Innovation Handbook

Guidelines, Support & Resources

Welcome to the Innovation Handbook

Welcome to the Innovation Handbook

Welcome to the RISE Startups Innovation Handbook! We took a unique approach to teaching and tailoring the steps needed to use the platform and bring your ideas to life. This guide will walk you through everything from creating your innovation to communicating with backers. Get Ready to RISE If you’ve ever wanted to create something new with a community of like minded people helping you bring ideas to life, then you are in the right spot. This guide is based on everything the ...

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Let's Start

Let’s Start

Let’s get started! By making something, anything, you are making meaning. You are going out to the edges and saying “look – I made this… I did something.” Your idea on Rise Startups Your innovation can be anything that you want to create and share with others. It could be a kid’s book, a short film, a tool that simplifies someone’s life… pretty much anything you dream up can find a place on the RISE Startups’ Community. Your idea is a ...

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Funded!

Funded!

Providing funding and getting funded is part of the community at RISE Startups. We use an all-or-nothing funding model. If your project doesn’t reach its goal, then funds don’t get collected, and no money changes hands. This minimizes risk for RISE Startup innovators. Think about it… people are expecting a $20,000 investment for a ribbon cutting ceremony or new cooking ranges for your food truck and you only end up with $2,000. Our strategy of “all-or-nothing” funding makes it easier ...

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Ideas Spread

Ideas Spread

We’ve learned over the years that the most successful ideas are those that spread and grow because of the individuals’ relationship to other individuals–not the way you “market” to the individuals. This is why RISE Startups emphasizes the need for community and social connections to help  your innovation and ideas spread. Why Social? “Pitching” your innovation or project by interrupting people wont get your project funded. You can’t afford to seek out people and send them unwanted messages, in large groups, ...

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Designing One-of-a-Kind Rewards

Designing One-of-a-Kind Rewards

We have a pretty good idea of why people want to support innovation. We find that people genuinely want to support what you’re doing. But they also want to feel like they’re getting something in return — and rewards let them share in your innovation. Give them experiences Some rewards are simple. If you’re making a book, for example, you offer copies of it. Other rewards — like behind-the-scenes souvenirs or personalized work — get backers more involved in the ...

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