15 Kickstarter-Funded Films Are Headed to the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

Films include Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem Magazine, Strange Negotiations: The David Bazan Documentary, and festival favorite Knock Down the House Another amazing lineup of Kickstarter creators will bring their documentaries, narrative features, and shorts to Austin, TX, for the SXSW Film Festival (March 8–16, 2019)). “The SXSW Film Festival is known for welcoming…

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Meet Kickstarter’s 2019 Thought Leaders

Kickstarter’s 2019 Thought Leaders Thought Leaders are an international group of Kickstarter creators who are celebrated as leaders in their fields. In 2017, Kickstarter introduced our first Thought Leaders, an international group of Kickstarter creators and advocates selected for their wisdom, experience, and contributions to the creative community. Since then, Thought Leaders have teamed up with…

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Exquisite Objects: Discover Rare and Beautiful Books on Kickstarter

A Kickstarter-funded facsimile of Fortunato Depero’s Bolted Book. Photo by Lauren Renner. Throughout the month of February, Kickstarter will celebrate Exquisite Objects, a collection of artful publishing and design projects created to delight the senses. Here, Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing Margot Atwell shares a bit more about the initiative. Spending an afternoon in a rare…

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Helping Chinese Entrepreneurs Launch Globally

As Indiegogo continues to grow and expand as a global platform, we’re thrilled with the success our Chinese entrepreneurs have had in just three years, with more than 3,500 China-based innovators raising over $ 150 million from our worldwide audience of early adopters. Last year, we launched dedicated services to support Chinese entrepreneurs seeking to…

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Comics on Kickstarter Keep Hitting New Highs

Camilla Zhang, Comics Outreach Lead at Kickstarter. The Kickstarter Comics category had a massive year in 2018, with backers from around the world pledging a record $ 16 million to projects large and small. For nearly a decade, comics makers have been coming to Kickstarter in pursuit of creative autonomy. This sense of independence has…

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Indiegogo Teams Up With Weebly + Square to Offer Entrepreneurs 50% Off on Eye-Catching Websites and Online Stores

If you’re crowdfunding a new product, when is the right time to launch its dedicated website? Most successful campaigners do so weeks or months before their campaign ever begins. The reason lies in pre-launch marketing, an increasingly important tactic for any crowdfunder. Essentially, backers, journalists, and potential retail partners are all more likely to pay…

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Apply to Become a Kickstarter Creator-in-Residence this Spring

2018 Creator-in-Residence Maëlle Doliveux with her dog Leeloo. We’re excited to announce the open call for Kickstarter’s Spring/Summer 2019 Creators-in-Residence program Launched in 2017, our Creators-in-Residence program invites NYC-based creators who are in the process of planning, launching, or about to fulfill a Kickstarter campaign to join us at our Brooklyn HQ for a three-month…

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What You’ll Hear on Kickstarter’s New Podcast, ‘Just the Beginning’

Announcing Just the Beginning, a new podcast from Kickstarter featuring stories about how independent creators bring their ideas to life. The first episode comes out on January 24, and you can listen to a preview now: Creative work benefits us all—and makes the world less boring. If you’ve ever sat through a predictable summer blockbuster…

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2018 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Games on Kickstarter

Just when you thought Games on Kickstarter couldn’t get any bigger, they did. 2018 was the category’s best year yet, featuring over 3,300 funded projects from both household names like Homestar Runner and new voices like Miguel Angel Espinoza.  We at Kickstarter are very proud to be part of such a powerful, positive, and proactive…

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Oriana Leckert Joins Kickstarter to Encourage Experimentation in Journalism Funding

Today we’re excited to announce that Oriana Leckert has joined Kickstarter as our Journalism Outreach Lead. Oriana has spent more than a decade working in the media: She’s written for a variety of outlets, including Slate, New York Post, Gothamist, Atlas Obscura, and Curbed, and she has edited for many more, including MTV News, Hyperallergic,…

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