Announcing Hardware Studio

Let’s face it: Some Kickstarter projects are trickier to execute than others. If you want to bring a new piece of technology into the world, for example, you need to think about selecting components, pricing them, connecting with the right factory, and so on. All of that is easier to figure out than it was…

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Bring Out the Crowd and Bring on the Funds: A Guide to Building an Audience for Crowdfunding

Embarking on a crowdfunding journey? When it comes to building your audience, the more people you can get to back your idea the better — but that can be easier said than done. From email lists to social media to meeting potential backers firsthand, gathering a large crowd to fund your idea takes a lot…

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Creating a Visual Archive of South Central L.A. with Artist Lauren Halsey

“[South Central L.A.] is a dream world. It’s beautiful. It’s powerful. It’s the most creative place I’ve ever been in the world.” —Visual artist Lauren Halsey Through art, Lauren Halsey is working to challenge narratives of South Central L.A. Earlier this year, the she launched The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project on Kickstarter, a public art…

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Indiegogo Weekly: The Latest From Our Campaigners Around The World

Congratulations to our Director of Enterprise Business, Andrew Erlick, who was named one of Dealerscope’s 40 under 40! Check this out to learn a little more about him, like the fact that his favorite movie is Tommy Boy. In other big and exciting news, we are thrilled to have been joined by Agency of Trillions. I can tell you…

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MAKE Vinyl with Kickstarter and Qrates

Today Kickstarter is extremely excited to announce a new collaboration with Qrates — an award-winning, one-stop service for creating and releasing vinyl records. The initiative, called MAKE Vinyl, helps music creators access more tools and resources to successfully fulfill their projects and develop their careers. Through MAKE Vinyl musicians enjoy support from the Qrates team,…

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Summer Sale: 15 Deals For This Weekend Only

Our monthly flash sale is back and this time, it’s as sizzling as this summer heat wave we’re experiencing. Whether you’re adventuring outdoors or picking up a new hobby, there are tons of products on sale this weekend to help with your summertime activities. And this time, many of the entrepreneurs we work with are…

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‘Spa Night,’ the Award-Winning Film that Almost Didn’t Get Made

When the investors in Spa Night, Andrew Ahn’s first feature film, unexpectedly backed out, Ahn was suddenly faced with the possibility that the project he’d poured his heart and soul into might never get made. But he wasn’t about to give up on the story he’d been working for years to tell — an intimate,…

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6 Entrepreneurs On Why Their Products Are Made in America

As Fourth of July approaches, there’s no better way to show off your patriotism than supporting American small businesses. Buying products that are made in the U.S. not only helps job growth across the country, but also ensures that you are getting high quality items that are manufactured locally. More often than not, American made…

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Instructables Invention Challenge

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” -Thomas Edison Have you ever looked at a brilliant Kickstarter campaign and gone, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Well, it’s time to put your imagination to work and invent something of your own. We’re collaborating with the how-to experts at Instructables to…

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E-Commerce 101: No One Buys the Ugly Duckling

This is a guest blog post from online tech retailer Newegg. The transition to e-commerce from crowdfunding is a tricky one to navigate, and without proper attention to the right details, your carefully-crafted product could go unnoticed. At Newegg, we’ve launched thousands of new items, reaching over 32 million customers. In working with these entrepreneurs, we’ve…

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