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ForeLSU
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The Corner of Sanity and Madness
Member since Sep 2003
35836 posts

Kickstarter.com....

Pretty cool concept...

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What's Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

Since our launch on April 28, 2009, over $350 million has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.


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Do backers get ownership or equity in the projects they fund?

No. Project creators keep 100% ownership of their work. Kickstarter cannot be used to offer financial returns or equity, or to solicit loans.

Some projects that are funded on Kickstarter may go on to make money, but backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not financially profit.
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Golfer
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
60062 posts

re: Kickstarter.com....
Hello 2009.

Crowd-source funding is the future.


Vols&Shaft83
Tennessee Fan
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Member since Dec 2012
27348 posts

re: Kickstarter.com....
Not to profit? ????? Kiss my balls


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ForeLSU
LSU Fan
The Corner of Sanity and Madness
Member since Sep 2003
35836 posts

re: Kickstarter.com....
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Hello 2009.


I've been living under a rock...

although I am a contributor to Kiva



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C
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The Woodlands, TX
Member since Dec 2007
23184 posts
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re: Kickstarter.com....
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not financially profit


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over $350 million has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.


wait so people are basically just donating money to people trying to innovate....


ForeLSU
LSU Fan
The Corner of Sanity and Madness
Member since Sep 2003
35836 posts

re: Kickstarter.com....
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wait so people are basically just donating money to people trying to innovate....


I found the site searching for 3D printers. A project was posted for a cheap, home model. They were seeking $100,000 and got over $2.9M from over 2000 contributors.

LINK



lynxcat
Rutgers Fan
Member since Jan 2008
15178 posts

re: Kickstarter.com....
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wait so people are basically just donating money to people trying to innovate....


Yes, projects they truly believe in...


barry
Cincinnati Fan
Location, Location, Location
Member since Aug 2006
40560 posts

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wait so people are basically just donating money to people trying to innovate....


For most of the cheaper products your donation will actually get you one of the products.


Vols&Shaft83
Tennessee Fan
Throbbing Member
Member since Dec 2012
27348 posts

re: Kickstarter.com....
So I put up capital to kickstart a project for a realistic Megan Fox love doll, the creator sells 50 million of them,makes a $ billion, and I DON'T EVEN GET A FREE SYNTHETIC MEGAN FOX MOUTH? ??? Screw that.


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lighter345
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2009
10848 posts

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Yea a buddy of mine is in a movie and they did that to get funding. They had different options of donations that got you stuff like a Executive producer credit or a cameo or a blue ray DVD of the video.


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idlewatcher
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
11867 posts

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A project was posted for a cheap, home model. They were seeking $100,000 and got over $2.9M from over 2000 contributors.


That is $1,450 per person! Someone really believed in the technology then


TigerRob20
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2008
2062 posts

re: Kickstarter.com....
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Hello 2009.


My first thought



I have participated in a few, great way to get your idea out there.


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