is the fastest growing crowd funding platform for SCHOOL SPORTS FUNDRAISING, SPORTS TEAMS, ATHLETES, FITNESS PRODUCTS, and other sports, fitness and health related projects.
We allow funding for other projects too! Films, Television, Charity, you name it.
A KickIn Crowd is located at 1275 Kinnear Road in the Tech Columbus Building on The Ohio State University West campus.
It was originally started by Tony Reynolds in 2010 as a film funding platform. The laws at the time would not allow it to proceed.
In 2011, as passage of the JOBS ACT became more likely, Reynolds restarted his vision of a crowd funding platform, but this time for Athletes, SPORTS TEAMS, SCHOOL SPORTS FUNDRAISING and other sports and fitness projects.
In 2012, A KickIn Crowd 1.0 was released.
NOTE: KickStarter prohibits most sports related projects. We do not. We are all about sports.
1) Sports terminology - which is the primary focus of this site. Although we accept and promote all forms of funding, we fill the void KickStarter leaves out. Did you know KickStarter doesn't allow sports teams, fitness products, health related and other sports related items.
Kick in as in "kick in" in Track, Soccer, Football, Baseball, NASCAR and other sports...means to finish hard and win or literally kicking a ball into a goal.
Just like you, you want to kick it into gear and achieve your goal.
2) To Contribute - KickIn means to pitch in, or all get together and help towards a common goal. In our case, it is your friends pitching in funds to help you achieve your goals.
3) A Fun, happening event, place or thing - Kids say, that is "Kickin'," which means it is fun or cool or hip. We expect this location to be a fun cool and hip place to fund your dreams.
A KickIn Crowd Platform Technology model was created by Tony Reynolds, who has extensive experience in media and entertainment, as well as some experience in media finance.
In the early 1990's Reynolds was quoted by BILLBOARD Magazine stating the music industry would be changed forever by the internet.
Reynolds, who had used the early version of the internet, BEFORE there was a World Wide Web, had determined that if he can send data, like music, AND if he was a sales person and can reach an infinite amount of people on the internet, sales of music, would eventually be able to be mass produced and shipped via the internet. This would cut out shipping the discs to manufacturers, pressing times and delays, then shipping the discs across the country.
Reynolds immediately saw the paradigm shift. He was right, but the impact was even greater than he predicted. He could not imagine the MEGA record stores going out of business so quickly.
Today, Reynolds feels that the Crowdfunding model will immediately replace slow Venture Capitalists, Hedge Funds and eventually Banks in lending.
Reynolds has some experience in general finance too, having worked and won awards in the Office of Finance of a major insurance company. He left the company as a computer programmer/business analyst in the finance accounting department. He gained media finance experience directly working with various deals.
The State of Ohio recognized his internet abilities with a Proclamation in his name.
Reynolds has released records, authored several books, and produced television including for the U.S. Olympic Trials, as well as worked on nationally released films. Reynolds and his work has appeared and been featured in: *Oprah.Com, ESPN, ABC News Now, FoxNews.Com, Forbes, Fox Sports, Fox Soccer Channel, Parents Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Universal Sports Channel, NBC, Associated Press, Vanity Fair, CBS Early Show, MSNBC, Yahoo News!, The Daily Beast, Politico, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and hundreds of other national and international media outlets.
Reynolds was on ESPN's first ever Live 3-d broadcast. Reynolds also produced segments for the U.S. Olympic Trials at the Arnold Sports Festival for the NBC/Universal Sports Network. Like many in the independent sports and entertainment fields, Reynolds sees Crowdfunding as a viable and necessary funding mechanism where funding for today's independent projects have been largely ignored by VC, and big banks.
TEAM Reynolds has assembled a team of highly capable executives from the Sports field to help guide A KickIn Crowd through it's infancy. It is our mission and our passion to see you get your dreams funded!
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