Kickstarter's Big Day

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July 1st was Kickstarter’s 65th day since launching, and it was a special one. Yesterday, thirteen projects were funded. (We don’t count a project as funded until it has reached its end date at or above 100% of its goal.) In one day. This is a tremendous accomplishment on the part of all of these creators. We watched them hustle for backers, post project updates and do everything in their power to see their projects through to the end. If you want to know what makes a good Kickstarter project, these would be good places to start.

We pay a lot of lip service to the idea of “creative projects” being a big umbrella encompassing so many different things, and these thirteen projects illustrate that wonderfully. They encompass music, film, art, publishing, podcasting, photography, magazines, crossword puzzles, cookbooks, education, travel, philanthropy and DJing. Add a partridge in a pear tree and we’d have everything covered.

These projects also finished, on average, having raised 188% of their goal. This wildly exceeds not only the creators’ expectations, but ours as well. The level of engagement and generosity being shown by everyone, backers and creators alike, is staggering. Everyone involved should feel proud about their participation. It’s been incredible.

Scroll down for a look at the thirteen projects. If you’d like to start one of your own, send a note about what you are looking to do. Thanks!

365 Postcards by Emily Grenader

Postcards are fun to make, fun to send, and fun to receive. I want to send a postcard every day for one year starting June 1st...

Successful!
  • 171% funded
  • $626 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

We Scream: Voices From The Ice Cream Underground by Chris Schlarb

We Scream is a documentary short film about ice cream truck drivers and paleteros in Los Angeles, California.

Successful!
  • 119% funded
  • $2,399 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

You Are Among Friends: a book for the little sisters I never had by Lindsey J Markel

I am a writer, actress and zinester living and working in downtown Champaign, Illinois. Last summer I wrote and produced a zine...

Successful!
  • 214% funded
  • $750 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

Run, Blago Run! Show by Mr. CRO

A 3-day pop-up art gallery of work depicting ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich aka Blago.

Successful!
  • 103% funded
  • $3,612 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

HAMBURGER EYES ISSUE 013 by Ray Potes

THE CONTINUING STORY OF LIFE ON EARTH. help us put out our 13th issue! it will be lucky!

Successful!
  • 147% funded
  • $4,435 pledged
  • Funded Jul 02, 2009

Crossword Puzzles! by Eric Berlin

I create crosswords and other puzzles. These have appeared, among other places, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Games Magazine...

Successful!
  • 151% funded
  • $2,265 pledged
  • Funded Jun 30, 2009

Up North Cookbook by Paula Forbes

Three years ago, I moved to Texas after spending my entire life in the Midwest. This summer, I will been spending 6 weeks traveling...

Successful!
  • 152% funded
  • $760 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

It Might Become a Movie by Heloisa Kato

We are broke film students who have created a campaign called "It Might Become a Movie", which is destined to help us raise funds for a short film.

Successful!
  • 113% funded
  • $1,137 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

Decorative Nihilism Art Catalog by Kevin Fey

My most recent painting show, Decorative Nihilism, just closed in New York City. Now that the show is down I want to share my work...

Successful!
  • 160% funded
  • $160 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

Late Night Tunes by Rob Deeming

Back in the day there was an awesome CD series called Back to Mine. The series asked some of the best DJs and music acts of the...

Successful!
  • 102% funded
  • $510 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

Unschooling : The Movie by Lee Stranahan

A documentary that explores Unschooling : homeschooling without the artificial structure of formal education. Advice and answers from kids & parents.

Successful!
  • 770% funded
  • $1,925 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

help me help others by amanda walker

Hi, my name is Amanda. I love my job as a nanny here in LA, and this summer I'm going to Thailand to help the children there. But I need some help.

Successful!
  • 102% funded
  • $510 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009

Take a postcard trip with Anita as she watercolors her way through Bosnia & Croatia by Anita

Hi there, I am fundraising for a quality watercolor & brush set so that I can do my homeland of Bosnia justice this summer. Check out my project! :)

Successful!
  • 138% funded
  • $555 pledged
  • Funded Jul 01, 2009
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