£100k in 100 Days

My name is Simon and I’ve challenged myself to launch a Kickstarter campaign for my product Geco Hub in 100 days, with the aim of raising £100,000. This is where I share what I’ve learnt every single day.

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Challenge Intro Video

Want to know what Geco Hub, the product launching on Kickstarter, is? Click here.

Simon’s Challenge Journal

LAUNCH DAY!!!

Today's the day... Geco Hub just launched on Kickstarter! It's been a tough road getting to this point, but I'm really pleased with the product, the video and the campaign page. It's all come together beautifully. Head over and watch the video now...

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The Day Draws Near…

The big day draws near. The day we put everything on the line and launch Geco Hub's Kickstarter campaign. To celebrate this, and invite you to join a special group, I've made a short video. Enjoy 🙂 Request To Join The Group

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A Crash Course in Stop Motion

I gave myself a crash course in stop motion over the last few days, and whilst still very much an amateur I've learnt a lot! It's been a lot of fun too. Why exactly have I been working on stop motion? Long story short, we needed a way to show how...

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Kickstarter Video Shoot

Big news this week! Photography and videography for the Geco Hub Kickstarter campaign have begun! Today I spent most of the day recording face-to-camera video segments and voiceover audio using a very budget - but effective - setup. (My "camera...

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First Look At The Geco Hub Prototypes!

I know, I know. It's been too long, way too long, since my last update. Sorry about that! Anyway, I'm back now, and back with some big news... The final prototypes of Geco Hub have been assembled and they're amazing! I'm very pleased with the work...

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One Quarter Of The Pie

What a year 2019 has been. Yes, there's been a certain amount of political drama, but there have also been some amazing scientific achievements, some incredible feats of human endurance, and people bringing a great deal of hope. It's the last of...

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Day 21: All Burnt Out

So tired 🥱. I knew before I started that 100 To Launch would be a big commitment, especially with everything else I already had going on... and I was right. After nearly three weeks of the challenge and running Version 22 at the same time I'm...

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Day 16: The Double-Edged Sword of Too Much Choice

Having choices and options is generally a good thing. Afterall, in the movies when the villian says "you're all out of options, pal" that normally means things aren't going too well for the protagonist. Choice means opportunity, it means variety....

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Day 12: Hollywood Superheroes

In this video update I talk about two things: ✔️ Why writing is such a big part of 100 To Launch ✔️ What the prototypes I've just ordered for Geco Hub have something in common with Hollywood superheroes... Enjoy!

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Day 6: Off To The Printers

Today has been all about computer aided design, or CAD. Really quickly in case you haven't heard of CAD software before... it's a type of computer program that allows you to create 3D virtual models of prototype parts and products. My program of...

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Day 3: Taking a Knife to It

In yesterday's post I spoke about Geco Hub's fins, what they're for, what they're made of, and what they have in common with toothpaste... Today I've been modifying a 3D printed model of Geco Hub's backboard to help make these fins fit. My tool of...

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Day 2: An Exciting Arrival + Toothpaste

Earlier this week I got a very exciting delivery. Some new prototype parts for Geco Hub! Okay okay, so I might get more excited than most about a bag of prototype parts, but creating new products is my passion afterall. In this video I share: ✔️...

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Day 1: What was I thinking?!

I just clicked the launch button (well there wasn't a button, but you know what I mean), and 100 To Launch has gone live! And now I'm thinking, was this all a huge mistake? £100,000 is a lot to raise through Kickstarter, and 100 days - although it...

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Day 0: Getting Nervous + Some Unexpected News

Tomorrow's the big day. The day 100 To Launch goes live. It's been several weeks of work getting to this point and it's fair to say I'm nervous! As I'm writing this though I've just come to a realisation... if I haven't launched yet who on Earth is...

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