Well, my Kickstarter Campaign has come to an end. I didn’t make my crowdfunding goal, so all pledges are null and void.
I want to sincerely thank all who pledged for your trust and confidence in me, and for the generosity you’ve shown. The Crowdfunding Platform, of which Kickstarter is one, is a growing phenomenon, and a powerful way to finance interesting projects, inventions, micro-ventures, artists, musicians, writers and small businesses. It can certainly give struggling entrepreneurs an additional opportunity for funding when they are rejected by banks, angel investors and venture capitalists.
Capital is no longer for the chosen few
I was recently chided by a person I’ve done business with, who said I was begging. She said my Kickstarter Campaign was akin to standing on the corner hoping passersby would throw money in my hat. Nothing is further from the truth.
We are seeing a transformation in how Americans bring their ideas to fruition with the evolution of crowdfunding campaigns. In just the past few years crowdfunding has raised many millions of dollars for worthy projects, which became the impetus for growing enterprises.
Crowdfunding stimulates commerce. It helps the economy by putting people to work and machines into motion. It can foster major innovation, and allows creative thinking to blossom.
And here’s another interesting benefit: Crowdfunding allows "average people" to have a voice and be a supporter in projects they believe in. I have recently pledged to four projects myself, three of which were successfully funded, and I can tell you it’s a rewarding experience.
If you like to see individuals succeed, start-ups flourish, young people get a better opportunity and veterans restart their lives; and if you want to be a part of keeping creativity rich and innovation alive, I hope you’ll keep an open mind toward the concept of crowdfunding. I’m confident it will help put America back on a path to a strong economy by providing a leg-up to creators that would otherwise be unavailable.
Thank you again for believing in me!