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Crowdfunding is one of the many ways business owners can secure funds for their great ideas. But with hundreds of thousands of projects looking to sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo for dough, it’s by no means a cash cow. That’s why you should read The Next Web list of the three common misconceptions about crowdfunding before you think about launching a campaign of your own.

Crowdfunding is one of the many ways business owners can secure funds for their great ideas. But with hundreds of thousands of projects looking to sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo for dough, it’s by no means a cash cow. That’s why you should read The Next Web list of the three common misconceptions about crowdfunding before you think about launching a campaign of your own.

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)

“Stick your little toe in the water, move it around, then jump right in the pool.”


Pearl Malkin of Happy Canes

Read more on Malkin’s kickstarter success at 89 years old from OPEN Forum
‘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)

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)

Check out these 5 cutting-edge sites to help you crowdfund:1. Brickstarter2. Smallknot3. Watsi4. Pikup5. Unglue.it
        (via 5 Cutting-Edge Ways to Crowdfund  : Innovation :: American Express OPEN Forum)

We don’t have to squash down our ideas because of the harsh realities of the real world. From a very emotional level, that’s the dream.

Fantastic interview with Chen. Lots of useful insight for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The key takeaway: If you have a good idea, don’t let anything hold you back.
(via Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen — Tech News and Analysis)

We don’t have to squash down our ideas because of the harsh realities of the real world. From a very emotional level, that’s the dream.

Fantastic interview with Chen. Lots of useful insight for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The key takeaway: If you have a good idea, don’t let anything hold you back.

(via Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen — Tech News and Analysis)

We did it! 100% funded in just over eight hours. You people are amazing! But it’s not over yet. The number keeps going up and now the question is just how much news do we want to make with this? We’re getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself.

Tim Schafer

“how much news do we want to make with this?”

Double Fine Adventure by Double Fine and 2 Player Productions — Kickstarter

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