This Week’s Coolest Canadian Crowdfunding Campaigns

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It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.

Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:

CROSS Grabado Tech+ Smart Wallet with Bluetooth Tracker

Everyone loses their wallet sooner of later. This project wants to put an end to that. It’s a wallet with a Bluetooth tracker built right into it.

Users can track their wallet using a smartphone app and if the wallet gets a certain distance away from the user’s phone, the app sounds an alarm – preventing users from leaving their wallet behind or alerting them if they’ve been pickpocketed.

The wallet costs backers $90. There’s also a women’s zip-around wallet that goes for $150. The campaign is looking to raise $2,500. Two days into the campaign, it was almost halfway there.

Littlecodr: The Card Game that Introduces Kids to Code

This is a cool idea – it’s a card game that teaches kids the fundamentals of coding. It’s aimed at children aged four to eight and teaches kids about coding that starts having them lay out step-by-step instructions to get someone from point A to point B.

It sounds simple on the surface but it gets more complicated as kids play the game more.

The campaign is looking to raise $10,000 and it has just passed its goal. $25 gets backers the game.

Bartesian: the Ultimate Cocktail Machine

You know those coffee makers that use the little capsules? Well, this is like that but for cocktails.

The capsules contain the mix, users attach their own bottle of liquor to the machine and it does the rest. The creators are promising perfectly mixed cocktails with just a push of a button.

Could be a fun way to have some fancy mixed drinks with out the need to bring out the recipe book or maintain the stock of fruit juices, bitters and other ingredients.

The campaign is looking to raise $100,000. With over two weeks to go, it’s 65 per cent of the way there. The Bartesian costs backers $299 and comes with 12 capsules. Extra capsules are $20 for 12.

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