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The ‘Coolest Cooler’ Campaign that Raised $8+ million

By | Crowd Funding, Lean Startup | No Comments

The Coolest Cooler is an incredible example of how to use crowd sourcing to raise serious financing for your idea or concept.

I think there are a few important principles of what they have done here that are worth noting:

  • Give it a name that is impossible to forget (ideally with alliteration)
  • Create an awesome prototype
  • Professional photos and videos
  • Make sure it is unique and extraordinary
  • Get influencers to promote your contest
  • Make it fun

They also created a very active Facebook group and this was one of the primary ways they made this campaign go viral. It is interesting to read hundreds of comments such as ‘I want one”.

Watch the video here:

When I read the campaign the feeling it invokes is the desire to take this to the beach. There is also some language that call you to be the first one to own one of these precious coolers.

See the entire campaign here:

Kickstarter Coolest Cooler Campaign

You can see their Facebook page here:

The Coolest Cooler Facebook Campaign

Happy fun-raising and crowd sourcing,

Richard

Eric Reis talks about The Pivot

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This is a great video by Eric Reis via The Lean Startup on how to use the concept of Pivot when you are heading toward your vision:

Note: This is a great video to watch to get the basic concept of the pivot AND also check out the different camera angle changes, zoom in and out and setting/background (lighting and background noise a bit off).