KickStarter

Many Kickstarter projects, like this one are wildly successful in their concept. But what about those funded projects that don't make it to prototype?

When Kickstarter Investors Have Buyers Remorse

What do investors do when a Kickstarter project they've been rooting for (and invested good, hard money in to see succeed) doesn't make…
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Plastic Bottles Turn to Roofing Materials in Disaster Zones

A research team at the New York Institute of Technology has come up with an innovative way to cut recovery costs from natural…
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CrowdHut: A Bridge From Crowdfunded Idea to In-Hand Reality?

Getting new product ideas funded via sites like Kickstarter is gaining increasing traction. But at the same time, the reality of actually manufacturing…
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Would You Rather Have 10 Angry Investors, or 68,000?

A recent slipup by Kickstarter's star project, the Pebble Watch, illustrates one of the perils of the brave new world of crowdfunding.
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Kickstarter Phenomenon ReadySet: A Powerful Example of Trickle Up Innovation

A small device is creating a big buzz on Kickstarter: The ReadySet is a plug and play charging/power source that can take a…
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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites

Up until now, it's been illegal for private businesses to offer equity to anyone other than accredited investors in exchange for funding. The…
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TinyLightBulbs Shines a Light on Crowdfunded Products

Crowdfunding via sites like Kickstarter has proven both popular and a viable way to get new products created. But what happens when the…
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Urban Micro-farms Sprouting Up Through the Cracks

Here’s a good one for the “think global, act local” contingent. A group of folks up in the Twin Cities are taking vacant…
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Are Millennials More Like MacGyver or Liz Lemon?

After getting tired of writing and characterizing the baby boomers and generation X, trend spotters and researchers have focused in the last years…
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Kickstarter-Style Crowdfunding for Local Businesses

2011 was the year that crowdfunding came of age, with Kickstarter leading the way, along with IndieGoGo and others, presenting an appealing idea:…

What Will the Crowdfunding Bill Do For Startups?

By Piper Kujac Since the crowdfunding bill, officially called the HR-2930 Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, was accepted by the House on November…
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WEconomy: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Have you ever shared a car ride, lent someone a book, made a mix tape, or traded clothing? Then you’re part of the…
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ShareNY: Is the Sharing Economy the New Economy?

On Saturday, November 19th and 20th, Shareable and Parsons Desis Lab hosted ShareNY, a conference on the sharing economy in New York City. If your…
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The Next Generation of Windowfarms is Looking for Funding on Kickstarter

If you’re looking for innovative sustainable food solutions, I’ve got two words for you: New York.  This city might not be the mecca…
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Social Entrepreneur Jumps on Treadmill to Fund Kickstarter Campaign

What do you when you find yourself $25,000 short on your Kickstarter funding goal with only few days remained before deadline? Most entrepreneurs…