Kickstarter, a website designed to fund creative projects through the support of small online donations, crowned its first millionaire this week: Casey Hopkins, an engineer based in Portland, Ore.
It all started when Hopkins got fed up with the iPhone docks he kept buying in stores.
So he designed his own — one made of aircraft-grade aluminum that wouldn’t move around when you took your iPhone out of it. He shot a video of some prototypes, put it on Kickstarter, and asked for help raising $75,000 to get his project off the ground.
“Then it just exploded across the Internet,” he says. “We hit that $75,000 goal in eight hours.”
(READ the story from NPR News – WATCH the YouTube video he made for Kickstarter below…