Kickstarter 101 - Launch Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

with Aalap Shah

Business Classes in Chicago

Medium_kickstarter

Class Info

Kickstarter connects a community of passionate backers of great projects with innovators looking for funding for their “next big thing.” Since 2009, users have pledged over $250 million to projects they thought ruled, and as a result 24,000 projects that started as simple ideas have become realities.

If you have the “next big idea,” Kickstarter is what you've been looking for because it works—and this class shows why and how. Harness Kickstarter to run rockstar campaigns that will fund and market your project.

This class shows:
• How to create and run a successful Kickstarter project
• Best practices for copy-writing & video
• Realistic, deliverable rewards and premiums
• Achieving Kickstarter-specific goals
• Social media promotion and publicity
• Case-studies on avoiding common pitfalls

Walk away understanding which projects succeed on Kickstarter, and grasping the “rules of play.”



Course Reviews (7)
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    Angie F.

    Left about 1 year ago
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    I learned a great deal about Kickstarter and shared it with quite a few people. I really valued this class!

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    Martin V.

    Left about 1 year ago
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    Aalap was really helpful and I feel like I got all the necessary knowledge in order to launch successful Kickstarter project.

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    Other Teacher Reviews (14)
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      Nate G.

      Left 11 months ago
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      This was a good intro to Facebook for business and the instructor provided some good tools. It would be great to go more in depth with small business examples and the inner workings of Facebook - with more "how to" demonstrations in Facebook.

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      Lynda T.

      Left 11 months ago
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      Aalap presented useful information and some helpful insider thoughts on the why and how of the social strategies used. He was particularly helpful in understanding what each participant was looking for and flexible in his style to accomodate all.

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      Aalap Shah co-founded social media agency and digital marketing firm SoMe Connect. Aalap has managed and consulted extensively on several crowd-funding projects covering technology products, design, publishing, and film. He has successfully raised over $100,000 for his clients to date using crowd-funding. Aalap's clients include an Emmy-award winning director, an eco-friendly fashion product, and a global non-profit among others. A natural teacher with an enthusiasm for business, marketing and the success of students, he is excited to demystify the Kickstarter process and share his techniques with you!


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