The top crowdfunding campaigns of the month

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The Globe and Mail | April 2, 2015

Kickstarter is one of the most popular donation-based crowdfunding sites in the country, give creative people the opportunity to fund their projects via online donations or pre-purchasing of products or experiences.

Every few weeks, The Report on Small Business will provide a snapshot of the top Canadian entrepreneurial crowdfunding campaigns of the moment. The figures are accurate as of March 31, 2015.

neptune suite

1. Neptune Suite. With one computing hub that's on your wrist and many other screens simply acting as displays for your hub, Neptune Suite allows you to carry nothing but a wearable, adopt any screen as your own, and enjoy a seamless computing life. The Montreal company behind the project has raised $943,509 (U.S.) of its $100,000 goal on Indiegogo.

 

Almost Adults

2. Almost Adults feature film is a comedic look at love between two best friends as their lives head in different directions. The team has raised $121,944 of its $40,000 goal on Kickstarter.

 

Amazing Abruzzo

3. Amazing Abruzzo Tours. A couple from Ottawa is opening a tourism business in Italy called Amazing Abruzzo Tours in May 2016. They bought a historic villa in Italy, and ditching their careers to give people authentic Italian experiences in the Abruzzo region, 90 minutes east of Rome. The project has raised $87,850 on Indiegogo.

 

Save BC Wolves

4. Save B.C. Wolves. Pacific Wild Alliance, a wildlife conservation organization, is raising money to support ground crews in the field actively who are actively working to document the kill program. The organization has raised $78,518 on Indiegogo.

 

The Letter Carrier

5. The Letter Carrier is a short film set circa 1860 told via music. A family hides in secluded mountains, a chilling lore allows them to live free from bondage. Jim Butler Productions has raised $79,058 of its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter.

 

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