New Kickstarter initiative launched!  Today at the BizDojo, we’re excited to see another one of our projects reach fruition, with the successful launch of our new Kickstarter partnership with Macfarlane Engel & Associates (ME&A). ME&A specialise in the development, market entry, and management of novel technologies; and have offices in Auckland, Hamilton & the US (Newhaven, CT). At the BizDojo, we see a steady stream of amazing creative projects and ideas come across our radar, most of which just need a small kick of seed funding to make them a reality. After bouncing some ideas around with our friends at ME&A, we decided to put together a partnership to help some of these projects get off the ground, leveraging crowdsourced funding via Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Check out the first project off the blocks for funding - Exocomics, the brainchild of Auckland based freelance illustrator and artist, Li Chen. What started as a side project while Li was unemployed in 2009 has now developed into a webcomic with over 20,000 readers. Li’s Kickstarter project is looking to raise funds to move the project from the screen to the page with two print editions in the works. The project has got off to a rocking start - US$12k pledged within the first 24 hours of listing - check it out here, and look out for more creative projects going up for funding in the coming months.

New Kickstarter initiative launched! 

Today at the BizDojo, we’re excited to see another one of our projects reach fruition, with the successful launch of our new Kickstarter partnership with Macfarlane Engel & Associates (ME&A). ME&A specialise in the development, market entry, and management of novel technologies; and have offices in Auckland, Hamilton & the US (Newhaven, CT).

At the BizDojo, we see a steady stream of amazing creative projects and ideas come across our radar, most of which just need a small kick of seed funding to make them a reality. After bouncing some ideas around with our friends at ME&A, we decided to put together a partnership to help some of these projects get off the ground, leveraging crowdsourced funding via Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.

Check out the first project off the blocks for funding - Exocomics, the brainchild of Auckland based freelance illustrator and artist, Li Chen. What started as a side project while Li was unemployed in 2009 has now developed into a webcomic with over 20,000 readers. Li’s Kickstarter project is looking to raise funds to move the project from the screen to the page with two print editions in the works.

The project has got off to a rocking start - US$12k pledged within the first 24 hours of listing - check it out here, and look out for more creative projects going up for funding in the coming months.