Funding Friday: Make 100

Like last year, our portfolio company Kickstarter is starting the new year off with a Make 100 campaign.

The idea is simple. Make 100 of something and fund it on Kickstarter.

Here are a bunch of live Make 100 campaigns

And if you want to do a Make 100 campaign, you can start here.

Make 100 campaigns are fun because they are typically low budget affairs.

I backed a bunch of them today and look forward to seeing them come to life.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    New2me and a cool idea.I really like these microprojects a great deal and would like to see them pushed down age brackets to kids actually who require some economics to participate in projects beyond their family means or where the initiative to fund raise is part of the project itself.

    1. fredwilson

      Great idea !!!

    2. falicon

      I’ve been trying to get my 14yr old interested in starting an ebay store or doing something online (since he’s been complaining that he’s “too young” to get a job, but wants money)…but I *really* like the direction of your idea even more!

      1. awaldstein

        comes from the fact that many of us support extended family or kids we mentor to do projects that require funds.and many of these projects are just so cool and could get interest beyond the family but there aren’t mechanisms to do so.ex–within my family 16 year old is totally focused on marine biology and over the years has been involved with getting scuba certified, saving money to do projects seeding and reporting on growths of coral reefs in the keys. and is invited to do other stuff now that costs dollars.projects are totally interesting with maps and cams of growth and stuff.easy one to capitalize if mechanism is in place is my thought.

        1. falicon

          Nice!If you’re family member lives in the NJ area you, reach out to me via email…I have a friend that works for the Liberty Science center and does a lot of the kind of work you’re talking about (they often take interns and/or part time help that would prob. be *very* exciting for your family member)…happy to make the connection if interested.

          1. awaldstein

            Thanks but not local.

    3. Salt Shaker

      Love this idea! “Kickstand,” for kids 16 and under. Submission requires parental approval, sort of a guarantor. Great learning tool and PR play for “Kickstarter.” Deeply expands platform to families.

      1. awaldstein

        This could reify education.Right now every school and every kid needs to raise funds to do things.This is a way to move fundraising into community building around topic/projects of interest.Want to change the world? Focus on kids and how they learn.

  2. Steve G

    Didn’t know. Fred, back to your recent post on meditation mornings, your personal tip on what you do between meditating at 545, and your 8 am espresso?

    1. fredwilson

      I write these blog posts and read other ones and go to yoga class

  3. JamesHRH

    Its a kick to see how much of a kick you get from bringing anything to life.

      1. JamesHRH

        Saying not available?

        1. Lawrence Brass

          huh.. I can see it here from the end of the world. Too much ajit pie for breakfast.. maybe? 🙂

  4. LE

    This is cool…

  5. JamesHRH

    Ok, someone help me out. This is Naval explaining Blockchain (do I get a royalty on suggesting that Blockchain was the name for the tech BTW? ;-).…It makes perfect sense.But, he does not list any examples of ‘ areas where a centralized authority was required because there was no alternative ‘ ( paraphrased ) and his suggestion that Blockchain is ‘ like a market ‘ does not work for me, because digital assets are not goods, they are rights.Blockchain is more like an anonymous, value recognizing co-operative. Where is the need for that?Slow morning. Was just bombing my Twitter feed and saw it.Anyone up for teaching me?

    1. Richard

      https://uploads.disquscdn.c… That’s one of the knocks on the block chain. In the end it’s a technology and technology forecasting is hard. technology particularly when introduced are hyped y so called experts. Remember, it was Fred who pounded the table for bitcoin as a currency to be used for a slice pizza because of its low transaction costs.

  6. Manosai Eerabathini

    I love the idea of exploiting the law of scarcity to get people backing some of these projects. It reminds me of what we see already happening with physical merch. sales from some key influencers (limited inventory, one-time only).This is good thinking from the Kickstarter team.

  7. JLM

    .”Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”The petulant child has destroyed ISIS, delivered a perfect SCOTUS Justice, passed tax reform after 31 years in less than 90 days.His accomplishments are substantial. He will get immigration done.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…