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CrowdIt Offers First 64 Submitted Crowdfunding Projects Complimentary Publicity

13 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

CrowdIt announced that it will provide free media exposure to the first 64 crowdfunding projects that are submitted to its site by June 1.  As an extra incentive to Dreamers interested in promoting their next big idea, CrowdIt will offer exposure by including a description of and a link to their project in a series of upcoming news announcements that will be distributed nationally, across the web and to targeted journalists across the country. Projects must be fully submitted in order to receive the no-charge publicity.

CrowdIt Offers Crowdfunding Projects Complimentary Publicity

CrowdIt Offers Crowdfunding Projects Complimentary Publicity

“CrowdIt is all about helping people bring their ideas to fruition,” said Jason Graf , co-founder and CEO. “Small business is the lifeblood of our economy and whatever we can do to support the creation and nurturing of projects and ideas can help turn them into thriving entities for future job creation and economic stimulation.”

Graf says the reason they selected the first “64” projects is because it mirrors the number of CrowdIt’s official launch date, June 4 (6/4). CrowdIt already has more than 200 people signed up on its site and is well underway in receiving submitted projects – all of which will have the same opportunity for added exposure.

“We are more than mid-way in reaching our goal for submitted projects and want to provide support to those Dreamers who believe in the power of the crowd and what a virtual incubator, like CrowdIt, can offer,” he said.

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Seattle Theater Company, Twisted Cabaret, Successfully Completes Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

7 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

Kickstarter claims to have raised almost a half a billion dollars via crowdfunding campaigns to fund new business endeavors since it’s inception three years ago. The latest venture to successfully raise money is a small theater company called Twisted Cabaret. Twisted Cabaret closed funding this morning after reaching a modest goal of $11,000 to cover the costs of producing a live concert video of their Seattle show.

Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret & Pandemonium Vaudeville Show

Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret & Pandemonium Vaudeville Show

Nearly a hundred people contributed to the project, achieving their goal and completing funding just minutes before the cutoff of 11:00 a.m. This was lucky for Twisted Cabaret, as Kickstarter only pays out to projects that make their goal. According to Kickstarter less than half of the projects hit their mark. If a goal is not reached then all the money is returned to the would-be philanthropists and the project gets nothing. Not only do the fundraisers get Twisted Cabarets eternal gratitude for their contribution, they will receive copies of the finished video.

Twisted Cabaret star, Frank Olivier said, “I feel an excited buzzing energy of ‘YES!’ inside me, knowing these people are all there, helping bring this together.” Olivier recounts the final funding countdown. “We were about a hundred dollars short of our goal with just a few minutes to go when two folks came on board and carried us to victory.”

One of the final donors and the one who took the funding across the line to success had been monitoring the progress. He wanted to be the one who crossed the finish line and so he was, with just two minutes to go he pledged $40 which was exactly how much was needed to achieve the goal. When asked how he felt about funding a project like this he said, “It was like winning a race.”

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