Author: Samantha Lewis

A Plate that Counts Calories: Smart Plate Wins $100k in Flash Funding from Arrow

Smart Plate, a plate that can identify any food you eat and analyze its calories, is the latest Indiegogo campaign team to win $100K in flash funding from Arrow as part of the Arrow Certification Program. Become Arrow Certified to join campaigns like Elliegrid and WaterBot to win game-changing funds and gain access to engineering … read more

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Women Who Build Cool Stuff Give Crowdfunding Tips

What do the folks behind the Kinsa Smart Thermometer, the ACTON BLINK eBoards, the PowerUp MacBook charger and the Arden Cove Theft-Proof Crossbody Bag have in common? They’re all savvy, capable entrepreneurs that have run successful crowdfunding campaigns. They also happen to be women! Kate Drane, our Senior Director of Outreach, sat down with these … read more

Sony Is Making STEM Accessible to Children Everywhere

How can educators make STEM subjects more interesting for kids? How can kids find a hands on and engaging way to learn about robotics and programming? These were the questions the team at Sony set out to answer as they developed KOOV, an educational coding, robotics and design kit for young learners.  Kids start by … read more

E-Commerce 101: No One Buys the Ugly Duckling

This is a guest blog post from online tech retailer Newegg. The transition to e-commerce from crowdfunding is a tricky one to navigate, and without proper attention to the right details, your carefully-crafted product could go unnoticed. At Newegg, we’ve launched thousands of new items, reaching over 32 million customers. In working with these entrepreneurs, we’ve … read more

Bring Out the Crowd and Bring on the Funds: A Guide to Building an Audience for Crowdfunding

Embarking on a crowdfunding journey? When it comes to building your audience, the more people you can get to back your idea the better — but that can be easier said than done. From email lists to social media to meeting potential backers firsthand, gathering a large crowd to fund your idea takes a lot … read more