Posts tagged Crowdfunding

Veronica Mars’ fans made crowdfunding history when they helped bring the canceled TV series to the big screen via a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. ($5.7 million from more than 91,000 backers.) 
OPEN Forum’s Rod Kurtz (pictured here with Veronica herself, actress Kristen Bell) shared the lessons entrepreneurs should take from the campaign’s epic success, including:

1. Be authentic. This may be the idealistic fan in me, but every correspondence during this project, and every conversation I had with the cast, convinced me this was a group of people that genuinely believed in the work they were doing—and created it for their fans. No matter your industry, and whether you’re using crowdfunding or not, start something for the right reasons.

Via OPENForum.com: “What I Learned from ‘The Largest Kickstarter Project of All Time in the Entire Universe’”

Veronica Mars’ fans made crowdfunding history when they helped bring the canceled TV series to the big screen via a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. ($5.7 million from more than 91,000 backers.) 

OPEN Forum’s Rod Kurtz (pictured here with Veronica herself, actress Kristen Bell) shared the lessons entrepreneurs should take from the campaign’s epic success, including:

1. Be authentic. This may be the idealistic fan in me, but every correspondence during this project, and every conversation I had with the cast, convinced me this was a group of people that genuinely believed in the work they were doing—and created it for their fans. No matter your industry, and whether you’re using crowdfunding or not, start something for the right reasons.

Via OPENForum.com: “What I Learned from ‘The Largest Kickstarter Project of All Time in the Entire Universe’

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Thinking about a Kickstarter campaign but doubting your project?  Here are some bizarre ideas that got crowfunding:

  • Pizza Brain - world’s first pizza museum and restaurant
  • The Griz Coat - “It’s not a costume. It’s a lifestyle.”
  • Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium - a place for diners to interact with rescue cats who are free to roam the indoor and outdoor spaces

Read more on OPENforum.com

According to this infographic, design, gaming and technology-based Kickstarter campaigns get the most funding.
Here are more articles to educate you on the crowdfunding craze:
Are Celebrities Crowding Small Businesses Out Of Crowdfunding?
The Dirty Truth About Crowdfunding
The Hidden Benefit of Crowdfunding
(via Visual.ly)

According to this infographic, design, gaming and technology-based Kickstarter campaigns get the most funding.

Here are more articles to educate you on the crowdfunding craze:

(via Visual.ly)

‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Meets $2 Million Fund-Raising Goal in One Day Through Kickstarter, the ‘Veronica Mars’ movie set multiple fundraising records. Crowdfuning was a hot topic at SXSWi and is sure to be talked about amongst the startup community this week!Would you use Kickstarter to raise money for a new business or project?
(via ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Meets $2 Million Fund-Raising Goal in One Day - NYTimes.com - Image source)

‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Meets $2 Million Fund-Raising Goal in One Day

Through Kickstarter, the ‘Veronica Mars’ movie set multiple fundraising records. Crowdfuning was a hot topic at SXSWi and is sure to be talked about amongst the startup community this week!

Would you use Kickstarter to raise money for a new business or project?

(via ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Meets $2 Million Fund-Raising Goal in One Day - NYTimes.com - Image source)

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Cartoon by Mick Stevens. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/116NtNx

Where does your start-up funding come from?

newyorker:

Cartoon by Mick Stevens. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/116NtNx

Where does your start-up funding come from?

Getting Funded OnlineClick to embiggen (see full infographic)Crowdfunding is the next chapter for all entrepreneurs. Democratic. Worldwide. And it actually works. AngelList and Kickstarter are only getting started. Now let’s take a look at the data and trends.
(via "Becoming an Entrepreneur" Infographic Book by Anna Vital » Getting Funded - Infographic on Crowdfunding — Kickstarter)

Getting Funded Online

Click to embiggen (see full infographic)

Crowdfunding is the next chapter for all entrepreneurs. Democratic. Worldwide. And it actually works. AngelList and Kickstarter are only getting started. Now let’s take a look at the data and trends.

(via "Becoming an Entrepreneur" Infographic Book by Anna Vital » Getting Funded - Infographic on Crowdfunding — Kickstarter)

Be Part of the Maker Revolution

In the early 1980s, the words “personal” and “desktop” revolutionized computing, mostly by massively expanding the number of people who had access to it. The first PCs weren’t more powerful than the industrial mainframes of the day, but they were personal. The real revolution was not the machines themselves, but who could use them and what we did with them. Allowing everyone access to computing unleashed a huge amount of creativity and innovation in software and content, as regular people found ways to apply computing to their own lives.
—Chris Anderson

(via Be Part of the Maker Revolution : Innovation :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Be Part of the Maker Revolution

In the early 1980s, the words “personal” and “desktop” revolutionized computing, mostly by massively expanding the number of people who had access to it. The first PCs weren’t more powerful than the industrial mainframes of the day, but they were personal. The real revolution was not the machines themselves, but who could use them and what we did with them. Allowing everyone access to computing unleashed a huge amount of creativity and innovation in software and content, as regular people found ways to apply computing to their own lives.

Chris Anderson

(via Be Part of the Maker Revolution : Innovation :: American Express OPEN Forum)

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Crowdfunding charity workers’ wages
Over recent months we’ve spotted numerous initiatives designed to help non-profits fundraise via social media platforms and online networks. Now, in the US, Giifa is a prospective website which hopes to help charities and non-profits find staff and tackle unemployment by using a crowdfunding model to pay for wages. READ MORE…

Awesome idea.

springwise:

Crowdfunding charity workers’ wages

Over recent months we’ve spotted numerous initiatives designed to help non-profits fundraise via social media platforms and online networks. Now, in the US, Giifa is a prospective website which hopes to help charities and non-profits find staff and tackle unemployment by using a crowdfunding model to pay for wages. READ MORE…

Awesome idea.