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Roy Morejon of Art of the Kickstart and Enventys Partners interviews successful entrepreneurs and creators of popular crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find out the keys to a successful project. The weekly show consists of a series of high-performing guests offering actionable advice paired with Morejon's insight from raising millions for crowdfunding clients with Enventys Partners.

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    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Roy Morejon of Art of the Kickstart and Enventys Partners interviews successful entrepreneurs and creators of popular crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find out the keys to a successful project. The weekly show consists of a series of high-performing guests offering actionable advice paired with Morejon's insight from raising millions for crowdfunding clients with Enventys Partners.

    Easy, Quick Composting Right in Your Kitchen

    Easy, Quick Composting Right in Your Kitchen

    In this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Patrick, Director of Commerce, and Christian, Director of Market at KALEA, creators of the fully automatic kitchen composter. No matter where you live or how much space you have, KALEA turns your organic waste into nutrient-rich compost in only 48 hours. Listen in to hear about the brand's product development journey and how they came to crowdfund on Kickstarter.

    Topics Discussed and Key Crowdfunding Takeaways



    * The inspiration behind bringing KALEA to life

    * Why they had to change the name of the product initially

    * What led them to crowdfunding for the brand's first product launch

    * The marketing prepwork that went into releasing KALEA on Kickstarter





    Links



    * KALEA on Kickstarter

    * Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins

    * Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins



    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by The Gadget Flow, a product discovery platform that helps you discover, save, and buy awesome products. The Gadget Flow is the ultimate buyer's guide for cool luxury gadgets and creative gifts. Click here to learn more and list your product - use coupon code ATOKK16 for 20% off!

    Transcript

    • 28 min
    Build Miniature Wonderlands for Your Pots and Plants

    Build Miniature Wonderlands for Your Pots and Plants

    In this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Lars Christain, creator of Tiny Treehouses, the DIY miniature wonderland kits. Spruce up your plants and pots with these adorable yet sophisticated DIY flat pack model kits. Available in multiple hanging options and difficulty levels, each Tiny Treehouse also comes with an LED light (batteries included!). Learn about the product's inspiration, the development journey and its road to Kickstarter.



    Topics Discussed and Key Crowdfunding Takeaways



    * How the 3D designer's love of plants and architecture led him to imagine Tiny Treehouses and how the pandemic allowed him the time to bring it to life

    * The prototyping process Lars went through to come up with the final designs on the Kickstarter page

    * With over 3,000 backers on this campaign, how he's used their feedback to adjust the product

    * The marketing prepwork that went into the launch including PR, social media as well as digital advertising which ultimately helped the project reach over $300,000 in funding

    * The challenges that came along with overfunding the campaign and why Lars would have included early bird pricing if he could do it over again





    Links



    * Tiny Treehouses on Kickstarter

    * Tiny Treehouses on Indiegogo



    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by The Gadget Flow, a product discovery platform that helps you discover, save, and buy awesome products. The Gadget Flow is the ultimate buyer's guide for cool luxury gadgets and creative gifts. Click here to learn more and list your product - use coupon code ATOKK16 for 20% off!

    Transcript

    • 27 min
    The Perfect Companion For Your Hamburger

    The Perfect Companion For Your Hamburger

    In this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Ismail Miah, founder and product designer of Burger Buddy, a mess-free eating experience. Burger Buddy is an interactive, hygienic and eco-friendly way to hold your burger (as well as bagels, doughnuts, pies, and so much more) together, and keep all of the fixings inside. Learn about how a passionate pair of engineers turned their love of burgers into a successfully crowdfunded campaign.



    Topics Discussed and Key Crowdfunding Takeaways



    * How the idea for Burger Buddy came from a search for the best burger in London

    * Why silicon was the best material to accommodate all the product's features

    * How they were able to use influencer marketing as part of their communication strategy

    * Which marketing effort became their biggest return on investment

    * The biggest surprise they learned during the course of their Kickstarter campaign



    Links



    * Burger Buddy on Kickstarter

    * The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life) by John Maeda

    • 13 min
    The Easier Way to Capture Incredible Footage

    The Easier Way to Capture Incredible Footage

    In this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Josh Ermias, CEO of Door Robotics, creators of VISTA Drone. As an easier solution to getting immersive content in the air, VISTA Drone captures 360-degree footage, stitches your video to remove the drone and converts it into standard video. Plus, with autonomous navigation, the drone can quickly navigate outdoor and indoor settings on its own. Listen in and learn about the brand's product development journey and their road to Kickstarter.

    Topics Discussed and Key Crowdfunding Takeaways



    * How a drone food delivery project and a 360-degree video app project from a university incubator led to VISTA Drone

    * How they decided on its features after speaking with realtors and real estate photographers

    * The prepwork that went into building an email list, like sending letters of intent, before the campaign launched

    * Why Josh Ermias thinks VISTA Drone garnered so many European and first-time backers

    * The biggest surprise Josh encountered throughout the Kickstarter campaign



    Links



    * VISTA Drone

    * Door Robotics

    * Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson



    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by The Gadget Flow, a product discovery platform that helps you discover, save, and buy awesome products. The Gadget Flow is the ultimate buyer's guide for cool luxury gadgets and creative gifts. Click here to learn more and list your product - use coupon code ATOKK16 for 20% off!

    Transcript

    • 22 min
    Take the Perfect Shot with Swish

    Take the Perfect Shot with Swish

    In this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Dean Alms, founder of Swish, creators of the twist on the cocktail jigger. All while keeping your bar clean, Swish will accurately measure and easily dispense a single shot, pony shot or double shot. Dean Alms and the rest of the team just completed Swish's first-ever Kickstarter campaign, a fully-funded success. Listen in and learn about the brand's product development journey and their road to crowdfunding.



    Topics Discussed and Key Crowdfunding Takeaways



    * How the inspiration for Swish came from Dean Alms' love of cocktails and tools

    * Some challenges his team encountered along the way while designing this product

    * Why they decided to release Swish through a crowdfunding campaign

    * How the team prepared the marketing for the campaign's launch and what help Enventys Partners provided

    * The biggest surprise Dean encountered during the crowdfunding campaign





    Links



    * Swish on Kickstarter

    * The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen



    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by The Gadget Flow, a product discovery platform that helps you discover, save, and buy awesome products. The Gadget Flow is the ultimate buyer's guide for cool luxury gadgets and creative gifts. Click here to learn more and list your product - use coupon code ATOKK16 for 20% off!

    Transcript

    • 24 min
    Baxbag: Good for Your Back and the Environment

    Baxbag: Good for Your Back and the Environment

    In this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Dr. Shafiq Zaib (aka Dr. Zee), founder of Baxbag, a sustainable and posture-correcting backpack. Made from eco-friendly materials, BaxBag's patent-pending design help reduce back pain related to carrying traditional backpacks. Listen in and learn about the brand's product development journey and its road to crowdfunding.

    Topics Discussed and Key Crowdfunding Takeaways



    * Dr. Zee's background in naturopathic medicine and what inspired her to come up with Baxbag

    * The process of finding the right manufacturer to create a sustainable backpack

    * What led Dr. Zee to crowdfunding and why Indiegogo was chosen as the platform to launch Baxbag

    * The biggest surprises that Dr. Zee encountered in the product development process



    Links



    * Baxbag on Indiegogo

    * The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934 by Anais Nin



    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by The Gadget Flow, a product discovery platform that helps you discover, save, and buy awesome products. The Gadget Flow is the ultimate buyer's guide for cool luxury gadgets and creative gifts. Click here to learn more and list your product - use coupon code ATOKK16 for 20% off!

    Transcript

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

nickham222 ,

Great Podcast for Crowdfunding

Love this podcast as an entrepenuer and backer of a bunch of projects on Kickstarter! Gives you the behind the scenes look at how campaigns are made and run!

J Carbary ,

Really great show!

Loving this podcast. Episode topics are interesting, the content is incredibly helpful, and the episode length is perfect. Keep up the great work, Matt.

Bmasteam ,

Recording quality isnt that great...

The interview with the lawyer was really hard to hear and follow...

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