Kickstarter

Can Kickstarter Solve Urban Problems?

Can Kickstarter Solve Urban Problems?

Over at the Design Observer Group, Alexandra Lange has a very thoughtful piece on how to use Kickstarter to fund public projects: Most of the Kickstarter projects under the Design tab congregate around the themes of bikes, cheese, typography and iAnything, yet there is now a subset of urban interventions. A plastic tent for a […]

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Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream

Want proof?  How about a big story in the business section of the New York Times?  Here’s what it had to say about the recent growth of Kickstarter: “This year marks the year that we’ve seen Kickstarter enter the real world in a number of ways,” said Perry Chen, one of its founders. “At Tribeca […]

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Kickstarter:  Crowdfunding Works!

Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Works!

TechCrunch has the latest results from the crowdfunding site Kickstarter: Over the past two years, $53 million has been pledged for 20,371 projects. Of that money, $40 million has been collected, going towards 7,496 successful projects (meaning they raised enough money to get off the ground). Over the same time period, 9,700 projects were unsuccessful […]

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