Crowdfunding: Kickstarter and Beyond
Raising money for art, culture and technology projects will be the focus of this Sunday afternoon session, as we watch and discuss pitches that have sought attention through any crowdfunding platform, including a focus on those in Toronto who are currently looking for backers.
We will take a look at how the concept has evolved and where it might be headed next — and how it has influenced new models of creative entrepreneurship.
Kickstarter has naturally been the focus of most of the attention for this model. But, for some, alternatives like IndieGoGo are preferable. We will touch on the similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages, between the different approaches.
Toronto creators who have used any crowdfunding platform — whether or not the projects reached their goal — are encouraged to attend to share their experiences.
Those who have considered using Kickstarter or other such websites in future can get advance insights, too.
Locals who would like to present a live version of their pitch — and screen any accompanying images or videos — are invited to let us know in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org