How Do I Get Funded On Kickstarter?


Are you thinking about trying to raise some money for a tech (or other) project on Kickstarter? Well today is your lucky day! We asked the creative folks behind some of the most-funded tech projects on the site to spill the beans about what it really takes to get funded. Actually, we only asked for the opinions of founders whose projects were over 500% funded. So, these people really know what they are talking about. After reading through these quotes, I think it’s safe to say that nobody should start a Kickstarter project without first consulting this post.

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask our contributors or do you have any advice to add yourself? Leave a comment!

Come Alive and Be Authentic

Contributed by: Jay Silver, Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs and Founder of JoyLabz.

Kickstarter stats: MaKey MaKey was 2,272% funded with $568,106 pledged by 11,124 backers.

The most obvious and yet non-obvious thing someone can do is to come alive. There’s a saying: If you want to help the world, don’t think, “What does the world need?” Instead think, “What makes me come alive?” Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. People on Kickstarter want to be part of something that makes their whole body tingle.

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