START.ac is a CrowdFunding community for industrial designers, entrepreneurs and other innovators.
CrowdFunding is when many people pledge small amounts of money (typically $10 to $200) to fund a project. For example, let’s say a designer needs to raise $30,000 for a factory production minimum of a new watch design; if 430 people pledge $70 each - the project is funded and the watch becomes a reality! The designer pays the factory, the watches are made [and the designer has already “sold” them to waiting supporters]. Pretty cool!
At START.ac, world class executives, entrepreneurs and members, mentor START.ac Project Drivers at every stage of the CrowdFunding process.
START.ac is the brainchild of CEO/Founder, Rod Turner (Ashton Tate, Symantec – SYMC / Norton, ArtSlant). START.ac offers ten improvements to the CrowdFunding status quo. START.ac expands the appeal of CrowdFunding by welcoming a wide spectrum of projects – it is also a worldwide platform.
Do you have an idea or a design that is a good fit for CrowdFunding? We’d love to hear about it!