Tag: kickstarter

Building Something Bigger: Crowdfunding Solar Power

Crowdfunding campaigns cover a variety of causes: from the quickey multitool, a pocket device that’ll tackle everyday tasks, to saving a classic drive-in theater. There’s a crowdfunding project for everything, and at least one for everyone to support. What these campaigns have in common, is that they envision an innovative product, cause, or service and then find the … Continued

Learning From Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

Kickstarter reports that to date, $903 million has been pledged in support of more than 52 thousand Kickstarter projects. While that’s exciting news, the flip side is that more than 67 thousand projects were unsuccessful. What makes the difference between success and failure can be seen from this sampling of crowdfunding projects. Make Life Easier … Continued

Veronica Mars: Crowdfunding By Numbers

Let’s talk a little about crowdfunding history.  It was made last week and was enormously gratifying if you were a television nerd of my ilk. Yes, I’ll admit that I’m a fan of the almost eight-years-gone high school noir Veronica Mars.  Now – after a prolonged hiatus, show creator, Rob Thomas, and the original cast … Continued

First Kickstarter Film to Win an Academy Award

In the vital and exciting mood of SXSW and the invigorating artistic spirit that thrives there, I’d like to share the film that won best documentary short subject: Inocente. It was one of the first films whose successful Kickstarter campaign led to an Academy Award. The film opens with a shot of the film’s subject, … Continued