Every week, we give team members at Indiegogo an opportunity to talk about the campaigns that have caught their attention. Here’s what we were talking about this week:

Alice (@alicebely)

Ashana Let’s help Ashana go to college and study computer science!

Location: San Francisco, California

Ashana has dreamed of becoming a developer and now has the opportunity to realize her dream. Help her succeed by supporting her tuition.

Amber

SwimmingToRwanda Swimming to Rwanda

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

This campaigner swam across the Straight of Gibraltar to raise funds, and awareness, for the nonprofit organization “Voices of Rwanda,”- an amazing organization which records and preserves the stories of survivors of the Rwandan genocide. Now, he’s running an Indiegogo campaign for the same cause!

Ben (@gilbetrar)

Clojure Typed Clojure

Location: Perth, Australia

While I don’t understand every technical aspect of what Typed Clojure can do, I always get excited when communities rally together to make something, and it’s exciting to see how much support other developers have show for this campaign.

Bre (@gogoBre)

Yovivo Yovivo! Resveratrol yogurt for life.

Location: Emeryville, California

This yogurt will be extra healthy.  Plus, I can get a lab coat in the meantime!

Bret (@gogoBret)

YOUFO YOUFO

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check it out, these guys have invented a new sport!  Youfo – an innovative cross between lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, and jai alai.

Crista (@gogocrista)

Musicambia Musicambia: Music as Social Change in Incarcerated Communities

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Violist Nathan Schram is taking inspiration from Venezuela’s famous El Sistema program, and is developing a musical curriculum for incarcerated communities in the United States.  Consider helping Nathan make a difference for members of society who are often left behind.

Daniela (@gogoDaniela)

Waxelene Waxelene Lip Tube

Location: San Rafael, California

Waxalene is an all natural and organic waterproof balm that contains no petroleum or hydrogenated oil.  The existing larger packaged sizes of Waxalene have already made major waves in the health and beauty industry, receiving coverage and praise from top magazines and publications, and is available at Whole Foods, CVS, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc..  With the funds raised through this campaign, the Waxalene creators will be able to make a Waxalene lip tube for on the go lip conditioning.

Erica (@gogoErica)

NeverTooLate Never Too Late

Location: San Francisco, California

This campaign is for a film that is documenting Maya’s story of meeting her biological mother for the first time.  She was 33 and traveled to Bangladesh for this amazing journey….I was touched by the many layers of this story and so happy for Maya that she had this experience and is willing to share what she has experienced and learned.

John T. (@Trigonis)

Middleman The Middleman – The Crowd-Funded Franchise Resurrection

Location: Los Angeles, California

So my campaign of the week is The Middleman, a comic book resurrection campaign by Javier Grillo-Marxauch and Les McClaine. They have a really fun opening to their pitch video, and these creators are raising funds on Indiegogo because the fans want to see more Middleman adventures, including a novelization of the TV series missing 13th episode. It’s all about the fans, and Javi and Les are giving them what they want, and they’re off to quite a stellar start.

Kate D. (@KateDrane)

BIson Bison Organic Beer Wagon

Location: Berkeley, California

So excited about this campaign. Berkeley’s Bison Organic Beer is one of my all-time favorite breweries. The perks are awesome, and 100% of the profits go to non-profits. Contribute today!

Ruika (@RuikaLin)

Chocolate Invention to Mold Chocolate Using 3D Scan and Print Technology

Location: Woodland Hills, California

Imagine turning any real-world object into chocolate using 3d scanning & printing. Enough said!

Tony (@IndiegogoAU)

Clojure Typed Clojure

Location: Perth, Australia

Explained to me in lay terms: An optional type face system for Clojure, while maintaining all the benefits of a dynamic language – the programming equivalent of having your cake & eating it too – cool, for those that understand it!

Will (@indiewill)

MetalEvolution Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal – The Final Round

Location: Toronto, Canada

They raised almost $40K last time, now they’re back in $C. This campaign combines two of my favorite things (and two of Indiegogo’s best demographics): Canadians and METAL!