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The show consists of Khierstyn Ross' in the trenches experience raising more than $2MM on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. We interview successful creators that have started from NOTHING and build multi-million dollar companies off the success of their crowdfunding campaigns. This is the real, uncut, show for entrepreneurs that want to launch their product online.
 
We deliver compelling information on technology very quickly by interviewing tech experts for a 360 degree view of each topic. Interviews are done in 5 minute "lightning rounds" so you can get the information -- and get on with your day. Topics include autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, cloud, 5G, robotics, mobile, privacy, IoT and more.
 
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In this interview with Nathan Hirsch, he explains how he’s taken the hiring process for virtual assistants and created a series of SOPs that can save any business owner time and money. Nathan started his entrepreneurial journey back when he was in college, selling used student textbooks at rates much lower than what the school offered. When the sch…
 
Understanding your customers is the most critical part of any successful marketing campaign. In this video, I have the pleasure of speaking with Maneesh Sethi, founder of Pavlok, as he gives some helpful advice for startups or existing brands looking to grow their audience and tap into an additional cash flow source. Maneesh created Pavlok, a weara…
 
A press release is one of the most useful types of advertising because it allows you to attract the attention of media outlets, which can then create massive visibility for your product or service. In this interview with Norman Farrar, we discuss the importance of having a good PR strategy and some of the right ways to take advantage of this oft-ov…
 
-- Join my Online Community for Product Creators (Launch and Scale Your Product Online): https://www.facebook.com/groups/launc... -- Sometimes, all you need to do in order to succeed is to focus on the big picture. In this video, I get to speak with Steven Lawson, creator of The Monk Manual planner, about personal and brand growth, visionary ideas,…
 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4KE... In this interview with Derral Eves, the brains behind the Squatty Potty, we discuss video marketing strategy and the importance of video in marketing. Although the Squatty Potty isn’t a Kickstarter video, it is an incredibly effective video that has helped garner billions of dollars in sales. By implementing…
 
​How do you build an audience that's super-engaged and desperate to buy your product? In today's video I speak to Timothy Moser, founder of MasterOfMemory.com, who managed to do exactly that using a giveaway contest strategy. I think you'll agree, his approach was ingenious! Although Timothy gives most of his content for free via his website, he wa…
 
In today's video I'm speaking with Chris Prendergast, founder of Jamstack. As someone who has raised cash in the past from investors but also had a very successful crowdfunding campaign too, Chris had some great insights into the pros and cons of using crowdfunding instead of venture capital or a loan. We had a great discussion about why crowdfundi…
 
⭐ If you enjoy this interview with Gareth Everard please subscribe for lots more great crowdfunding content⭐ Gareth Everard ran a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign when he launched the first product that led to the founding of Rockwell Razors. He used that first Kickstarter product to launch several other successful product lines and made the…
 
In these lightning rounds, we discuss how the advertising industry is evolving to meet the demands of more cord cutters and why content protection for both OTT and broadcast continues to be paramount. We speak with Adobe, Intertrust and Roku.By Beth Kindig, Intertrust Technologies
 
In this episode, we expand on open source software with Google Cloud, who talks about open source gaming, and the popular programming language TensorFlow. We also talk to Slack about how to support open source when your core source code is proprietary. Our third interview with Python Software explores the inherent challenges to working on free and …
 
In this episode, we discuss open source software development with community members at the heart of the open source movement. IBM and O'Reilly Media offer a historical perspective on how open source overcame closed source/proprietary software and how popular development frameworks, such as Kubernetes and TensorFlow, are being utilized. We also spea…
 
In this episode, we look at how to leverage technology and applications to achieve financial freedom. We talk about ways that various demographics can increase savings and reduce debt, such as the self-employed, couples, students and people over 50. Startups from Twine, Catch and United Income weigh in on tough topics such as stagnating wages, stud…
 
In this episode, we look at renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, and we also look at how we can bring energy to the moon and to mars for sustainable, human presence. Experts from NASA, Stanford and Intertrust's Modulus discus how to survive 14 days of darkness on the moon, how solar is disrupting traditional energy companies and how sol…
 
The energy industry is undergoing an important transformation driven by the introduction of renewables, deregulation, and increased attention to climate impact. Experts from Chevron, innogy Ventures and Schneider Electric discuss how this shift is further fueled by the internet and new advances in cloud computing, IoT and big data; all of which lea…
 
Privacy experts discuss the General Data Protection Regulation, or the GDPR, one year after the regulations went into effect with candid interviews from Twilio, Intertrust and Meeco - three companies who are going above and beyond to honor privacy globally. While the press tends to focus on companies who do not follow privacy standards, this episod…
 
Leading experts from the GSMA, the world's trade body for mobile operators, Qualcomm and Graphene Flagship talk about the devices of the future. This episode looks beyond smartphones to examine how machine connections will define the next era, what millimeter wave technology will do for urban areas, and how a recently discovered material, Graphene,…
 
What if you could launch your project and have a super-engaged audience lining up to buy your product? So many blogs, and guru’s harp on having a big email list before you launch. What if it wasn’t about that? What if it was about how engaged they are? "90% of the people who sign up for my Giveaways end up reading their email, and about 50-60% resp…
 
Gareth Everard ran a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign when he launched the first product that led to the founding of Rockwell Razors. He used that first campaign to launch several other successful product lines and made the transition to make it a sustainable brand. But his road to success was not an easy one. In today’s episode, Gareth shar…
 
Rachel Pedersen is a Facebook marketing strategy specialist. In this episode, she helps you dig deeper into Facebook advertising and shares her most helpful tips and insights into how to do it well. Rachel provides solid answers to detailed questions. Listen to this interview to learn how to use Facebook ads in a way that will stand out, engage you…
 
"The smartest thing we did was reject old fashion, old media, old world advice of how to trick people into giving you their money" - Max Temkin If you are becoming frustrated, depressed, and disillusioned learning about how to raise money to fund your project, then this podcast will inspire you. Max Temkin has directly raised, or advised in a numbe…
 
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, a book of short stories about extraordinary women, surpassed one million in preorders, in spite of the small budget that was available for advertising. Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo did not expect the success that came their way. But, looking back, they have realized the steps they took that all worked toget…
 
Have you ever seen a Mystic Unicorn poop creamy, delicious, ice cream? If you caught the viral sensation ad for the Squatty Potty then you are familiar with some of Derral’s work. But Derral was not always making millions of dollars for himself and his clients creating incredible direct response video ads. After Derral Eves graduate from college wi…
 
Wondering how to get product validation and calculate your costs? Today’s conversation with Brian Creager is a great place to get started. In three years, Brian went from $500 a month to $250,000 a month! Listen to this episode to hear Brian’s expert advice about how to find a product, how to tap into the market for that product, and how to discove…
 
Cheat Sheet Burnout is inevitable if you try to do everything yourself. When you start to feel overwhelmed, that is when you should start outsourcing. Start small, with discrete, one-off tasks, that you could do, but someone else could do a lot better. For example, if you aren’t a graphic designer, don’t mess around in photoshop! As you get used to…
 
In this episode, we discuss the good AI will do, such as combat fraud, prevent money laundering, and help to stop online bullying. We also discuss the flaws of AI, such as the cost to our privacy. Experts who build AI biometrics and behavioral analysis tools break down how facial recognition works, including iris tracking and palm vein detection. W…
 
My guest today is Matt Bodnar. He is the host of the Science is Success podcast and a part of the Fresh Hospitality Firm. He’s here to share with us today how to get VC investments and whether they’re right for your business. Investment with Fresh Hospitality Fresh Hospitality invests across the food value spectrum. They invest in farming and agric…
 
When weighing the options for crowdfunding, most project creators opt for a months-long process to ensure optimum success. In some cases, however, time is not abundant. This was the case when Bryce Fisher of Ravean Heated Jackets approached his first Kickstarter campaign. The timeline from idea to prototype to crowdfunding campaign was just a few w…
 
What does 5G, the new generation of wireless, mean for smart cities, the cloud as we know it, and most importantly, what will 5G do for me? In this episode, we discuss what will happen when applications and communications speed up with lower latency, including how this will affect hospitals, mobile devices, cloud data centers and real-world problem…
 
Robotics can be a controversial issue. In this episode, we discuss what will happen when machines begin to think and act like humans. SoftBank, John Deere and RoboKind answer important questions including whether robots will take our jobs, how robots can improve the learning abilities of autistic children, and how to feed the world as the populatio…
 
We ask probing questions such as how to improve autonomous vehicle safety after the pedestrian death in Arizona, whether China will be the first to deploy driverless vehicles, and whether driverless is a bunch of hype or will it become a reality in the new future? Beth Kindig of Intertrust Technologies interviews Intel, Torc.AI and Steer for a 360 …
 
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and many others have been around for about 10 years now, and yet there are still lots of people who don’t understand why Kickstarter is good for your business. In this quick video, my aim is to explain the power of Kickstarter and other similar crowdfunding platforms and the potential that they ha…
 
Crowdfunding too early is a common mistake a lot of entrepreneurs make with their campaigns. They don’t research what to know before crowdfunding before jumping in. Today we’re going to take look at a key stress point in your campaign and how to avoid it. I have a major beef with many marketing agencies that deal with crowdfunding. They don’t talk …
 
Can your product succeed on Kickstarter? We’ve been going over different tips and tricks on how to run a successful Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign, but it’s time to talk about your product itself. It doesn’t matter how well-prepared your campaign is – you first need to see if your product is a good fit for crowdfunding in the first place. Crowdf…
 
The Kickstarter popularity algorithm is probably the most overlooked factor for ensuring a successful crowdfunding campaign. If you want to know how to launch a new product on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo successfully the algorithm is something you need to be aware of! The Kickstarter popularity algorithm is based on the idea of social proof. In order …
 
Knowing how to set your Kickstarter goal is a tricky but an extremely important part of your crowdfunding campaign. Funding goals for your Kickstarter project involve a lot of factors, but the bottom line is that the goal has to be reached. The first thing to understand about crowdfunding goals, particularly on Kickstarter where your campaign’s goa…
 
Dreaming of launching a kickass crowdfunding campaign for your project? There’s one common Kickstarter mistake you need to avoid at all costs. It’s super important that you keep this in mind when researching how to plan your Kickstarter campaign. Let me explain … The key to success on crowdfunding sites is to really understand the mindset of potent…
 
In today's episode, we take a look at how MadnessPlanner.com, a current planner brand that's getting ready to release their latest planner, is using Instagram Giveaway contests to gain brand traction and build their audience. Jocelyn Schade launched Madness Planner on Shopify earlier this year. Madness Planner, as I like to describe it, is the un-p…
 
Khierstyn’s guest for this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut is Paul Nadeau, skilled hostage negotiator and the person who is going to revolutionize how you think about stopping self-sabotage. He takes his knowledge of negotiating with people in crises and applies it to personal and professional situations, giving you the best chance at finding success…
 
Leadership, motivation, and entrepreneur are three of the biggest buzzwords in today’s business environment. Chris Thomson, business owner and partner for Canada’s Student Works Painting, has built a company that brings in over $17 million in annual revenue, has raised over $1.3 million for various charities, and plugs highly-skilled undergraduate …
 
With nearly 50% of all e-commerce sales occurring on Amazon, many crowdfunders are asking the question, “how can I take my product and sell on Amazon?” On this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut, Khierstyn has a conversation with Ben Arneberg, founder of Product Fuel and creator of crowdfunding giants Willow & Everett and Terra Mat. Ben shares his top t…
 
If there’s one area of business all entrepreneurs and crowdfunders need to understand, it’s the art and science of investing in relationships. On this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut, Khierstyn interviews Jayson Gaignard, founder of Mastermind Talks, about the story behind the Talks, how he maintains influential relationships with his network, and th…
 
Many entrepreneurs start their company and launch their products because they want to implement healthy change in the world. Khierstyn’s guest for this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut, UJ Ramdas, and his company Intelligent Change is doing just that - encouraging people to embrace healthy change and document positive growth through beautiful personal…
 
On this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut, Khierstyn interviews crowdfunding success mogul Evan Varsamis, founder and CEO of Gadget Flow. He has built a platform that puts innovative products in front of over 25 million people per month, runs an international team remotely, and has some great advice for aspiring crowdfunding professionals. You don’t wa…
 
Few entrepreneurs are as unique, engaging, and great at creative networking as Sol Orwell, founder of nutrition advice empire Examine.com. He is also the creator of websites garnering over 200,000 visitors per day and a fanatic chocolate chip cookie enthusiast. On the first official Crowdfunding Uncut episode for 2018, Khierstyn interviews Sol and …
 
My guest today is David Roher. We’re talking about doing things that people may think you’re crazy for doing. We recently completed an Iron Man Triathlon. It was the hardest endurance activity I could have ever done. [03:36] How David Knew He Wanted to do a Triathlon David and his wife live an average life. When David was 38 his father had a heart …
 
My guest today is Ted Flemming. He’s used Kickstarter to raise awareness and funds to his non-alcoholic beer brewing brand. He raised a little under $30,000 for his project! He’s here to share why he used Kickstarter for his campaign. [02:33] Why Non-Alcoholic Beverages? Ted began getting into the craft beer scene in his late-20’s. His journey was …
 
My guest today is Matt Bodnar. He is the host of the Science is Success podcast and a part of the Fresh Hospitality Firm. He’s here to share with us today how to get VC investments and whether they’re right for your business. [01:50] Investment with Fresh Hospitality Fresh Hospitality invests across the food value spectrum. They invest in farming a…
 
My guest today is Tim Ray. He is the founder of Carnivore Club. An E-Commerce subscription based company that offers meat from different artisans around the world. [02:04] Stories That Drive Crowdfunding Carnivore Club is a subscription e-commerce business launched in 2013. Tim was working a 9-5 during the time of the dollar shave club hitting the …
 
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