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Kickstarter – The Results and prizes for some voters!

Date/Time: October 25, 2013 @ 12:49 pm, by Maarten Kossen

After several weeks of waiting (and voting) the results of the second LowEndBox Kickstarter Competition are finally here! The grand prize, worth $1500 in hardware rentals, software rentals, consulting and various other items, is now going to be awarded to one of the contestants.

I would personally like to thank you all for voting, also on behalf of ColoCrossing (the owner of LowEndBox and the provider of the prize). This year we have a winner that was chosen by the community and I hope he, with his new business, is going to give back to the community that voted for him.

Click ‘Read more’ to find out the winner! Sorry, couldn’t resist this little cliff-hanger ;-)

The winner of the LowEndBox Kickstarter Competition #2 is: contestant #13, Derek! Derek, congratulations with winning this competition! I will make sure you are set up with ColoCrossing to collect your prize and get started!

Just to reiterate, the prize is as follows:

 

  • Node Specs
  • Intel Xeon E3-1240v2
  • 4 x 1TB Hard Drives
  • LSI 9260 w/bbu
  • 32GB RAM
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port
  • /25 Range (126 IPs)
  • Professional Website
  • Master Server
  • Intel Quadcore CPU
  • 500GB HDDs RAID 1
  • 8GB RAM
  • Domain Name
  • SSL Certificate
  • WHMCS License
  • SolusVM License
  • Free consulting

Derek got most of the votes: 20. The runner-up is contestant number #15, with 12 votes. Total votes cast were 54.

Again, thank you all for voting! As a thank you, ColoCrossing has agreed on me handing out some prizes to those who voted. I’ve randomly drawn several voters from the list and here are the prizes you have won:

  • shovenose: free to pick a $48/year offer from LEB or LET
  • kornnflake: free to pick a $48/year offer from LEB or LET
  • kontam: free to pick a $48/year offer from LEB or LET
  • DomainBop: free to pick a $48/year offer from LEB or LET
  • pcan: free to pick a $15/year offer from LEB or LET
  • Bogdacutuu: free to pick a $15/year offer from LEB or LET
  • mikecupcake: free to pick a $15/year offer from LEB or LET
  • wdq: free to pick a $15/year offer from LEB or LET

All prize winners, please contact me (‘mpkossen’) at LET via PM to set you up with your prize!

14 Comments

  1. Derek:

    Thankyou!

    I want to thank you the community, Colocrossing, and LEB/LET staff so much for this opportunity and the hard work that went into the competition.

    October 25, 2013 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
  2. Noice!

    ^_^

    October 25, 2013 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
  3. a:

    Congrats for your six month free dedi. But I am not sure if after the six months- the business would be sustainable- how much is it $150 or $200 per month rental to colo crossing?

    Sounds like a trap to me. Just my honest opinion.

    October 26, 2013 @ 2:41 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      I fail to see how this would be trap.

      Everything around this kickstarter contest base on business plan including all known (and hopefully considering also some unknown) factors and business won’t be sustainable only if it’s poorly planned and even more poorly executed.
      Price of server rental after 6 months is clearly stated in Kickstarter competition terms including possibility to enter to own agreement with DC. If I would go into hosting business personally I wouldn’t even depend from one donated server. It would help me to start for sure but I wouldn’t concentrate whole future around one and only machine.

      Cogratulations Derek and voters who also won prizes.

      October 26, 2013 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  4. Benson:

    Congratulations Derek!

    October 27, 2013 @ 2:31 am | Reply
  5. Congrats Derek! Hope you bring some needed refreshment to this industry!

    October 29, 2013 @ 5:27 am | Reply
  6. Congratulations Derek, I wish you good luck with the new venture.

    November 28, 2013 @ 3:46 pm | Reply

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