Food trucks head into the home stretch of fundraising efforts
Posted June 18, 2013
Updated June 19, 2013
Two local food truck entrepreneurs are seeking the public's help to turn their dreams into reality.
Pork in the Road is a venture from Durham's Christian Thompson. He has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 for his pork-inspired truck. The money will go to outfitting the truck. He is entering the homestretch of the campaign and must raise more than $22,000 by Saturday.
We introduced you to Triangle Raw Foods at the end of April. They turn the raw food diet into an adventure! They currently have a success food delivery service and truck. After some very tasty pop up dinners, they decided to expand and open a small cafe. First, they need some money to build and equip a commercial kitchen. They have an indiegogo campaign for the funds. They are trying to raise $25,000 by July 7 and are well on their way. They have raised more than $7,800 toward their goal.
Indiegogo and Kickstarter operate in a similar way. With Kickstarter, if you donate to a campaign and the funds aren't raised, you get your money back. With Indiegogo, campaigns can operate the same way, also known as "fixed funding," or opt for a "flexible funding" project, which lets you keep the money even if the full amount isn't raised.
Triangle Raw Foods is operating a fixed funding campaign, which means they will not keep any of the funds unless all of it is raised.