Crowdfunding• Make a prototype: Make a video: File a patentapplication.• Post on internet with pricing, funding goal, andf...
Example:
What Does it Take to be Successful?• Planning & Preparation – perhaps for a year• Prototype made• Production facilities li...
Devin MontgomeryPittsburgh PARecent graduate563 Backers$60,642 pledgedof $20,000 goalBackcountry Boiler:Hot water from fou...
TiGr: Titanium Lock as Cool as your BikeBob and John Loughlin, Inventors,Engineers, Entrepreneurs, LockEnthusiasts, Bike R...
TikTok+LunaTik Multi-Touch Watch KitsScott Wilson is the founder of Chicago-basedMINIMAL, a studio whose diverse work span...
• Crowdfunding is an effective new way to raisemoney for initial product production.• Success depends upon good productdes...
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Crowdfunding your invention_ia

  1. 1. Crowdfunding• Make a prototype: Make a video: File a patentapplication.• Post on internet with pricing, funding goal, andfunding deadline (e.g. 30 – 60 days).• Promote it: Promote it: Promote it!!!!!• Take committed orders guaranteed by credit card.• If you do meet your funding goal by fundingdeadline, everyone gets charged, you get $, youmake and deliver the product.• If you don’t meet your funding goal, no one getscharged, you cry in your beer, and it’s back to thedrawing board.
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  3. 3. What Does it Take to be Successful?• Planning & Preparation – perhaps for a year• Prototype made• Production facilities lined up• Video – good but not too good• Business plan – break even, make money on licensing• Media coverage• Social Network – blogs/forums/moderators• Commercial – Gizmodo/Techcrunch /FastCompany/Huffpost /NYT• Wide range of award offerings ($1 to $1,000) with good rewards• Cool Factor – Inspiration Factor – Public Service Factor• Already be successful• If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.
  4. 4. Devin MontgomeryPittsburgh PARecent graduate563 Backers$60,642 pledgedof $20,000 goalBackcountry Boiler:Hot water from found fuel
  5. 5. TiGr: Titanium Lock as Cool as your BikeBob and John Loughlin, Inventors,Engineers, Entrepreneurs, LockEnthusiasts, Bike Riders, Father and Son740 Backers$108,065 pledgedof $37,500 goal
  6. 6. TikTok+LunaTik Multi-Touch Watch KitsScott Wilson is the founder of Chicago-basedMINIMAL, a studio whose diverse work spansindustries ranging from technology, interactionand consumer products to fashion, furnitureand environments.13,512 Backers$942,578 pledged of$15,000 goalLicensed to AppleChinese knockoff $20Original $50
  7. 7. • Crowdfunding is an effective new way to raisemoney for initial product production.• Success depends upon good productdesign, meticulous planning, extensivepromotion, and, as with many things in life, tirelesspersistence.Bottom Line

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