Kickstarter

I stumbled upon this website the other day and think its a great idea to help small business start up.

Click here to see how lots of pop up shops have been funded

Heres what its about.

Seven things to know about Kickstarter:

1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.

We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, more than 4.7 million people have pledged over $776 million, funding more than 48,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.

2. Each project is independently created.

The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control over and responsibility for their projects. Kickstarter is a platform and a resource; we’re not involved in the development of the projects themselves. Anyone can launch a project on Kickstarter as long as it meets our guidelines.

3. Together, creators and backers make projects happen.

Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing funding might seem scary, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.

Click here to visit the website

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About Phill

Creative Director at International Visual

Posted on September 9, 2013, in Websites and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. We researched this site a few years ago while I was working toward my BBA. One thing to note! “Kickstarter cannot be used to fund e-commerce, business, and social networking websites or apps.” http://www.kickstarter.com/help/guidelines?ref=footer

    There are some fant-abulous creative projects on this site & it makes crowd-funding very user friendly.

    Another neat bit of info they mention is this:

    5. Creative works were funded this way for centuries.

    Mozart, Beethoven, Whitman, Twain, and other artists funded works in similar ways — not just with help from large patrons, but by soliciting money from smaller patrons, often called subscribers. In return for their support, these subscribers might have received an early copy or special edition of the work. Kickstarter is an extension of this model, turbocharged by the web.

    Thank you for sharing this great idea!!!

    Love,

    Bibbie

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