A crash course in changing the world.
I´ve opt to help someone kickstart their project (ok, to be honest I´ve just donated 1 $, but I think this task is more about getting experience with things like this, so everybody should be ok with that I think).
The project I´ve chosen is this one:
as I think it´s a pretty cool and useful idea, cause everybody knows the issues with shoelaces (at least I do;-)).
(Note: If you want to donate some money on a kickstarter project, too, keep in mind that you need a credit card to do so).
Even if I haven´t any experience with starting projects on kickstarter, I think it´s pretty easy and the good thing is, that everybody with a good idea and an internet connection can start their project, so if there isn´t pledged enough money in the end, the chance to fail with your project isn´t that big (or even doesn´t exixt), because you aren´t able to start production and you´re probably not willing to take the (financial) risk for yourself if this is the case.
As I´ve mentioned above, anybody with a great idea and internet connection can become a successfull business founder and since there are some projects already existing (or already in the pipeline) to provide people even in developing countries with computers and network connections (read about it in some of my other posts) also these people are able to become (economcily) successfull and are so helping to build an own economy in their respective country, which is (at least in my opinion) a huge chance for becoming unindependent and helping them to take action and to develop their country, too, just by having great ideas (ok sounds easier than it really is, but the possibility is what counts).
But.... for future usage I think the people behind kickstarter.com need to change some things.
For example they should implement more options to donate for projects, because not everybody owns and/or want to own a credit card and once you´ve spend your money you can´t get it back, even if it (the projected you opted for) isn´t going to be found, so in the future we all have to find solutions and possibilities for people all over the world to help other people becoming successfull entrepreneurs (micro credits, community currencies etc. are already some nice ideas).