Kickstarter and the Maker Revolution


Wednesday, September 17, 9:20 am to 9:40 am in Auditorium

In the past 5 years, nearly 70,000 creative projects have been funded on Kickstarter. Makers are a rapidly growing portion of that community. Join CEO and co-founder Yancey Strickler as he explains how makers are using Kickstarter to pull back the curtain on manufacturing, build communities, and share their creative processes as they bring exciting new projects to life.


Yancey Strickler

CEO and co-founder, Kickstarter
Yancey Strickler is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter. Yancey served as Kickstarter’s Head of Community and Head of Communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey was a music journalist whose writing appeared in The Village Voice, New York magazine, Pitchfork, and other publications.