Thinking of Using Kickstarter? First See: Things That Kickstarter Won't Tell You

Kickstarter is the most popular (and media-covered) crowdfunding platform in the world right now.  We've been regaled again and again with stories about Kickstarter successes.

But, very little attention has been given by the mainstream media to the less pleasant and troublesome aspects of Kickstarter.

In our upcoming meeting, Kickstarter's hidden aspects, the ones that Kickstarter won't tell you about, will be explored.  After this meeting, you may want to think twice about launching your upcoming crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

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  • Bill H.

    Excellent presentation and analysis of Kickstarter.

    September 26, 2013

  • R.P. B.

    Great meeting, folks! So, for now we're finished with our study of the two largest rewards-based crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter and Indiegogo. If anyone has an interest in any other rewards-based crowdfunding platform, let us know and we'll conduct an investigation of it and either post our findings on the website, or dedicate a portion of one of our meetings to it.

    Next month, we're going to start tackling investment-based crowdfunding with an introduction to accredited investor investment-based crowdfunding spearheaded by Kieran McCarthy of Colorado Startup Lawyer. Kieran will be joining us to discuss the new "noisy" Rule 506(c) general solicitation and advertising rule for accredited investor crowdfunding.

    It should be an interesting session.

    September 25, 2013

  • Michael

    Great job, as always....

    September 25, 2013

  • Adrian D.

    Hell broke loose here at work...

    September 25, 2013

  • Gus S C.

    Thank you RPB for all your fine efforts and results

    September 25, 2013

  • Jeff

    Sorry I have to cancel tonight.

    September 25, 2013

  • R.P. B.

    Kickstarter is the most popular (and media-covered) crowdfunding platform in the world right now. When a person first hears about crowdfunding, it's usually in connection with some project or campaign on Kickstarter. We've been regaled again and again with stories about Kickstarter successes.

    But, very little attention has been given, by the media in particular, to the less pleasant and troublesome aspects of Kickstarter.

    In our upcoming meeting on September 25th, we'll cover the less than favorable aspects of Kickstarter and why, after you consider what we have to share with you, you may want to think twice about launching your upcoming crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

    September 1, 2013

  • Carl A. N.

    Looking for funding to launch my new book: COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA BOOK. This is a for sale publication that is advertiser supported. Our slogan is: THE COLORADO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA. The listing is are free for all people in the medical marijuana field including the providers and the suppliers
    The patients get rewards from the advertisers for their patronage.
    We have done a number of books using this format to the benefit of our supporters.

    August 6, 2013

  • Bill H.

    I have not been to the Crowdfunding meeting in quite a while. I have changed careers and will be coming to the September 25 meeting. I have also referred this group to a client of mine and they may be attending as well. Look forward to seeing everyone again.

    August 2, 2013

    • R.P. B.

      Welcome back, Bill! We've missed you! Our September meeting should be a zinger . . . we're going to discuss some of the less than fully-publicized negatives of Kickstarter, both as a company and as a platform. It's a presentation that anyone contemplating a campaign on the platform should view before committing effort and resources to a campaign on that platform.

      August 2, 2013

  • dmgice

    I was told about this group from a friend of ours and I can't wait to find out more about the people here! I'm looking to start a kickstarter within the next few days and I need advice.

    August 1, 2013

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