In July, we'll be doing a deep dive into one of the smartest ways to validate your startup idea and get funding: crowdfunding with Kickstarter!
First up we'll hear from Lenard Blair, who runs an innovative design and clothing company - the Civil Ape Creative Collective. Last year Civil Ape launched their new apparel line with a small Kickstarter campaign. Lenard used the campaign to spread brand awareness and get new equipment - come hear the lessons he learned selling a real physical product from this digital platform.
Check them out at http://civil-ape.com or follow @CivilApe
Then we're excited to host one of the most exciting up-and-coming St. Louis startups - PixelPress. Founded by local product manager Robin Rath, PixelPress is an imaginative concept where you can "draw your own video game." With a Kickstarter campaign that is getting international attention from kids of all ages, PixelPress has really redefined how to launch a game company and how Kickstarter can be used in the Lean Startup approach. Come hear Robin tell his story, and learn the nuts and bolts behind one of the most imaginative product launches ever to come from St. Louis.
Learn more here at http://pixelpressgame.com/ or follow @pixelpressgame. You can follow Robin himself @robinrath. Get a sneak preview from Robin's interview on the Product People podcast.
Note: The PixelPress Kickstarter is ongoing, you can support it until June 14! Get on board here:
This should be a StartLouis to remember, with lots of lessons that go beyond the Kickstarter platform. We hope to see you there!
In the T-REx 12th floor training room // Free of charge // All are welcome
Networking time begins at 6:30, meetup begins at 7pm. Afterwards we will offer a tour of the T-REx facility.