Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler talks creative entrepreneurship at the Walker
Nowadays, you don't necessarily need an investment banker to get a major venture off the ground. Since 2009, Kickstarter has helped budding businesses, projects, and creative endeavors happen through "social funding." The website, which Time named one of the "Best Websites of 2011," has gone on to raise approximately $400 million towards movie projects, band tours, food trucks, iPod products, restaurants, and more.
Tonight, co-founder Yancey Strickler will visit the Walker to talk about his experiences with Kickstarter, the impact it has had (and potentially could have) on the creative community worldwide, and the new ways people are making things happen using the power of the internet.
The event, which is part of the Walker's Target Free Thursday Nights, is completely free, though tickets are required and can be picked up in the Bazinet Garden Lobby Desk starting at 6 p.m.
As part of the evening, local artists who have benefited from utilizing Kickstarter will be on hand in the Walker Shop. Folks can grab a drink from the cash bar and chat with artists about their experiences. Products featured tonight that were funded by the website include mustache coffee mugs, comic collections, children's books, and ultraviolet playing cards.
IF YOU GO:
Creative Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Kickstarter Cofounder Yancey Strickler
Walker Art Center
7 p.m. Thursday, October 25
Free; tickets required
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