March 5, 2014 by EmilyCRios
I had never heard of Kickstarter prior a campaign aimed at raising funds for a Veronica Mars movie. The campaign was a huge success and raised it’s $2 million goal in less than 12 hours and have currently raised $5,702,153 from 91,585 backers. This clearly shows that Kickstarter is a viable option for raising funds in Hollywood. I thought it was a genius idea when Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas went to Kickstarter to fund the movies that fans have been wanting since the series was cancelled in 2007, but as more people in Hollywood began truing to crowdfunding campaigns it began to lose its appeal to me.
Kickstarter has passed the $1 billion mark in pledges and while I still have mixed feeling about it being used by Hollywood or celebrities I loved exploring the site and seeing what people are seeking funding and wish I had an idea worth sharing on the site.
One of the projects that I stumbled upon that piqued my interest was that for SipSnap, a simple, spill-proof, kid’s drinking lid that fits any cup, anytime, anywhere.
I like that the SipSnap fits on any cup because it saves the hassle of trying to match up cups with lids. SipSnap has tow versions of their product, the SipSnap TOT that features a durable, chew-resistant spout for little ones to drink from and the SipSnap KID which features a hole for a straw. The straw hole is flexible, because straws are different everywhere you go.
SipSnap will only be funded if $28,000 is pledged by April 6, 2014 and they have already received $11,087 in pledges from 308 backers.
As I continued exploring Kickstarter I was drawn to all the books that were seeking funding, particularly children’s books. One that immediately caught my eye was for a children’s book called Dozi the Alligator.
The front cover of the book caught my attention and after reading the description for the book that details it as the tale of a lovable alligator who secretly stows away with a family after a chance encounter during their Florida vacation it seems like it is going to be a cute book for younger children. The project had 25 days until it ends but it has already passed it’s $4,000 goal and currently has $4,535 pledged from 88 backers.
It is easy to lose time exploring Kickstarter because there are so many interesting and creative things out there and it’s nice to know that you can play a part in helping someone achieve their goals.