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Make things: How to Launch a Crowdfunded Product

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

right brain left brainGone are the days when planners *just* research, analyze, theme and provide insights…and stop there. I’ve always had a very strong belief that the best planners & strategists who have made things (eg: digital products & experiences) have the best real world insight and experience.

I am the type of planner and creative strategist who loves to identify a need/problem and make something to solve it.

I spent most of 2013-2014 solving my own need to scratch an entrepreneurial itch and I was able to work on some amazing initiatives & projects which included launching a startup called Birdi on Indiegogo, something I have never done before. So, like anyone interested in #DIY or #HowTo I started with the experts– Indiegogo themsleves; who have a seriously strategic playbook on crowdfunding. We were also extremely privileged to have access to Sonny Vu as a mentor and advisor (if you’ve even seen or heard about Misfit Shine, you’ll know why this was an absolute gift of knowledge).

Last September 2014, Planningness PDX focused on the entrepreneurial mindset, startups & the maker movement. I had a great opportunity to share what I had learned, and present best practices in a session titled:

How to Launch a Crowdfunded Product
– Crowdfunding Trends
– Crowdfunding 101
– Marketing Playbook
– Case Study: Birdi
– Breakouts (mock product campaigns)

Planningness PDX 2014 // How to Launch a Crowdfunded Product from Jess Seilheimer

 

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