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Crowdfunding

3 Crowdfunding Myths to Understand Before Launching Your Next Campaign

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

 Successful crowdfunding campaigns yield a lot of capital, even more attention, and the confidence you need to get started in entrepreneurship. While you might think that good luck is a big driver in these campaigns, the key to success is hard work and preparation….

Gear & Gadgets

NYC

The Arrow Smartwatch Just Went Hi-Def

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

A few years back, entrepreneurs George Popalis and Dan Kiriakou saw the future of wearable technology: high-resolution cameras. Existing wearables focused on fitness tracking and notifications. Nobody had cameras—at least not good ones. Growing tired of missing the perfect shots as they fumbled to…

Tips & How To’s

3 Crowdfunding Tips That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once upon a time if you wanted to get funding for a project you felt good about then you had to borrow money from friends or family or get a bank loan. Nowadays that’s not necessary. Today we have crowdfunding where you can potentially…

Crowdfunding

Denver

Tersa Steam is Bringing the Keurig Experience to In-Home Dry Cleaning

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

What if we could live in a world where you no longer had to iron clothes, wait hours for a wash cycle, or drag yourself over to the cleaners all in the name of having clean and wrinkle free clothing? Apparently the future is…

Finance

Des Moines

The 7 Biggest Downsides to Bootstrapping and How to Overcome Them

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

To new entrepreneurs, bootstrapping seems both exciting and sensible, and there’s a reason it’s become so popular as a means of funding and growing a new business. The theory is simple: rather than relying on angel investments or venture capital to fund a business,…

Finance

San Francisco

The Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just over six months ago, we launched equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Through our joint venture with MicroVentures, First Democracy VC, anyone can invest in startups and innovative companies for potential financial returns. Since November 2016, we’ve launched 14 offerings, raising nearly $5M from more…

Indiegogo

Boston

Sleep Right with HONGi, the World’s First Truly Customizable Smart Mattress

By | May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

As an entrepreneur, you might not realize how important sleep is to your success. Despite your lack of knowledge, study after study has been conducted, showing that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your productivity. But even if you’ve finally decided to…

Indiegogo

Earmo Allows You to Take Your Temperature in One Second

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

As a parent, there are few things worse than dealing with a sick child. In addition to being subjected to all those germs, the stress of your little angel being under the weather is enough to drive first-time parents a little crazy. Fortunately, one…

Funding

Dallas

How Underserved Startups Gain Access to Flexible Capital

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How are your local organizations helping provide capital to entrepreneurs and small business owners in underserved markets? What challenges do startups face when seeking loans? How can the hidden barriers be overcome? At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, one panel addressed these issues head-on,…

Business

4 Tips for Leveraging Big Brands For Your Startup

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

After working with well over 100 corporations developing deals with founders, it’s hard not to learn the importance engaging and leveraging big brands to help propel your business. I recently hosted a panel where leaders from Amazon, Ford, and Motorola along with founders from LISNR and HERO offered great…

Crowdfunding

How to Get Publicity for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

By | Jan 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding is the great equalizer for small startups looking to get funding. However, just like a product or service itself, your crowdfunding campaign needs a marketing strategy that can get you attention from the right people. The goal is to create enough buzz about your…

Indiegogo

BumpOut Is a Portable, High-End Speaker for Your Smartphone

By | Dec 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Let’s be honest; smartphone speakers, no matter how advanced, are never going to match up with the real thing. Real, high quality stereo sound requires big speakers, complicated set-ups, and a power cord that’s thicker than a body builder’s neck, right? That’s why you’ve…

Indiegogo

Meet Olive, the Affordable Next-Generation Hearing Aid

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report on deafness and hearing loss shows that 360 million people worldwide have some degree of hearing loss. Added to that, the current production of hearing aids meets less than 10% of the global need, something that can be…

Indiegogo

San Diego

Brighten Up Your Home with Natural Light Thanks to Lucy from Solenica

By | Oct 31, 2016 at 11:20 am

Working at home is hard. You’re trapped inside all day, working at your desk in what can sometimes feel like a dreary dungeon. You can’t go to the coffee shop every day because you’re not made of money and that espresso is really throwing…

Indiegogo

San Francisco

Meet Gate, the Smartest Lock on the Market

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

With the universal popularity of the smartphones, and the growing implementation of the Internet of Things, smart locks have become a hot product in the “smart appliances” market, with several dozens of different options, each with its own merits and imperfections. Some of them even…

Indiegogo

Shanghai

Roboming Is the Little Robot Helper You Need Around Your House

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm

When the Jetsons originally aired, flying cars and helpful robots were nothing more than a sci-fi pipe dreams. Audio cassettes, LED lights, and silicon breast implants had just been invented and revolutionary automotive technology and robotic assistants weren’t even on the to-do list. But…

Indiegogo

Jolt Is the Portable Coffee Brewer You Need to Make it Through Your Day

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm

It’s no secret that most people need a little boost in the morning to get going. Whether it’s a loud song on the radio or an ice cold shower, it’s hard to greet the morning when it comes so early. It’s also no secret…