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How To Set The Introductory Price For Your Product When Crowdfunding

Setting a price for a new product isn’t easy and has been an area where many hardware startups have struggled.  You want to be able to get funded and cover your costs of getting the product manufactured and delivered to … Continue reading

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What Are the Elements that Make a Great Crowdfunding Video?

Making money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or other crowdfunding sites isn’t as easy as you might have been led to believe. Sure, this is a fantastic tool for building an audience, generating buzz around a product and gaining access to funds, … Continue reading

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Hardware Startup of the Week- ACPAD: Electronic Orchestra For Your Guitar

Don’t ever let anyone tell you it’s impossible to succeed as a hardware startup today. With the right startup marketing, the sky is truly the limit and you can take your business to incredible heights. In the last few years, … Continue reading

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Funding for Hardware Startups: Different Stages of the Funding Process

There is more to funding for hardware startups than Kickstarter and IPOs. Depending on the stage of your idea, there are a number of different types of funding available, and there are different reasons to find that funding at each … Continue reading

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How to Perfectly Time and Execute Your Crowdfunding Campaigns from a Manufacturers Perspective

If you’re looking to succeed at crowdfunding campaigns, then you need to make sure you stack the deck to ensure the best chance of meeting your funding goals. Sure, there are a lot of highly publicized success stories from the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding News: How Title III of the Jobs Act Affects Crowdfunding

The Jobs Act was signed into law by Barack Obama in April 2012, and that has the broad aid of letting more people become micro-investors. On the face of it, this sounds like good news for crowdfunding and for start-ups … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Abroad – Where do the Best Investments Come From?

Excited to announce that Canada-based creators can start building projects right now! Kickstarter has now finally opened its gates to Canadian users, meaning that a legion of Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups can now start adding their projects to the site … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding and Market Validation

In my last post I talked a lot about the concept of crowdfunding and why it is such a powerful tool to raise money and get your business going.  But, I actually believe there is an even greater advantage to … Continue reading

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I started this business 8 years ago based on a few key principles: 1) Scalability.  I had learned in my first business (ice cream stores!) that I wanted the business to be have features and processes that would allow it … Continue reading

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Product Spotlight: Ninja Standing Desk

Today we’re highlighting a product called the Ninja Standing Desk. Dan McDonley designed this desk because hours of sitting in front of his laptop started to take an unbearable toll on his back. Since the whole purpose of a laptop … Continue reading

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