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Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler on Creating Crowdfunding

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"Could there be a world where a great idea can happen just because other people thought it was cool? Isn't that a universe we should live in where that's possible and can we create that?"

The company began in 2009 with a simple but important mission: help bring creative projects to life. To date, thousands of artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators have found the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. And now, in their boldest move yet, Kickstarter is becoming a public-benefit corporation to serve the greater good as well as its shareholders. In this video recorded at 92Y, Kickstarter's Co-Founder and CEO Yancey Strickler talks with Jessi Hempel, senior editor at Wired, about how Kickstarter measures success, the culture he hopes to help create and the unique genius of doing business differently.
This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and 92Y's "7 Days of Genius" Festival, starting March 5, 2016. The festival's intent is to ignite a global conversation to explore the power of genius to make a positive impact on the world. For more information about the festival, and it's schedule of events in New York and around the world, read here. And to join the conversation on Twitter, follow #THATSGENIUS

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