Does your entrepreneurial idea have a shot at crowd-sourced financing? What would you need to do to ensure your crowd-funded startup is successful? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the Design West session Why I Failed Kickstarter and My Friends Didn't, on Wednesday, April 24, in San Jose, Calif.
Portable Scores founder Bob Baddeley stands next to his tri-pod mounted scoreboard, which can be updated via remote control or smartphone app.
Chuck, I agree with you. This forum would be fascinating and also maybe a better audience than the typical venture capital presentation. More technical, less financial. Would be interesting to see the dynamics of the presentations.
Very interesting concept and probably an easier audience than the Shark Tank panel. It would be interesting to see how much can be raised and the complications if a larger group of investors provided funding (versus one or a much smaller group). Will be interested to see the reaction and how this works.
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
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