Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site for would be inventors, designers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and musicians, will open its doors to submissions from the UK on 31 October.
Kickstarter lets creatives post business plans online (usually relating to a consumer product) as well as a funding target, offering incentives to members of the public who help them reach their monetary goals.
Devices like the Pebble Smartwatch and TriggerTrap camera, have seen their projects raise significant funding through the site; enough to enter full scale production.
“Beginning October 31, people in the United Kingdom will be able to launch their projects on Kickstarter,” confirmed the company.
“Beginning today, people in the UK can get started building their projects by clicking on the ‘Start a new project’ button on the Start page and selecting the UK as their country.
“When we’re ready for projects to launch on October 31, we’ll send an email letting them know that they can hit the launch button whenever they’re ready.”
People from around the world will be able to contribute to UK Kickstarter projects, just as Brits can contribute to international Kickstarter projects.
By Gerald Lynch | October 11th, 2012