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$3,347
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 12 2017 7:59 AM UTC +00:00
$3,347
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 12 2017 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

After climaxing at ~$5000 of pledges I will be re-launching my campaign in a week or two. Thanks so much to those that gave your support and I hope you keep an eye on our re-launch!  

If we manage to reach our funding goal of $25,000 we'll finally be able to host Project Lit -- the massive unprecedented party that captivated Los Angeles over the Summer (The Chainsmokers even tweeted they wanted to go!)

It's about time we made it happen. And with Project Lit funded, we can then generate the money to fund countless future parties. Your donations are making that possible.

Go to www.litcircle.splashthat.com to submit your name and social media handles. Those who back this Kickstarter with a relevant award gain instant access to all LitCircle parties. Others will be discounted.

Project Lit has an exclusive Hollywood Hills Mansion on discount for this month, so let's hurry up! After Project Lit Los Angeles, backers will determine which cities LitCircle should host a Project Lit at next.

Thank you all for the generous contributions so far! Let's keep it lit.

 

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LitCircle is an avant-garde party discovery app conceptualized and created by Jordan Nelson. The app features: kick-ass social videos, radiant flyers aggregated from the biggest parties, a map of all your area's sickest ragers, circles of friends to send stupid party videos to, your nightlife resume, hot chicks and a lot of lit ass parties, all wrapped up in a single mobile app. 

I originally conceived of creating a party app two years ago and had no idea I would dedicate the next few years of my life to this concept; the party app just struck me as such a potentially empowering product. It's even in the name: LitCircle. It sounds like something that belongs right next to the printing press. LitCircle's origin is all about re-awakening LA's and then the world's underground party scene. Warehouses, lofts, homes. There is a cultural movement looking for a technology leap. The product is a fun to use mobile app that connects you and your friends around events.

When I started this project over two years ago I was driven by a love of technology's ability to impact society in a constructive way. The dream always starts as crazy. This app has been made on a very limited budget. Over the course of the project I have probably spent $10-15k of my own money and only designed or coded when I had the time.

LitCircle has the potential to upend so many broken systems: no more Facebook events that are unfindable, no more clunky SMS group chats that annoy instead of entertain, no more boring weekends with friends sitting around wondering if anything was going on. I had nothing as a budget when I started this, but through my commitment alone I've made progress to the point I'm now releasing an app onto both the iOS and Android platforms.

One of the great things about LitCircle is that besides the app we throw parties. Throwing our own parties means that we have to pay for everything that comes with that: Doormen, bartenders, DJs.

The advantage of the app hosting its own parties is that it doesn't require other people to begin the sharing curve. It provides parties for people to immediately access and see how great discoverable events can be. That helps a lot in communicating what the app is about.  

When I started this project I knew that I could pull it off, and I've since broken one barrier after the next. Now I need the manpower and finances to finish it.

That's why I made this Kickstarter. I hope you're interested enough to get involved in this project, and to spread the word about something I'm deeply committed to. My goal is for this app to make an impact on the world.

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Where Does Your Money Go?

With the Kickstarter funding I'll hire Los Angeles area party professionals who will work closely together to ignite a new underground party wave in Los Angeles over the next year that hopefully spreads across the world. Every party is its own animal so it requires a lot of work to be done each time. Apart from the promotion with sub-par tools like Facebook, there's a lot of components to each event: bartending, security, music. All of that requires money and professional outreach and lots of time. To hire the right DJs we need to be able to pay them a decent amount for each gig. Money will also go to hire graphic designers to create the flyers and for numerous other forms of entertainment that I have in mind to be employed at the parties. The parties are designed to be avante-garde cultural centers that inspire the attendees. Costs will also go to the rewards, such as printing costs for hats, shirts, cards etc.

I'm open to any help I can get. If you're a DJ, photographer, promoter, someone that wants to go to parties or has a venue, or you have something you think you can contribute that's not mentioned here, please contact me at: litcircleparties@gmail.com

Every person should be rewarded for their good deeds, so I've put together special rewards designed for every kind of donator. From t-shirts to party bags to party access cards, there should be a reward for you on the panel to the right.  

If this Kickstarter Campaign is successful, it will give me the opportunity to throw parties that can promote LitCircle app and enhance nightlife. First in Los Angeles, and then hopefully with time throughout the world. I want everybody to be able to use this app. I hope it's obvious the potential is far greater than just nightlife and parties. My dream is to have one app that enables people to easily connect and gather all over the world. This Kickstarter is potentially one more step in that direction....

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Risks and challenges

I'm proud to say LitCircle is an extremely ambitious project. I've been working on this project for many years so hopefully that will eliminate some of your reservations as I've already built the first version of the app. I've spent so much of my life toiling on this project, it's hard for people to understand why someone would do it all for a "party app". I'm hoping you will "get it". Because at this point there is no option for me to give up or go another route. This is my only route.

I love to throw parties to promote the app, but as of now it's the funding that holds me back from investing in such costly parties. This is a crazy project to begin with so if I'm out there spending my money hosting parties it can give people the wrong idea. If I have the money, the parties can become the gleaming cultural centers they are intended to be. And from what I've noticed, people that witness those kinds of galas just get it. It suddenly becomes more than just a party or party app. It can become a kind of cultural awakening. I can only hope that you feel as excited about the prospects here as I do and can join me to create the craziest app movement ever.

I already have the designs and qualified people ready to create the items listed in the rewards section.

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    Thank You!

    Your generous contribution is helping make LitCircle a reality! Besides an e-mailed thank you, receive regular e-mail updates as LitCircle grows into a company.

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    LitCircle Lighter

    Receive a LitCircle branded lighter as well as a thank you e-mail.

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    LitCircle Shot Glass

    Receive a LitCircle branded shot glass in addition to everything above.

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    LitCircle Hat

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    LitCircle T-Shirt

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    LitCircle Party Bag

    LitCircle branded party bag: pong balls, keychain, shot glass, lighter, hat and t-shirt.

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    LitCircle Card - Bronze

    Receive limited release first version of the app and a Bronze LitCircle Card for your wallet that gives you instant access to most LitCircle hosted parties. A permanent place on the Bronze Wall of Fame on the website. Receive premium LitCircle party bag that includes LitCircle sweatshirt.

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    LitCircle Card - Silver

    Receive limited release first version of the app. Receive silver LitCircle Card that grants you access to all LitCircle hosted party as well as an invite to LitCircle launch and release parties. Your name permanently on website's Silver Wall of Fame. Receive premium party bag that includes LitCircle hoodie.

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    LitCircle Card - Gold

    Receive limited release first version with custom ranked profile. Receive Gold LitCircle Card that gives you free VIP access to any LitCircle hosted party as well as VIP invites to the LitCircle launch and release parties. Your name permanently on website's Gold Wall of Fame. Receive limited quantity LitCircle letterman jackets. Receive premium party bag that includes customized LitCircle letterman jacket.

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    LitCircle Legend

    Receive the only LitCircle Platinum card. Have your profile specially customized and ranked to your liking. Access to LitCircle parties as a permanent member of the LitCircle team. Legendary status on LitCircle website. Receive custom one-of-a-kind LitCircle letterman jacket.

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