Check out this Indiegogo project happening now to fund the creation of a mini-floating city. They’ve just met their $20K goal, and still have 6 days left in their crowdfuning campaign. Pledges go to pay experienced European designers to develop the project state-side.
I find this very interesting because it’s not just about funding, it’s about finding potential customers. Not everyone wants to play test pilot in a floating experiment, but the hundreds of people who pledged their money to this project just might. Sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter are great for doing double-duty in this regard – crowdfunding + demand sensing for your new product or service.
- Kickstarter campaigns raise 6x more than Indiegogo, says researcher (venturebeat.com)
- $20k goal reached; now what? (seasteading.org)
- Karolis OškeliNas Looks to Raise 29,000 via Indiegogo for the Launch of Ultralight Aircraft (sbwire.com)
- Ubuntu Edge now selling for $695 on IndieGogo (thedroidguy.com)