Tag Archives: Kickstarter

June 23

Entrepreneurship Is a Romp

As a busy neuroscience graduate student and teacher of undergrad psychology courses at Duke University, Stephanie Santistevan-Swett needed a versatile outfit to get her through busy days. Rompers—loose, one-piece garments combining a shirt and pants or shorts—were the perfect mix of comfy and cute, but she was having a hard time finding any with sleeves. So […]

March 17

In The Atrium With Matt Alexander

Junior entrepreneurship major Matt Alexander of Powell, Wyoming seeks to find creative solutions to everyday problems. His current project is IllumiBowl, a motion-activated night-light clipped inside a toilet bowl to assist late-night bathroom trips. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, IllumiBowl splashed across headlines online, landing the product on notable sites like Good Morning America, […]

July 15

Going with the Grain: Alum Eric Rea

A sleek product like the iPad deserves accessories that are equally suave: hardworking with a look fit for the office’s C-suite. Blending mechanical prowess with beautiful natural materials, Eric Rea and his company, Fine­Grain, are finding a lot of backers for their refined and thoughtful designs. The company was created when Rea, a 2012 information systems […]

November 15

Kicking Around Great Ideas

Since publishing our article “Seeking Investors on Main Street” about the Marriott School’s crowdfunding course, we checked back in and found that investors have gone all in for the products BYU students are making. Through the crowdfunding course, students generate product ideas and take them all the way to the doorsteps of their customers, making […]