Club portal is now online!   

The GoBQ INVESTOR CLUB is an exclusive online portal where our cherished investors can redeem all their StartEngine rewards, indulge in exclusive investor content, and receive other special offers as they become available.

If you are an investor, you should have received an email notice with your login information to the portal last week. If not, please contact us on our website's contact page and we’ll be sure to help you with your account. If you're a recent investor, keep in mind it can take a few weeks for your investment to be processed so you will not receive a notice until the investment is closed.  

Thank you again, have a great week, and feel free to start dreaming about where YOU will GoBQ!

02.05.21

Notice of Material Change in Offering

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the GoBQ Grills, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


GoBQ Grills, Inc. extended the length of their campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

02.02.21

Production Status: Full “Seam” Ahead!

Ok sorry (not sorry) for the bad pun, but we wanted to share this cool video of new GoBQ fabric parts being made. This clip shows the digital cutting machine trimming out the fabric patterns for the grill base and lid. Precision is critical at this stage because the lid fabric must fit perfectly to the frame and the base fabric needs to be accurate or the grilling grate won’t fit properly on the grate rests. 


Next step is sewing all the pieces together, adding rivet and air vent grommets, and installing snaps for the removable Ember Guard that protects the GoBQ from wear and tear. 

This batch of parts will soon be shipped to our NEW Chicago workshop, where we'll complete assembly and packaging and have new inventory ready for the 2021 grilling season. More news and updates coming soon, so don't blink! 

Stay warm, safe and healthy,

Todd Zaroban
Co-founder/CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

REWARDS

Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into GoBQ Grills, Inc..

$300.00

StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus. For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary section below

$300.00

All Investor Owners Club

5% discount on all GoBQ online purchases for LIFE and 30% off any GoBQ black grill (retail price $149.95) purchased from the website, Early access to products, Private owners group

$500.00

First Tier

$500+ | Above + CEO Designed GOBQ® Grill T-Shirt - Boldly Grill Where No One Has Grilled Before

$1,000.00

Second Tier

$1,000 | Above + Owners Exclusive GOBQ® Charcoal Grill

$2,500.00

Third Tier

$2,500+ | Above +10% lifetime discount of online purchase

$5,000.00

Fourth Tier

$5,000+ | Above + 5% bonus shares

$10,000.00

Fifth Tier

$10,000+ | $2500 and above tier + 10% bonus shares

$20,000.00

Sixth Tier

$20,000+ | $2500 and above tier + Invitation to private GoBQ Lakeshore Party in Chicago to grill with the GoBQ team + 15% bonus shares

$50,000.00

Seventh Tier

$50,000+ | Above+ 20% bonus + Personal Customized GoBQ® Charcoal Grill + 2 domestic round trip airfare tickets (up to $1000 total) and 2 nights in a four-star hotel.

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