$600,000+ for iPod watch kit project – Kickstarter

Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

$600,000 for iPod watch kit project - Kickstarter

This is really cool for the watch kit and for the way funding was raised. For the record.

“When Scott Wilson posted his idea for an iPod Nano transformed into a wristwatch on crowd-funding website Kickstarter, he hoped to raise $15,000 to bring his invention to life. Two weeks later, he had $600,000 and new record: Wilson’s project shattered 20-month-old Kickstarter’s previous fundraising tally.” [via CNN Money] [note: at press time, the project now actually has $669,398 pledged!]

I think for some projects and product ideas, Kickstarter can be a great way to raise money and start a business. Check out Scott Wilson’s Kickstarter’s project page for “TikTok+LunaTik Multi-Touch Watch Kits” (with video).

Note: In this case, Scott has a strong credential for working with some big companies. The really cool prototype in the demo video helps a great deal in telling the story. Plus the products are just cool!


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