The MakeIT NYC Meetup switched to a larger venue to accommodate the interest in their Secrets of Kickstarter panel — sign up while there are still slots!
Also, added for the benefit of those attending is a panel discussing New York’s Next Top Makers Competition. From their updated announcement:
MakeIt NYC is proud to present Kickstarter’s own Stephanie Pereira and an all-star panel of Kickstarter luminaries! If you’re considering doing a Kickstarter campaign, or even if you’re just curious to learn some inside ball, don’t miss this! Five successful projects tell you how they did it, and answer your questions, too.
Update: New York’s Next Top Makers Competition!
We added an extra half hour to the event, because we’re being joined by representatives from NYCEDC to talk about their New York’s Next Top Makers Competition. Yup, cash, prizes and bragging rights for doing what you do best.
The panel will be focused about how the panelists took their ideas and designs for real, physical things from the drawing board to delivering them as rewards at the conclusion of a successful campaign, and Stephanie will be sprinkling in her accumulated wisdom about Kickstarter. Topics include:
- Making a successful Kickstarter Video,
- Supporting your campaign with PR,
- Kickstarter metrics and statistics,
- Taking your idea through the prototype and fabrication stages,
- Low-volume and short-run manufacturing tips,
- Intellectual property and other legal issues,
- Surprises along the way,
- What the new changes to Kickstarter mean to them, and to you.
Each week on the Adafruit blog we post up about amazing companies, people and articles about being a MAKER and a business. Over the years we’ve shared how we run Adafruit, published code from our shopping cart system and given presentations on running an open-source hardware company. Every Monday we’re going to try to collect some of these resources and tag them #makerbusinessmonday & #makerbusiness they’re in our popular Maker Business category as well, enjoy!