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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

Rebranding a Company and Overcoming Challenges with Kurt Swanson – AOTK 244

8/14/2018
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How can rebranding a company impact its reputation? What causes a company to move forward with the rebranding process? Kurt Swanson joins this episode to talk about the crowdfunded air conditioner, Kapsul, formerly known as Noria. In our conversation, Kurt opens up about the decision to rebrand his company, challenges they’ve faced over the last […] The post Rebranding a Company and Overcoming Challenges with Kurt Swanson – AOTK 244 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:18:26

Creating Popular Products that People Love with John Fiorentino – AOTK 243

8/7/2018
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Let’s face it, there is no secret formula for creating popular products that the public will instantly fall in love with. However, John Fiorentino has tapped into something with his products that resonates with people. When pressed, John admits that he looks for products that he knows that he’ll love to use on a regular […] The post Creating Popular Products that People Love with John Fiorentino – AOTK 243 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:26:49

The Four Steps of New Product Development with Sean Michael Ragan – AOTK 242

7/31/2018
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How can innovators like you engage in a new product development strategy that works? Is a successful strategy even possible or is all left up to chance? On this episode, you’ll hear from author and entrepreneur, Sean Michael Ragan. In our conversation, Sean opens up about his background, his four steps for new product development, […] The post The Four Steps of New Product Development with Sean Michael Ragan – AOTK 242 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:14:18

How to Build a Global Tribe and Truly Connect with Daniel Levine & Steven Pulver – AOTK 241

7/24/2018
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Imagine connecting with a global tribe of entrepreneurs and innovators, what would that look like? Would it be like every other networking event and conference out there or would it need to be a completely different experience? On this episode, you’ll hear from Fireside Conference founders Daniel Levine and Steven Pulver. In our conversation, Daniel […] The post How to Build a Global Tribe and Truly Connect with Daniel Levine & Steven Pulver – AOTK 241 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:25:48

Delivering a Relatable Brand and Sustainable Bedding with Colin McIntosh – AOTK 240

6/11/2018
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Let’s face it, buying new bedding isn’t sexy – even sustainable bedding can put you to sleep. That’s why Colin McIntosh and his team at Sheets & Giggles have developed a bedding brand with a personality. On this episode, you’ll hear from Colin as he opens up about how Sheets & Giggles got started, why […] The post Delivering a Relatable Brand and Sustainable Bedding with Colin McIntosh – AOTK 240 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:20:41

Crowdfunding a Fitness Product with Ron Lynch – AOTK 239

6/7/2018
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How would the crowdfunding community respond to a fitness product like a home gym? What does it take to create and market a product like that on a platform like Kickstarter? On this episode, you’ll hear from returning guest, Ron Lynch. In his conversation with Roy, Ron explains why Kickstarter is such a great platform, […] The post Crowdfunding a Fitness Product with Ron Lynch – AOTK 239 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:16:41

Go Light and Leave Your Smartphone Behind with Joe Hollier – AOTK 238

5/29/2018
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What would it look like to go light and leave your smartphone behind? Is life without your smartphone even possible? What if someone needs to reach you in an emergency? There is a solution, the Light Phone! On this episode, you’ll hear from Light co-founder, Joe Hollier. In his conversation with Roy, Joe opens up […] The post Go Light and Leave Your Smartphone Behind with Joe Hollier – AOTK 238 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:22:28

Disrupting the Performance Sunglasses Market with Jason Bolt – AOTK 237

5/22/2018
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What does it take to disrupt the performance sunglasses market? Is there an innovative and revolutionary way to present performance sunglasses to consumers? What if there was a pair of sunglasses designed for lifelong use? On this episode, you’ll hear from founder and CEO of Revant Optics, Jason Bolt. In his conversation with Roy, Jason […] The post Disrupting the Performance Sunglasses Market with Jason Bolt – AOTK 237 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:17:57

Tips for Crowdfunding Pet Products with Zel Crampton – AOTK 236

5/14/2018
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What does it take to successfully crowdfund pet products? How do you innovate and create a product that will connect with pet owners in a new way? On this episode, you’ll hear from Zel Crampton as he joins the podcast to talk about his product, the Revol Dog Crate. In his conversation with Roy, Zel […] The post Tips for Crowdfunding Pet Products with Zel Crampton – AOTK 236 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:14:13

The Story Behind Crowdfunding Socks with Adam Kuskner – AOTK 235

5/7/2018
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Wait, crowdfunding socks? Really? While it may sound crazy, you’ll soon find out that SoloSocks are an awesome idea that really deserves a chance to shine in the crowdfunding community. On this episode, you’ll hear from Adam Kuskner as he opens up about his journey with SoloSocks and what has led to their impressive success […] The post The Story Behind Crowdfunding Socks with Adam Kuskner – AOTK 235 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:17:40

Lessons Learned from Kickstarter Success with Andrew Hagen – AOTK 234

4/30/2018
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How can you take advantage of the insights and lessons learned by an entrepreneur who’s enjoyed multiple campaigns of Kickstarter success? What if all of those tips and lessons were compiled into a book? Look no further! Special guest, Andrew Hagen joins the podcast to discuss his new book, “Kickstarter Success.” In our conversation, Andrew […] The post Lessons Learned from Kickstarter Success with Andrew Hagen – AOTK 234 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:15:36

An Innovative Approach to Solving Bedwetting with Craig Hammond – AOTK 233

4/23/2018
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What does it take to come up with an innovative approach to solve bedwetting? How can a simple product remove the stigma of bedwetting an insolvency? On this episode, Craig Hammond joins the podcast to discuss his product, Peejamas. In our conversation, Craig touches on the process of developing Peejamas, hurdles and challenges he faced […] The post An Innovative Approach to Solving Bedwetting with Craig Hammond – AOTK 233 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration:00:18:27

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