In the summer of 2016, Kaytlynne Deardorf, the cofounder of PLUR Technologies, attended an electronic music festival in the state of Wisconsin. During the rave she brought with her Kandi bracelets, which are home crafted poly bead bracelet that are extensively traded within the rave community and are seen as a huge part of the rave culture. These bracelets are used as the main mode of communication at raves to establish first time connections, trading Kandi at a rave is the equivalent to trading business cards at a business exposition.
That night Kaytlynne gifted a Kandi bracelet to a fellow raver who happened to have never seen Kandi bracelets before, this fellow raver was so overwhelmed with happiness over this new friendship she broke into tears but today this potential friendship is nothing more than a memory. That night Kaytlynne phone battery was dead leaving no opportunity to exchange contact information with her new rave friend and unlike business cards Kandi’s do not come equipt with contact information. This experience lead Kaytlynne to devote her life to ending lost connections.