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He raised $467,167 on Kickstarter with Boosted Boards – And Now He Tells You How He Did It

What did you do to prepare for Kickstarter? What was the main thing before the launch? We started meeting people and getting feedback on prototypes way over a year before we launched on Kickstarter. We would ride around Stanford campus and people ran up to us and say, “That’s so cool. What is that thing?”…

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5 Kickstarter Video Tips From A $500,000 Tabletop Game

There’s always a lot you can learn from Kickstarter projects that are doing well. Have a look at the Golem Arcana tabletop game. Their video is great for many reasons, and you might not have the resources to match their cinematic quality. But there is something that you can emulate in your own Kickstarter project…

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Top 10 Kickstarter Projects (By Money Raised)

Here are the top 10 Kickstarter projects of all time, in order of the total money they raised on Kickstarter: Pebble smartwatch Total: $10,266,846 Date: May 2012 OUYA video game console Total: $8,596,475 Date: August 2012 Veronica Mars movie Total: $5,702,153 Date: April 2013 Torment: Tides of Numenera game Total: Date: Project Eternity Total: $3,986,929 Campaign ran until:…

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16 Kickstarter Reward Ideas For Movie Projects

If you want to run a crowdfunding campaign for a movie, here a couple of Kickstarter reward ideas that can help you to get pledges coming in: A PDF of the shooting script This is a reward level that’s very easy to deliver – you already have it. It’s also compelling, because people who care…

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We Shared Our Idea On HackerNews, And Here’s What Happened…

On June 29, we shared our idea for the first time with the world. We submitted Our Journey To Empower A Thousand New Kickpreneurs on HackerNews, and shared the story on our social networks with families and friends. Our story reached the front page of HackerNews and was on there for about an hour (moving from…

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What Kevin Gao taught us about publishing an ebook

Since this is going to be our first ebook, we’re climbing a very steep learning curve, and the shortest way to go from zero to hero is to learn from true experts. Kevin Gao, co-founder and CEO of HyperInk knows a lot about ebook publishing. The awesome Jared Tame, who financed his startup by publishing Startups Open…

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What Jared Tame taught us about publishing a successful ebook

Jared Tame financed his first startup by writing and self-publishing an ebook about… startups. He shared a lot of great advice on how he did that in his post Startups Open Sourced, 1 Week Later: $10,000+ in Revenue and in his video interview in the startup foundry. We studied these and took a lot of notes but still had…

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Kickstarter co-founder and CEO talks about the Economics of Creativity (Video)

Start watching the video at 7 minutes, which is where the conversation between Perry Chen and Walter Isaac (Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute) actually begins. The video is about an hour long, and if you want to get a glimpse into the head of Perry Chen and how he thinks about Kickstarter,…

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Our Journey To Empower A Thousand New Kickpreneurs

We are creating an ebook that will hopefully inspire and empower many people to run their own Kickstarter projects. The What We’re going to interview some of the most successful Kickstarter project founders (we call them Kickpreneurs) and create an ebook about their strategies to success so others can be inspired , educated and equipped with the…

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What An Influential Endorsement Can Do For Your Kickstarter Campaign: Woz and the Pocket Tripod

If you have a really great Kickstarter project, one of the best marketing strategies you can employ is to actually go for big endorsements. Have a look what happened after Steve Wozniak endorsed the iPhone Pocket Tripod Kickstarter project: (source: Kicktraq.com) You might think: “So what? I’m not gonna get the co-founder of Apple to…

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