Virtual Talk: Funding Greatness with Kickstarter Founder + Author, Yancey Strickler

Thu, May 28, 2020, 6:25 PM (BST)

About this event

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

    Yancey Strickler



    Yancey Strickler is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter. Yancey served as Kickstarter's Head of Community and Head of Communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey was a music journalist whose writing appeared in The Village Voice, New York magazine, Pitchfork, and other publications.

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  • When

    Thursday, May 28
    6:25 PM - 8:30 PM (BST)

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