In this episode of the Art of the Kickstart podcast, we talked to Sam Hickmann. With the team at Joy, he has created the perfect icon-based watch that teaches kids the concept of time and helps them develop good daily habits. Listen below to learn more about their work with the HAX Accelerator, how they leveraged their community to make their Kickstarter campaign a success and other crowdfunding tips and tricks.

Octopus by Joy, the training wheels for good habits

Key Crowdfunding Takeaways

  • How incubators like HAX can help startups create and develop products
  • The benefits of being in China while building a hardware product
  • Why you need a community behind your product
  • How to build a strong community before launching on Kickstarter
  • How to get valuable feedback as you’re creating a product


Connect with Joy


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