Tag: kickstarter

Rolling back to beta: Former Portland startup trades Video Sprint for Betabook

If you were around the Portland startup scene during the summer of 2012, you might remember KS12, a creative agency startup that focused on experimental storytelling. Even if their name does”t ring a bell, you may remember their film, Early Stage, about their experience at PIE. Well, quite a bit has changed since then—including their focus. Read More

$13 million man: Coolest Cooler marks a turning point in Kickstarter history

It kind of struck me when I heard someone talking about it on the radio, this morning. And the DJ didn’t really even mention Portland. And he had to explain what Kickstarter was. But he was highlighting how a project had just surpassed the all-time funding record for Kickstarter. And that it was a cooler. Not any cooler mind you. The Coolest Cooler. Read More

With a week to go, Ultra's Violet approaches the halfway point on its Kickstarter goal

It’s no secret that Portland and the sun have an odd relationship. We love it and all. It just doesn’t show up that often. So when it does, it would be awesome to have a way of making the most of it—without overindulging. That’s the idea behind Ultra’s Violet, the first-ever wearable device that helps track your UV exposure and measure sun-generated vitamin D. Read More

Cutting out the middleman: Everydisk from Avatron Software promises simple, private, secure access to all of your files

As more and more of us have begun to embrace this whole “cloud” thing, we’ve gotten pretty loose with how share files with one another—and how we access our own files. Because right now, more often than not, there’s another entity of some sort serving as the go-between in the whole process. But that may be coming to an end, if Portland’s Avatron has their way. Read More

Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop will be funded. But you'll miss out if you don't act now.

We here in Portland are big fans of music, tech, do-it-yourself craftasticness, and crowdfunding campaigns. We’re also cheap. Um. I mean “frugal.” So what if you could combine all of the above into an awesome event? Get ready to be happy. Meet the Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop. Read More

File under "Meta": Successful Portland Kickstarter project Wide Body an accessory for a successful Kickstarter project

You all probably remember the Pebble, right? That watch that talks to your smart phone? The one that took that Kickstarter by storm and raised a whopping $10 million? Well, a Portland company just succeeded in Kickstarting an accessory for that successful kickstarter project. Meet the Wide Body. Read More

Have your cake: Portland video game Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake will be funded on Kickstarter

I have to admit that one of my new Kickstarter hobbies—in addition to supporting a bunch of awesome Portland projects—is to find projects that have already exceeded funding—and then fund them anyway. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake from Portland’s Sleep Ninja is my latest happy discovery. Read More

Is that a FlatLight in your pocket or are you just unhappy to see me?

It’s crazy how minuscule technology is getting these days. And how the smaller-and-smaller hardware form factors are enabling people to rethink common tools.

Take the FlatLight, a Kickstarter campaign from Portland’s Tater Tot Designs. Read More

Even more rock & roll: CASH Music opens hosted platform for public beta

Portland’s CASH Music started with a simple idea: create a platform that allows musicians and labels to more effectively promote themselves without having to pay others. Like WordPress, but focused on the music industry. Read More

Get an iPhone or iPod Touch for the holidays? Make your gaming experience that much better with WynCASE

While many folks get an iPhone to be—well, a phone—many soon discover that it works far better as a gaming and computing device than an actual phone. But that gameplay can often leave a bit to be desired. Read More

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