a Crowdfunding How-to with Austin Startup Week

On Thursday, October 11, Amplifier was pleased to host an Austin Startup Week presentation by Justin Jensen of Cinetics who successfully raised $486,518 via Kickstarter last year. After fulfilling that project themselves, they opened a store and have also launched a new campaign.

Justin shared all kinds of advice and lessons learned about maximizing a Kickstarter campaign. It went well. We had an overflow crowd as did most of this second installment of Austin Startup Week, which was a raging success. (Huge congrats and thanks, Jacqueline.)

After his talk, I gave a tour for about 25 folks. It’s always fun to show the shop and hear about diverse creative ventures. Walking through screen printing, on-demand production, receiving, assembly, and shipping, it’s often an eye opener for people to see firsthand the work involved to translate viral Internet explosions into physical reality.

[photo Duane Cawthron

Keep an eye on Cinetics. Definitely participate in next year’s Austin Startup Week. And we will see y'all again soon.


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