October 10, 2011 · Behind The Scenes

IndieGoGo Idea Lab: The Beginning is the Hardest



The first step to making something happen is to start it.  Take baby steps towards your goal instead of watching from the sidelines. Start your idea, business or invention today to prevent you wishing a year from now that you had started yesterday.   Ambrose Redmoon, might be a little known poet but his words, taken from ‘Gnosis: A Journal of Warriors’ stand large; ‘Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than one’s fear.’ 

Each week we identify a mix of newly launched IndieGoGo campaigns that are simple and action-orientated:

Suffering Inc
Category:  Theatre
Location: Seattle, USA
Story: Extracting lines from a Chekhov play, the Pony World Theatre plan to stage the play in an office, seating all members of an audience at an office desk and watching the play from a computer screen. The group requires computers to create the full entertainment of the concept.

Category: Small Business 
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethopia
Story: Investing their lifesavings into a family run restaurant threatened to be torn down by the government as part of modernization for the city, this small business wants to remain open. 

Tribal Horse Calendar
Category: Art
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Story: Transfixed by the beauty of ‘spirit horses’ this artist wanted to keep the printing of her calendars ‘Made in the USA’ and required the capital to print the initial run.

Expedition – A XV Century Sandbox Game
Category: Gaming 
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Story: Wanting to develop a particular portion of Expedition, an already successful online game that allows players to discover the XV Century, this small business wants to fund development time and art costs.

Empowering Women and Girls Skills
Category: Education 
Location: Freetown, Sierre Leone
Story: By instilling dressmaking and textile design skills in illiterate war-affected women and girls, the campaign aims to empower and inspire.