From innovative products to community spaces for entrepreneurs, July brings a fresh round of crowdfunding campaigns to Columbus. Keep reading for a peek at these local businesses that are making the push to turn ideas into reality.
The Commissary: Where Food Connects Community – There’s only a few days left to back this venture that will build, “A flexible space for pop-ups, meetings, and classes where food makers and farmers can experiment, create, collaborate, and share,” according to project creator, Katie Djupe. Construction is already under way on kitchen space, an experimental brewery, roasting space, storage space for equipment, trucks, carts, and inventory, as well as some co-working office spaces, but The Commissary needs funds to built out their community space.
SunDown CoWork Space – SunDown RunDown began as a monthly pitching platform for startups, but now the organization is looking to take the next step from connecting to doing by creating a coworking space for entrepreneurs. Organizer Paul Proffitt has developed hourly and membership rates and is searching for the perfect space for the venture.
Hatch-It by Multivarious Games – Local video game studio Multivarious Games introduces Hatch-It, a puzzle game where players must work fast, smart and creatively as a giant asteroid threatens to forever change the world of the dinosaurs. The game has been in development for about a year with a playable prototype for PC/Mac and iOS. A successfully funded campaign means the launch of this made to be mobile game on iOS.
Blerline ‘Tracing Sticky Notes’ Designed for Mobile Devices – Specifically designed and manufactured for mobile devices, Blerline Tracing Sticky Notes are made-to-fit sheets of translucent paper with sticky-note adhesive that turn mobile devices into lightboxes. The company is raising funds to help meet the manufacturer minimum requirements in order to launch their initial line of products for Apple devices. Hitting stretch goals will expand production capabilities to other Samsung, Amazon and Google devices.
Hilljak TUUL: Sleek Multi-Tool for the Everyday Adventurer – The Hilljack TUUL combines two sizes of box wrench, a bottle open, rope cutter, flat head screwdriver, pry bar and box cutter into a compact design that easily fits on a keychain. With prototypes complete, the company is raising funds to take the tool to market.
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