Today we’re talking wearable technologies, the power of open source and how technology is changing the way we as people live, interact and express ourselves with Kickstarter success story Leif Chastaine of CA7CH Lightbox. This photography based hardware/software company raised almost $250k with an absurdly successful crowdfunding campaign to fuel the movement of first person video and they’re sharing everything today with you guys. Hope you enjoy!

The CA7CH Lightbox Kickstarter Campaign

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Key Crowdfunding Takeaways

  • Deciding what to build a business around
  • Why technology is transforming the world of entrepreneurship
  • Why you need to build an audience well in advance of launching a Kickstarter campaign
  • The reason and way to ride consumer trends
  • How to compete with big name competitors like GoPro
  • When to go with crowdfunding vs venture capital
  • The struggles of combining innovative hardware and software
  • How crowdfunding product feedback influences product design and market testing
  • Why product aesthetics matter to Kickstarter success
  • The power of open source technology
  • How to design design into products
  • Where wearable technology is headed in the coming years

Success Quotes

  • “If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” -Hunter S. Thompson
  • “Design is not what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works.” -Steve Jobs


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