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Jan. 25, 2013 8:30 am

Yes, it’s OK to #fail Kickstarter // Booze and junk food: how startups spend money // Cartoonist KAL’s Kickstarter a success [Links]

Smart Cities: Baltimore’s Digital Harbor [Education Week]: “Rec2Tech serves three audiences: teachers can visit during the day, there’s room for 40-50 kids after school, and the center is open to community in the evening.” Why It’s OK to Fail at Kickstarter [Mashable]: “[O]ur Kickstarter campaign, despite not hitting our goal, was exactly what we needed. […]

Smart Cities: Baltimore’s Digital Harbor [Education Week]: “Rec2Tech serves three audiences: teachers can visit during the day, there’s room for 40-50 kids after school, and the center is open to community in the evening.”

Why It’s OK to Fail at Kickstarter [Mashable]: “[O]ur Kickstarter campaign, despite not hitting our goal, was exactly what we needed. We got enormously valuable feedback directly from consumers and early adopters; we got great visibility; and perhaps most importantly, we learned a ton.”

Furniture or Booze? How Startups Spend Their Money [Bloomberg Businessweek]: “What little money startups had seemed to be going toward booze and junk food.”

Cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher’s Kickstarter Project a Roaring Success [CityBizList]: “By Jan. 21, Kallaugher had gotten pledges of $73,424, as fans, friends and well-wishers backed his project.”

Virtual Ravens logo made with GPS and a bicycle [Twitter image]

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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