Kickstarter a Startup Platform for Technology and More

January 29th, 2014

Time to start working on that idea or dream you always had, but where to start... funding! With the internet people can research ideas, business templates and everything you need to start your business, except money the internet doesn't generate funding, until NOW! With new startup company backers, such as Kickstater people all over the world login and read about your project and decide to donate and back ideas and projects on the site. The idea behind Kickstarter is it gives people a voice and platform to show off their ideas and get infront of people they may not have the connections or opportunities to in order to fund their creative projects and get off the ground floor. This includes ideas in any category that you can think of; films, games, music and tech as long as it meets Kickstarter's guidelines. Once someone meets the guidelines and creates their profile they wait for backers and funding. The filmmakers, musicians, designers or any other type of entrepreneur get to keep 100% ownership of their project. Kickstarter is only a platform for funding and they are not involved in the creation of the project. This still gives the autonomy to the person with the idea to bring everything to fruition the way they envision it.
The amazing fact about Kickstarter is it is people believing in people and their ideas. Some facts about Kickstarter in the years past:
  1. Projects have been Grammy Nominated: Brooklyn Babylon
  2. 5.5 million people have pledged $958 million
  3. 55,000 creative projects were funded
  4. 44% of projects reached their funding goal
  5. In 2013 people who backed a project came from 214 countries and territories and all seven continents
If you are looking to get people to believe in your idea or project, Kickstarter is a great way to get the idea out there and of course, get the funding. Who knows maybe you can create the next best technology!

About the Author

Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley

Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley

Kayla Wortley is a Marketing Maven coming from the Beauty Industry. She is now the Marketing Specialist at IOGEAR in charge of Social Media and Marketing. With a diverse background of industries she is ready to take on the technology world!