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Jumpstarting Crowdfund Friday

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Black Friday.

Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday.

We’ve been thinking that there needs to be a day when the light shines upon the makers and doers who have looked to garner support for their passions via crowdfunding.

So to that end, we are starting #crowdfundfriday. It’s a day to peruse local and regional projects that are listed on the various crowdfunding platforms, and to jump start the backing. We have compiled a list of some Oregon-based projects that are currently looking for support. This is by no means a comprehensive list of Oregon projects, so we encourage everyone to peruse on their own. You can also hit us up via the contact form if you’d like to have one added to the list.

Kickstarter

Red, Black and White is a passion project, and the brainchild of Bertony Faustin, proprietor of Abbey Creek Vineyard in North Plains, Oregon. It’s a documentary that looks to help identify and tell the stories of other minority winemakers.

Cabin Duffle – is an elegantly adaptable bag designed around the weekend adventurer, well-seasoned traveler and never-too-organized commuter.

Zilla and Zoe  – A thoughtful, witty indie comedy about family, gender roles, and the importance of accepting each other for who we really are.

Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition – An anthology of comics inspired by Asian folktales, drawn by an amazing mix of indie comic artists.

Ratio Thermal Carafe – Combining high-design with the best materials available on the market, the Ratio Thermal Carafe is designed to enhance those moments of settling in to enjoy coffee or tea.

International: Travel Tripod – The International is a full-size, 5 ½ foot (170cm) filmmaker’s tripod that compacts down to just 20 inches (51cm) – small enough to carry on a plane and lightweight enough to carry anywhere.

Settlers of Catan Forever Ocean Tiles – These 3D printed tiles will stand up to your serious Catan playing get togethers.

Forever Football – Move your fantasy football offline and into actual conversations with your friends with this game design in Eugene.

The Roadnoise Vest – This vest will allow you to listen to your music without competing with your safety on your runs, walks, and rides.

Treehouse Secret Book Club – An online Storytelling Game that uses story, life skills and DIY projects to bring your best stories to real life

Olympia Oyster Bar – This local restaurant is looking to become the pinnacle oyster bar of the Pacific Coast and are committed to supporting the farmers they work directly with and supporting the most sustainable seafood in the ocean.

Crowd Supply

Felton & Mary’s Artisan BBQ Sauces – Help this super tasty BBQ sauce company reach their stretch goals.

Triple Weight Chess Set – Avoid the digital world for a while and keep your mind in tune over the holidays playing this quality chess set.

The Fang Wallet – Handmade leather wallets crafted by a student in the Product Design BFA Program at the University of Oregon.

Community Public Offerings

A law passed in in 2015, allows all Oregonians to invest in local businesses via a Community Public Offering. It’s a new and awesome way to support local businesses in a meaningful way, and the folks at Chroma.fund and Hatch Oregon have some of the current offerings listed on their sites – we really encourage you to take a look at the following opportunities.

Chroma.fund

Baams Away – A virtual reality sheep defense game…yes, players enter the colorful world of Grasslandia and are challenged  to survive against wave after wave of merciless sheep attacks.

Fuse Comics – The new imprint for the Pander Brothers creator-owned comics available on ComiXology – the number one digital comics resource.

Fellow Traveler Series – This company seeks to discover daring new talent and find an audience for material that doesn’t fit the mass market appeal of a big box book retailer.

The Tannery Bar – You can help support the expansion of this bar’s operation to the adjacent property, in order to create more attractive outdoor seating for guests and increase storage capacity.

Hatch Oregon

Agrarian Ales – A farmhouse brewery and family gathering venue located just outside Eugene in rural Willamette Valley, Oregon. Bonus: they were a part of our kickstarter video.

Rogue Rovers – Their mission is to build the friendliest, smartest and most sustainable all-terrain, electric utility vehicles for specialty farming and commercial applications.

TonTon’s Artisan Affections – A Talent, OR producer of three flourishing food lines: amazingly fresh, homemade hummus; the market’s only grain-free cookies; and roasted chickpea snackers.

Crescendo Organic Spirits – A licensed distillery and tasting room located in Eugene, Oregon where they make traditional Italian liqueurs referred to as “Cellos” in a variety of flavors: traditional lemon along with orange and unique lime flavors.

WebLively – A unique online platform that allows you to own and manage all of your health information from all of your providers in one place.

Of Hops & Men – This unique concept is a combined craft beverage taproom and barbershop opening in late-2015 in Portland, OR.

Gro-volution – This Klamath Falls company has developed a proprietary Portable Environment for Agriculture that is able to grow food local to the consumer, enabling produce to be harvested at the peak of freshness.

MacDougall & Sons Bat Co. – This Bend based company manufactures and sells the toughest and best performing real wood baseball bat in the world.

Grun Community Energy – This company is working to develop and operate community scale renewable energy farms.

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Mitch Daugherty