by Jorie Jacobi
Organization: Grain
Published August 14, 2014

St. Louisans Have Contributed Over $4 Million to Local Kickstarter Projects

Kickstarter, a global crowd funding website that allows visitors to donate to seedling projects, recently wrote a blog post detailing the number of St. Louis-based projects that have successfully met their fundraising goals. According to the post, 311 St. Louis-based projects have successfully met their fundraising goals, and total pledges from St. Louisans amount to more than $4 million. If you haven’t seen the list of Kickstarter projects and ideas coming out of St. Louis, you’re missing out–trust us. A few highlights include:

Synek Draft System, a craft beer dispenser that generated over twice its original goal of funding goal of $250,000, and ended with $648,535 in donations.

Synek-st-louis-business

Pixel Press, an application that allows users to draw their own video games on graph paper and then automatically codes them for play exceeded their funding goal, ended with $108,950 of a $100,000 goal. Check out our article about them here.

The Luminary, a nonprofit arts incubator, raised $22,244 of their $20,000 goal to move to a larger space on Cherokee Street. Check out our article about them here.

Evading Azreal, a female-fronted metal band, exceeded their $2,000 and raised $2,159 to record their first full-length album, called “Population Zero.”

evading azreal

An art book chronicling the work of Walter Baumhofer, an American painter and illustrator, raised $22,983 of $8,000 goal.

walter baumhofer

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