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.
“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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