A Brooklynbased corporation everyone knows as Kic

first_imgA Brooklyn-based corporation everyone knows as Kickstarter has built a global crowdfunding platform that supports all projects from the technical to the super weird and creative. Today, the company has reached 100,000 successfully funded campaigns, despite only being around since 2009.Last night, a photography project called “Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars” became the 100,000th project to be successfully funded with Kickstarter. For the six years, nine months and 10 days since the company first launched, Kickstarter continues to bring innovative, creative ideas from all industries to reality.(Related: Oculus Kickstarter backers to get a free Rift)But, is Kickstarter a good place to unleash your creative software development or technology projects? By following the company’s guidelines, projects must be something that can be shared with others. That can, in fact, include a potato salad Kickstarter, which one man started back in 2014. His project ended with a total of US$55,492 pledged by 6,911 backers. Projects need to be honest, avoid misleading backers, and for technical projects like gadgets or development ideas, it requires creators to show a prototype of what they are making. Projects cannot promise to donate funds raised to a charity or cause, and they cannot offer financial incentives like equity or repayment.After reading some of those terms, if you think your idea still has a chance on Kickstarter, read through the Creator Handbook on Kickstarter.com to learn how you can get started, tell your story, get funding, and communicate with backers.To get started, you need to first have a project that is unique from others. It could be a book, photograph, a piece of hardware—just be clear with your goal. Tell your story on your own Kickstarter page. Who are you? Where did the project come from? Why do you like potato salad so much? This information will help your potential backers understand why they should pledge.Then, get into the nitty-gritty details of your project, such as building rewards, delivery rates, pricing, limitations, and reward tiers. Figure out your all-or-nothing model, because if your project doesn’t reach the goal, it doesn’t get funded.last_img