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Crowdfunding

12 Ways to Reach Potential Crowdfunding Participants

By | Dec 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding has seen the launch of some truly incredible products. However, it’s also seen the serious failure of even more, which lends prudence to the value of getting some advice on the simple process with complicated nuances. We asked twelve entrepreneur what the best way…

Gear & Gadgets

Seattle

Put a Brewery in Your Home With Pico C [Review]

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In a world filled with endless choices, perhaps one that never gives up is that of the beer market. In the past year, overall sales were static; however, the craft beer market still enjoyed a 6.2 percent increase, especially for microbreweries. While the bubble…

Gear & Gadgets

San Diego

Robo C2 Brings Simplicity to Complex 3D Printing [Review]

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

3D printing is not just for hobbyists any more, companies are banking on the technology and truly putting the results to work. Local Motors is always our go to example, having seen them create some amazing vehicles using 3D printed parts, but there are…

Gear & Gadgets

Portland, Maine

DemerBox Acquired by Grammy-Winning Musician Zac Brown

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

A three-time Grammy Award-winning country musician and entrepreneur has quietly acquired a majority stake in DemerBox, the Portland, Maine-based startup that launched on Kickstarter in 2014 with its rugged, high-end, Bluetooth speakers. DemerBox’s new owner is Zac Brown, who besides touring with his band,…

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….

Kickstarter

Melbourne

Ditch the Back Pain with This Ergonomically-Designed Laptop Bag

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 9:20 am

With remote work on the rise and digital positions flying off the job boards like hotcakes, employees of the world are sitting in front of computers at an alarmingly high rate. Back and neck pain have become occupational hazards of office workers, creating a…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Gabriel Wyner of Fluent Forever on Going From Opera Singer to Successful Founder

By | Oct 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Gabriel Wyner is the Founder and CEO of Fluent Forever, a startup that aims to help anyone learn a language quickly and remember it forever. He launched a bestselling book 4 years ago and now has the most successful app Kickstarter of all time…

Crowdfunding

San Francisco

Study: Here’s Why Crowdfunding Hardware Fails

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whenever entrepreneurs start weighing options for investment funds, there’s one option fairly low on the list: Crowdfunding. While it’s often treated as a “proof of concept” for a product having an audience, it comes with a lengthy laundry list of cautionary tales. Now a…

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…

Books

DC

Why Venture Capital Misses The Big Ideas

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For most people, “innovation” means what we invest in: Where’s the next Uber or Lyft? But there’s been very little innovation in how we find ideas. As one tangible example, most of the venture capital process today is a “one size fits all” system…

Kickstarter

7 Killer Startup Ideas for Kickstarter That Can Bring You Success

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Since Kickstarter has been launched, millions of contributors all over the world have introduced more than 340,000 projects hoping to raise funds and create mind-blowing products. The sad truth is that the majority of them eventually don’t gain enough funding to continue production, whereas the…

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,…

Crowdfunding

Los Angeles

7 Crowdfunding Rules That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once a novelty act reserved for indie band albums and curious art projects, crowdfunding is starting to play a major role in the world of startups and new products. The appeal is obvious: crowdfunding lets creators and entrepreneurs raise money directly from their community…

Entrepreneur

3 CEOs of Tech Giants That Stepped Down in 2017

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being a CEO is hard. In addition to shouldering all the responsibility of running a company, you’re also liable for anything that goes wrong. And if you know anything about the business world, the next big catastrophe is usually right around the corner. While…

Politics/Government

How Major Tech Companies Are Standing Up for Net Neutrality

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Simply put, net neutrality is good. It allows for free, un-throttled use of the internet across the board, while preventing internet service providers from creating paid fast lanes for specific content. It helps new companies compete with the big dogs and makes small startups…

Startup Spotlight

Sacramento

VEOSPORT Earbuds Delivers Customized Sound for Your Workout

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Listening to your favorite tunes while exercising sure makes the time go by faster and more enjoyable. And having earbuds that can keep up with your intensity while producing quality sound is key. VEOSPORT is a company all about health and determined to deliver some…

Kickstarter

How PERK Built a Great Kickstarter Campaign and a Better Product

By | May 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Creating a Kickstarter campaign can be a tricky business. Since its inception, almost 50,000 campaigns have never received any funding, and many more have received some funding but never hit their goal. Meanwhile, Jakub Svec, CEO of PERK, was focused on designing something that…