Month: October 2017

How Kickstarter’s Changed: 2009-2018

Ahhh 2009, what a year.  “The Blind Side,” hit theaters, “Party in the U.S.A.” topped the charts, and we used our iPhone 3’s to stream Pandora Radio like it was our jobs. Times were good. Well, actually they weren’t.  The stock market was in the tank, the housing market was flipped on its head, and pretty much everyone was downright miserable. If that doesn’t scream, “Let’s start a crowdfunding platform!” to you, then I don’t know what does.  Perry Chen officially launched Kickstarter on April 28th, 2009 and within days it attracted 26 campaigns that would go on to...

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The High-Tech Heel & Flat Campaign that took Kickstarter by Storm

After raising over $1.8 million on Kickstarter, Antonia Saint NY is possibly one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of its category. The campaign, which sold women’s high-heels and flats that were technologically-designed to feel like sneakers, was developed to intersect both technology and tradition. Antonia Saint Dunbar is one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful high-heel shoe campaign. After leading the design and success of the game-changing innovations at THINX and ICON, (both solutions companies for women), Antonia continued her success as the co-founder and CEO of Antonia Saint NY. She came up with the idea behind...

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What Your Grandpa Got Wrong About Crowdfunding

Right now, in a musty living room somewhere across the country, there is an old man gathering his grandchildren to tell them about the, “Good ole’ days.” He’ll unwrap another piece of Werther’s Original Hard Candy, pop it in his mouth, and begin telling the children stories about the way things used to be. A few minutes in, he’ll notice the youngest in the room has stopped paying attention. She’s focused entirely on an ever-rotating sphere of shimmering metal. He’ll stop his story halfway through in order to find out just what on Earth she has in her hand....

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NeuroPlus – Making Focus Fun

Do you ever find it hard to focus?  Always fidgeting with something?  Repeating yourself constantly? Do you ever find it hard to focus?  Always fidgeting with something?  Repeating yourself constantly? Do you ever find it hard to focus?  Always fidgeting with something?  Repeating yourself constantly? If so, then NeuroPlus is for you – and apparently, me.  With all the beeping, buzzing, and chirping from our phones these days, we’re all finding it increasingly hard to focus.  But the team over at NeuroPlus is here to help – HEY, stop looking at that squirrel! They partnered with researchers at Duke...

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