Creator Corner

Starting Project

Creating a Project


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Starting Project

Creating a Project

1.  How do I start a project?

Click the menu "Start" button on top. That will take you through the process of  logging in and then building your project. Read some guidelines to help you in crafting your project.


2. Who is eligible to start a project?

Anyone anywhere who is at least 18 years of age


3. How are projects reviewed?

The admin approves every project before it goes live on the site. A project can be approved, declined or more infomation requested for modification.


4. What are funded on StartCrunch?

There is no hard rule on what the project can be.  Read the project guidelines for some directions and contact us if you want to discuss the project before launch.


5.  What infomation should I share on my project page? 

After visiting your project page backers should have a clear sense of:

— What it is you are trying to do and why that is feasible 
— How the funds will be needed to execute the project
— Your qualifications to complete this project  and why that project is important

The more information you share, the more you will earn your backers’ trust.


6. Do I need a video on my project?

Videos are not required to launch, but projects with a video succeed at a much higher rate (50% vs. 30%), and they also raise more money. So we highly recommend that you include one! If you need help with your video, please contact us.


7.  What can be offered as a reward?

You decide what will make people support your project. You need to be creative.


8. Can I raise more money than my project state goal?

Yes. If a project reaches its funding goal before time expires, projects continue to accept pledges until the funding deadline. There is no option to end a project early.


9.  Can I run more than one project at a time?

Yes.


10. How can I protect my idea?

At StartCrunch, we believe in open innovation. Any idea you are worried that can be stolen should not be posted. We collaborate, share and learn.


11. How do I include images and videos in my project?

There are two ways to include, videos, photos and images in your description, either uploading them directly from your computer or embedding them. So, you can also embed videos and audio in your project description and updates (e.g., from Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Flickr, etc.). 


Project is live

When project is live

 1. What are project updates?

"Project updates" refer to what is essentially each project's blog. Project creators use updates to keep their backers informed on the development of the project, and every update is emailed directly to backers. Some creators may post every day, others may do it rarely, but it's the best way to keep backers informed of a project's progress.

2.  Can a project be edited after launch?

Yes, you can edit the following content after launching:

— Project description
— Video and image
— Rewards (add new ones or edit those not yet backed)
— Your profile
— Project FAQs

The only things that cannot be edited after launch are:

— The funding goal
— The project deadline
— Your StartCrunch name
— Rewards that have already been selected by a backer

3. What is my role in answering questions?

People will reach out during the course of the project with questions about your project. These may range from queries on delivery dates to specific technical questions. These inquiries should be answered promptly and, in cases where other backers are asking the same information, publicly with a project update and through your Project FAQ (under your project description).

4. Who selects the Project of the Day or Spotlight?

Our team. They go through projects and select the one they think is the most exciting that day. That does not mean others are not good. It just that they thought the one they chose is more awesome.