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If you’ve never heard of Kickstarter, please allow me to make an introduction. is a website where inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, etc. can post their project ideas and solicit funds while offering various incentives for those who participate. What is revolutionary about Kickstarter is how well it combines the web’s ubiquity and easy payment options into a “viral funding” opportunity. It has allowed people with ideas to market their ideas directly to the people who are most interested in them.┬áSome of the more successful projects have raised tens of thousands of dollars in just a few days. The term “Kickstart” is quickly becoming a verb used to describe crowd-sourced fundraising. [Read more...]