I bumped into a site today located at www.kickstarter.com which deals with people trying to raise funds for their projects and endeavors from people around the world. The concept was pretty interesting I thought where you as the pitcher would present your idea and how much money you think you would need to start your venture.
Then, people around the world can donate money within a certain time period. The interesting part is that you only get the money if you actually reach your requested amount of funds. Likewise, the donors would only be charged if it reaches that figure too. Kind of an interesting way to protect both the pitcher and the donor.
It seems like the main stipulation at this point is the site uses Amazon.comâ€™s tool as the payment method and from what I read the funds will be restricted to people with US accounts only. At the same time, you need a personal invitation at this point to post up your own project. Sorry guys, I donâ€™t have one myself to pass along. But, just thought this was interesting for anyone to keep on their radar if you are looking for funds for a project or business idea.