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Entertaining and educating are essential elements to be mindful of when you are a parent of a young child. The need to 'keep them busy' while still try to 'teach them something' is a constant challenge for parents. This challenge has been tackled by toy designers and manufactures for decades and it also plays well into the hands of those needing to market them. This challenge has reached a climax with our super connected lifestyle and the every smarter devices we surround ourselves with.
While trying to find entertaining and educational content for my son to view on a smartphone or tablet, I realized that the majority of content was neither very entertaining nor very educational. So, I decided to see if any one had tried to address this challenge on Kickstarter and that is when I found Labuntina; a sing-along crowdfunded project with animated music videos.
Kicking of a new series of weekly blog posts titled 'Kickstarter Projects of the Week' (hence the hashtag #KSPOTW), I want to start off with a project that is both 'bizarre and beautiful' as well as an inspiration on a personal level. Pinstripe - An Adventure Through Hell is a 2D adventure video game about an ex-minister named Teddy who must explore Hell in search of his daughter Bo, who has been kidnapped by a strange entity claiming to be God.
This amazingly artistic looking adventure game is the result of the passion and dedication of a one-man development team and all credit goes to Thomas Brush and his development studio Atmos Games. Thomas has single-handedly been working on Pinstripe for more than three years and just by looking at the artwork and campaign video on Kickstarter, you can see that this project is not just another indie video game, but a fine work of art.
Being an entrepreneur, and entrepreneurship as a whole, is as much an incredible adventure as it is a formidable challenge. From dealing with the lows of unexpected failures to the highs of profitable contracts, being an entrepreneur is a roller caster all day all the time. Sometimes it takes a lot to stay committed to the ride especially when hitting a real low, even though there is sure to be a thrilling high at some point.
Inspiration and motivation are an essential element that every entrepreneur needs to stay on course and to stay bucked in. I have yet to hear or read about a successful entrepreneur that did not, at some point, need some or other form of motivation or inspiration. I know I do. So, here are five inspirational infographics that serve as a way to keep you keeping on, from one entrepreneur to another.
Crowdfunding is an amazing concept. Crowdfunding solves many obstacles that often prevent people's creative ideas from ever becoming a reality. Crowdfunding is also disruptive. Crowdfunding has significantly altered the way concepts and ideas make their way to market and this has had a noticeable impact on many industries.
2015 was a fantastic year for creators and backers alike. The shear number of projects launched, the volume of successful campaigns and the total monies raised was staggering and very encouraging. Creating a single list of the best crowdfunded projects of 2015 was near impossible so here I have opted for lists of top projects from 2015 in various categories ranging from coffee projects to video games, denim projects to IoTs and tabletop projects to photography.