Visualise Kickstarter Projects by Location
ThingsWeStart is an interactive website map that lets you visualise the locations of Kickstarter projects and filter the ones you like. The beta launched on Monday.
Could be a great tool for tracking projects in your general area. You can also sort them by how much money they’ve raised, how close they are to being funded, and newest projects.
I had actually wanted to run my own Kickstarter project and so in preparation for that, I decided to collect some data that wasn’t easily available…I wrote a little app that would go and collect that information for me. Once I started seeing the information that was coming in, I had an epiphany.
Nice example of space and business disruption. We’re reminded of Orange Labs’ Christophe Aguiton saying people dream on maps, but the more you expose to the naked eye, the more problems you create as well. For now, though, we see nothing but good in ThingsWeStart: know, at a glance, which areas tend to be most funding-rich (if that even matters), what sectors glean the most interest, and whether any sectors are concentrated in a given area. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Most exciting, we love how the map kinda depicts this startup culture as pulsating, living things spread across countries. If the entrepreneurial spirit ever needed mapping, ThingsWeStart is pretty damn close to capturing it.
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