Hackerspaces with Successful Kickstarters

Ben asked today (ben’s post) if we have considered using Kickstarter to gain some funding. So this evening I searched for spaces who have run kickstarter campaigns. This search yielded some very positive results..

Here’s some of what I found:


Los Angeles Makerspace

Raised $34,000 of $15,000 Goal

A Hackerspace Grows in Brooklyn.

by NYC resistor

Raised $3,000 of $2,000 Goal

Unallocated Space: A New Hackerspace

Raised $5,000 or $3,000 Goal

Mothership HackerMoms: The first women’s hackerspace!

Raised $12,000 of $10,000 goal

Hacker Scouts Oakland Lab

Raised $37,000 of a $35,000 goal.

(Hackerscouts looks like an amazingly fun program!)


These are success stories. Can we do something like this in Mobile? If we run a kickstarter would it get word of our organization out to the right backers?





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