Have you ever thought about crowdfunding or crowdsourcing your project? Do you dare to ask your friends for help? Tonight some amazing guests are here at Makerversity to talk to you about their experiences with crowdpowered initiatives. Kickstarter provides funding from everyone who wants to support amazing projects, Heroes & Friends includes services and goods that come from the crowd. We will also feature two speakers who have experience with real life campaigns through Kickstarter or Heroes & Friends. After the sessions there is a panel with Q&A from the audience and drinks at the bar at Makerversity.
Heather Cocoran - Kickstarter
Heather Corcoran leads outreach for Kickstarter in Europe, with a focus on the Design & Technology communities. Based in London, she works closely with innovators, creators, and makers who use Kickstarter to bring new products to life. Before that, she was the Executive Director of Rhizome, the influential digital art organisation based at the New Museum, New York.
Menno Manschot- Heroes & Friends
Menno is the founder of Heroes & Friends, aiming to reshape the way we collaborate on meaningful projects. With his background in service design and UX he is focused on delivering the best possible experience to project initiators and their supporters. Prior to Heroes & Friends he was a design researcher at TNO, Delft University of Technology and Reframing Studio, geared towards the rich impact of the web on daily activities and collaborations.
Joris Lam - TreeWifi
Treewifi is currently in the middle of their Heroes & Friends campaign, updating their friends and supporters on their progress on the Heroes & Friends platform. In a nutshell; they use top-notch sensors in their smart birdhouses that measure air quality. Placing their birdhouses in city trees, the product will light up to show how good or bad the air quality is in your neighbourhood. If it’s clean, TreeWiFi will offer you free internet.
Speaker - TBA
We're waiting for confirmation of an awesome kickstarter campaign alumnus.We'll let you know who's coming ASAP!
17.00 Walk-in and Welcome
18.00 TBA (company funded by kickstarter)
18.15 Heroes & Friends
19.00 Panel and questions
Drinks and talks.