Virtual talk with audience participation with Yancey Strickler, founder/former CEO of Kickstarter.
Since their launch in 2009 Kickstarter helped 180,000 project raise almost 5 billion dollars, some projects raised over 10 million $. It is today a Public Benefit Corporation to commit to their principles as much as their profits. They launched The Creative Independent to share resources and advice for all types of makers. They run Creators-in-Residence program.
Projects from Kickstarter won Grammys and Oscars. London’s V&A Museum curated a show about Kickstarter design projects. They joined the Global Strike for Climate Change and went Climate Neutral— they are doing everything they can to build a long, healthy future for the creative culture they helped cultivate. This is just the beginning.
Kickstarter founder Yancey Strickler's new book "This Could Be Our Future" is about a vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximising the values that make life worth living. Come hear about the three assumptions western society is trapped by, how we got here, and how we change the course.
Yancey Strickler is a writer, the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter. He grew up in Clover Hollow, Virginia, and began his career as a music critic in New York City. His first book is called "This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World.
Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing in more ways than one. While 12% of projects finished having never received a single pledge 78% of projects that raised more than 20% of their goal were successfully funded. It takes commitment and dedication, just like any other form of fundraising.
Join our virtual talk with audience participation. It will be followed by virtual business networking.
Yancey Strickler is the former CEO and original co-founder of Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowd-funding platform for creators and their works: a thriving community for art, technology, and new consumer products. It’s a sterling model for entrepreneurs and companies looking to build businesses that marry a social conscience with tremendous financial success. It’s also an example of seeing …
Yancey Strickler is the former CEO and original co-founder of Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowd-funding platform for creators and their works: a thriving community for art, technology, and new consumer products. It’s a sterling model for entrepreneurs and companies looking to build businesses that marry a social conscience with tremendous financial success. It’s also an example of seeing competitors not as existential threats, but as like-minded groups sharing the same creative space. Strickler walked the walk with Kickstarter, helping creatives raise more than $4 billion in funding for their projects—among them Cards Against Humanity, Oculus Rift, multiple Oscar-winning films, projects by Spike Lee, Neil Young, Marina Abramović, and thousands of albums, books, comics, artworks, gadgets, plays, and restaurants. In 2015, Kickstarter became a Public Benefit Corporation, choosing to focus the company’s mission, as the New York Times wrote, on “altruism over profit.” A Wharton study that year found that Kickstarter projects had created more than 300,000 full- and part-time jobs.
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