Crowdfunding Roundup – July 2019

roundup of crowdfunding campaigns and kickstarters in columbus

It’s been a little while since our last Crowdfunding Roundup, taking a look at who is pitching for your dollars to support their business idea or product.

Echo Spirits Distilling Co. on Kickstarter

Joe Bidinger and Nikhil Sharoff are looking to open a distillery called Echo Spirits Distilling Co., starting with a full-flavored cane sugar-based rum. Once that is going, they’ll look to open a cocktail bar in Grandview and get moving on their next spirit, genever, a malt whiskey enhanced with botanicals. Key reward is the Brick Wall of Kickstarter Backers. Ask is $10,000 and the project is up through August 12, 2019 11:24am.

Harness Magazine on Kickstarter

Founder Ashley Rector is looking to launch a Member’s Lounge to act as a online hub for art, design, articles, educational resources and connections, expanding the magazine’s mission to share stories of real, raw and authentic women. Ask is $25,000 and the project is up through July 26, 2019 11:59pm.

Nix Comics 2019 Pre-Sale Kickstarter

Nix Comics is asking for support to bring two planned publications, to print with high levels of off kilter rock n roll quality. $10 pledge for Kenttucky Pussy by Sexton Ming and J.T. Dockery (32 pages plus cover black and white comic book with a projected run of only 200 copies) and $15 pledge for Sketchbook Picture Sleeves: Volume 1 2016-2019 by Nix Comics publisher, writer and artist Ken Eppstein. $20 gets you both. Ask is $2,000 and the project is up through August 2, 2019 11:00pm.

High on Sugar on GoFundMe

Emily Doyle and Leah Lambert are working to create a space for community with teens and and late night hours with High on Sugar, a performance arts space and bake shop. LGBTQIA safe and dry cafe focused on cake and comedy with a stage for performers, workshops, parties and more! Opening September 2019 at 2643 N. High St in Old North Columbus. Ask is $75,000.

Meow-o-ween Halloween Cat Enamel Pins on Kickstarter

Brooke, a self-taught artist from Columbus, Ohio is looking for funding for her designs of Halloween Cat Enamel Pins. Ask is $300 and the project is up through July 20, 2019 6:16am.

Cafe Phenix Support for Restaurants on GoFundMe

Brittney Barnhart is asking for support for the Cafe Phenix location change. The new location at 51 E. Gay Street offered the perfect opportunity to grow – but along with this growth was hidden expenses they weren’t prepared for. The original plan was to keep both the cafe at 39 E. Gay, and the bistro at 51, however, they will consolidate the two into the 51 E. Gay location to cut costs and need help with expenses. Ask is $60,000.  

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