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Somabar Is Basically A Keurig For Cocktails, And You Can Buy It On Kickstarter Right Now

AdvertisementIf you are a coffee addict, then getting a Keurig was probably one of the best decisions of your life. While the Keurig machines let you make your single serving of early morning coffee with just the push of a button, wouldn't it be amazing to have the same kind of machine make your cocktails at night?Well, thankfully, the Golden Age of cocktail gadgets is upon us! Instead of sitting around a packed bar and drinking overpriced, watered down, bottom-shelf liquor concoctions, you...

We called out a Silicon Valley investor for wearing a horribly sexist t-shirt at a startup party

It was a Saturday night in San Francisco, and so, of course, there was a booze-fueled start-up launch party at a hip SOMA bar. We were among the Kickstarter backers and enthusiasts invited by SpaceVR to "be an astronaut" by donning a virtual reality headset to explore a 3D-version of space pulled together from publicly available footage. Someone in a space suit was dancing wildly under a pink chandelier. We were waiting to try out the glasses and pay a visit to Mars when a guy wearing a black...

6 Mistakes That KILL Kickstarter Campaigns… and How to Avoid Them

“If you build it they will come”.The oft-quoted line from Field of Dreams seems to fit the Kickstarter narrative to a tee. Kickstarter is filled with overnight success stories–from Pebble to Ouya–who turned brilliant ideas into millions of dollars and national exposure. It’s easy to attribute their success to amazing products, the rise of crowdfunding, and a magic dose of virality. From the outside looking in, it’s never been easier to achieve one’s dream of launching a product, movie, or...

Making Fashion Out of Tires & Organic Materials

Alex Mak - Managing Editor2017-05-03The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists, makers, movers and shakers before before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome.Here’s an SF based company that takes used tires before they get thrown into a landfill or burned, and makes shoes out of them.   They also use organic canvas, banana leaves, and grass found in Indonesia to make all sorts of footwear and clothing.  Their footwear peeked our interests because Indosole is one of...