“Good To Great – The Makings of an Incredible Startup Leader” – ATK072

Matt Ward of Art of the Kickstart‘s Good to Great series interviews Andrew DePaula, founder and CEO of intelliPaper (swivelCard’s parent company). Here’s the podcast and the text accompanying it.

swivelCard Kickstarter Stats

Let’s transform technology today as swivelCard, a previously rejected Kickstarter company comes back with a vengeance and crowdfunds over $100k for a revolutionary new USB startup. In today’s entrepreneur interview with Andrew we discuss startup adversity, the importance of leadership and how to build an incredible business team to take your Kickstarter to the next level.

 The swivelCard Kickstarter Campaign

Key Crowdfunding Takeaways

  • How being a good person helps startup founders succeed
  • Why you have to push through failures to prove your point
  • How to transform business with new technology
  • The reason cheapskates can create epic businesses
  • How crowdfunding has evolved over the years
  • What happens after entrepreneurial adversity
  • How to be and become an incredible leader
  • The power teamwork and preparation in Kickstarter campaigns
  • Why backers will influence the direction of the business
  • How to successfully grow a Kickstarter company post-crowdfunding
  • Why crowdfunding can create a press explosion
  • Ways to dominate pre-campaign marketing

Success Quotes

  • “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.”


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