Kickstarter MMC5427

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I am pretty familiar with Kickstarter seeing that a lot of people I went to undergrad with used it to be fund various projects.  One class that was offered was a movie producer class and they had a pretty interesting approach.

Note:  I personally never took the class but I had classmates who had and this is how they explained it to me.

Students in the class were assigned to people doing their senior projects (which is another class and I think its a capstone type of deal) and they pretty much had to do all the business side of his/her project.  This included securing locations, permits, actors etc.  But it also meant trying to come up with funding for the project.  So every year I would be invited to a group on Facebook explaining their project.  They would have a one minute teaser (which usually was awful) and then explaining what Kickstarter and Indiegogo were.  But I have to admit that I actually never donated to anyones projects.

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But one did just pop out on my newsfeed that they hit their goal but it was on Indiegogo.

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You can check out their project here to see if you might want to donate in the future.

I found it very interesting that Kickstarter gives you a break down on all the pledges on projects.  For example it shows which countries have raised the most money: Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 3.41.55 PM  I am not surprised that the United States is in first.  But what is most interesting is that they go even deeper into the pledges.

More people donate on Wednesday than any other day of the week.  Also, the 13th day of the month sees the most donations.

So I started looking around to see if there were any cool projects and this is what I found, a project that wants to make FlappyBird into a board game so to speak.  They are raising money to make the FlappyBird box more affordable to customers and also to fund workshops for underprivileged female high school students in NYC.

Another project I found interesting was Bare Bones BBQ out of London (They eat pulled pork in the U.K.?)  This guy needs to raise money so he can open a food truck for his BBQ business.  I have a special place in my heart for food trucks seeing that I lived out of them in Philadelphia.  So if I lived in London I might consider donating to this guy.

Maybe.

Have you or anybody you know used a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or Indiegogo? 

 

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4 thoughts on “Kickstarter MMC5427

  1. Lauren Roberts

    Hi Michael,

    I really enjoyed reading your post! While exploring KickStarter I never noticed that it broke down donations according to country. I wonder why the 13th day of the month gets the most donations. I’ll have to check out the Bare Bones BBQ. There’s just something magical about food trucks…seriously, the food always taste so much better!

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    1. migshields Post author

      I don’t know what it is but food just tastes better off a truck. I am so intrigued to see how UK does pulled pork. Seeing that it is just an American thing.

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  2. darleenr

    Hi Michael:

    Never heard of Indiegogo, that one was not listed when I did a Google search for Crowdfunding sites. So again I learn something new.

    You delved deeper into Kickstarter than I did. I did not see where you can get a breakdown of countries that donate or the day of the week where the donations are the highest.

    If you love food trucks you would love NYC, they are everywhere and yummy! I work right across from Penn Station and there at least five of them between my building an Penn and again I work right across the street.

    Nice post.

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  3. migshields Post author

    I actually was in Brooklyn a few weeks ago for a wedding and instead of having a tradition reception they had a food truck. It was a grilled cheese truck and they had different types of the sandwich. It was a really interesting approach and I actually thought it worked really well.

    There is a food truck in my hometown that actually was on that food truck show on Food Network.

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