One way to get your innovative design concept out there is to use crowdsourcing and these bizarre Kickstarter campaigns highlight how the Internet can help newly emerging entrepreneurs collect thousands of dollars to launch their outlandish products. Trend Hunter's editor Meghan Young counts down her top picks for some of the most peculiar crowd-funded projects out there to-date.
Platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are great ways to attract attention and sponsorships to smaller-based innovation ideas. Once a project campaign is put up onto the Internet there's no telling how many people will chip in to help make the project a reality. One example is the potato salad fundraiser by Zach Danger Brown on Kickstarter. Brown requested for $10 to create a potato salad and ended up receiving over $10,000 in pledges with people from all around the world contributing their recipes. On the other end of the spectrum, a man named Jordan Bishop asked for $9 to fund a mysterious project that would be revealed after the funding goal was met. It turned out to be a series of philosophical greeting cards called 'Wise Words.'
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Meghan Young Counts Down Her Favorite Bizarre Kickstarter Campaigns
- By: Misel SabanAug 12, 2014