Product Upgrades: A Batch of Improvements for Creators

We’ve been listening to creator feedback on ways to make it easier to plan, build, and launch projects. Over the past few months, we’ve rolled out some changes to the project editor and dashboard that we hope will do just that. Here’s what’s new:  Fresh look and easier navigation: we’ve freshened up the look of…

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Developing a tech product? Enter for a chance at an IoT Starter Kit!

Indiegogo, Arrow Electronics, and AT&T Business are giving away 10 IoT Starter Kits. Enter now — the giveaway ends November 15, 2019! Indiegogo, Arrow Electronics, and AT&T Business have teamed up to give away 10 IoT starter kits, which will allow you to add IoT cellular connectivity to your product via AT&T’s wireless network. Each…

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Welcoming Casey Gerald to Our Board of Directors

I am very pleased to announce that the author and entrepreneur Casey Gerald has been appointed to Kickstarter PBC’s board of directors. Casey is the author of There Will Be No Miracles Here, a memoir and coming-of-age story that, as Casey puts it, “stands the American dream on its head.” It was named one of…

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FAQ About Recent Events at Kickstarter

Today we shared a message from Kickstarter’s CEO to our community about recent events and the leadership’s response to them. We have also put together this FAQ to help clear up any questions about this. Is Kickstarter retaliating against union organizers? Kickstarter has not fired or retaliated against anyone for union organizing. We recently terminated…

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A Message to Our Community

To our community of creators and backers: The many questions and concerns we’ve heard from you lately are a testament to how much you care about Kickstarter, the people who work here, and the importance of creative work in the world. In response, I felt it was best to talk directly about recent events and…

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Kickstarter announces new residency at Factory Berlin’s Creators Lab to foster creative communities

Factory Berlin – Creators Lab Starting this month, Kickstarter and Factory Berlin are teaming up for an ongoing residency of workshops, lectures and editorial events at Factory Berlin’s Creators Lab, a multi-purpose environment hosting music and artist studios and a meditation room located at Görlitzer Park. This collaboration will provide a space for creators in…

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Kickstarter Joins the Global Climate Strike on September 20

On September 20, Kickstarter is inviting our staff to participate in the Climate Strike. Here in New York, staff are welcome to take the day off to attend the protests. We’re also supporting team members who work remotely and want to take time off to join a protest in their area. When Kickstarter became a…

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Catch These 5 Kickstarter-Funded Performances this Fall

When the temperatures cool and the sky turns a bit grayer, it generally signals the beginning of my favorite time of year: the fall performance season. Each year Kickstarter plays host to dance, theater, and performance projects that comes in all forms—and this year is no different. From a techy sendup to a performance inspired…

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Meet the Fall 2019 Kickstarter Creators-in-Residence

The Future is Bright by Katya Grokhovsky, 2019, sofa, toys, fabrics, found objects, acrylic, wall paint, video, BRIC House, NYC, photo: Walter Wlodarczyk For three years running, we’ve invited creators to join us at Kickstarter HQ to start something new. Earlier this year, we announced an open call for the fifth edition of our Creators-in-Residence…

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Kickstarter Launches New Digital Resource for Emerging and Student Artists

Visual and performing artists are the cultural backbone of the United States, helping us rethink our past and imagine a better future. With the addition of self-taught and outsider artists, college-educated artists who hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are launching projects (on or off Kickstarter) every day. Kickstarter has worked to elevate student work…

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