What do you do when you have a closet full of hoodies but you’re starting a job at Big Corporation USA? NYC Digital Marketing graduate, Gage Mersereau wanted to solve a problem he was having, and knew others faced as well in building a work-appropriate and personalized wardrobe. You could face the crowds at the mall, or you could go the easy and customizable way with ShirtCycle.
Crossfit enthusiast Joe Wilkinson ran into one issue while training members at his local gym: painful bruising around the collarbone from barbell reps. Enter his creative solution: WilkWear, a padded collarbone compression shirt made to protect your collarbone and reduce bruising.
After 10 weeks in GA’s Product Management course, Joe was able to gather a strategy and plan to research, create and launch WilkWear. To support Joe’s campaign and learn more about the product, check out WilkWear’s Kickstarter here, and forward this link to your network.
GA Hong Kong Product Management graduate, Chris Place, already had his product in place. He just needed help taking it to the next level.
Meet JUMP, “The first charging solution that fits your lifestyle.”
Chris began working on JUMP with his team at Native Union as a product designer. He came to GA to help realize the potential of the product by realizing his potential as a product manager. We recently caught up with Chris to learn more about JUMP and how his time at GA was able to empower him to take on more responsibility within the project.
Crowdfunding has come a long way in a short period of time. What started out as a social experiment several years ago has been validated as a viable means for thousands of people to tap into their inner-entrepreneur. Recent data suggests that crowdfunding – defined here as a contribution toward a project in exchange for non-economic benefits — has enabled more than $1.5 billion to change hands and tens of thousands of projects to get funded, ranging from “passion projects” to real companies.