Fund a New Business Concept with Kickstarter

Got a great new idea for a venture and need some money to get it going? Consider Kickstarter.

Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/) is a web based funding platform focused on a broad spectrum of creative projects. The hope is to fund projects like albums, films, and specific works of art, science or business with real business models. The projects to be funded need to have clearly defined goals and expectations. Examples include art, comics, dance, design, fashion, film, food, games, music, photography, publishing, technology, and theater.

The Kickstarter community is the crowd that votes for its support of the business concept. Most common projects on Kickstarter are for smaller projects that raise $5,000 or less. Great business concepts inspire people from the community to open their wallets and help the ideas become reality. It starts with the concept as presented by the entrepreneur. When and if so inspired, individuals in the community can pledge to support the idea. If enough pledges are secured, the community funds the idea.

How cool is that?

John Bradley Jackson
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship


Published by CSUF Entrepreneurship

We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically recombine the new and the old to forge new ventures, create an entrepreneurial culture, and dramatically benefit our community.

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  1. Hello John,

    Thanks for posting this up. It’s so interesting because I got involved with the CSUF Entreprenuership Business Plan Contest. But glad this blog is also posted. I am a senior at CSUF majoring in Business Adminstration, concentration Marketing and minoring in Communications, concentration Public Relations. My knowdledge I have learned from CSUF has opened my mind to new ideas and concepts raised, which is helped me want to start-up my own business. My website is under construction, but is in the process of getting up soon. I look forward to seen you at school and discussing my business venture.


    Victor Nunez, Jr.
    Major: Business Adminstration, concentration Marketing
    Senior – Undergraduate
    California State University, Fullerton

  2. Victor,

    Consider the contest as a way to get started. Many of us have great ideas but few of us turn them into reality. Go for it!


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