CONGRATULATIONS to Bendigo resident Michelle Hoffman for having the courage to invest so much into an invention designed to stop drink spiking.
Michelle and her husband made a major commitment in selling their home to fund the development of a “Slip me not” plastic cover to protect drinks.
Michelle has spent five years turning the Slip me not drink cover concept into reality. That’s a serious commitment in time and money for a good idea with no guarantee of a return.
Michelle must be nervous but excited to stand on the verge of seeing her Slip me not drink cover become a real commercial product.
The major concern is that she desperately needs financial support to launch her invention.
It would be fantastic to see this commitment and desire to help others rewarded with the Slip me not drawing the required financial support from people convinced by its potential.
What’s attractive about the Slip me not plastic drink cover is that Michelle has designed something she believes will tackle a real issue for young women enjoying a night out.
Michelle was motivated to develop the drink cover when a family friend fell ill for a week after having a drink spiked.
Her own research showed drink spiking was a serious issue for Bendigo women and convinced her to push on with her invention.
The discovery of a man outside a Bendigo nightclub carrying the date-rape drug GHB and a syringe highlights the threat.
Some will say Michelle and her husband have invested too much in this invention. Yes, they have taken a massive risk. But they have taken that risk because they believe this product can help people and let’s hope that pays off for them in the long run.