Starting Ideas is creating tomorrow's innovators!
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We believe ideas move the world.



We believe in the power
of the individual human mind.



We believe creativity
is the path to a fantastic future.



At Starting Ideas, we produce fun, education interviews with technologists, leading engineers, CEO's, venture capitalists, and other people at the intersection of technology and business. We share their struggles, thoughts, and passions to make it easier for viewers to start their own ideas, and to inspire people all over the world.

I'm Aaron McCloud, and Starting Ideas began because I wanted to spread the knowledge & inspiration of the people I met getting their hands dirty inventing, innovating, and breathing life into their ideas.  Technology is the potential to build the future, and business takes that potential & makes it friendly, useful, and meaningful in our lives.

Many people struggle to get ideas off the ground, and starting any business is far from easy. I'm making that easier by hunting down the smartest people in business and technology and letting them share what they think is most important.
These are not mere theorists, but people with skin in the game, fighting for their ideas and innovations in the arena, sharing the best of their thoughts and ideas.

I want to share the best up and coming ideas, technologies, innovations and innovators, and get advice from the people who know how to bring their dreams & ideas into reality.

Why Do We Need Your Help?


My goal is to do 2 interviews a month initially, but researching, hunting down interesting people, and affording a great camera-person with a professional filming setup is not cheap. I'm funding this out of my own pocket, but I think sharing cutting-edge research and inspiring the engineers, technologists, and entrepreneurs of the future is really important work.

Ultimately, giving people the information and tools to turn their ideas into reality changes the world.

If you believe ideas move the world....


If you believe in the power
of the human mind...


If you believe that creativity
is the path to a fantastic future...



Tiers
Tinkerer
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
Thanks for helping us produce high-quality educational  interviews! Every bit helps!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Hacker
$2 or more per creation 0 patrons
Thanks for helping us hack together a more educated future!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Futurist
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
Wow, you're awesome! You get access to MP3's of all our interviews & videos!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
Entrepreneur
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
You're helping us inform & inspire entrepreneurs and innovators of the future! You get early access to all our interviews and videos!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
Thought Leader
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
As a Thought Leader, you'll get your name in the low-bar of our videos as one of our sponsors!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
Techno-Mage
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
Techno-magi your names in the credits at the end of the video as a sponsor, as well as all of the rewards of the previous levels.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
  • Your name in the credits
Avatar of Innovation
$250 or more per creation 0 of 10 patrons
Avatar's will get a personal thank you call from me!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
  • Your name in the credits
  • Personal Thank-you call & chat
Founder of the Future
$1,000 or more per creation 0 of 2 patrons
Thanks a million - we couldn't do it without you! You'll get all the rewards of the previous levels, as well as a personal thank you at the end of our videos for being a sponsor!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
  • Your name in the credits
  • Personal Thank-you call & chat
  • Personal Thank-you at end of Videos as Sponsor
Goals
$5 of $5,000 per creation
I will be able to travel to interview non-Seattle based tech entrepreneurs, researchers, and thought leaders. This will also ensure that Starting Ideas continues into 2018.
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We believe ideas move the world.



We believe in the power
of the individual human mind.



We believe creativity
is the path to a fantastic future.



At Starting Ideas, we produce fun, education interviews with technologists, leading engineers, CEO's, venture capitalists, and other people at the intersection of technology and business. We share their struggles, thoughts, and passions to make it easier for viewers to start their own ideas, and to inspire people all over the world.

I'm Aaron McCloud, and Starting Ideas began because I wanted to spread the knowledge & inspiration of the people I met getting their hands dirty inventing, innovating, and breathing life into their ideas.  Technology is the potential to build the future, and business takes that potential & makes it friendly, useful, and meaningful in our lives.

Many people struggle to get ideas off the ground, and starting any business is far from easy. I'm making that easier by hunting down the smartest people in business and technology and letting them share what they think is most important.
These are not mere theorists, but people with skin in the game, fighting for their ideas and innovations in the arena, sharing the best of their thoughts and ideas.

I want to share the best up and coming ideas, technologies, innovations and innovators, and get advice from the people who know how to bring their dreams & ideas into reality.

Why Do We Need Your Help?


My goal is to do 2 interviews a month initially, but researching, hunting down interesting people, and affording a great camera-person with a professional filming setup is not cheap. I'm funding this out of my own pocket, but I think sharing cutting-edge research and inspiring the engineers, technologists, and entrepreneurs of the future is really important work.

Ultimately, giving people the information and tools to turn their ideas into reality changes the world.

If you believe ideas move the world....


If you believe in the power
of the human mind...


If you believe that creativity
is the path to a fantastic future...



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Tiers
Tinkerer
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
Thanks for helping us produce high-quality educational  interviews! Every bit helps!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Hacker
$2 or more per creation 0 patrons
Thanks for helping us hack together a more educated future!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Futurist
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
Wow, you're awesome! You get access to MP3's of all our interviews & videos!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
Entrepreneur
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
You're helping us inform & inspire entrepreneurs and innovators of the future! You get early access to all our interviews and videos!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
Thought Leader
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
As a Thought Leader, you'll get your name in the low-bar of our videos as one of our sponsors!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
Techno-Mage
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
Techno-magi your names in the credits at the end of the video as a sponsor, as well as all of the rewards of the previous levels.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
  • Your name in the credits
Avatar of Innovation
$250 or more per creation 0 of 10 patrons
Avatar's will get a personal thank you call from me!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
  • Your name in the credits
  • Personal Thank-you call & chat
Founder of the Future
$1,000 or more per creation 0 of 2 patrons
Thanks a million - we couldn't do it without you! You'll get all the rewards of the previous levels, as well as a personal thank you at the end of our videos for being a sponsor!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • MP3 of Video
  • Early access to my work
  • Your Name in the Low-Bar as a Sponsor
  • Your name in the credits
  • Personal Thank-you call & chat
  • Personal Thank-you at end of Videos as Sponsor