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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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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.

    Balancing Style and Storage: The Making of the Becket Multifunctional Bag

    Balancing Style and Storage: The Making of the Becket Multifunctional Bag

    Welcome to another engaging edition of Art of the Kickstart. In this empowering episode, we'll be speaking with Ali Roberts, determined founder of Becket London. Ali will share the origin story behind her multipurpose gym-to-work bag that conveniently transitions with your lifestyle. We'll hear how Ali channeled her own frustrations into a creative solution packed with compartments, antimicrobial protection, and sustainability.

    Ali will also unpack key lessons from her entrepreneurial journey so far. Learn how she overcame hurdles through grit and resilience while highlighting the importance of building a skilled team versus going solo. Additionally, Ali will explain why she chose crowdfunding to launch Becket London and her biggest challenges throughout that process.

    By the end, you'll grasp exactly why Ali calls her continuous entrepreneurial education the most rewarding part so far. Tune in now to soak up this founder’s hard-won wisdom as we dive into the highs and lows behind the Becket London brand story. Ali’s candid reflections will galvanize you to keep chasing your startup dreams despite all obstacles.



















     





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    The Becket bag was designed to solve the founder's frustration with not having a suitable gym-to-work bag. It has specific compartments to keep sweaty gym clothes separate from work items like laptops.

    The bag utilizes antimicrobial technology to inhibit bacteria growth and help with hygiene when transitioning from the gym to the office. This helps extend the usable life of the bag.

    The founder stresses the importance of having a team to complement your weaknesses and blindspots. Going solo can result in poor decisions, whereas having diversity of skills and opinions leads to better outcomes. She suggests finding a partner to "join forces" with.





































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    http://ff.go2.fund/becketlondon

    www.becketlondon.com









































     

    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by ProductHype, the leading crowdfunding newsletter. Publishing weekly, ProductHype showcases five of the best, most innovative and exciting crowdfunding projects in an absurdly unique way. Their audience of more than 300,000 crowdfunding fans regularly back featured products and eagerly awaits the newsletter to learn about the new ideas that creators are bringing to market. Learn more about having your project featured in ProductHype, or join the HypeSquad today!

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    Roy Morejon:





    Welcome entrepreneurs and startups to Art of the Kickstart, the show that every entrepreneur needs to listen to before you launch. I’m your host, Roy Morejon, President and Founder of Enventys Partners, the world’s only turnkey product launch company...

    • 17 min
    Discovering Tomorrow’s Products Today: Grommet’s Vision Unpacked

    Discovering Tomorrow’s Products Today: Grommet’s Vision Unpacked

    Welcome to another episode of Art of the Kickstart. On this edition, we are delighted to introduce our remarkable guest, Greg Rollett, the Director of Growth at Grommet. Greg is the driving force behind the transformative journey of Grommet's product discovery platform, and on this episode we'll be dive into his insights. Today, we'll explore the dynamic world of product discovery and how Greg and Grommet are revolutionizing it. We'll uncover the exciting developments, challenges, and opportunities in the realm of product discovery. Listen to Greg's compelling journey, his vision for the future of product discovery, and what keeps him passionately committed to this innovative endeavor. So, stick around as we unravel the story of Greg and Grommet's quest to redefine the landscape of product discovery!



















     





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    * Grommet's Product Discovery Revolution: Discover how Grommet and its Director of Growth, Greg Rollett, are at the forefront of a transformative journey in product discovery, revolutionizing the way consumers find innovative products and connect with their creators.





















    Challenges and Opportunities: Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities that shape the product discovery landscape, as we uncover the dynamic developments, roadblocks, and exciting prospects in this rapidly evolving field.

    Greg's Vision for the Future: Learn about Greg Rollett's visionary outlook for the future of product discovery and what keeps him passionately dedicated to this innovative enterprise, all while delivering empowering solutions for both consumers and creators.



     



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    FOR ALL LISTNERS: Grommet is free! But if you come from Art of Kickstart and message Greg directly, he will cut you to the front of the line (500+ brands in que right now)!!





































    Links















    https://thegrommet.com

    https://thegrommet.com/submit-your-product

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803928687/ambitious-adventures-reality-tv-for-young-entrepre



























































     

    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by ProductHype, the leading crowdfunding newsletter. Publishing weekly, ProductHype showcases five of the best, most innovative and exciting crowdfunding projects in an absurdly unique way. Their audience of more than 300,000 crowdfunding fans regularly back featured products and eagerly awaits the newsletter to learn about the new ideas that creators are bringing to market. Learn more about having your project featured in ProductHype, or join the HypeSquad today!

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    Radiant Beauty Redefined: The Jade Applicator Journey with Jen Sugermeyer

    Radiant Beauty Redefined: The Jade Applicator Journey with Jen Sugermeyer

    Welcome to another exciting episode of Art of the Kickstart. On this episode, we are thrilled to be joined by an incredible guest, Jen Sugermeyer, the founder of ATA Cosmetics and the mastermind behind the revolutionary Jade Applicator, which is made its debut jsut over a week ago. On today's episode, we'll be delving into some exciting aspects of the Jade Applicator. We’ll learn about the benefits of the Jade Applicator and who would benefit from the incredible tool. Listen to Jen’s story and what truly excites Jen about seeing her vision come to life. So, stay tuned as we uncover the inspiring story behind ATA Cosmetics and the innovative Jade Applicator. 

     





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    Jen introduces a jade applicator for skincare and makeup, aiming to eliminate the need for brushes, sponges, and fingers, offering product savings and a spa-like experience while promoting the benefits of jade in daily routines.





    She explains the benefits of jade, such as lymphatic drainage, cooling sensation, reducing puffiness, and anti-aging properties, which inspired her to create the jade applicator.





    Jen's journey into entrepreneurship, her mission to elevate minds and lives, and her belief in embracing failure as a learning opportunity are discussed, along with the vision behind her brand, ATA Cosmetics, which stands for attitude, thoughts, and actions, focusing on mindset and self-control. Jen also shares her decision to launch her innovative product on Kickstarter and the preparations leading up to the launch.



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    Links







    www.atacosmetics.com

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/796650150/the-jade-applicator-elevate-your-makeup-and-skincare-routine





























     

    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by ProductHype, the leading crowdfunding newsletter. Publishing weekly, ProductHype showcases five of the best, most innovative and exciting crowdfunding projects in an absurdly unique way. Their audience of more than 300,000 crowdfunding fans regularly back featured products and eagerly awaits the newsletter to learn about the new ideas that creators are bringing to market. Learn more about having your project featured in ProductHype, or join the HypeSquad today!

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    Roy Morejon:







    Welcome entrepreneurs and startups to Art of the Kickstart, the show that every entrepreneur needs to listen to before you launch. I’m your host, Roy Morejon, president and founder of Inventus Partners, the world’s only turnkey product launch company. From product development and engineering to omnichannel marketing, we’ve helped our clients launch thousands of inventions and earn more than $1 billion in sales over the past 20 years. Each week, I interview a startup success story, an inspirational entrepreneur,

    • 23 min
    Innovation Revealed: From Concept to Kickstarter Success

    Innovation Revealed: From Concept to Kickstarter Success

    Welcome to another episode of Art of the Kickstart, where we explore the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. On this episode we are joined with two exceptional guests. First, we have Melissa Davis, the ingenious mind behind SitBax, a revolutionary bleacher seat with a successful Kickstarter campaign raising over $80,000. Melissa, a dedicated mom, shares her inspiring journey from idea to crowdfunding success. Our second guest is Forde Aley, an expert in product development and sourcing, who has worked with major retailers on a diverse range of products. Join us as we dive into the dynamic world of startups, from concept to execution, and be inspired by these remarkable entrepreneurs.

     





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    Transition to Entrepreneurship: Melissa Davis discussed her transition from being a full-time employee to a full-time entrepreneur. Talking about the challenges of balancing her role as a mom with three active teenagers and managing multiple responsibilities. Melissa highlighted the learning experience and the need for work-life balance.

    Diverse Product Sourcing: Forde's company's ability to source and manufacture a wide range of products, from chairs to privacy screens. Emphasising the importance of experience, established SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), and the team's resourcefulness in successfully executing diverse projects.



























    Links

    www.shiningwaysourcing.com - currently on Kickstarter with Sitbax Bleacher Seat https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2001332735/sitbaxtm-bleacher-seat-game-changing-comfort







     

    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by ProductHype, the leading crowdfunding newsletter. Publishing weekly, ProductHype showcases five of the best, most innovative and exciting crowdfunding projects in an absurdly unique way. Their audience of more than 300,000 crowdfunding fans regularly back featured products and eagerly awaits the newsletter to learn about the new ideas that creators are bringing to market. Learn more about having your project featured in ProductHype, or join the HypeSquad today!

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    Roy Morejon:







    Roy Morjon:





    Welcome entrepreneurs and startups to Art of the Kickstart, the show that every entrepreneur needs to listen to before you launch.



    I’m your host, Roy Morejon, president and founder of Enventys Partners, the world’s only turnkey product launch company. From product development and engineering to omnichannel marketing, we’ve helped our clients launch thousands of inventions and earn more than $1 billion in sales over the past 20 years.



    Each week I interview a startup success story, an inspirational entrepreneur, or a business expert in order to help you take your launch to the next level. This show would not be possible without our main sponsor ProductHype, the weekly newsletter that goes out and shows you the best inventions that just launched. Make sure to check out producthype.co and join the Hype Squad. Now, let’s get on with the show.



    Welcome to another edition of Art of the Kickstart. Today,

    • 29 min
    Unlocking Digital Fortresses: The Journey to Privacy and Security with SLNT

    Unlocking Digital Fortresses: The Journey to Privacy and Security with SLNT

    In this podcast episode of "Art of the Kickstart," the CEO and co-founder of SLNT, Aaron Zar, discussed the journey of establishing SLNT Pocket, a company specializing in privacy and security products. Aaron explained that the company's roots go back to his father's invention of a Faraday sleeve, initially called the Suit Pocket, in the late 1990s as a way to address privacy and security concerns with advancing mobile technology. Over the years, Aaron and his father overcame challenges, including their diverse backgrounds and a lack of cut and sew expertise, to create products that empower individuals to protect their digital lives and maintain privacy in an increasingly vulnerable and data-driven world. They discussed the importance of privacy and security in today's digital age and the need for individuals to take control of their own digital protection.

     





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    * Aaron Discusses the journey of establishing the company and its focus on privacy and security products.

    * SLNT Pocket's origins traced back to Aaron's father's invention of the Faraday sleeve, initially called the Suit Pocket, as a response to privacy and security concerns stemming from the advancement of mobile technology.

    * Aarons experience with Kickstarter and his advice for other entrepreneurs looking to crowdfund.































    Links



    * slnt.com

    * https://www.instagram.com/goslnt/



    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/silentpocket/silent-pocket-leather-goods-that-take-you-off-the





    When you use the code "ENVENTYS," you'll get an exclusive 15% off any SLNT purchase. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gear up for your next adventure! Shop here: https://slnt.com/discount/ENVENTYS  





    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by ProductHype, the leading crowdfunding newsletter. Publishing weekly, ProductHype showcases five of the best, most innovative and exciting crowdfunding projects in an absurdly unique way. Their audience of more than 300,000 crowdfunding fans regularly back featured products and eagerly awaits the newsletter to learn about the new ideas that creators are bringing to market. Learn more about having your project featured in ProductHype, or join the HypeSquad today!

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    Roy Morejon:





    Welcome entrepreneurs and startups to Art of the Kickstart, the show that every entrepreneur needs to listen to before you launch. I’m your host, Roy Morejon, president and founder of Enventys Partners, the world’s only turnkey product launch company. From product development and engineering to omnichannel marketing, we’ve helped our clients launch thousands of inventions and earn more than $1 billion in sales over the past 20 years. Each week, I interview a startup success story, an inspirational entrepreneur or a business expert in order to help you take your launch to the next...

    • 36 min
    Nurturing Growth with Hexagro: The Future of Vertical Gardening with Clovy

    Nurturing Growth with Hexagro: The Future of Vertical Gardening with Clovy

    In this episode we engage in a fascinating conversation with Alessandro Grampa, the co-founder and head of business development at Hexagro. Hexagro, an innovative company based in Milan, is dedicated to revolutionizing the world of vertical farming and sustainable food production. Grampa delves into the backstory of Hexagro, sharing how their journey started and their mission to make healthy, sustainable food accessible to all. He discusses their latest product, Clovy, a smart IoT vertical garden, and how it represents the culmination of their extensive experience. Grampa shares valuable insights about entrepreneurship, resiliency, and the role of purpose in business success. The conversation touches on how Hexagro is combining hardware and software to educate and empower individuals, from novices to gardening enthusiasts, to grow their own fresh produce. The podcast highlights Hexagro's Kickstarter campaign for Clovy, inviting listeners to be part of a movement to transform food production and access.

     





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    In this episode, Alessandro Grampa of Hexagro shares the origins of their innovative product, Clovy, explaining how their vision to decentralize food production stems from a deep-seated concern about the sustainability of current farming practices, with a particular focus on improving the well-being of both consumers and farmers.





    He dives into the technology and design behind Clovy, emphasizing its Italian craftsmanship, sleek IoT capabilities, and how the modular system encourages people to grow their own fresh food, even with limited space.





    The conversation showcases how Hexagro's combination of forward-thinking technology and a commitment to healthier, more sustainable food production is at the heart of their mission.





















    Links



    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/809129145/clovy-learn-to-grow-food-with-this-smart-vertical-garden?ref=user_menu

    https://hexagro.io/





    Sponsors

    Art of the Kickstart is honored to be sponsored by ProductHype, the leading crowdfunding newsletter. Publishing weekly, ProductHype showcases five of the best, most innovative and exciting crowdfunding projects in an absurdly unique way. Their audience of more than 300,000 crowdfunding fans regularly back featured products and eagerly awaits the newsletter to learn about the new ideas that creators are bringing to market. Learn more about having your project featured in ProductHype, or join the HypeSquad today!

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    Roy Morejon:





    Welcome entrepreneurs and startups to Art of the Kickstart, the show that every entrepreneur needs to listen to before you launch. I’m your host, Roy Morejon, president and founder of Enventys Partners, the world’s only turnkey product launch company. From product development and engineering to omnichannel marketing, we’ve helped our clients launch thousands of inventions and earn more than $1 billion in sales over the past 20 years. Each week, I interview a startup success story, an inspirational entrepreneur, or a business expert in order to help you take your launch to the next level.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

JoshRhodes8 ,

Great Content w/ Tactical Advice

So glad I stumbled across the Art of the Kickstart Podcast! After listening to just one episode a few weeks back, I was hooked. I can tell a lot of thought and research is put into every episode, and I find myself looking forward to each episode drop. Keep the solid content coming - I’m a HUGE fan!

TheRobertH ,

Great stories by entrepreneurs

Love the great Q&A's and stories from entrepreneurs! Thank you

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!

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