This week on Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Dave Winkler and Ed Cummings about how they built a better water bottle and launched it on Kickstarter. Tune in to learn more about designing a new Internet of Things product, using Kickstarter backer feedback to improve your product and much more!

AquaGenie: The World’s Smartest Water Bottle

Key Crowdfunding Takeaways

  • How to combine form and function when deciding what features to include in a product
  • How to know if crowdfunding is a good fit for you
  • How to facilitate feedback from your Kickstarter backers
  • How to build up a community or audience around your product


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