Monday, May 10, 2010

Kickstart your project

What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
I seem to remember someone mentioning the Kickstarter website a while back, and I promptly forgot about it. But Philip Bloom just sent out a tweet about a project that Nathaniel Hansen is funding through Kickstarter, and that reminded me....

But back to the original topic. What is Kickstarter? Its a site that let's artists - let's say creative people - raise funding for projects. People "pledge" a given amount, and in return they get the promise of something (access to special materials, a copy of the final program, heaps of good feelings) and you're only on the hook if the project reaches it's goal and is "fully funded."

There's some interesting projects on the site. You can, for example, Launch an All-Cartoon Web Channel called with Rocko Creator Joe Murray, or, help Dispora, an open source social network that will allow users to fully control their online privacy and identity - though they are already way over their goal.

So how about the elders - a coming of age documentary portrait series being made by filmmaker and Boston native, Nathaniel Hansen?

[UPDATE: corrected name to Kickstarter]

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