»Cook Eat Slovenia – A cookbook that brings traditional Slovenian recipes and family stories to your kitchens worldwide! The author of the book is Špela Vodovc, who used to dream to present traditional Slovenian food to travellers through her cooking classes in Ljubljana, serving them an experience they would treasure for a lifetime. Over the years, she hosted hundreds of happy foodies from around the world who have attended her cooking classes to learn how to prepare Slovenian food, for everyday or festive occasions. If you are a ‘foody’, cookbook »Cook Eat Slovenia«, will absolutely be a love at the first bite: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/344644959/cook-eat-slovenia-the-cookbook?ref=35fcbs&token=6350a77b
Getting a nice and comfortable living is no longer a problem today. New flats and houses are growing fast in most cities and anyone who wants a new home has many options to choose from. The situation is however different when it comes to the possibility to have your own garden, where you can grow your own vegetables or flowers.
One of the trendy solutions that is commonly used in many large cities around the world are community gardens, that are based on the idea, that a group of people shares the same land to grow together their own vegetable, or flowers.
The possibility to establish a new community garden is mostly limited due to high price of land in the large cities and their surroundings. And the experience shows that crowdfunding is one of the possible solutions.
One of the examples of such a successful project is the project “Our garden – fence and water for a new community garden”. The project started as an idea of several people who decided to set up their own garden near the regional capital of South Bohemia – České Budějovice. They managed to get the land, but for the creation of the garden, it was necessary to fence the land, adjust it and get a source of water.
The project was successfully implemented, a fence and a small pond were built on the plot, serving as a water supply for watering, but also as a natural source of water for flowers, insects and dormant animals that live in the garden. The community garden has been operating for three years now. There are 17 small gardens on it, which serves as a garden for a group of 30 people.
To get the funding for the project, the authors used a crowdfunding campaign at the Czech portal HitHit.com.
The original goal of the campaign was to get 10,000 EUR. The goal set has been overcome during the campaign, and the authors have managed to collect 10,250 EUR (102 %) from over 178 contributors.
After 8 successful albums and more than 20 years of experience, the one of a kind PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND has graced the world with another beautiful project named BALADEN.
About PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND
PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND is the first band that started playing klezmer, a genre of Jewish music, in Slovakia. During their 25 years long career the band has played more than thousand concerts in Slovakia and another 20 countries. They have released 8 CD albums, and have been awarded the Radio_Head Award for best CD in category world&folk in 2012.
In 2014 the band has come across the works of Arie “Ben Erez” Abrahamson, who has lived in Bratislava before the Second World War. Abrahamson has devoted his life to transforimg the works of the best poets writing in Yiddish into music. The PREßBURGER instantly fell in love with Abrahamson’s compositions, so they immediately started preparing their own ballads. The band has been working tirelessly for three years, playing dozens of concerts, trying new things, and adjusting the repertoire, until in in 2018 they finally released their CD titled BALADEN.
The BALADEN CD was a huge success, and as a result the band has decided that the selection of their most beautiful ballads will become their first LP. In order to bring this idea to life, PREßBURGER has launched a crowdfunding campaign on platform HitHit with financial goal of 2 500 EUR. The campaign is now live and waiting for your support!
RAVAGE – An Infernal Hannibal Anthology
Are you a fan of HANNIBAL and INFERNO? Through Crowdfunding-platform Kickstarter, you can reserve your copy of a new book with exciting fan art. It’s called the RAVAGE ANTHOLOGY and it is a collection of writing and art, based on Bryan Fuller’s darkly alluring TV-show Hannibal and the world-renowned cantos of Dante Alighieri’s INFERNO, with a foreword by Mark Benecke. Publisher Romina Nikolic explains what the project is about and how fan-art and Crowdfunding fit together:Crowd-Fund-Port: What is RAVAGE ANTHOLOGY?
Romina Nikolic: RAVAGE is a 400-page hardcover fanbook that features fiction and art by 116 contributors based on Bryan Fuller’s TV-show “Hannibal”.
Crowd-Fund-Port: Tell us more about the projects’ background, please.
Romina Nikolic: We picked up hints from the TV show (and the books by Thomas Harris) about a connection between Hannibal Lecter and Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno” and asked our contributors to further explore these references. The Inferno’s main theme – recognition and rejection of sins like lust, gluttony, heresy, violence, and so on – provides a perfect playground to artistically deal with a character like Hannibal Lecter aka refined gentleman and cannibalistic serial killer.Crowd-Fund-Port: Why did you choose Crowdfunding?
Romina Nikolic: For independent book projects like ours, there is not really a place or agency to apply for funds. Especially not for the amount we needed. However, a big community of fans is there and eager to support their artist and writer friends. So it was the obvious choice to directly ask our fellow “Hannibal” fans to help us fund our project.
Crowd-Fund-Port: You already reached your goal. How do you manage your campaign?
Romina Nikolic: The driving factor of our campaign is the communication with our community. We are on various Social Media platforms and we try to keep everyone informed and engaged by posting daily updates on Twitter, for example, or hosting little challenges, offering special limited rewards and so on. We tried to keep our Kickstarter very clean and simple by not offering too many different reward levels. But our backers have the opportunity to upgrade their bundles with more goodies by helping us reach all of our stretch goals. At the moment we already surpassed three stretch goals and there are some more to come
Crowd-Fund-Port: Thank you very much and good luck with your campaign!
Infinity PAD:Ultimate Posture Corrector – Welcome to a new age of sitting!
Many professions require more than 8 hours of sitting per day. That means sitting for more than 100,000 hours in one lifetime. Imagine how this can affect your body, especially if you’re sitting incorrectly…
The Infinity PAD is a seat enhancement that upgrades your existing chair into a posture corrector by introducing dynamic and ergonomic sitting positions. If you want to learn more, how to improve your sitting habits, check: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slavcb/infinity-pad-ultimate-posture-corrector
In the framework of our project CROWD-FUND-PORT, we are supporting ‘STORYTELLER FOUNTAIN PEN’. Do you know why handwriting is so important for individual’s development ?
Here are some key information:
»… handwriting increases neural activity in certain sections of the brain…«(Forbes)
“… handwriting activates a unique neural circuit …”(New York Times)
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My Cooking Box is an Italian start – up specialized in delivering cooking boxes containing high quality ingredients already measured up to prepare home (or basically everywhere) Italian Gourmet recipes.
The idea is simple: the new- co selects and measure up top ingredients to prepare special recipes and deliver it to food lovers willing to cook the best Italian specialties for their guests.
The first crowd funding campaign was launched by the company founder (a 30- years old lady) 2 years ago with the aim of collecting 50.000 euro. At the end of the campaign the project collected 4 times more than expected with a total amount of 200.000 euro thus allowing its founder to create an ad- hoc e- commerce platform, to widen the offer with new cooking boxes and to enter both national, and international market.
The second crowd funding campaign was launched last summer on Mamacrowd, one of the main Italian equity crowd funding platforms. In one month 500.000 euro were collected. After only few hours from the campaign’s launch more than 100% of the goal was reached and it went over funded by around 253% 2 weeks before the end of the campaign. The investors decided to trust a project promoting the export of the best made in Italy cooking and food tradition and the opening of a store in Milan is foreseen in the months to come.
Cooking box represents one of the example of a growing industry based on equity crowd funding which has grown by 150% over the Italian territory in 2017., according to the latest report by Starteed, a crowd company developing solutions for crowd funders.
We are suppporting new Slovenian crowdfunding campaign, by two extreme sports enthusiasts, also brothers Dominik & Rok, experienced in mechanical engineering, marketing, supply chains, organizational sciences.
They designed ‘XAVIER’- A new, sustainable multi-functional wallet that moves with your active lifestyle. Perfect for outdoor enthusiast that were always faced with the problem, where to put the wallet during outdoor activities. Xavier has eye-catching design, is made from sustainable material and can be transformed to phone stand in a few seconds.
If you are interested in XAVIER, check more on: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hudwood/xavier-sustainable-sports-and-travel-wallet/
Sensoneo is a Slovak-based business offering solutions for smart waste management. Since its establishment in 2014, the tech company has become a global player with its solutions being currently deployed in 22 countries on 5 continents.
Because of increasing urbanisation, managing waste has become more complex and expensive than ever. However, cities and enterprises can now rely on Sensoneo to do all the hard work for them. Thanks to the combination of ultrasonic Smart Sensors that monitor waste and a smart sophisticated software, Sensoneo helps cities and enterprises to make data-driven strategic decisions and to optimise the logistics of waste collection, allowing them to reduce waste collection costs and to improve the environment at the same time.
Specifically, Sensoneo allows its users to:
- monitor how full are the bins
- plan collection routes based on real-time data and demand
- collect waste only when its necessary,: eliminating collection of half-empty and empty bins
- save 30% of annual waste collection costs on average (for a city with 25 mil Euro waste budget, where 50% (12,5 Mio Euro) waste collection budget, the potential savings are about 3.75 Mio Euro p.a.
- minimize the effect waste collection trucks have on traffic and air pollution
All Sensoneo hardware and software is developed by Sensoneo and manufactured in Slovakia Furthermore, the system utilises all available Internet of Things networks (NB-lot , LoRaWAN, Sigfox), making Sensoneo the pioneer among the ready-to-use solution providers for the largest network of IoT devices in NB-IoT, as well as a technology leader in the market with prestigious international partners such as as T-mobile USA, Huawei UAE, Nokia, Microsoft, Vodafone, Orange, and many others.
Sensoneo and Crowdfunding
Sensoneo is currently running its crowdfunding campaign on Slovak equity platform Crowdberry with funding goal of 1.2 mil EUR. So far, the campaign has been a huge success, with 67 investors indicating the interest to invest 101% of required capital.
The funding will be used to:
- Support the already ongoing international expansion, particularly the expansion of sales teams for foreign countries
- Expand the technology team to establish active presence in American markets as per requirement of the us partners
- Expand customer support
- Expand the R&D team to maintain technology leadership position
- Expand marketing and brand activities towards customers in North America, Middle East, and Europe
For more information please visit sensoneo.com
The campaign has been supported by Crowd-fund-Port Interreg Central Europe.
»NOTICE ME: My 9-Year Struggle against Anorexia« is new, crowdfunding campaign from Slovenia. Campaign is raising funds for spreading awareness about eating disorders by publishing a book, from Slovenian author, Špela Kranjec, who beat the anorexia twice. The book is about her life, Špela describes, how she decided to turn her worst experience into something good. With publishing her own story, Špela hopes to inspire and maybe even save lives.
If you want to support Špela’s project, please go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spelakranjec/notice-me-my-9-year-struggle-against-anorexia