Heather Corcoran


European Design and Technology Outreach

Startup //
Creating Products in Public: Insights from 8,000 Design and Technology Projects on Kickstarter

With more than 8,000 design and technology projects funded, Kickstarter has become a hub of creativity for designers, makers, studios and start-ups from around the world. It is one part of a confluence of movements that has changed the role of the designer, and the way products are manufactured and distributed. This session will introduce Kickstarter as a way to bring creative projects and products to life in a new way, alongside a community of backers.

Heather Corcoran leads outreach for Kickstarter in the UK and Europe, with a focus on the Design & Technology communities. Based in London, she works closely with  innovators, creators, and makers who use Kickstarter to bring new projects to life.