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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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Episodes

Developing a Delicious Keto Meal Shake with Ted Tieken – AOTK 249

9/18/2018
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The Ketogenic health plan or Keto is taking the nation by storm, but what if you don’t have time to sit down and prepare a meal that keeps you on the plan? Here to provide a solution with a delicious Keto meal shake is Ted Tieken. In his conversation with Roy, Ted opens up about why he started the Ketogenic diet, how that led him to try his hand at a Keto-friendly meal shake, what it was like bringing that product to the marketplace, challenges he has faced along the way and so much more....

Duration:00:20:37

Capitalizing on Nostalgia by Creating the Best Water Gun with Sebastian Walter – AOTK 248

9/11/2018
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Remember the golden days of water gun hysteria? Back in the 90’s, it was every kid's goal to wear their parents down until they eventually caved in and bought them the best water gun on the market. From the super soaker craze to water balloon grenades, it seemed like every summer was an escalation of water weaponry. Where did all that fun and excitement go? Why are water guns so lame today? Sebastian Walter joins this episode to showcase his revolutionary water gun, Spyra One. In his...

Duration:00:19:11

Marketing Innovative Tie Straps with WrapTie Co-Founder Mark Blackburn- AOTK 247

9/4/2018
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How do you make tie straps sexy? What is the appeal, what is the angle that you would use to bring them to the marketplace? Is there a compelling reason for the average buyer to look for an innovative tie down strap? Entrepreneur Mark Blackburn joins this episode to discuss his product, the WrapTie. In our conversation, Mark opens up about the rise of startups in Australia, which pre-campaign practices helped his product succeed, why it’s so important to connect with influencers, his view on...

Duration:00:19:21

An Inside Look at High Quality Performance Jeans with the Founders of Boulder Denim – AOTK 246

8/28/2018
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What are performance jeans? Are they just really soft jeans or is there more to it? Can you really rock climb, hike, practice yoga, and go on a date with performance jeans like Boulder Denim? On this episode, you’ll hear from Boulder Denim’s founders Bradley Spence and Taz Barrett. In our conversation, the guys explain how their second launch is different from their first campaign, what they’ve learned along the way, why they decided to take their product on the road, their plans for the...

Duration:00:15:50

How Product Fuel is Empowering Entrepreneurs with Benjamin Arneberg – AOTK 245

8/21/2018
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How can successful leaders and innovators invest in the next generation by empowering entrepreneurs? On this episode, you’ll hear from serial entrepreneur Benjamin Arneberg. In his conversation with Roy, Ben opens up about his past crowdfunding success, how he’s utilized Amazon to grow his brand, tips he has for startup entrepreneurs, why he started Product Fuel, and so much more! If you want a peek inside the mind of a prolific business leader, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t miss a...

Duration:00:21:48

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 two years, what it was like taking Kapsul on the road, tips for inventors, and much more! You don’t want miss a minute of this fascinating episode...

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 basis. He also enjoys taking his products into public spaces like parks for people to try so he can assess their reactions. The results John and his team have seen speak for...

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, how inventors can connect with a good company for product development, why crowdfunding is helpful for inventors, and much more! Don’t miss a minute of this...

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 and Steven open up about why they started Fireside Conference, how it helps business leaders connect in a meaningful way, why they love the...

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 they chose to take their products to the crowdfunding community, the intricacies of developing sustainable bedding, and so much more! You don't want to miss this great opportunity to learn from...

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