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Kickstarter in London

We're just shy of two weeks since opening Kickstarter to UK-based creators, and we couldn't be more excited about all of the wonderful projects already underway.  

Have a project of your own in mind, or just want to learn more about Kickstarter? You're in luck! We've organized a few workshops in London this week, and we'd love to see you there. 

Our own Yancey Strickler will be leading several sessions of Kickstarter School, a step-by-step guide to creating and running a Kickstarter project. 

On Friday morning, 16 November, we're pleased to be setting up shop at The Barbican. Yancey will be joined by members of the Kickstarter community, including Emilie Holmes, of the London-based Good & Proper Tea brew bar and Adrian Hon of Zombies, Run! and A History of the Future in 100 Objects. We'll start with a primer on Kickstarter, then hear directly from creators about their experiences. This event is free and open to the public, no reservations required. More details below. 

Saturday morning, 17 November, you can find us at the cozy Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch, where we'll deep dive into structuring a campaign, what kind of rewards work best, how to spread the word, and other helpful tips. Please note seats for this event are extremely limited and RSVP is required.  

We can't wait to meet you and hear all about your projects in the making!  

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      Creator Crowdfunding Dojo on November 12, 2012

      Awesome! Any chance of being able to attend virtually for those of us not nearby?

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      Creator Crowdfunding Dojo on November 12, 2012

      ...or just a straight video recording of it / them online?

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      Creator Kristian Fosh on November 13, 2012

      Totally, tickets sold out in no time - a virtual catchup would be great!

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      Creator Damon Roskilly on November 13, 2012

      Yes, a video summary of the event would be very nice and useful for the rest of us. :)

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      Creator Mark Anderson & Friends on November 14, 2012

      Alongside our project we're a production company who would be happy to film the event at the Barbican Friday,
      so that it's available for the people who aren't able to get tickets.

      Please contact: meg@thechallengersalmanac.co.uk

      Thanks!

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      Creator kendel ratley on November 14, 2012

      Thanks, everyone! We're working on a recording of the event. In the meantime, feel free to check out our Kickstarter School on-site: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/school.

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      Creator Attic Squad Games on November 14, 2012

      Looks great, should have waited to see this first before launching my project :)

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      Creator Camille Mollard on November 14, 2012

      Indeed, a video of the entire event would be awesome! Can't wait for it!

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      Creator Joseph Cheetham-Wilkinson on November 15, 2012

      Another shout in support of a video right here! I can't make it to London but I don't want to miss out on all this great education, just getting ready for my first project!

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      Creator Alexander Churchill on November 16, 2012

      Anyone want to swap a 12pm for a 10 am?

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      Creator φωτοβολταικα on November 19, 2012

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      Creator Galina Pentecost on November 19, 2012

      Is there a video link?

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      Creator Mark Nowotarski on November 21, 2012

      The London based Charter Institute of Patent Attorneys will be giving a seminar on Kickstarter/crowdfunding and sources of UK government support for start-ups on December 3. More info here https://www.cipa.org.uk/members/multievents/displayEvent.asp…

      There is a fee, but if you explain that you are not an attorney, they may give a discount.

      (Full disclosure, I am one of the presenters)

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      Creator :::::::: YourAdsHere.co :::::::: (deleted) on November 21, 2012

      when Kickstater will come in Italy?

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      Creator Fede Graciano & Candice Schrapff on November 21, 2012

      This is our Kickstarter video, we have ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT to make this beautiful project happen! Please help us spread the word! Ameressence combines words and images to depict the cultural diversity on the American continent and to create a bond between its people.

      (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/380391897/ameressence-sketches-of-the-american-continent)

      Thank you for your time!!!

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      Creator Fede Graciano & Candice Schrapff on November 21, 2012

      Oh I didn't know we couldn't post the projects here! SORRY!

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      Creator Venezia on November 21, 2012

      Can't believe I missed this, I live in London. I'm completely gutted. I love you Kickstarter, without you I couldn't have become a comic creator.

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      Creator Amy Smith on November 22, 2012

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      Creator Dee Downing (deleted) on November 27, 2012

      London is my favorite city. I think some of everyone from the entire planet is in London at one time or another.

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      Creator Edwardo on November 29, 2012

      I'm so glad that kickstarter expanding towards another country for more amazing project ideas being introduced from different individuals

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      Creator Alex Warner on December 3, 2012

      Nice to know about this news.

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      Creator Gareth Maynard on February 11, 2013

      Why do the same projects appear in the featured section for days on end? Without being featured my project will never be seen!

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      Creator Mark Antony Cronin on October 24, 2013

      I just submitted a question as I am keen to attend as a current Kickstarter......then noticed this was in 2012!
      I am only 4 days into my Kickstarter and I am losing it already lol!

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      Creator Billy Sapp on October 31

      Good Morning Kendel Ratley I know this is the wrong Forum but please hear me out, You don't know me at all and to you I'm probably just a nobody but please hear me out. I have been in the military for eight years and all those years I have served has been my country and all it stands but most of all for two special people in my life who have supported me through every step I've taken in this adventurous job who is my wife and my son. My wife has been there from the start, through each hardship and has been so supportive and I have never really been able to return the favor I feel until now (I hope). She is working on getting her masters in publication and has to write this huge paper in which she needs to interview someone in the marketing aspect of publishing. Her professor gave her a list of companies and she picked Scholastic and Kickstarter. But she can't get her foot in the door for any interviews. Her biggest issue is she has followed me on my great adventure which lead us to South Korea and keeps her limited to the people she can find and interview. I am telling you all this because in order to help her I did some research of my own for her. I found a group of 69 people on kickstarter and just started googling each of there names until I found yours. I only ask if you are Kendel Ratley from Kickstart to please give my wife a hand or in contact with someone who could put her in the right track. She is really looking for someone on marketing (publishing side) who would be willing to let her interview them? This would be awesome and help in the A she deserves. I'm am hoping you can help. My wife is very driven and smart and any help to make her dreams come true after all she has given up for my career would be helpful. Thank You for reading this and you have a wonderful day. Please email me if you are able to do this: bdsapp1825@gmail.com

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