June 18, 2014 · IGG

Indiegogo launches the ‘Maker Challenge’ with Amazon and Autodesk!




In celebration of the first-ever White House Maker Faire, we’re excited to announce Indiegogo’s own Maker Challenge! Running through July 16, 2014, the Indiegogo Maker Challenge is a great opportunity for you, our community’s makers, to share your work with the world.

Makers can participate by submitting either a newly created or existing maker-oriented Indiegogo campaign to the Maker Challenge Partner Page.

All qualifying campaigns have a chance at prize packages from sponsors Amazon and Autodesk that include product mentorship and development tools. Now’s your chance to have your hard work recognized and your project potentially boosted to the next level!

Amazon prize packages will be given to twenty (20) selected campaigns and include:

Autodesk prizes include:

  • Autodesk® Fusion 360™, an easy-to-use 3D CAD/CAM tool, for all qualifying campaigns.
  • 123D Mentorship for five (5) selected campaigns.

How To Participate:

To qualify, you must start a campaign related to the maker movement. Makers include technologists, designers, and artists who are working on campaigns that promote participatory learning and community engagement.  Remember, your campaign should be live  and have it associated to the Maker Challenge Partner Page by July 16, 2014. Amazon and Autodesk will select and announce the campaigns receiving prize packages July 25.

If you already have a campaign on Indiegogo related to the maker movement, contact us here to have it added within 48 hours to the Maker Challenge Partner Page.


President Obama Speaks at the White House Maker Faire

About the White House Maker Faire:

The White House Maker Faire enables private and public action to increase the number of maker communities nationally, as well as empower makers with the tools and resources to turn their ideas into real, scalable productions. Last month alone, Indiegogo’s maker community debuted many campaigns to great success – including New Matter, GOkey, and DIMPLE – and we’re thrilled the White House recognizes the importance of these dreamers, thinkers, and doers.

Scott and Julie Brusaw of the Solar Roadways campaign will be attending the White House Maker Faire in honor of their revolutionary initiative that has raised over $2 million on Indiegogo. President Obama will host the first White House Maker Faire today where he will meet with a select group of America’s makers in recognition of their contributions to innovation.

Scott and Julie Brusaw Meet Bill Nye

In addition to hosting the event, the White House has designated June 18 as a nationwide Day of Making. Everyone who can’t be in Washington for the Maker Faire can stay involved on Twitter via #NationOfMakers and our own Maker Challenge tag, #GoMaker.

And for inspiration, explore current campaigns on Indiegogo now!


Amazon – Prize Details 

To celebrate inventors and entrepreneurs, Amazon is proud to support campaigners participating in the first-ever White House Maker Faire.  Up to 20 campaigners will each receive a credit for a three-month professional account subscription for Selling on Amazon to jumpstart their business on Amazon.com, mentorship support for selling on Amazon, and a $200 credit for the Fulfillment by Amazon service.

Since 2000, individuals and businesses alike have reached new customers by selling on the Amazon.com marketplace.  Sellers can also access Amazon’s world-class logistics, fulfillment, and customer service capabilities on a pay-as-you-go basis through Fulfillment by Amazon—a scalable solution that gives entrepreneurs the freedom to focus on developing new products and building their businesses.

Autodesk – Prize Details

Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is an easy-to-use 3D CAD/CAM tool for people looking to bring new products to market. Fusion 360 works by integrating everything you need to take your product from concept sketching to manufacturing in a single tool, including: conceptual design, mechanical design, analysis, rendering & visualization, machining tool path generation, prep for 3D printing, collaboration and version control.

Autodesk is also providing 123D Mentorship to teach five selected campaigns how best to leverage Autodesk® Fusion 360™ for production purposes.

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