Running a Successful KickStarter Campaign

This event is sponsored by Microsoft's BizSpark Program.


In April and May, a local company successfully ran a KickStarter campaign and raised over $31,000. Come learn how the team went from identifying a real problem, developed solutions, designed prototypes, won FIRST PLACE in the Ohio State Fisher College of Business 's Business Plan Competition, and then exceeded their 25,000 goal with 860 backers.

Crowdfunding is an amazing way to raise money for a prototype, validate a market concept, and spread the buzz and fun of entrepreneurship if down well. The Juiceboxx team will share how they pulled off a great KickStarter campaign, and lessons they learned along the way that may help you to do the same.

Juiceboxx is an uber-cool case for your MacBook charger that protects your cord from damage. Learn more about Juiceboxx at KickStarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1477654752/save-your-macbook-charger

Team JuiceBoxx Includes:
Scott Scherpenberg - Product Designer - Scott is head of product design and development. Through the co-founding of Pongmats, Scott has experience with production and manufacturing as well as importing and distributing products. He is majoring in industrial design and entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University.

Lucas Williamson - Product Designer - Lucas is responsible for business development. Over the last four years, Lucas has gained experience in manufacturing, sales and distribution through running his previous company. No Mercy Customs LLC. He designed custom wrestling gear for clients in over forty-one states. He studied industrial design and entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University.

Andrew Lien - Manufacturing Engineer - Andrew is responsible for manufacturing and technology. He has professional experience as a manufacturing engineer for Procter and Gamble. Andrew has founded several companies ranging from consumer products to a media website. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.

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