Philip Nelson is best known in the San Antonio high-tech community as a marketing executive with NewTek, a company which makes special effects software for the movie and TV industry. NewTek also makes the Tricaster, a portable TV studio in a little black box that lots of media outlets, bloggers, companies and schools use for remote broadcasting.
But now Nelson has undertaken a new venture. He’s launched a crowdsource-funded Kickstarter project to raise $4,988 to finish an album of country, folk and americana songs.
Nelson is half way to his fundraising goal and has 11 days left to make the rest. Alan Weinkrantz, Nelson’s friend and a San Antonio-based marketing expert who owns a high tech PR firm has offered to kick in $250 if 60 people from the San Antonio area pledge $25 each. (Full disclosure I pledged $25 to Nelson’s project.)