If you've been eagerly awaiting the official start day for Kickstarter in Canada, the long wait is up. The crowdfunding platform announced today that Canada-based projects could be launched starting September 9, with page-building features going live immediately.
Here's what you need to know:
- There won't be a separate "Kickstarter Canada"--Canadian projects will be listed along with all others.
- Backers from anywhere in the world can contribute, but should note that these projects will be listed in Canadian dollars, so a $100 US pledge would be $103.78 CAD at today's exchange rate.
- Payments will be processed directly through Kickstarter, rather than through Amazon Payments.
- Fees for creators are the same: Kickstarter charges 5% for funded projects, nothing for those that go unfunded.
Will Kickstarter, which launched in the UK last fall, be moving into other countries soon? According to Mashable, a company spokesperson said that "expanding into other territories is priority," but named no specific locations.