Tagged: kickstarter

Actor & Director Chris Lowell Shares Details About His Kickstarter-Success Film “Beside Still Waters”

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Earlier this year, 30-year-old actor, Chris Lowell, who is known for his roles in The Help, and Veronica Mars, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $60,000 for his first directed film, Beside Still Waters. The project not only raised its initial goal, it scored over $205,000 thanks to 2,281 backers. Now, with the film… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Blossom Smart Watering, Ruche Shelving, Lambert “Small Wonder” Audio & Das Kuhling Mobile Keg System

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Four crowdfunding campaigns for this week’s Mailbox.  We have Blossom, a smart watering controller, Das Kuhling mobile keg system, Lambert Company Audio system and Ruche shelving unit. First let’s talk about Ruche.  This is a crowdfunding project by Ruthy Shafrir, an industrial engineer based in Tel Aviv. Ruthy has created an elegant and simple shelving… Read More

GrowlerWerks’ uKeg Hits $1M Mark During Final Days on Kickstarter

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Employees of the Portland-based startup, GrowlerWerks, raised their pint glasses on Thanksgiving to celebrate the $1 million mark in their crowdfunding campaign on global platform, Kickstarter. The milestone was hit on Friday (November 28th) and the project is currently at $1,017,880 thanks to 6,942 backers. GrowlerWerks had an original goal of $75,000 to bring beer enthusiasts the uKeg, a growler that keeps craft… Read More

FLUX 3D Printer is Next Crowdfunding Project to Top $1 Million

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3D Printer Includes Scanner & Laser Engraver. Just when you thought the 3D printing craze had moved beyond crowdfunding and straight to retail, another really cool project comes along.  FLUX 3D printer is an “all in one” device that is crowdfunding on Kickstarter now and has blasted past its $100,000 goal and stands at about… Read More

Told Her Product “Would Never Go Mainstream”, Entrepreneur Raised Over $250K on Kickstarter & Today GoldieBlox is in 6000 Stores (Video)

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  Stanford educated engineer and successful entrepreneur Debbie Sterling is the epitome of crowdfunding success.  Her crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was launched in 2013 seeking a raise of $150,000 to take her toy GoldieBlox into production.  The campaign closed 30 days later at over a quarter million dollars thus validating her product and – importantly… Read More

Blood Sport Gaming System Gets the Axe By Kickstarter Just Six Days Into Its Crowdfunding Camapign

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Last week, co-founders of Canadian-based company Blood Sport launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $250,000 for its new self-titled gaming system known. The description of the system is pretty much self-explanatory, with Blood Sport, the programmers take the consequences of the gaming world and have them actually affect you in real life. That’s… Read More

Passion Planner Over $550,000 During The Final Days on Kickstarter; Creator Addresses the Do’s & Don’ts of Being An Entrepreneur

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With only eight days until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, Passion Planner, created by San Diego entrepreneur Angelia Trinidad, has now reached over $550,000 from almost 20,000 backers. Originally seeking only $10,000, the project managed to raise its initial goal quickly and has been in the spotlight constantly since its launch… Read More

Kickstarter-Success PowerUp 3.0 Continues to Soar to New Heights; Has Been Named CNET’s Top Remote-Controlled Toys of 2014

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Time certainly does fly! A year ago this month, inventor and President of PowerUp Toys, Shai Goitien, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for PowerUp 3.0 that generated over $1.2 million and became the top funded programs in the flight category. Today, the innovative Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane toys are sold exclusively at Mastermind Toys stores across Canada and is flying off the shelves… Read More

New Documentary I Am What’s Underneath Hits Kickstarter to Raise $100,000 & Encourage Others to Accept Themselves

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Seeking to encourage others to accept and express their true selves by ditching the “social norm,” mother-daughter team, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum, have launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 for their new film, I Am What’s Underneath.  I Am What’s Underneath is a feature-length documentary that strips people down to open themselves… Read More

Chug’s Zane Lamprey Hits Kickstarter To Raise Funds For The Drinking Jacket; Scores Over $65,000 in Two Days

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Beer drinkers, rejoice! There’s a new fashion accessory specifically for you that has made its way to Kickstarter. On Saturday (November 22nd), host of the National Geographic Channel’s Chug, Zane Lamprey, launched a campaign on the crowdfunding giant to raise $50,000. Within only two days, the project surpassed its initial goal and is currently at $65,812 from… Read More

California’s Fred Water Takes Aim at Sugar on Kickstarter

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Continuing its trend of industry firsts, Sausalito, California-based, Fred Water, hit Kickstarter to continue its crusade against sugar to another level by revealing its innovative stainless steel Fred Water Flask that makes water easy to carry in a pocket. Watch the new Fred Water Flask crowdfunding campaign video featuring Flight of the Conchords’ Murray Hewitt (Rhys Darby), Tony Hawk, more… Read More

Los Angeles Director Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Funds For New LGBT Film, Retake

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Ready to bring a new film to the big screen, Los Angeles director, writer and producer, Nick Corporon, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter earlier this month to raise $75,000 for the LGBT independent movie, Retake. According to its synopsis, Retake revolves around a young male prostitute (played by Skins star, Luke Pasoualino), who is hired… Read More

Brief: Blue Mountain State Feature Film Now in Production

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Wildly popular Blue Mountain State – The Film, has gone into production according to an update from creator Eric Falconer.  The  film project raised almost $2 million back in May of 2014 capturing the support of 24,000 supporters.  The crowdfunding project on Kickstarter resurrected a franchise that had been shelved by Spike TV following a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Tobacco Motorwear, Pantelligent, & Wrap Makes Your Desk Surface Dry-Erasable

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I continue to be amazed and awed by the creativity and innovation exemplified by crowdfunding campaigns and the creators that launch them.  Crowdfunding has become a catalyst for young businesses and startups that are seeking not only capital but market validation.  This week for the crowdfunding mailbox we have Tobacco Motorwear – gear for the… Read More

Update: Kickstarter-Suspended anonabox Project Lacks Support on Indiegogo; Raises Only $29,000 in Two Weeks

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Earlier this month, creator of the infamous tor hardware router anonabox, August Germar, turned to Indiegogo to raise funds for the project after dealing with some drama (and suspension) on the platform’s competitor Kickstarter. While it had a great start on Indiegogo, and even raised its initial goal of $13,370 within a couple days, the campaign has… Read More

William Shatner Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Publish New Book

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Star Trek fans, rejoice! On Thursday (November 20th), Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, debuted his first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 for his new book, Catch Me Up. The book introduces a fresh, modern approach to teaching seniors how to leverage their lifelong skill sets to create viable businesses and become entrepreneurs. Catch Me Up features… Read More

San Diego’s Brio Hits Kickstarter To Raise Funds For Safe & Smart Power Outlet

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San Diego-based Brio launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter this week to raise $50,000 for its new self-titled safe and smart power outlet. Within only two days, the project reached over $42,000. Brio Safe provides wall-to-wall peace of mind in the home by defaulting the everyday wall outlet to an ‘off’ state. The second product,… Read More

British Scientists Turn to Kickstarter For Moon Landing Project; Reaches Nearly £253,000 in Two Days

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London-based, Lunar Mission, Ltd., launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £600,000 for its new project, Lunar Mission One. The project is considered the “lunar mission for everyone” and has so far raised £252,753 from nearly 3,000 backers. Lunar Mission One is described as the most inspirational lunar project since the Apollo landings. The British… Read More

Brief: Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk Takes a Ride on Hendo Hoverboard (Video)

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Taking time away from their successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the Arx Pax labs team invited professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk, to check out and test ride the already famous Hendo Hoverboard at the company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California last Wednesday (November 12th). As previously reported, the Hendo Hoverboard has been dubbed the world’s “first ever… Read More

Petcube Begins Shipping Process For Its Kickstarter-Success Camera

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Petcube, the company that keeps people connected with their pets, announced today that it has begun shipping its highly anticipated self-titled camera just in time for the holiday season. The Petcube Camera, launched on Kickstarter in September 2013, is considered the first product that allows pet owners to watch, talk and play with their pet… Read More