Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. You make your pitch, and people put up money. If the project makes its goal, the money changes hands and the investors get their reward. If the project doesn't make its goal, no money goes anywhere. It's brilliant!
Coffee Joulies - Your Coffee Just Right
TikTok - a great personal gadget
Blue Like Jazz - a movie.
Now, doesn't this make you go "hunh - what can I do with this?"