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Kickstarter coming to Canada

Calling all inventors, creators and artists – Kickstarter is officially open to Canadians. Screenshot/Kickstarter.com

TORONTO – Crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced via its Twitter account Thursday that it will open up to projects and inventors north of the border “later this summer.”

The announcement, which linked to Kickstarter’s Canada launch page, provided little information about the launch, but users are able to sign up with their email addresses in order to show interest in posting their projects.

Canadians were previously able to use the American site to fund projects, but required a U.S.-based bank account to do so.

The U.S.-based company, launched in 2009, is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Users can post projects related to everything from technology, arts, music, fashion, and publishing and maintain full ownership and control of their projects even if funding is achieved.

Since its launch, more than 200 million people have pledged over $300 million to projects.

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A spokesperson from Kickstarter told Global News that creators – those who sign up with interest in launching a project – will be able to start building their projects in draft mode on the site.

Kickstarter does not have an official launch date for Kickstarter Canada.

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