The internet has led people to spread their ideas like never before. One of the ways people have started spreading ideas is through Kickstarter. Kickstarter was founded in 2009 by Perry Chen. Their mission is to "bring creative projects to life" through opening an ability for people to donate money to projects they think deserve funding. Kickstarter and other similar crowdfunding websites have been in the news quite a bit in the past few years, because of the mass amounts of money donated to projects. For example, one woman opened a GoFundMe page to raise money for herself because she spent all of her life savings on the Powerball lottery. She ended up raising over $800 in the first 12 hours, and over $2000 overall!
Kickstarter has stricter rules, unlike many crowdfunding websites, which leads to many interesting and very creative new ideas being funded and coming to life. Be prepared to see some of the most inspirational and creative Kickstarter projects below.
10 Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000
9 Pono Music Player
8 Shenmue 3
7 OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console
6 Exploding Kittens
5 The World's Best TRAVEL JACKET with 15 Features
4 The Original Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android
3 Pebble 2, Time 2 + All-New Pebble Core
2 COOLEST COOLER: 21st Century Cooler that's Actually Cooler
1 Pebble Time - Awesome Smartwatch, No Compromises
In the number one most funded spot on Kickstarter, raising over $20 million, the Pebble Time is truly a remarkable project and great product that attracted such a wide range of consumers to Pebble Technology a ton of money. The product attracted buyers of the original Pebble, and new buyers looking for a cheaper Apple Watch alternative to become such a great success. The watch wasn't just nice looking, it featured a color display, 7 days of battery life, and various other features that put it on par with other, more expensive smartwatches. Additionally, the $159 price for early donators was a steal and let the project gain thousands of dollars in only a few hours. We can clearly see that Kickstarter has led Pebble Technology to become a top tech company because of the simple process of crowdfunding and consumer donations.
Sources: Kickstarter, Pono Player, Ouya, Exploding Kittens, Pebble, Coolest Cooler.
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