Kickstarter projects can bring some incredible unexpected benefits. For instance, through our last three projects, we’ve been able to connect with some really cool backers, journalists, entrepreneurs and project creators from around the world, building relationships that we never would’ve built without Kickstarter.
But one of the coolest connections that has come out of Kickstarter so far has been our newest one – our connection with the 7th grade economics classes at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy in Denver Colorado.
Last week we were contacted by the class's teacher, who was using our project to teach his students about economics! After a few back-and-forth emails, he ended up sending us a list of 50 questions from his students about Kickstarter, business, economics, manufacturing, etc. (One of our favorites: "Where do you come up with your weird ideas?")
Kyle sat down and answered as many questions as he could in what ended up being an epic 11-minute video.
While the subject was supposed to be economics, we made sure to sneak in as much as we could about the awesomeness of the internet, the incredible opportunity of our current time, and the fact that anyone - including 7th graders - can make the world whatever they want it to be.
When we were finished, we chopped it down to a shorter version to share with you guys. Check it out!
You can also check out the long version of video here - it's seriously one of the coolest things we've ever had the opportunity to be a part of.
-Kyle, Honest Abe, & the rest of Team Ridiculo.us
P.S. If you know any educators, parents, or anyone else who you think would get a kick out of this video, feel free to share it with them. Thanks guys!
P.P.S. As of yesterday, we're over 20% of our funding goal. Obviously we have a pretty steep climb ahead of us if we're going to make it, but 20% is a big milestone, because 81% of all projects that reach at least 20% of their goal go on to reach their entire goal. So let's keep getting the word out!