Tip of the Week
In honor of the final day of Women’s History Month I thought it would be fun to write about a new platform that not only has an interesting niche and suite of services but also happens to be co-founded by a woman. (And it’s based in my hometown of Chicago. Yay!)
KarmaKrowd is a crowdfunding platform that guides startups and entrepreneurs through the process of protecting their intellectual property (including patents, trademarks, and copyrights) before launching a crowdfunding campaign. When you think about the fact that IP-intensive industries directly accounted for 27.1 million American jobs, or 18.8 percent of all employment in the economy in 2010, the value of a buttoned up IP becomes clear.
KarmaKrowd, which is looking for inventors and entrepreneurs who are seriously trying to get a product out there, is currently accepting 25 beta testers. In return they get free PR services and no upfront costs.