We review a lot of different products and services on this site, and we get PR pitches almost daily from companies that want us to promote or review their product or service.
Many of those pitches are for products or services that don’t actually exist yet. They just want us to get the word out for the crowdfunding campaign they’re launching in the hope that it will help them them reach their funding goal and hopefully it will be a real product or service someday.
In general we’ve rejected those requests because we don’t want to waste our time or yours talking about products or services that may never see the light of day. There are some very cool, very innovative ideas out there, though, and some of the crowdfunding campaigns really do seem worthy of sharing.
So, we’d like to know what you think. Have you contributed to a crowdfunding campaign? Would you if the gadget or service was cool enough? Are you interested in seeing TechSpective cover more stories about
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“In general we’ve rejected those requests because we don’t want to waste our time or yours talking about products or services that may never see the light of day. There are some very cool, very innovative ideas out there, though, and some of the crowdfunding campaigns really do seem worthy of sharing.
So, we’d like to know what you think….”
Thanks for asking, here’s our story:
In January of 2015 the Einsteinium foundation (EMC2), a cryptocurrency (CC) organization, conducted a crowdfunding campaign to benefit a scientist: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/science-study-memory-loss-dueto-sleep-deprivation, during that campaign organizers tried unsuccessfully to have Indiegogo enable CC to be used as a donation vehicle for the campaign
EMC2 organizers found themselves having to create their own system to enable people who wanted to donate CC to be able to do so. In addition to donating CC, developers, foundations, and communities were also encouraged to sponsor the campaign in different ways.
From that experience the idea of PICISI (pronounced ‘pick-easy’) a crowdfunding startup was birthed — a rewards based crowdfunding site that accepts multiple currencies and has many sponsorship opportunities.
The PICISI plan demands achievement of 7 goals before the site is launched: 1) Admins, 2) Campaigns, 3) Sponsors, 4) Promotion Contractors, 5) Campaign Contractors, 6) Referral Agents, and 7) Articles. The present status of the 7 goals are as follows:
1) recruit a min. of 6 admins, they now have 2 (Exec Dir, and Asst, Dir);
2) secure a min of 20 sponsors, they now have 23 — goal achieved & surpassed;
3) secure a min of 8 campaigns to crowdfund, they now have 3 solid;
4) recruit a min of 1 referral agent, they now have 1 — goal achieved;
5) associate with a min of 2 promotion contractors, they now have 17 — goal achieved & surpassed;
6) associate with a min of 1 campaign contractor, they now have 15 — goal achieved & surpassed and;
7) publish a min of 5 articles, they now have 22 — goal achieved & surpassed.
PICISI is a big idea that needs a team of committed individuals to move it forward once the last two goals (‘Admins’ & ‘Campaigns’) are achieved the newly formed leadership will announce the site launch date …
That’s our story, we need 4 admins in order to launch our innovative site, without thing our plan is just paperwork. We have the supporters and the worker, we simply need the leaders.
Would you tell our story?
We could be reached at: http://www.PICISI.com.
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I have contributed to a crowdfunded product. According to status updates and interaction on the development of the associated app, it appears to be legitimate and on schedule for an end of year delivery. I learned of the project via cnet.com which covered it because of the technology angle. Thus, I appreciated that cnet covered the product (I certainly don’t monitor crowdfunding sites looking for things on which to spend my money). I have no problem with TechSpective covering such things, but only if they fit the tag line: a unique perspective on technology.
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