Founded in 2009, Kickstarter is a platform for creative projects needing a little push, including music, art, movies, and technology. Everything and anything can be supported through Kickstarter! Over 139,000 projects received backing from 14 million people: that's $3.5 billion spent on the platform!
Kickstarter's reach goes beyond making creative dreams a reality, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania finds. 283,000 part time collaborators are employed, 8,800 new companies and nonprofits have been created, 29,600 full-time new jobs now exist, and more than $5.3 billion in direct economic impact on these individuals and communities has been generated. Kickstarter has also received recognition for helping some of the coolest new tech gadgets find their footing, including: