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August 23, 2015

Wearable Tech Startup Focused On Personal Safety Raises $100k On Kickstarter

Connecticut startup Wearsafe Labs has raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter to develop advanced wearable personal safety products, starting with the Wearsafe Tag—a small wearable panic button.

The company initially set out to raise $75,000 and surpassed that goal in less than four weeks.

“We couldn’t be happier with the success of this campaign,” says co-founder Phill Giancarlo. “But even more important, we are so appreciative to those who backed this project, who believe in our mission to really make a difference in this world.”

Wearsafe’s first product, the Wearsafe Tag, is a low-energy Bluetooth wearable device that can [...]

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July 14, 2014

VentureBreak Weekly #50: The Big 5-0

Ryan Matthew Pierson joins Ted Lyons and Will Reynolds Young to celebrate 50 episodes of VentureBreak Weekly! The crew then discusses Priceline, MailLift, keyloggers on public computers, VPN services, white noise generators, and more.

Panel: Brad Merrill, Ryan Matthew Pierson, Ted Lyons, Will Reynolds Young

Show Notes Why Net Neutrality Matters – College Humor, Video Priceline Sucks MailLift Will Send Handwritten Direct Mail On Behalf Of Your Business Keyloggers at Hotel Business Centers Should You Use a VPN? White Noise Generators – How Noise Affects Productivity Google Glass Project Lead Joins Amazon What can you do in an Apple Store? Potato Salad

The [...]

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February 28, 2014

The Epic Growth Of Crowdfunding [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the last 3 years, the crowdfunding economy has more than tripled to more than $5.1 billion. This infographic illustrates that growth, as well as the impact crowdfunding has had on business.


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October 30, 2013

Nearly Five Years Later, Kickstarter Gets A New CEO As Founders Step Back

As Kickstarter approaches its fifth birthday, co-founder Perry Chen has announced that he will be stepping down from his role as CEO, instead assuming the role of chairman beginning January 1st.

Chen explained that the move will give him more time to pursue his own creative projects: “I’m looking forward to stepping away from the day-to-day to consider our path from a new perspective […] I’m also looking forward to having time to work on creative projects of my own, after all these years working on an engine to support them.”

Co-founder Charles Adler, who “has long been itching to move with his family back to Chicago,” is also planning to [...]

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May 13, 2013

How Kickstarter Helped Save A Small Town Theater

The city of Highland, Illinois, is a quaint, small town in the heart of the Midwest with everything you would expect—great schools, active parents, an attractive town square, and even a locally-owned theater. But without the support of the town, that theater was in jeopardy of closing for the second time in just two years.

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February 21, 2013

3D Printing Pen Crushes Kickstarter Goal In Just A Few Hours

3D printing has become more popular over the last few years, with some lower-cost models becoming a possibility for hobbyists and not just professional engineers. However, a new 3D printing PEN promises to make 3D printing a possibility for everyone and to open up a whole new world for the technology.

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December 7, 2012

How to Effectively Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Startup

Capital can be the biggest roadblock to starting your own business—especially if you are creating a new product or are starting a tech business. Finding investors can be challenging, especially in this economy and especially if you are a new entrepreneur.

Kickstarter can help you get the money you need in the time you need it. The popular crowdfunding service has helped to raise millions of dollars for all types of businesses all around the world. However, you can’t just post your project and expect to watch the money come rolling in. You will need to get to know the site and develop a strategy for your fundraiser.

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October 30, 2012

You Know You Want Your iPhone To Come To Life, Right? Well, Romo.

If you ever wanted to give more life to the tech that you depend upon each day, then here is your chance.

Kickstarter Project Romo is hoping to let you interact with your smartphone in a far more fun, yet slightly creepier way. “Romo, Leave that Roomba Alone!”

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