Tag: Kickstarter

Michael Chmura

Alumni Business Unruly Studios Launches Unruly Splats

Unruly Studios is a Boston-based edtech start-up that creates interactive games to empower kids with critical STEM skills while encouraging physical play and social engagement. According to Founder Bryanne Leeming, its products get kids moving around and engaging with the whole room for their first ever experience of Active STEM Play. Its new product, Unruly…

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Emily Denoble

Crowdfunding 101

Thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign? Professor Erik Noyes hosted a “Crowdfuding 101” session for the Butler Venture Accelerator to explain the basics of this fundraising strategy. While there are four types of crowdfunding (rewards, donations, equity, and lending), this discussion was focused on rewards-based crowdfunding, in which backers receive a “gift” depending on the…

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Babson Hatchery

Crowdfunding Tips from Teplo

The following post is from Kazu Kawanobe M’16, founder of Load&Road, LLC, a spring 2016 hatchery business. Crowdfunding is getting popular for entrepreneurs to raise fund. If you have an awesome idea, you should definitely use it. We developed Teplo, the world 1st smart bottle for tea drinkers, and successfully raised over $73,000 with 1,200…

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Michael Chmura

MBA Student Business Jack Iron Sets Sail

Babson MBA evening student  David Bruenner and Chris Schmidt, co-founders and co-designers of dry goods brand Jack Iron, today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign supporting an initial product line of handcrafted belts and functional accessories that combine rich leather with distinctive nautical snap shackles. Bruenner and Schmidt are seeking to raise $20,000 from backers who will receive…

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Brianna Radicioni

Babson Alumna Emily Lagasse M’15 Featured in PBS Television series – START UP

Emily Lagasse M’15, Founder of Fedwell, is being showcased in START UP – a PBS television series showcasing real stories of entrepreneurs across the country. “Energetic, inspirational, and educational, START UP is a fast paced new series sure to capture the imagination and hearts of the nearly 50% of Americans who dream of starting their…

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Michael Chmura

SaveOhno.org Raises Awareness Of Climate Change Through Gamification

SaveOhno Inc. has established a Kickstarter campaign to promote and fundraise for its climate change web platform, SaveOhno.org, which will launch in early 2015. SaveOhno.org attempts to educate and drive legislative progress on the issue of climate change through gamification and social media. “‘Ohno’ is a character that represents the site visitor’s great granddaughter, and…

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Jeremy Cai

Crowdfunding 101: Before You Press “Publish”

If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past few months from setting up a crowdfunding campaign, it’s this: crowdfunding is possibly the most work-intensive way of gathering funding. And yet, ironically, it is also one of the most enjoyable – for entrepreneurs like me, day-to-day challenges present not just opportunities to meet with potential customers,…

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