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Blue Startups Cohort #9 (Late Applicant)

Accelerate your startup in paradise - up to $100,000 investment
Sunday at 10:45pm
We've just submitted our application. Looking forward to take part! Follow us: www.f6s.com/ranamjam We've just submitted our application. Looking forward to take part! Follow us: www.f6s.com/ranamjam
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Baraa K gave heat
Saturday at 2:21pm
Our application is complete, we look forward to hearing from you!! Have a great weekend. Our application is complete, we look forward to hearing from you!! Have a great weekend.
Mar 20
Aloha everyone!
Gamelyst - the Netflix for PC Indie Games - have just applied. We wish you all the best luck in the selection proccess and is our interest to meet you and know more about your startups.
If you like games or have any curiosity about the market, I think you would like to check it out: www.gamelyst.com.
Mahalo nui loa!
Aloha everyone!
Gamelyst - the Netflix for PC Indie Games - have just applied. We wish you all the best luck in the selection proccess and is our interest to meet you and know more about your startups.
If you like games or have any curiosity about the market, I think you would like to check it out: www.gamelyst.com.
Mahalo nui loa!
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Chenzi W gave heat
Lexi Sprague
Lexi Sprague March 25
Interesting, hopefully we end up in the same cohort! There is a possible partnership!
FiliPe Faria Morais
FiliPe Faria Morais 3 days ago
Thanks Lexi :) We definitely can work together. Our projects are complementary. Hope to meet you in person soo
n enough. Cheers!
Mar 12
We are very happy to have been invited to apply for the Accelerator Program and looking forward to meet everybody in person. Please visit our webpage for more information, www.wifipestandtermitemeister.com We are very happy to have been invited to apply for the Accelerator Program and looking forward to meet everybody in person. Please visit our webpage for more information, www.wifipestandtermitemeister.com
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Chenzi W gave heat
Mar 10
Happy and excited for this Application! We believe it can be a great opportunity to boost the internationalisation project we started in the last two months. Great timing! Aloha guys. Really appreciated the late application window. Happy and excited for this Application! We believe it can be a great opportunity to boost the internationalisation project we started in the last two months. Great timing! Aloha guys. Really appreciated the late application window.
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Chenzi W gave heat
Mar 6
Hey everyone, I'm really excited about this opportunity in Hawaii for all of us. I know all of you are working hard on your startups so I wanted to share some results from a recent Indiegogo campaign I ran for my BruxRelief device (http://teethgrindingbruxism.com). This was my very first crowdfunding campaign and ultimately I didn't succeed in reaching my goal budget but I learned a LOT from the p Hey everyone, I'm really excited about this opportunity in Hawaii for all of us. I know all of you are working hard on your startups so I wanted to share some results from a recent Indiegogo campaign I ran for my BruxRelief device (http://teethgrindingbruxism.com). This was my very first crowdfunding campaign and ultimately I didn't succeed in reaching my goal budget but I learned a LOT from the process, MOST important to you is I've figured out a couple ways to HACK crowdfunding platforms' promotion algorithm to get more traffic to your campaign and more contributions. I think each contribution and especially the sales you make of people contributing to receive your device or service helps reduce investor risk and shows a level of traction the investor can have confidence in. So, to hack Kickstarter or Indiegogo, just realize the very first day is your most important. Algorithms seem to favor Backer Count over % of Funds raised BUT % of funds raised becomes increasingly important as the days roll on. WHY? because of psychology. I'd shoot for 50 to 60 backers on the first day, this will get you promoted for sure, but within the first 3 to 5 days you should hit above 25% funding. The 50 to 60 backers on the first day seem to get locked in as your Backers Per Day Ratio, so that's what makes that first day so important. Next here's where the psychology comes in. Once the campaign gets promoted, organic traffic, community members finding your campaign are WAY WAY more likely to contribute if they see 25% or hopefully above... Social Proof, people like to know their decisions are the right ones so we look to others to know that a purchase or contribution is safe, especially in crowds! If Indiegogo or Kickstarter start promoting your offer but it's not converting, not getting more contributions they will demote your campaign and stop promoting it. So I recommend a bunch of backers on the first day and then try to get at least 25% within the first 2 days to take advantage of the promotion and psychological factors these platforms give you. One other hack, people can contribute multiple times! Each one of those contributions seem to get factored into your Backer Count/day separately, not as one. So you could theoretically if you have some friends you hit up a couple times to donate it will help you. Next, you can contribute to your own campaign and as far as I can tell it gets factored into your Backer Count and % funded... SO, use your own judgement here but theoretically you could HELP your campaign by personally contributing enough to get you to 25% funded or more. Now if you use this trick, just be aware of the fees Kickstarter or Indiegogo take from your campaign, and tax implications. If you contribute money to your own campaign be aware that you're going to some of that investment to the crowdfunding platforms fees, additionally, crowdfunding funds received are treated like regular income to the business. So technically that contribution you make is taxed, but your accountant can help you mitigate this by documenting adequate deductions as you build your business to offset the taxable income. NO MATTER WHAT, all this info, this hacking strategy won't guarantee your campaign will be successful but it will give you the very best chance to be successful. I unfortunately didn't know all these tricks when I started my campaign and figured them out in the process. I will relaunch my device on Kickstarter in the next few months so I'm looking forward to taking advantage of these tricks myself, hopefully some of you can benefit now. Lastly, let me say this again, even if you don't fully fund your campaign, if you can get promoted by Kickstarter or Indiegogo and make some organic sales (contributions) this definitely helps to give your idea or concept some traction and reduce investor risk..... One more thing, try to launch with Kickstarter, statistically MORE than 4X more campaigns get funded on KS over Indiegogo (KS 44% and Indiegogo only 9%). Let me know if I can help with any questions you have, I've also got a lot of experience in online marketing so if I can offer a pair of eyes for any one of you let me know. Best of luck everyone. more
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Chenzi W gave heat
Mar 4
Just discovered this program yesterday and rushed to submit. What a wonderful idea to build my dream on my dream island. Good luck to everyone! Just discovered this program yesterday and rushed to submit. What a wonderful idea to build my dream on my dream island. Good luck to everyone!
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Alessandro C gave heat
Mar 3
Just submitted Playmoss.com, the home of playlists. Looking forward to seeing you! Just submitted Playmoss.com, the home of playlists. Looking forward to seeing you!
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Alessandro C , Chenzi W and 1 more gave heat
Mar 3
Just submitted our application for Ganazapp.com. Would love your support transforming the lives of farmworkers, miners and factory workers around the world. Sounds like an amazing program @Blue Startups! Just submitted our application for Ganazapp.com. Would love your support transforming the lives of farmworkers, miners and factory workers around the world. Sounds like an amazing program @Blue Startups!
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Alessandro C and Brock P gave heat
Brock Predovich
Brock Predovich March 5
Great idea and best of luck on this.
Mar 3
Aloha, just finished our Mobile app, startup application se you all soon! Aloha, just finished our Mobile app, startup application se you all soon!
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Alessandro C and Luis S gave heat
Mar 2
I am still traveling throughout Asia doing research on Worldwide Wedding Brokers.
Every day meeting international companies that are locked into the destination wedding industry. China is a new market for this industry and incredible potential. Just visited Bali and Jakarta and currently in Japan. The next Destination is Thailand.
And with every meeting we learn more about what the requirement
I am still traveling throughout Asia doing research on Worldwide Wedding Brokers.
Every day meeting international companies that are locked into the destination wedding industry. China is a new market for this industry and incredible potential. Just visited Bali and Jakarta and currently in Japan. The next Destination is Thailand.
And with every meeting we learn more about what the requirements will need to be to meet the needs of this industry.
Aloha and Ahui Ho!!
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Alessandro C , Chenzi W and 1 more gave heat
Brock Predovich
Brock Predovich March 5
let me know next time you're in bali.
Mar 1
Hey everyone, athenasphere joins BLUE startup community! <Explore beautiful times> Hey everyone, athenasphere joins BLUE startup community! <Explore beautiful times>
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Alessandro C and Chenzi W gave heat
Mar 1
Just sent in LOKI's application! Sounds like an incredible opportunity! Just sent in LOKI's application! Sounds like an incredible opportunity!
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Alessandro C and Andrew G gave heat
Feb 26
Almost done with Team AINA's application! So stoked to apply for this awesome program! Almost done with Team AINA's application! So stoked to apply for this awesome program!
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Alessandro C and Brock P gave heat
Stefanie Concepcion
Submitted!
Feb 24
When we will receiv results? When we will receiv results?
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Alessandro C gave heat
Feb 19
I hope to meet innovative people just like me to create the most amazing wearable tech right here in Hawaii. I strongly believe that high tech doesn't just have to come out of silicon valley, we have talent right here and I plan on using that talent. I hope to meet innovative people just like me to create the most amazing wearable tech right here in Hawaii. I strongly believe that high tech doesn't just have to come out of silicon valley, we have talent right here and I plan on using that talent.
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Alessandro C , Stefanie C and 1 more gave heat
Feb 18
Awairness is looking forward to the opportunity of being a part of the next cohort! "Wisdom through Play" and our integrative engagement model...coming soon! Awairness is looking forward to the opportunity of being a part of the next cohort! "Wisdom through Play" and our integrative engagement model...coming soon!
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Alessandro C and Brock P gave heat
Feb 18
Chenoa Farnsworth Ask Me Anything!

Can't make it in person? Join Managing Partner Chenoa Farnsworth on a webcast to learn more about the Blue Startups program and applying for Cohort #9!

When: February 21, Tuesday 10:00AM HST
Where: zoom.us/j/765316578

She will do a short presentation about Blue Startups and answer any of your questions.
Chenoa Farnsworth Ask Me Anything!

Can't make it in person? Join Managing Partner Chenoa Farnsworth on a webcast to learn more about the Blue Startups program and applying for Cohort #9!

When: February 21, Tuesday 10:00AM HST
Where: zoom.us/j/765316578

She will do a short presentation about Blue Startups and answer any of your questions.
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Alessandro C gave heat
Feb 17
Look forward to combining my two experiences as a global event organizer (www.youtube.com/watch) and professional recording artist (www.youtube.com/watch) to develop KLEARNESS as a prospective member of Blue Startups. Thank you for the consideration, Sean aka Eskoh. Look forward to combining my two experiences as a global event organizer (www.youtube.com/watch) and professional recording artist (www.youtube.com/watch) to develop KLEARNESS as a prospective member of Blue Startups. Thank you for the consideration, Sean aka Eskoh.
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Alessandro C , Nes Von A and 2 more gave heat
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Sean Koh
Sean Koh February 27
Great; happy to discuss ways to collaborate my email is skoh@koherentinc.com
Sean Koh
Sean Koh March 4
Womens March just tweeted my new music video: twitter.com/womensmarch/status/837334786129690624
Feb 15
Applied! :)
Applied! :)
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Alessandro C and Askar B gave heat