kick starter

2013, March

i’m studying business with entrepreneurship right now and so anything to do with business or entrepreneurship i get really excited about.

enter in kickstarter. a fantastic idea of entrepreneurs and like-minded people to post projects and raise money from people all over the world. i’m not the best at explaining so here’s their little verbage on who they are…

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

so imagine the excitement i felt when one of my close friends emailed me about a few projects her and her team were putting together for kickstarter (she’s in business school).

i was definitely looking forward to blogging about their two projects today – especially the lyke watches.

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if you’re into funky ‘make it your own’ things then a lyke watch is for you. personally i think they are fabulous! very retro. and 1, 024 combinations? awesomeness. i want one…or 5.

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check out the kickstarter project for them here. they seem to be doing incredibly well! if you ‘lyke’ the idea (see what i did there?) feel free to donate as much or as little as you want!

a second project they are doing is called kubb. what i love about it is that it brings old school back in style. and when i say old school, i’m not just talking about back in the day 90’s… we’re going way back to the vikings!

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According to legend, the Vikings invented the game Kubb approximately 1000 years ago as a way to entertain themselves and keep their strategic skills sharp between village pillaging expeditions. It is rumored that the Vikings originally played Kubb with the skulls and thighbones of their pillage victims. Fortunately, the current regulatory difficulties of pillaging villages has resulted in a more modern form of the game played with specially crafted wooden blocks. 

Combining the sharp-shooting skills of billiards with the strategy of chess, Kubb is a game of throwing sticks at sticks. The team with the last sticks (kubbs) standing wins! But don’t be deceived by this simplistic description. Kubb requires intrigue, strategy, and a healthy dose of trash-talking if you want to be victorious. 

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check out the kubb kickstarter page here.

if you have any business or projects you want help with funding, kickstarter is definitely the way to go.

whose glad it’s saturday? i know i am! especially as the weather is a nice warm 9C/49F #truestory

enjoy the weekend!

m.

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