Design, Entrepreneurship, and Storytelling on Kickstarter
with Heather Corcoran, Design and Technology Lead at Kickstarter
The role of the designer is changing, and so is the way products are made and distributed. Today, new tools and infrastructures – from digital fabrication to crowdfunding – allow individual designers, makers, nonprofits, and startups with bold ideas to fund and deliver products that may not have found support through conventional methods. With more than 17,000 design and technology projects funded, Kickstarter has been central to this shift. This session will introduce the startups to Kickstarter and crowdfunding as a storytelling tool, and as a way to bring creative projects to life alongside a community of backers. Hear practical tips and advice, and learn from the success of several Makerversity members who have founded their business through Kickstarter.
Heather Corcoran leads outreach for Kickstarter in the UK and Europe, with a focus on the Design & Technology communities. Based in London, she works closely with innovators, creators, and makers who use Kickstarter to bring new projects to life. Before that, she was the Executive Director of Rhizome, the influential digital art organisation based at the New Museum, New York, and curator at FACT in Liverpool.
Working Lunch’ is a series of talks, workshops and one to one sessions organised as part of the Makerversity Community Programme, connecting startup businesses with industry professionals and business support.
This event is open to Makerversity and Somerset House tenants only.
14:00 — 15:00
Fusion Lab, Makerversity, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA