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Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.)

Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps. I first met Mike Del Ponte two years ago when he was running marketing at Bran...
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Crowdfunding Insides & Highlighted Products

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and how to choose Yours! )

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Crowdfunding Insides & Highlighted Products

10 Fundraising Resources You Don't Want to Miss - Qgiv Blog

The Internet is full of wonderful advice on fundraising, nonprofit marketing, and donor retention. It’s so full of wonderful advice, in fact, that knowing where to start reading can be a bit daunting.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Crowdfunding Insides & Highlighted Products

Pitching to VCs - David Rose (Video on TED.com)

Thinking startup? David S. Rose's rapid-fire TED U talk on pitching to a venture capitalist tells you the 10 things you need to know about yourself -- and prove to a VC -- before you fire up your slideshow.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Startup Intel

4 critical things to watch on your investment term sheet

These “big four” issues can dramatically affect your interests and your relationship with your investors.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Startup Intel

Gazelles, One-Page Strategic Plan


Most people don’t have visions, they have dreams.  The one-page planning document guides you to answer 7 simple questions around your dream – Who, What, When, Where, How, Why and the always difficult “but Should we or Shouldn’t we?”

Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Startup Intel

Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Heidi Roizen, Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Tips For a Good Pitch

Roizen provides tips for giving good pitches. First, focus on getting to the next step. The day you come in for an hour-long meeting, she says, plan on a 20 min.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Startup Intel

The Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

Welcome to the d.school’s Virtual Crash Course resource page! We know not everyone can make a trip the d.school to experience how we teach design thinking. So, we created this online version of one...
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Strategic Design Thinking

Another Mega VC Firm Announces A Design Mentorship Program

Not so long ago, it was engineers that ruled the Valley--the brilliant minds that solved practical problems like, how do you make a payment on the web?
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Strategic Design Thinking

The unbearable lightness of Design Thinking

Design thinking is one of those words that seem to split the world into either radical fans or unwavering opponents who tend to ridicule it. In my practice of a designer, I experimented with all so...
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Strategic Design Thinking

What Is Design Thinking?

How might we engage students more deeply in reading?
-- Karen, learning specialist

How might we create a classroom space that is more centered around the needs and interests of the students?
-- Mi
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Strategic Design Thinking

Ideo creates a Bike Seat that won't make your Butt hurt


How Ideo helped a 126-year-old bike company build something cushy for your tushy.

Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

LOOP: The future of Mobile Payments or a Temporary Fix? - TechCrunch

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly..
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Concrete Canvas: Design for Good

"A building in a bag" is how engineering students Will Crawford and Peter Brewin describe their invention Concrete Canvas.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Hyperloop

If we are to make a massive investment in a new transportation system, then the return should by rights be equally massive.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Tile, the world's largest lost and found.

Locate anything you attach a Tile to using the Tile app. It's never been easier to find your keys.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Portable Beach House


A coastal New Zealand home moves with the shifting sands of coastal erosion.
So while building your house upon the sand is not usually advised, Kiwi architects Crosson, Clarke and Carnachen are breaking centuries of convention, and they’re getting great results. Their multi-award winning Whangapoua Sled House rests on two massive wooden beams and is easily movable to avoid coastal erosion. Up-vote for modernity

Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Cortex 3D-printed cast for fractured bones by Jake Evill

Cortex 3D-printed cast for fractured bones offering an alternative to plaster or fibreglass by Jake Evill at Victoria University of Wellington.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin

WOW, these are all 3Dimensional paintings, build up from layers of acrylic paint and resin. Singapore-based artist Keng Lye creates near life-like sculptures of
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Okeanos Technologies

Okeanos was formed in 2010 to develop a next-generation, ultra-efficient desalination technology to address our planets chronic and increasingly alarming fresh water shortages.

BRIDEE's insight:
The one thing every entrepreneur dreams of achieving:turning seawater into safe water.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Matrioshka Nesting Storage Units by TwentyTree - Design Milk

Matrioshka is a system of six colorful wooden storage units that nest inside one another designed by Sasa Mitrovic of TwentyTree like matrioshka dolls.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Scrooser

Be the first to move ahead on fat tires & fun with Scrooser: an urban mobility solution for the environmentally conscious individual.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Unique Wine Labels From Around the World - Visual News

Whether you're a sommelier or a college student drinking boxed wine straight from the bag, you will love this collection of stand-out wine labels. Pac
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

The Windowfarms™ Store

Windowfarms are a vertical indoor garden that allows for year-round growing in almost any window.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

An Origami-Like Bowl That Expands When You Add Water

Some late-night hunger pains can only be appeased by one thing: instant ramen. But as all ramen aficionados know, it’s not only the noodles and mysterious spice packets that count--the packaging itself forms much of the experience.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

August Smart Lock

The August Smart Lock is a new lock and access system that allows you to send a virtual key to anyone you choose to have access to your home.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

MIT Entrepreneur Students Study Leap Motion

Back in October 2012, MIT’s Sloan School of Management selected Leap Motion as their case study company. These entrepreneurial students committed to following and evaluating Leap Motion over the...

BRIDEE's insight:
Leap, the way to do it, respect!!
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Artkive Turns Your Kids’ Artwork (And More) Into Printed Books | TechCrunch

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Square Debuts Its Latest Hardware, Stand, A $299 Card Swiper For iPad Registers | TechCrunch

At an event in San Francisco at Blue Bottle Coffee, Square debuted a stand built specifically for the iPad, which turns the device into a card-swiping register.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

College Entrepreneurs Create Software to Help Businesses Thrive

How three UPenn students created Airtime, a program that creates banners that turn e-mail signatures into branded messages.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

The Ocean Cleanup - Boyan Slat

combines environmentalism, creativity and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Revolights Bike

Focus sur le projet Revolights alliant intelligemment sécurité et esthétisme. En effet, ce concept propose d'illuminer les roues de vélos et votre chemin gr
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Primitive knife by Michele Daneluzzo for Del Ben

Primitive stainless steel knife with no handle inspired by early tools by Michele Daneluzzo for Del Ben at Ambiente 2013.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Kickstarting: Soccket, A Soccer Ball That Generates Electricity

There are certain ideas that are so brilliant, and so simple, it’s hard to imagine they wouldn’t succeed. Soccket, the flagship product of four-year-old New York startup Uncharted Play, is one of them.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

The Ultimate Air Purifier Uses NASA Technology

As the space program shifted its focus from putting life into space to sustaining life in space, the plentiful technologies to emerge from its hollowed labs have followed suit.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

The New French Entrepreneur: The Female Millenial - Forbes

In a country beseiged by economic woes and a well-known lack of infrastructure both politically and culturally to nurture a start-up culture, oddly, a feisty start up culture thrives.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Nike Debuts First 3D-Printed Football Cleat

Nike's new Vapor Laser Talon football cleats are the first to feature a 3D-printed plate and weigh only 5.6 ounces.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Google Glass UI, Announces "ifihadglass" Purchase Campaign

Google is slowly pulling down Google Glass' veil of secrecy. With each announcement, the company reveals a bit more of its secrets.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

Report: Philips Lighting

Luminous textile panels represent a breakthrough into the (interior) architecture market for Philips Lighting, explains Leon van de Pas in Frame #88. ‘Philips luminous textile with Kvadrat Soft Cells’ has been on the market for almost a year now.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

The Sonos Playbar Brings Wireless Surround Sound Without The Fuss | TechCrunch

Sonos is a wireless audio company that makes solid - albeit comparatively expensive - audio hardware.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

LifeBeam Brings Fighter Pilot Heart-Monitoring Technology To Your Bicycle Helmet | TechCrunch

LifeBeam is kicking off an Indiegogo campaign for a new smart cycling helmet that uses smart sensors to track your heart rate.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Cool Companies, Products & Services

101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design by Dan Lockto...

Please note, this draft version is missing 8 pages of introductory material, including suggestions for how to use the cards. Be ware also that there are a few t
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Entrepreneurial while Studying

Heineken "The Candidate > Crowd Sourced Recruiting

Crowd sourced recruiting reinvented? You should see how Dutch beer brand Heineken gets "the candidate". And more careers ending on video. Standard questions. Prepared answers.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Entrepreneurial while Studying

Creating diverse teams means more than bringing ... - Design Thinking

Here at Empathy, we have recently been teaching design thinking to year thirteen (17/18 year old) students from two Wellington schools. As part of their NCEA Level 3 business class our year 13 students have been tasked ...
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Entrepreneurial while Studying

What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar

A community about to build or rehab a school often creates checklists of best practices, looks for furniture that matches its mascot, and orders shiny new lockers to line its corridors.
Posted 8 months ago by BRIDEE Team in Entrepreneurial while Studying