The Kickstarter Blog

Kickstarter in the UK: The First Month

  1. 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!  

  2. Helping Projects Affected By Hurricane Sandy

    Kickstarter is proud to call New York City home, and we've felt the impact of Hurricane Sandy deeply within our community. In the past week, we've watched countless projects reach out to each other to offer extra space, a helping hand, and words of support to friends, neighbors, and strangers.

    On this page we've collected a few of the projects we've seen that have offered assistance or been affected themselves. If we've missed any, feel free to drop them in the comments. We'll update our list accordingly.

    Printed Matter is seeking donations to replace damaged inventory and mitigate cleanup costs. Donate here.

    Eyebeam experienced significant structural damage and is calling for volunteers to help rebuild.

    Leon Reid IV's studio flooded, resulting in damage to both artwork and materials. He is seeking support

    Triple Canopy has been posting continually about projects in need of services and donations. 

    Girl Walk // All Day screens at reRun in Brooklyn Thursday night. All proceeds from the event will benefit local Red Cross chapters.

    +Pool updated backers with a comprehensive list of places to volunteer and donate

    For other ways to support relief efforts, please visit NYC Service and the Red Cross.

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