Inspirational Kickstarter Projects

Kickstarter is gaining momentum as a popular way to fund creative projects online. This is good news for small creative businesses that are struggling for funding. If you have a great project but little capital to get it up and running, maybe Kickstarter can help get that film/album/art-book off the ground. The site works like this: You can build your own page where you set out your project, including the amount of money required funding it. If people like your pitch then backers will pledge money.…

When Kickstarter Crashes And Burns: Three Infamous Crowdfunded Flops

Kickstarter, for those who’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, is one of the hottest start-ups this side of the Sun. Through it, everyone from your neighbor to the biggest names in art, science, and the wildly creative can post a project, and provided it’s good enough (or at least not boring), people from all over the world can donate, crowd=funding the project(s) to fruition and getting some nice bonuses for their trouble. Sometimes, though, things don’t turn out as planned.…

WISH I WAS HERE Crowdfunding Project Rakes in $1,5 Million in Just Hours

I’ve covered about how Veronica Mars movie were raising $3 million in 2 days (the project closed with the film raked in $5.7 million in funding.) Following the successfully crowdfunded film, “Wish I Was Here” proves that, once more, crowdfunding is THE way to get anything funded: The narrative film, directed by Zach Braff, rakes in $1,5 millions in just hours after it was launched. The $2 million goal is just a couple of steps away. Wow. I personally think that Zach’s movie will be funded more than Veronica Mars.…

Inbound Marketing Lessons from Death Star Kickstarter Project

Inbound Marketing is all about creating content people love, in such a way that more people will go to your business website and buy from you/sign up with your newsletter or any other goals as web traffic conversion you may have. Have you ever wondered whether Kickstarter can offer your startup/small business “residual” impacts? Find out how from this yet-another-example of how being quirky is good for your Inbound Marketing efforts: How about crowdfunding a Death Star? What is a Death Star?…

Phenomenal: Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Project has Raised $3 Million in Just 2 Days

Yep – we have entered the new age of crowdfunding. Sure, crowdfunding has been around for some time, but the Veronica Mars Movie Project, was launched on Kickstarter on March 13, 2013 and has raised over $3 million in just 2 days, has set the new bar – and silence naysayers who insist that crowdfunding is a fad. Ready to journey into the phenomenon? Read on. The media buzzes that the movie will pioneer a new era of movie development. “What about it?,” I thought… Well, as someone who doesn’t really watch US TV drama since Friends (I know, I know… lame…) I have no idea who Veronica Mars is.…

How Challenging the Status Quo Works: INO’s Fruit Coffee, Anyone?

Okay, let’s just say that I am a crowdfunding junkie. I just love how people come up with their ideas and have the passion to get their ideas to be turned into reality. I just can’t get enough of the ideas. One of the newly discovered ideas, this time from Kickstarter, is INO – Coffee With a Twist: Fruit coffee beverage. Revolutionary. Innovative. Unique. My favourite. But wait… I can understand orange juice or latte, but fruit coffee? Yes, you read it right – UK-based INO World Ltd.…

How Being Quirky can Get Your Tech Startup Funding: Learn from Shota Ishiwatari

I love to visit crowdfunding site Kickstarter… for many reasons. To name a few, I like to know what inventors, artists and entrepreneurs are up to these days; knowing what interest people to back a particular project; getting some ideas for me to predict trends and try to use them to kickstart a mini project myself in the world I am familiar with – websites and web tools. On Kickstarter, I usually hang around visiting technology projects, simply because I have keen interest in everything-tech.…