Six Figure Crowdfunding

Author: Derek Miller,Noelle Pugh

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1641440260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9112

HOW THE HELL DO YOU CROWDFUND $100,000? HERE’S THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK! In this bold, irreverent, hilarious how-to guide, bestselling Kickstarter campaign manager Derek Miller takes his millions of dollars of supercrowdfunding experience and delivers everything you need to know about being a modern entrepreneur in today’s global marketplace. In other words, this ain’t your parent’s business book. Accompanied by laugh-out-loud illustrations by cartoonist Joy Ho, enjoy an exhaustive look into what it takes to manage and execute a successful six-figure crowdfunding campaign.

Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab

Author: Joan Horvath,Rich Cameron

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484235010

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 1546

Learn how to manage and integrate the technology of 3D printers in the classroom, library, and lab. With this book, the authors give practical, lessons-learned advice about the nuts and bolts of what happens when you mix 3D printers, teachers, students, and the general public in environments ranging from K-12 and university classrooms to libraries, museums, and after-school community programs. Take your existing programs to the next level with Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab. Organized in a way that is readable and easy to understand, this book is your guide to the many technology options available now in both software and hardware, as well as a compendium of practical use cases and a discussion of how to create experiences that will align with curriculum standards. You'll examine the whole range of working with a 3D printer, from purchase decision to curriculum design. Finally this book points you forward to the digital-fabrication future current students will face, discussing how key skills can be taught as cost-effectively as possible. What You’ll Learn Discover what is really involved with using a 3D printer in a classroom, library, lab, or public space Review use cases of 3D printers designed to enhance student learning and to make practical parts, from elementary school through university research lab Look at career-planning directions in the emerging digital fabrication arena Work with updated tools, hardware, and software for 3D printing Who This Book Is For Educators of all levels, both formal (classroom) and informal (after-school programs, libraries, museums).

57 Secrets of Crowdfunding

Practical Pro-Tips to Ensure Six Figure Funding

Author: Narek Vardanyan

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468960148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 6885

"This guide is a Must Read for anybody considering crowdfunding" Sam Granger, raised $164,000 on Kickstarter eBook contains 57 Free (or Very Cheap) Step-by-Step Tips on how to ensure your five-six figure funding. With this guide, despite of your background and skills, you will learn how to raise funds like a Pro, particularly: 17 Free tools to boost your campaign, Hacks on Grabbing Attention of a media, Tips on what structure format works Best, Proven Reward types, that always work. No matter you have started your crowdfunding/fundraising campaign or just planning it. This guide will help you ensure your funding wherever you are (five or six figures). 57 Practical Tips were proven by 206 successful crowdfunding campaigns. BONUS: 13 Crazy Reward Ideas and a Pitching Email Template to a press.

Mastering 3D Printing

Author: Joan Horvath

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 148420025X

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 5732

Mastering 3D Printing shows you how to get the most out of your printer, including how to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and integrate 3D printing with traditional prototyping to make techniques like sand casting more efficient. You've printed key chains. You've printed simple toys. Now you're ready to innovate with your 3D printer to start a business or teach and inspire others. Joan Horvath has been an educator, engineer, author, and startup 3D printing company team member. She shows you all of the technical details you need to know to go beyond simple model printing to make your 3D printer work for you as a prototyping device, a teaching tool, or a business machine.

Equity Crowdfunding for Investors

A Guide to Risks, Returns, Regulations, Funding Portals, Due Diligence, and Deal Terms

Author: David M. Freedman,Matthew R. Nutting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118853563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3140

Equity crowdfunding is a new, exciting, and evolving way for growing businesses to raise capital and for average investors to buy equity in those businesses. It has been universally hailed as a “game changer” in the private capital markets, particularly the venture capital asset class, which includes angel investing. Before now, venture capital investing—and the spectacular returns that are possible in this asset class—have been off-limits to all but the wealthiest Americans. In addition to potentially huge returns is the excitement of being involved in helping startups and fast-growth companies succeed (although many will fail), and thereby gaining early access to leading-edge technology and innovative business models. Readers will learn: the reasons for and against investing in equity crowdfunding how to follow the rules and limits established by the SEC how to make smart investment decisions based on their personal objectives and financial situation how to avoid being ripped off by shoddy websites and fraudulent offerings, and how to find the best advice and information available.

Bold

Groß denken, Wohlstand schaffen und die Welt verändern

Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864703255

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 7065

Wenn zwei New York Times-Bestsellerautoren für ihr neuestes Werk unter anderem auf Erkenntnisse von Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson und Jeff Bezos zurückgreifen, dann kommt heraus: ein radikales Manifest, wie exponentiell denkende Unternehmer in den nächsten Jahren die Welt erändern werden. Peter Diamandis und Steven Kotler untersuchen die Technologien, die aktuell ganze Industrien umwälzen und den Weg eines Gründers von 'Ich habe eine Idee' zu 'Ich führe ein Milliardenunternehmen' so kurz wie nie zuvor gemacht haben. Sie geben tiefe Einblicke in die Welt von 3D-Druck, künstlicher Intelligenz, Robotern, intelligenten Netzen und synthetischer Biologie. Sie zeigen, wie man millionenschwere Crowdfunding-Kampagnen lostritt und erfolgreiche Communities gründet. 'Bold' ist Manifest und Ratgeber gleichermaßen. Es ist unverzichtbar für moderne Unternehmer, die disruptive Technologien und die unglaubliche Macht der Crowd nutzen wollen.

Der Zwillingseffekt

Roman

Author: Tal M. Klein

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641223091

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 579

Wir schreiben das Jahr 2147. Nanotechnologie verhindert den Alterungsprozess, genmodifizierte Mücken ernähren sich von Kohlenstoffdioxid statt von Blut und man reist nicht mehr mit dem Flugzeug sondern via Teleportation. Es ist die Welt von Joel Byram. Ein durchschnittlicher Typ mit durchschnittlichen Problemen – sein Job als KI-Coach langweilt ihn und seine Ehe mit der hübschen Sylvia steht vor dem Aus. Ein Kurztrip nach Costa Rica soll neuen Schwung in die Beziehung bringen, doch dann passiert es: Joel wird beim Teleportieren versehentlich dupliziert. Nicht genug damit, dass Sylvia nun mit seinem Doppelgänger urlaubt, jetzt wird Joel auch noch von dem mächtigen Konzern International Transport gejagt ...

Nick und der Wal

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Aladin

ISBN: 9783848900763

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6269

Nick lebt mit seinem Papa am Meer. Eines Tages, nachdem ein großer Sturm gewütet hat, findet er einen kleinen Wal am Strand. Nick nimmt ihn kurzerhand mit nach Hause. Ob sich der Wal in der Badewanne wohlfühlt?

Crowdfunding as a financial instrument for startups

Author: Steven Wolf,Eugen Kraemer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668040605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 28

View: 1186

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,3, The FOM University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, language: English, abstract: In the past years the number of startups increased continuously. Often it is the case that a startup doesn’t have the financial power to realize a business and if an investor or a financial institute refuses to support the startup many good ideas can fail already at the beginning. Therefore it is necessary for startups to find new ways for financing the business ideas. Crowdfunding is one method for financing and investing which nowadays reaches a high popularity and growth among innovative people, groups and companies. To get a better understanding of the whole context this term paper investigates the different perspectives and actors of crowdfunding to give an answer to the actual aim. The aim is to analyze whether crowdfunding is an appropriate way of gaining funds for startups or not. In the first part the theoretical information is provided. This includes definitions and differentiations of used basic terms like crowdfunding and crowdinvesting as well as the different forms of crowdfunding. Also in the same part the functionality and the historical development of crowdfunding will be shown. In chapter 3 the actors of crowdfunding – the startups, the investors and the platforms – will be described. This part will focus on the different reasons, aims and other important aspects for each of the actors. An overview of advantages and risks for startups and investors will be given in the fourth chapter. To have a better impression about the different crowdfunding forms, levels and scales, the fifth chapter will show some examples of successful crowdfunding campaigns. Based on all researched and derived information, the last chapter will give a summary and conclusion to the aim of this term paper.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 4401

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Die Macht der Sechs

Das Erbe von Lorien. Roman

Author: Pittacus Lore

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841204120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3394

Die Jagd geht weiter. Ich habe ihn in den Nachrichten gesehen. John Smith, irgendwo da draußen, auf der Flucht. Für die Welt ist er ein Mysterium. Für mich ist er einer von uns. Ich kann es fühlen. Und ich weiß, dass ich ihn finden muss. Der neue Band der Erfolgsserie "Das Erbe von Lorien". Sie haben Nummer Eins, Zwei und Drei getötet. Sie versuchten es bei Nummer Vier. Sie haben versagt. Sechs von uns leben noch. Wir sind bereit zum Kampf. Und unser Erbe entwickelt sich. Nummer Sieben lebt mit ihrer Cêpan in Spanien. Von dort verfolgt sie die Ereignisse in Paradise. Sie ist sicher: John Smith ist einer der ihren. Als sie sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht, wird sie von den Mogadori aufgehalten. Währenddessen kämpft auch John gegen die Mogadori – und gegen seine Gefühle für Sechs. Ist er doch dazu bestimmt, mit einer Frau von Lorien zusammen zu sein? Was ist mit Sarah? Und wo stecken die Restlichen der Garde?

Podcasting für Dummies

Author: Tee Morris,Evo Terra

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527703920

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 2488

"Podcasting für Dummies" erklärt alles, was Sie über Podcasting wissen müssen. Die beiden Autoren, die zu den Podcastern der ersten Stunde gehören, erklären Ihnen, welche Hard- und Software und sonstige Ausrüstung Sie zur Produktion von Podcasts benötigen, wie Sie Podcasts aufnehmen und abmischen und wie Sie RSS-Feeds zu Podcasts erstellen. Damit Ihre Podcasts nicht auf Ihrer Festplatte verstauben, erfahren Sie, wie Sie Podcasts online stellen, wie Sie der Welt mitteilen, dass es Ihren Podcast überhaupt gibt und wie Sie Abonnenten für Ihren Podcast gewinnen. Dieses Buch deckt alles ab, was Sie zum Einstieg in das Podcasting benötigen.

Der König in Gelb

Author: Robert W. Chambers

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865523331

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2771

Das Original, bekannt aus der TV-Serie True Detective und die Vorlage zu H. P. Lovecrafts Necronomicon. Der König in Gelb erzählt von einem furchtbaren Buch, das jedem, der darin liest, Wahnsinn und Tod bringt. Bemerkt man die Gefahr, ist es längst schon zu spät. Inhalt: Cassildas Lied - Der Wiederhersteller des guten Rufes - Die Maske - Am Hofe des Drachen - Das Gelbe Zeichen - Die Jungfer d'Ys - Das Paradies der Propheten - Die Straße der Vier Winde - Nachwort von Michael Nagula: Robert W. Chambers: Fantast zwischen Poesie und Dekadenz & Die Bücher des Robert W. Chambers H. P. Lovecraft: »Chambers erklomm beachtliche Gipfel des kosmischen Grauens«. E. F. Bleiler: »Das wichtigste Buch in der amerikanischen Literatur des Unheimlichen zwischen Poe und den Modernen.« Ein gelungenes Werk in der Manier von H. P. Lovecraft. Die Gestalt des Königs in Gelb ist im Cthulhu-Mythos als Avatar von Hastur bekannt. Sein Erscheinen wird durch das Gelbe Zeichen angekündigt. Diese Ausgabe enthält alle unheimlichen Geschichten des Originals sowie ein ausführliches Nachwort zu Leben und Werk Robert W. Chambers (1865 ? 1933).

Die Weisheit der Vielen

Warum Gruppen klüger sind als Einzelne und wie wir das kollektive Wissen für unser wirtschaftliches, soziales und politisches Handeln nutzen können.

Author: James Surowiecki

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705142

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 5330

Publikumsjoker sticht Expertenmeinung. Mit unverstelltem Blick untersucht der amerikanische Autor das Phänomen der Gruppe und ihrer klugen Entscheidungen, wenn die richtigen Voraussetzungen gegeben sind. Eine aufschlussreiche, unterhaltsame Lektüre und zugleich ein kraftvoller Kontrapunkt zur gegenwärtigen Diskussion um Eliten und einzelne Meinungsführer. "Die Weisheit der Vielen" ist faszinierend, es ist eines jener Bücher, die die Welt auf den Kopf stellen.

Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef

Der einfache Weg, zu kochen wie ein Profi, zu lernen, was immer Sie möchten, und das gute Leben zu leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3956230868

Category: Cooking

Page: 656

View: 7839

New-York-Times-Bestsellerautor Tim Ferriss’ Spezialität ist es, uns zu zeigen, wie wir die größten Erfolge mit dem geringsten Aufwand und in kürzester Zeit erzielen. Ob im Job, bei der Körperfitness oder eben beim Kochen. Anhand des Kochenlernens macht uns Ferriss mit dem »Metalernen« vertraut, einem Schritt-für-Schritt-Verfahren, mittels dessen Sie beliebige Dinge erlernen können, sei es die Steakzubereitung oder das Werfen von Dreipunktern im Basketball. - Das ist das eigentliche »Rezept« in Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef. Sie werden in der Küche für alle Dinge außerhalb der Küche trainieren. Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef ist ein Kochbuch für Menschen, die keine Kochbücher kaufen. Es enthält unzählige Tipps und Tricks von Schachwunderkindern, weltberühmten Küchenchefs, Spitzensportlern, Meistersommeliers und Supermodels, um nur einige wenige zu nennen.

Kickstarter Launch Formula

The Crowdfunding Handbook for Startups, Filmmakers, and Independent Creators

Author: Salvador Briggman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542448369

Category:

Page: 140

View: 6429

If you're looking for a step-by-step launch framework for your upcoming Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, this is the handbook for you! I'll teach you how to use crowdfunding to raise money online and bring your project to life. You see, we're at the beginning of a movement as transformative as the industrial revolution. Never before in history have authors, musicians, artists, and film producers been able to connect with massive online audiences and get funding for their creative work. The outdated media gatekeepers are quickly disappearing. You can now get funding directly from your fans and distribute your content online. If you're a creative type, this is the BEST time to be alive. But, it doesn't stop there. This major change has also given rise to six and seven-figure online businesses. As a fellow entrepreneur, I know that one of the most common excuses for not quitting your job and launching that startup company is because you don't have the money. Now, in a few short weeks, you can have all of the capital you need to launch and grow a thriving ecommerce business. It's no longer a crazy idea to pursue your passion. In fact, more and more millennials are doing just that. I should know, I'm one of them! When I first started blogging about Kickstarter in 2012, I had no idea that crowdfunding would become a multi-billion-dollar industry. I was just a Junior in college, writing a mini-thesis on how different variables affected fundraising success on Kickstarter (for you nerds out there, it was a logistic regression). Flash forward several years, and I'm now one of the top experts in the crowdfunding industry. I started the blog, CrowdCrux, which did over one million views in 2015. I set up a forum called KickstarterForum, which has attracted over six thousand members. I even launched a popular podcast called Crowdfunding Demystified, which has racked up more than 100 positive reviews in iTunes. Finally, I also put out training videos on YouTube and I am proud to say that the channel is experiencing rapid growth. That all sounds impressive, but actually, when I first stumbled on the website, Kickstarter, I didn't have a clue how it worked. It seemed super confusing and I had SO MANY questions. Since 2012, I've come to master the platform and discover the ins and outs of how crowdfunding really works. I've published many of my findings online and I've been being linked to by sites like CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and even The Wall Street Journal. In this guide, I'm going to share with you the step-by-step launch strategy for absolutely crushing it on Kickstarter. In no time at all, you'll be raising money for your startup or creative project. I'll make it super easy to copy and implement these tactics and strategies. I'll also share some Jedi Mind Tricks that most marketers don't know about. Before you know it, you'll be a crowdfunding expert! Now, I bet you're thinking... "boy this all sounds like a lot of work. Do I really have to learn all of this? I just want to get funding for my project." Truth be told, it is A LOT to master, which is why having the right teacher can make all of the difference. I'll make sure that you master this material as quickly as possible, so that you can stop fundraising and get back to doing what you love! Either way, whether you decide to run your own Kickstarter campaign, or outsource certain aspects, it pays to know what you're doing. I want to help you smash your Kickstarter goal and then I hope you come on my podcast as a crowdfunding success story. It's time to get serious about making that business you've been dreaming about a reality. It's finally time to get paid for your creative work. Let's get started!

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels

The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

Author: Jason Schreier

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062651242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8108

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.