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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

A Smokeless Fire Pit That Lit Up Kickstarter – AOTK208

10/16/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Erica Rosen, Director of Marketing for BioLite Energy. Tune in to learn more about how they put their own spin on the BioLite FirePit and raised over $2 million on Kickstarter. BioLite FirePit: See Fire, Not Smoke Key Crowdfunding Takeaways How Kickstarter Live can help […] The post A Smokeless Fire Pit That Lit Up Kickstarter – AOTK208 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:31:30


Crowdfunding a Durable Blanket for Every Season – AOTK207

10/10/2017
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We’re back with another exciting episode this week! We spoke with Andrew Capener and Drew Hollenback about their Kickstarter project for the Seasons blanket. Tune in to hear more about what they’ve learned from running multiple campaigns, where to put in the most effort to make sure your project is successful and much more! Seasons […] The post Crowdfunding a Durable Blanket for Every Season – AOTK207 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:20:14


An Interview With Kickstarter, Part 1 – AOTK206

10/9/2017
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For this special episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Julio Terra, Director of Technology and Design at Kickstarter. Check it out to hear from him about how you can make sure your Kickstarter campaign is a success! Key Takeaways What types of products raise the most money on Kickstarter What million-dollar Kickstarter […] The post An Interview With Kickstarter, Part 1 – AOTK206 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:34:34


Using Kicktraq to Boost Your Kickstarter Project – AOTK205

9/25/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we talked to Adam Clark of Kicktraq, a site that offers analytics and other tools for Kickstarter project creators and backers. Tune in to learn more about how Kicktraq measures campaign metrics, and how their tools can help you make your campaign a success or find a […] The post Using Kicktraq to Boost Your Kickstarter Project – AOTK205 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:26:26


How Gadget Flow Became What it is Today – AOTK204

9/18/2017
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Note: This week’s podcast features Gadget Flow. Submit your Kickstarter or Indiegogo project to The Gadget Flow today using code atok20 and save 20%. For this week’s episode of the podcast, we spoke with Evan Varsamis, creator of the Gadget Flow, about how he built the Gadget Flow from the ground up and how the […] The post How Gadget Flow Became What it is Today – AOTK204 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:22:05


The Belle of (Kickstarter) Ball – AOTK203

9/11/2017
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This week on Art of the Kickstart, Eddie Lee of Podo Labs is back to tell us all about his latest Kickstarter project. Tune in to hear what he’s learned after running four successful crowdfunding campaigns, and what tips he has to offer to others hoping to fund their own consumer electronics product. BELLE – […] The post The Belle of (Kickstarter) Ball – AOTK203 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:18:43


A Shape-Able Sunhat & How to Build a Product From the Ground Up – AOTK202

9/5/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Damien Henning, creator of the Shape Flexer Sunhat. Give it a listen to learn more about how to successfully launch a product on Kickstarter without any previous experience or connections. Shape Flexer: The world’s first shape-able sunhat Key Crowdfunding Takeaways How to get started […] The post A Shape-Able Sunhat & How to Build a Product From the Ground Up – AOTK202 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:29:16


How to Ensure a Crowdfunding Project is Successful – AOTK201

8/28/2017
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Note: This week’s guest on the podcast is the co-founder of Crowd Invest Summit, a conference our host, Roy Morejon, will be attending as a member of a panel September 6 and 7. If you’d like to attend this conference in LA, register here using code RoyMorejon30 for a 30% discount on regular tickets. For […] The post How to Ensure a Crowdfunding Project is Successful – AOTK201 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:18:37


Heels That Feel Like Sneakers – AOTK200

8/21/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Antonia Saint Dunbar, creator of Antonia Saint New York, a company that makes beautiful, classic heels and flats that feel like sneakers. Tune in and hear more about how to launch a fashion company on Kickstarter and raise over half a million dollars! High-Tech […] The post Heels That Feel Like Sneakers – AOTK200 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:28:48


Crowdfunding Secrets and a Smart Wallet – AOTK199

8/14/2017
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This week on Art of the Kickstart, we spoke to Narek Vardanyan, founder of The Crowdfunding Formula and campaign manager for the Volterman smart wallet. Tune in to hear from Narek about what to consider before launching a crowdfunding campaign, how to choose between launching on Kickstarter and Indiegogo and much more! Volterman – World’s […] The post Crowdfunding Secrets and a Smart Wallet – AOTK199 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:26:48


A Long and Precious Road to Kickstarter Success – AOTK198

8/7/2017
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This week on Art of the Kickstart, we have a slightly different type of interview! We spoke with Shawnee Kilgore, a musician whose Kickstarter project gave her the opportunity to work with screenwriter and director Joss Whedon. Tune in to hear more about why Kickstarter is a good fit for musicians, how to prepare to […] The post A Long and Precious Road to Kickstarter Success – AOTK198 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:17:23


Enough Hustle for a Successful Kickstarter Campaign – AOTK197

7/31/2017
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We joined up with Adrian Solgaard for a second time to talk about his latest Kickstarter campaign! Tune in to learn more about running multiple campaigns, how to build trust with your backers and how to make sure your project is newsworthy. Lifepack Hustle: Solar + Anti-theft backpack & shoulder bag Key Crowdfunding Takeaways How […] The post Enough Hustle for a Successful Kickstarter Campaign – AOTK197 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:26:24


Helping Campaign Creators After Their Project Ends – AOTK196

7/24/2017
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This week on Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Mary Lowe Bailey of BackerKit. Tune into this episode to learn more about how to keep momentum up after a crowdfunding campaign ends and why frequent, transparent communication with your backers post-campaign is crucial. Key Crowdfunding Takeaways What BackerKit can do to help project creators after […] The post Helping Campaign Creators After Their Project Ends – AOTK196 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:18:42


Forging New Trails on Kickstarter – AOTK195

7/19/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with brothers Pete and Mark Ackerman, creators of the Chameleon pack, a backpack that transforms into an ultra-light chair. Tune in to learn more about how the Ackermans were inspired by nature, what challenges they’ve encountered and what advice they have to offer to others […] The post Forging New Trails on Kickstarter – AOTK195 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:23:52


How StartEngine is Fueling Equity Crowdfunding – AOTK194

6/26/2017
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For this week’s episode of Art of the Kickstart we spoke with Kinsey Cronin, Director of Business Development at StartEngine. Learn more about how StartEngine is making it easier than ever to raise funds or invest through equity crowdfunding. Key Takeaways How StartEngine is streamlining equity crowdfunding How Regulation Crowdfunding has made it even easier […] The post How StartEngine is Fueling Equity Crowdfunding – AOTK194 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:15:21


A Twist on the Traditional Wine Glass – AOTK193

6/12/2017
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For this week’s episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Patrick and Margarita Vacanti, two entrepreneurs who put a literal twist on the typical wine glass by adding a spiral that catches sediment to bring out red wine’s best flavors. Tune in to learn more about how they designed these glasses, how they […] The post A Twist on the Traditional Wine Glass – AOTK193 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:19:05


An Experienced Growth Hacker & Kickstarter Success – AOTK192

6/5/2017
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For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Vin Clancy, experienced entrepreneur, growth hacker, speaker and successful crowdfunding creator. Tune in to learn more about how to make Facebook work for you, different strategies for growing your audience and much more! Key Takeaways How Facebook groups can help you reach more people […] The post An Experienced Growth Hacker & Kickstarter Success – AOTK192 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:26:25


Gathering Up Kickstarter Backers – AOTK191

5/30/2017
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This week on Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk, creator of Gather, a minimal, modular desk organizer. Tune in to learn more about how he funded in just 47 minutes and what he did leading up to his Kickstarter campaign for it to become such a success. Gather: The minimal, […] The post Gathering Up Kickstarter Backers – AOTK191 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:15:31


A Watch Fit For Space – AOTK190

5/22/2017
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This week on Art of the Kickstart, we interviewed Patrick Hohmann of Werenbach, and learned more about his Kickstarter campaign for a collection of watches made from original rocket material. Tune in to learn more about creating a new watch, why your pre-launch campaign is important and why you need a team to support your […] The post A Watch Fit For Space – AOTK190 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:18:39


Genie in a Bottle – AOTK189

5/16/2017
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This week on Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Dave Winkler and Ed Cummings about how they built a better water bottle and launched it on Kickstarter. Tune in to learn more about designing a new Internet of Things product, using Kickstarter backer feedback to improve your product and much more! AquaGenie: The World’s […] The post Genie in a Bottle – AOTK189 appeared first on Art of the Kickstart.

Duration: 00:21:08

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