• March 26, 2015
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"There was a 3-month period where we met with over 40 VCs and everyone said ‘no.’ We were still pretty confident that there was an opportunity in the marketplace. I had been watching Kickstarter fairly closely, saw a number of game developers were successful, then Pebble watch was very successful. We realized that if we were going to make...

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  • March 19, 2015
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To date we’ve have two successful projects on Kickstarter generating over $1.3M for Nomiku. We’ve used it to build our little maker hobby into a 7 figure generating corporation. But make no mistake, it was not easy and was a ton of work. There are a lot of misconceptions and common mistakes around crowdfunding. Here’s what we’ve learned 2 campaigns...

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  • March 11, 2015
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Zynga, LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo! - few people have the breadth of product and design experience that Christina Wodtke has. But lately she spends her time teaching at Standford and General Assembly about what “Design” really means. "I don’t think of myself as a designer, to be quite honest; I consider myself a human. I do design businesses and experiences, but I...

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  • March 04, 2015
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Who is Jeffrey Zeldman? He has been called the “Godfather of the web design”, “Miles Davis of web design”, or simply “your friend on the Internet." For people who make websites, Zeldman is all of these and more. He was a helpful hand to countless people first learning to make websites when the Internet was an entirely new phenomenon. ...

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  • February 11, 2015
Startup Fundraising Advisor - Tom Patterson

Tom Patterson is a seasoned CEO, investor and founder of Wize.com (acquired by Nextag) and Heighten, and has advised Dale Carnegie, Fixya, KIXEYE, IDG Ventures, GreatNonprofits, Threadsy, iCurrent. He has spent many years learning from real experience, training others in leadership, and and giving advice to budding entrepreneurs. This week, Tom shared with us some wisdom about fundraising. FD: What’s...

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