The China Daily recently caught up with the founder of Demohour.com, which positions itself as China’s Kickstarter-esque crowdfunding site. The founder is He Feng, who tells the paper how he hopes Demohour will help with three key things: boosting entrepreneurs, helping good causes reach out to the community, and encourage China’s oft-overlooked creatives. The paper writes:
A high school graduate from Beijing has designed a gesture-recognition app that will let people manipulate a Macbook with their fingers away from the keyboard. They can flip through the albums on iTunes and enlarge a picture by swinging their fingers in front of the screen, just like Tom Cruise does in the movie Minority Report.
Sixty-three people offered a total of more than 4,000 yuan to buy the app and its matching finger cot, helping the creator pay for the fee to get on the App Store.
“It’s ridiculous that China is known by the world for cheap knockoffs while the country has a population of 1.4 billion,” says He.
“There is not enough creativity coming out of China because we are not doing a good job to support creative people,” the 34-year-old says.