I'm looking for a designer and a Lab to turn my idea on paper to reality, Is KickStarter the right place?
Hi Omar.As far as I am aware, if you are doing a kickstarter for a device, you have to have a working prototype of that device.So the answer to My question is, would it be possible to submit my campaign with only an idea of inventing a machine ?is no, I don't think you can do that.Alex
Alex Eames - RasPi.TV
What three things do you know now that you wish you knew before you launched your project?
1) The money takes 2-3 weeks to arrive in the bank, so if you don't realise or don't plan for it, you can lose nearly 3 weeks on your schedule right there.2) It's very easy to be carried along by backer enthusiasm and end up giving away more than you should in the stretch goals. Be very careful what you commit to - even if it looks like a good idea. Adding complexity will cost your time, money or both.3) When you close off address changes in the surveys, a message is sent to the backers saying that you're getting ready to ship, which while broadly true can be misleading. This caught us totally by surprise because we were still at least a month away from shipping. Second time around, I'm avoiding this by not allowing address changes in the first place. (You could also side-step it by allowing address changes for ever.)
Alex Eames - RasPi.TV
What advice do you have about all of those marketing services that promise backers?
From a Creator that has successfully raised funds in the 6-digit range across a number of successful product concepts (including our popular Dialed Notebook Wallet), I would not launch a single campaign without an experienced and proven Marketing Team that can show real results. FUNDED TODAY has been, by far, the top performing group for our brands. (having raised somewhere around $50M on KS to date) For those that have been scammed, you must have used some other team (not Funded Today) and I'm sincerely sorry. I wouldn't throw this recommendation out there to a community that has supported us so well if I didn't genuinely feel it was in your best interest. Get an "A Team" if you want to be a productive contributor to this world-changing platform! - The Dialed Crew