Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – August 2016

roundup of crowdfunding campaigns and kickstarters in columbus

Bikes, beers and more in this month’s crowdfunding roundup. Five businesses look to the masses to help make dreams into a reality. Keep reading to find out about dice to 3D printed prosthetics, and a unique opportunity for runners.

roll: Bicycle Company. Modern bikes, built to order.

One bike, three models to fit your riding style. In response to a changing industry, roll: Bicycle Company is changing how custom bikes are made. Offering more affordability and accessibility in custom bikes, a source global build local supply chain means bikes are made in Columbus with a 48-hour turnaround. roll: is raising money to finalize build out and tooling and the website housing the online bike builder.

Brokeman’s Running Cooperative

Runners unite! Brokeman’s Running Cooperative will create a a runner’s hostel, thrift shop and event space. Picking up on cues from being a race director, Katie Cordova aims to create the space for the running community to use as they see fit. With the hostel and race deals for being a member, the space also lowers the barrier to entry to hit the road. Funds from the campaign will help establish and grow the space.

My Story Dice

My Story Dice is raising funds to make its story-building app even better. The app already adds a layer of customization not typically available with such creative tools, but also wants to take their game offline, building a set of physical story dice with licensed artwork.

FORM5 Prosthetics (Alive With Five)

A rebranded Alive with Five, FORM5 provides affordable 3D printed prosthetics. Now the brand not only wants to create something that has a positive impact on its wearer, but on the environment. FORM5 is raising funds to tackle the sustainability of 3D printing and focusing on ways to recycle plastic from failed prints and wasted by consumers.

Bexford Brewers

Cheers! Another brewery is ready to add to the growing craft beer scene in Columbus. Bexford Brewers is talking small to start, raising funds to launch a nano-brewery and taproom centered around a two-barrel system. More money from the crowdfunding campaign means less money from the bank to get things brewing.

Failed or Funded – July 2016

Eat Purr Love – Funded: $9,359 raised / $8,900 requested

Smoked on High BBQ – Funded: $14,000 raised / $10,000 requested

Tupelo Doughnuts – Failed: $0 raised / $11,250 requested

Island’s Bounty – Failed: $336 raised / $3,000 requested