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Kickstarter in Canada Launches September 9, New Projects Can Start Today

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Kickstarter has announced on its blog as of today, new projects can be started by Canadians in time for its September 9 launch, giving entrepreneurs just over a month head start to get their projects ready. The company first announced it would be coming to the Great White North in late-June.

Canada-based projects will be listed alongside existing campaigns and will function like any other project, except amounts will be listed in Canadian dollars. Kickstarter will still charge the same 5% fee for successfully funded projects, but payment processing fees will match the UK, as follows:

  • Pledges less than $10 CAD are charged 5% + $0.05 CAD
  • Pledges of $10 CAD or greater are charged 3% + $0.20 CAD

Kickstarter says they will be holding three event workshops this week in Canada: August 8 and 9 in Toronto, and August 12 and 13 in Montreal. You can sign up for an event here.

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  • Erik Kappel

    Your link to the events at the end of the article goes to a screenshot 😉

  • Whoops. Fixed, thanks 🙂

  • Erik Kappel

    Glad to be of service! I’m always looking out 😉

  • Thanks, we never forget these kind gestures.

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