Tag Archive: IndieGoGo

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Why Crisis-Hit Portugal Is the Perfect Place for Us to Start Up

    Two German entrepreneurs living in crisis-hit Portugal explain why they think now is the perfect time to start their business and why they’ve turned to crowdfunding to get it off the ground.

    By Judith Asamoah (Co-founder, Boleiaponto.com)

    It all started in 2010. Sitting at the Guincho beach, one of the marvelous places just around the corner in Lisbon, my co-founder  Stephanie and I had planned to do a ‘business brainstorming-afternoon.’

    Knowing and loving Portugal for a while already, one could ‘smell’ the first signs of the upcoming crisis, which has brought hard austerity measures to the country.

  2. CrowdFunding
    by Angie Chang

    Getting Your Startup Funded Online (Infographic)

    Four proven options online that can get you as much as $10 million in funding (that’s the record so far).

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    For all the hype that crowdfunding has caused, there are very few startups that have been crowfunded. Yet. The future is looking very good for crowdfunders.

    You have four proven options that can get you as much as $10 million in funding – or at least that’s the record so far.

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Lessons On Crowdfunding From uBiome, A Citizen Science Startup That Raised $200,000 In Less Than 3 Months

    The world’s first citizen science campaign to sequence the human microbiome has raised almost $200,000 from 1500 people in over 30 countries in less than three months on Indiegogo – the largest successful citizen science project in history. How did we do it?

    By Jessica Richman (Co-Founder, uBiome)

    The microbiome are the bacteria that live on and within us; all of us are actually covered in helpful germs.

    Studies have linked the microbiome to anxiety

  4. by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Inspiring & Crowdfunding The Next Gen

    Celebrating women entrepreneurs “doing well by doing good”, as microfinancing guru and entrepreneur Candace Klein would say.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    It’s been a good week for the passionate entrepreneurs who work to improve the lives of the next generation - Adafruit CEO and founder Limor Fried was announced as Entrepreneur magazine‘s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. She was truly inspirational on the cover of Wired magazine last year

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    by Angie Chang

    Cheftabl Wins Hearts And Minds Through Indiegogo

    Making a pivot and focusing in on our core product in the Washington D.C. market and wanted to engage our community early.

    By Jill Richmond (CEO & Co-Founder, Cheftabl)

    My startup Cheftabl, a curated marketplace for the best “off-the-menu” dining experiences in each city launched a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. We, as a company, spend time tirelessly finding the best chefs and developing ease in the way that people think about dining

  6. StartupMarketingMistakes
    by Angie Chang

    4 Marketing Mistakes Startup Founders Make

    Learn what *not* to do from entrepreneurs in the startup trenches.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    A recently list of Startup Marketing Mistakes held some useful tips and advice for startup marketing, tried-and-true from entrepreneurs in the trenches. They asked sage entrepreneurs – “What is the #1 marketing mistake startups make and why?”

    Here are the top four tips

  7. EnJai
    by Angie Chang

    Launching The Indiegogo Campaign For EnJai Earbuds

    “With the help of my family and many years of R&D… over three additional years, we had a product that worked.”

    By Nancy Vartanian (Founder & CEO, shenYon)

    When I was 19 years old, I had a dream (literally) about a product idea. I quickly woke up and wrote it down in my notebook. I thought it was such an exciting idea and assumed that it was already on the market.

    After searching, I couldn’t find anything close to it on the market! I had studied Macro Economics

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    by Angie Chang

    Turning Big Ambitions Into Reality: Dramagame Indiegogo Campaign

    In Finland, we have this term “sisu” which means an attitude of not giving up. You do what it takes go forward.

    By Elina Arponen (Co-Founder & CEO, Tribe Studios)

    Dramagame is a whole new interactive experience, a type of social storytelling that has not been seen before. When we started to develop Dramagame, we had big ambitions on what we wanted from the start. We knew where we wanted to go, but we did not

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    by Angie Chang

    Get A Better Smartphone Case On Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo

    Entrepreneur Susan Wilson is raising funds for Life-Case on Indiegogo – one week left to fund her!

    By Amy-Willard Cross (Editor, Vitamin W)

    You can’t really walk around with just a phone and a $20 bill. But most phone cases don’t let you stash more than that.

    Susan Wilson realized she didn’t want to carry around a purse All-The-Time – especially after she left a rest-stop with her phone but without her wallet with hundreds of dollars in it. Wilson says, “I’m more connected to my phone than my wallet.”

    So she designed the Life-Case which can hold credits cards, keys, business cards and condoms. Bigger than a wallet, smaller than a purse, it can even hold tampons.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch Disrupting The Entertainment Industry

    Where are the women disrupting the way entertainment is produced, consumed, distributed?

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Entertainment is a huge industry traditionally generated by Hollywood. From concerts to movies, we’re always looking for things to do, places to go, people to see.

    Museums, shopping, art galleries, even food are part of the big entertainment business for people to consume, purchase, experience.

    Where are the opportunities for disruption in entertainment? We’re also curious to find female-founded startups that disrupt the way consume entertainment?

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    by Angie Chang

    2 Days Left To Support BlackGirlsCODE Summer Of Code Program

    During the 2012 SUMMER of CODE, BlackGirlsCODE plans to reach more than 300 students by holding one and two-day workshops and summer camps in seven or more cities in 90 days (San Fransisco, Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Support BlackGirlsCODE!

    By Abby Bobé (Dual MBA & Computer Science Candidate, Mills College)

    School may be out for summer but that doesn’t put a halt to the BlackGirlsCODE mission to educate young girls of color across the nation in computer programming.

    To close the digital divide and change the face of tech, founder Kimberly Bryant of BlackGirlsCODE will travel 7 cities in 90 days to teach over 300 young girls how to build their very own video game, build a webpage, program robots and other fun and creative activities.

    I was fortunate enough to join the team of 30 volunteers during BGC’s largest summer workshop yet in Oakland, California

  12. Liberty Close-Up
    by Angie Chang

    Fundable For The Non-In Crowd (Crowdfunding For Startups)

    Raising capital for equity, or in return for a customized ‘pigs will fly t-shirt’.

    By Heddi Cundle (Founder & CEO, myTab)

    I signed up my startup myTab to Fundable recently. We need cash for myTab to scale. We’re doing well, things are on target yet investors will not go near a female single entrepreneur, not even if they’re blind drunk (the investors, just FYI). I’m like a Medusa to them! We’re getting rave reviews about myTab, scaling well, 40% return visitors, nearly 100k uniques a month and boostrapping like Goodwill. We’re getting there and we can shout above the noise quite easily.

    Regardless, no one will invest because we don’t have that ‘lead guy’ on board. It’s a bit of a gender problem in Silicon Valley