Saturday, June 11, 2011

Using Kickstarter to bolster your career portfolio

One way you can put your name out there in a creative forum is via Kickstarter a crowdfunding platform that allows people to donate to creative projects. Among their successes are a RoboCop statue in Detroit, the free personal web server Diaspora and the Coffee Joulies.

If successful then you will have a public item you can point to on your resume or in interviews. even if it is not funded you have the networking and exposure from the attempt as well as a demonstration of your creativity. Four autism/asperger projects were attempted in 2010 with none being funded; not surprising given the 40% funding rate for projects.

Check it out here and if a thought hits you, take a chance and suggest a project:

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