Yancey Strickler: We Think That Kickstarter Is Giving More People the Courage to Create & to Put Themselves Out There

Following the release of Ethan Mollick’s study on Kickstarter’s impact on the economy, CEO and co-founder of the popular crowdfunding portal, Yancey Strickler, sat down to discuss the website’s growth and influence of entrepreneurs.

yancey-stricklerMollick reported in his study:

“From inception to May 2015, Kickstarter projects resulted in around 5,135 ongoing full-time jobs besides those that went to creators (95% CI: 1,188 to 9,082), and led to the hiring of around 160,425 temporary workers (95% CI: 145,330 to 175,518). Over 50% of projects were reported as being innovative by both backers and creators, and projects produced over 2,601 patent applications.”

Strickler revealed in his latest interview:

“We think that Kickstarter is giving more people the courage to create and to put themselves out there, and we think it’s creating a new generation of patrons. It’s incredible the degree of accessibility it’s brought.”

Check out the interview below.

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