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KyleBy Kyle
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KyleBy Kyle
First created
$317
pledged of $21,000pledged of $21,000 goal
5
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 28 2015 7:19 PM UTC +00:00

About

A few years ago the introduction of e-commerce gave us the opportunity to purchase almost anything at anytime online. This shift liberated us, the customers, from our dependency from the local store's inventory.

However, the excessive use of online shopping has made us lazy. Re-entering personal information, credit card numbers, comparing prizes and delivery times or combing through pages in search of what we need seem to be one of the most exhausting things to do these days. It has become a habit to only visit the shops we have come to know. It is now our understanding that anything beyond page one of our search results just doesn't exist giving the shop the power that we just took from the local stores. They can now decide what is considered worth selling and what is not. Big online shops can limit their variety of products in favor of making us dependent on what they deem necessary.

We at UP NEXT believe that that is not the full potential of the internet. Surely the internet has the ability to change the course of our economy but not the way we are heading right now. We are so dependent on the brands, shops and services that we are used to while millions of brilliant ideas remain unheard. Our goal is to provide a platform where anybody can give their projects, plans and ideas the attention they deserve.

The UP NEXT community is just like any other online community. You can easily register with your email, google plus or facebook account. Once you do so you will have access to the following:

  • fund projects
  • comment on projects
  • share and like projects
  • contact founders via personal mail

This is the heart of UP NEXT! To become a founder you need to register to the community regularly. There you will find the "launch-section" which will guide you through all the things you need to get your project funded. This includes: 

  • filling your own page with content that explains your goal
  • uploading images of prototypes, drawings or your work process
  • uploading a video to present your idea to the community and convince us that it is worth funding
  • staying in contact with your funders to improve your project

In order to make funding more exciting for the community we encourage you to give as much back to the community as possible. This includes frequent updates on your efforts, answering the community´s questions or special gifts for more generous funders.

In the past 11 months our team has come from a crazy idea to this wild Kickstarter ride. 

Once the ball was rolling Kyle started working on the design process while assembling a team of software developers. They have since done a remarkable job of coding the website. By working in a small group we are able to make quick changes and plans in a matter of seconds giving us the possibility to adjust and improve our system straight away.

Celebrating our Kickstarter launch with the design department!
Celebrating our Kickstarter launch with the design department!

The result is a user friendly, clean and appealing interface so that there is nothing left between the ideas you have in your mind and the world you can share them with.

The image below shows already submitted projects and how they will appear on UP NEXT. Remember, if you support us with more than 100$ your project will welcome each visitor for 7 days straight!

One of these thumbnails could be your project!
One of these thumbnails could be your project!

Risks and challenges

We are happy to see you read this section. Each week we ask ourselves the same question. In the past few months we have realized how important it is to keep obstacles, deadlines and other surprises in mind.

We are currently trying to get our website tested by professionals. We expect this to be done by mid October. Even if we consider a lot of rewriting and major code changes the site should be ready to launch by the 27th of October.

We are more concerned about not being able to include ideas we came up with along the way. For example the implementation of the /sbb (#smallbeginningsbulletin) where users, who don’t want to pursue their ideas themselves, will be able to tweet these ideas giving others the opportunity to realize them.

But we have accepted that it is now more important to launch the foundation for UP NEXT. For the future we promise to deliver and improve our service to your satisfaction.

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    If we get this project funded, you will be mentioned in our big “Thank You, World”-Video!

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    UP NEXT T-Shirt

    Get one of our colorful logo T-Shirts! Mention in our “Thank You, World”-Video is included.

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    Pole Position

    The first project you propose on UP NEXT will be on the front page for one week! Guaranteed attention!

    Mention in our “Thank You, World”-Video is included. Add another 20$ to receive the shirt too.

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Funding period

- (30 days)