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Matt Ward from the Art of the Kickstart interviews successful entrepreneurs and inventors of the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to find out how to succeed. The show consists of a series of high performing guests offering actionable advice to creators and innovators everywhere to succeed launching their business dreams with crowdfunding. From ideas and innovation to funding and sales the podcast focuses on sharing the stories of the great thinkers and inventors of today in hopes of motivating makers everywhere.

Matt Ward from the Art of the Kickstart interviews successful entrepreneurs and inventors of the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to find out how to succeed. The show consists of a series of high performing guests offering actionable advice to creators and innovators everywhere to succeed launching their business dreams with crowdfunding. From ideas and innovation to funding and sales the podcast focuses on sharing the stories of the great thinkers and inventors of today in hopes of motivating makers everywhere.
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Matt Ward from the Art of the Kickstart interviews successful entrepreneurs and inventors of the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to find out how to succeed. The show consists of a series of high performing guests offering actionable advice to creators and innovators everywhere to succeed launching their business dreams with crowdfunding. From ideas and innovation to funding and sales the podcast focuses on sharing the stories of the great thinkers and inventors of today in hopes of motivating makers everywhere.

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English


Episodes

What it Takes to Crowdfund Sheer Tights with Natalie Catania – AOTK 232

4/16/2018
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How do you take a product like sheer tights and market them on a successful crowdfunding campaign? What is it that makes this type of product so unique that it creates a passionate following? On this episode, Natalie Catania joins the podcast to discuss Sheerly Genius’ Indestructible Sheer Tights. In our conversation, Natalie explains how […] The post What it Takes to Crowdfund Sheer Tights with Natalie Catania – AOTK 232 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:13:21

Crowdfunding an Apparel Project with Gihan Amarasiriwardena from Ministry of Supply – AOTK 231

4/9/2018
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What is Ministry of Supply? How have they been able to successfully crowdfund several apparel projects? What lessons can you learn from their challenges and breakthroughs? On this episode, you’ll hear from Ministry of Supply’s President and Co-Founder, Gihan Amarasiriwardena. In our conversation, Gihan describes Ministry of Supply’s current project, why they decided to work […] The post Crowdfunding an Apparel Project with Gihan Amarasiriwardena from Ministry of Supply – AOTK 231 appeared...

Duration:00:17:02

How Product Marketing Can Make or Break Your Crowdfunding Campaign, Kent Blazek – AOTK 230

4/2/2018
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One of the most important aspects of a crowdfunding campaign is product marketing. What steps can you take to ensure that your product is in the best position for success? How can you play to your strengths and shore up your weaknesses? Kent Blazek joins the podcast to share about his crowdfunding campaign with Halospheres. […] The post How Product Marketing Can Make or Break Your Crowdfunding Campaign, Kent Blazek – AOTK 230 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:14:12

An Update From Toy Block Tape Creators, Max Basler and Anine Kirsten – AOTK 229

3/26/2018
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A year after their groundbreaking Indiegogo campaign, Toy Block Tape creators Max Basler and Anine Kirsten join the podcast to give an update on their product. What did it take to scale up a product like toy block tape so quickly? What lessons did Max and Anine learn from their campaign? What advice do they […] The post An Update From Toy Block Tape Creators, Max Basler and Anine Kirsten – AOTK 229 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:23:55

Developing and Launching a Consumable Product, Chris Tolles – AOTK 228

3/19/2018
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What does it take to develop and launch a consumable product? What are the unique challenges with an ingestible product? My guest today is innovator and entrepreneur, Chris Tolles. Chris co-founded Sundots with Emilia Javorsky MD, MPH, a physician-scientist focused on developing new tools to improve health and well being. Sundots are the world’s first […] The post Developing and Launching a Consumable Product, Chris Tolles – AOTK 228 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:21:49

Using Crowdfunding for Product Validation, Nate Lawrie – AOTK 227

3/13/2018
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What will it take to get your new startup off the ground? How can you take advantage of amazing resources like crowdfunding for product validation? My guest today is professional athlete and innovator, Nate Lawrie. In our conversation, Nate opens up about what led him to create a startup around foam rollers, how he got […] The post Using Crowdfunding for Product Validation, Nate Lawrie – AOTK 227 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:23:39

Keeping Your Crowdfunding Backers In the Loop, Philip Winter – AOTK 226

3/5/2018
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It may sound obvious, but one of the most important aspects of getting a crowdfunding product off the ground is keeping your crowdfunding backers in the loop! Too many businesses fail to get off the ground because they neglect this vital step. Today we have returning guest, Philip Winter. Philip is the CEO and Co-Founder […] The post Keeping Your Crowdfunding Backers In the Loop, Philip Winter – AOTK 226 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:20:50

Never Underestimate the Power of Securing Consumer Trust, Nishant Kapoor – AOTK 225

2/26/2018
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How important is consumer trust when you are launching a new product? While some organizations may overlook this factor, the ones that find early success often work hard at securing consumer trust. My guest today is business leader and serial entrepreneur, Nishant Kapoor. With over a decade of experience in ecommerce and startups in the […] The post Never Underestimate the Power of Securing Consumer Trust, Nishant Kapoor – AOTK 225 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:20:24

Rebranding a Failed Crowdfunding Campaign, John Lauten – AOTK 224

2/14/2018
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Can you imagine the complexities and challenges of rebranding a failed crowdfunding campaign? What does it look like to bring forth success from the ashes of failure? My guest today is entrepreneur and business leader, John Lauten. John has been tasked along with a stellar leadership team to revive and rebrand the failed crowdfunding campaign […] The post Rebranding a Failed Crowdfunding Campaign, John Lauten – AOTK 224 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:15:10

Exploring a New Way for Invention Funding, Reid Creager – AOTK223

2/5/2018
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What is the state of invention funding as we speed ahead into the digital age and beyond? Is there a new way for funding the great ideas that could change the course of the next 100 years? My guest today is Reid Creager, an entrepreneur, writer, and student of inventions and innovators. In our conversation, […] The post Exploring a New Way for Invention Funding, Reid Creager – AOTK223 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:22:16

Crowdfunding Tips From A Kickstarter Success Story, Derek Miller – AOTK222

1/29/2018
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There are lots of folks out there handing out crowdfunding tips like candy on Halloween. But how many of them really know what they’re talking about? My guest today is Derek Miller, a guy who is one of the Kickstarter success stories who has earned the right to coach others on how to be successful […] The post Crowdfunding Tips From A Kickstarter Success Story, Derek Miller – AOTK222 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:21:06

Crowdfunding Managment Made Simpler with CrowdOx – AOTK 221

1/22/2018
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Many creatives who decide to go the crowdfunding route in order to jumpstart their project underestimate one thing more than anything else: crowdfunding management. What does it entail? It’s the things that go on behind the scenes or should happen in every campaign that enables products to be created in a quality and timely fashion, […] The post Crowdfunding Managment Made Simpler with CrowdOx – AOTK 221 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:23:18

Rand Fishkin’s Top Tips for SEO in 2018 – AOTK 220

1/15/2018
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Whenever I think about someone who can teach the intricacies and best practices required for good SEO, nobody comes to mind faster than Rand Fishkin. I had the incredible opportunity to chat with him after he gave a talk at a conference I was attending recently – this episode is my recording of that conversation. […] The post Rand Fishkin’s Top Tips for SEO in 2018 – AOTK 220 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:21:39

Life As a Lean Entrepreneur, Crowdfunding Failure Lessons, and Success From Facts, with Steve Blank – AOTK219

1/8/2018
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My guest on this episode, Steve Blank says he very well could have been chosen “least likely to succeed” by his New York City High School classmates. Yet, his story is one of incredible success including leadership of 8 high tech companies, co-founding a business from his living room, heading two startups, and serving as […] The post Life As a Lean Entrepreneur, Crowdfunding Failure Lessons, and Success From Facts, with Steve Blank – AOTK219 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:15:17

A Wand That Creates Anything, Literally – AOTK218

1/3/2018
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Ran Cory, campaign manager for the Yeehaw Wand. Check it out to learn more about finding your target audience before launching a Kickstarter project, how much time to spend preparing for your project and much more! Yeehaw Wand – Easily create any object out […] The post A Wand That Creates Anything, Literally – AOTK218 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:16:22

From Crowdfunding to Multi Million Dollar Party Game – Watch Ya’ Mouth + GIVEAWAY! – AOTK217

12/18/2017
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For this exciting episode of Art of the Kickstart, we’ve lined up a very special giveaway! But first, tune in to hear from the creators of the game Watch Ya’ Mouth about launching a game on Kickstarter, protecting your intellectual property, selling your product through Amazon Launchpad and much more. Watch Ya’ Mouth – The […] The post From Crowdfunding to Multi Million Dollar Party Game – Watch Ya’ Mouth + GIVEAWAY! – AOTK217 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:29:44

The Wireless Headphones Taking Over Kickstarter – AOTK216

12/13/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Cathy Cao about Vinci 2.0, a project that has raised over half a million dollars on Kickstarter so far. Tune in to hear more about how to make the most of your pre-launch marketing efforts, how to get great press coverage and much more. […] The post The Wireless Headphones Taking Over Kickstarter – AOTK216 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:23:40

Crowdfunding Tips from Indiegogo’s Head of Hardware – AOTK215

12/6/2017
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For this special episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with John Vaskis, Head of Hardware, Technology and Design at Indiegogo. Tune in to hear John’s best tips for Indiegogo creators, including how to set a funding goal, how to set up Indiegogo perks and what to do to ensure your project’s success. Key […] The post Crowdfunding Tips from Indiegogo’s Head of Hardware – AOTK215 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:32:28

Advice for Crowdfunders from an Intellectual Property Attorney – AOTK214

11/28/2017
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For this exciting episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Vincent LoTiempo, an intellectual property attorney who has worked with many exciting clients, including the inventor of the Selfie Stick. Tune in to learn more about different types of intellectual property, how inventors and crowdfunders can protect their intellectual property and much more. Key […] The post Advice for Crowdfunders from an Intellectual Property Attorney – AOTK214 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:25:09

How the SOMNOS Team is Reclaiming Better Sleep – AOTK213

11/20/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Kathrin Hamm of SOMNOS. Check it out to learn more about how this weighted blanket came to be, how her team built up a community around their product before launching, how they’ve made their product better with Kickstarter backer feedback and much more. SOMNOS […] The post How the SOMNOS Team is Reclaiming Better Sleep – AOTK213 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:17:44

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