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You'll get acquainted with how crowdfunding campaigns work and how to align your campaign with your product's development. If you are working on multiple ideas simultaneously, we'll help you select the best project idea for Kickstarter.

You should only sign-up if you are... 
committed to investing the time and effort required to launch a product and will have look-like and function-like prototypes ready before launch.

Alex Daly
Founder of Daly and known as the industry's “Crowdsourceress"

Crafted for independent designers, entrepreneurs, and creative studios

Craighton Berman
Designer of objects, illustrator of ideas, and facilitator of creativity


Daniel Mascarenhas
Creative director with experience launching and scaling businesses


Julio Terra
Seasoned advisor on how to launch products through crowdfunding 


James Ross 
Marketer with deep expertise in all facets of digital marketing 


Oscar Lhermitte
Product designer and entrepreneur who turns projects into products


Course & Community
Our course can be your guide, and our community your coach.

Our Course
Everything you need to plan, develop, and run successful campaigns

“To help creators successfully launch products using crowdfunding, we created and packaged together all the tools I wished we had during my time at Kickstarter
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Our instructors
An outstanding team of instructors
with
 deep real-world experience 

Julio Terra 
Lead Instructor & Co-Founder, Launch Studio
Former Head of Design & Technology Communities, Kickstarter


Learn the basics

Establish a solid foundation

Craft a compelling story

Build effective marketing 
and PR campaigns

You'll learn how to set a clear purpose for your campaign and assess whether to work with an agency or consultant. We'll also give you tools that will help you better understand your audience, and set your funding goal smartly.

You'll understand what it takes to craft a persuasive narrative, and how to use compelling videos and images to bring your story to life. We'll also show you how to create a reward strategy that maximizes your funding potential.

You'll understand how to maximize payment collection, how to select the best approach to capture fulfillment data, and how to keep your backers happy. We'll also explore how to establish post-funding sales channels.

You'll get familiar with how to create a marketing plan working back from your funding goal, how to use online advertising to build a list and drive pledges, and how to engage with media and influencers to gain exposure.

Run a strong funding campaign

You'll learn how to prepare for a strong launch and how to plan so you can effectively manage your live campaign. We'll also cover how to set your campaign duration and launch date, and how to keep backers engaged and informed.

Transform your backers into advocates

Alex has launched groundbreaking crowdfunding campaigns for MIT Media Lab inventors, Pentagram partners, and forward-thinking brands like Freitag. In 2017, she authored "The Crowdsourceress", a definitive guide for raising money and awareness through crowdfunding. Alex is the founder of Daly, a marketing and comms consultancy, a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2016, and a frequent speaker at festivals and events. 

We welcome all creators working on... 
tech gadgets, everyday carry gear, furniture, timepieces, digital fabrication tools, synthesizers, photo gear, bicycles, cookware, footwear, backpacks, robots, and more.  

Craighton's work can be found in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was the first designer to bring a product to life on Kickstarter, and taught young designers how to use crowdfunding to support an independent design practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Craighton’s design practice is focused on Manual, a home goods brand that creates products for slow living.

Daniel is the co-founder of a hardware company that was recognized on the list of Best inventions of 2016 by Time Magazine. As their CMO, he raised over $2 million across four product launches on Kickstarter. Daniel currently serves as COO of Launch Studio, and expert advisor to the world's largest innovation fund, the Horizon 2020 European Commission. 

Julio helped to build the Design and Technology Community Outreach team at Kickstarter and then went on to lead it for several years. The team’s mandate is to search the globe for creators who are working on innovative and noteworthy products and to help them run successful campaigns. While at Kickstarter, Julio worked with hundreds of creators and developed a unique understanding of the crowdfunding ecosystem. Currently, Julio serves as the CEO of Launch Studio.

James previously led the marketing team at Blazon Agency in London. There he worked on crowdfunding and e-commerce campaigns for a wide range of clients, from startups – including Pillo, Wonder Machines, and Evelyn & Bobbie – to large enterprises – such as Sony and Absolut.

As the co-founder and director of Sidekick, Oscar has helped over 20 startups, businesses and creative studios launch products on Kickstarter. Through his studio, he has launched six of his own products through crowdfunding, and provides product design services informed by his thoughtful perspective on our cultural and economic systems. 

Whether you aim to raise tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, our curriculum will help you maximize your funding, and nurture lasting relationships with your product’s early adopters.

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30-day moneyback guarantee 

If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, just let us know within 30 days, and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked. 

Answers to common questions

How long do I have access to the course?

If you sign-up for Full Access you'll have access to the course and community for a full year. If you choose the subscription option then you'll have access to the course and community for as long as you subscription is active.  

Are there any prerequisites for this course? 

Although there are no official prerequisites, you’ll get the most out of this course if you are actively working on developing a physical product that you are planning to launch in the next 2 to 12 months.  
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We've created an online forum that brings together creators from around the world who are on the road to launching products on Kickstarter. It's a place where you can connect with other like-minded creators and learn from each other. 

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How much time will this take? 

The course is designed to take around 6 to 8 weeks to complete. We aim to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what it takes to run a successful product-launch Kickstarter campaign. Ideally, you should not plan to launch your project as soon as you finish the course since you’ll likely uncover gaps in your preparation as you work your way through the course.

The video lessons last on average around 10 minutes, though there are a few lessons that are over 40 minutes long. Beyond watching the lessons, you should carve out time to join office hour sessions, explore the worksheets, guides, and templates, join discussions in the online forum, and begin applying your learnings. With that in mind, should set aside about 5 hours per week. 

The amount of time needed to prepare for launch following the course varies a lot. This depends on your level of preparation before you enter the course, the scale of your team’s ambitions, and the people and resources that you have to bring to bear.  

How is this course taught?  

The course is delivered primarily through pre-recorded video lessons, though there are a few written lessons. The lessons are supplemented by numerous templates, guides, and workbooks. Peer discussions happen through the online discussion forum. Office hours take place on a regular basis through Zoom. 

What is included in the curriculum?  

The Kickstarter Masterclass includes 32 pre-recorded videos and 3 written lessons with an assortment of guides, workbooks, and templates. Our members get access to a vibrant community forum, regular office hours with our founders, and other member-only events. We also maintain a directory of reputable third-party services and tools and special discounts to a handful of these service providers. 

What if I am unhappy with the course?  

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days. We would appreciate notification within the first 30 days of the course.

Can I ask another question?  

If there’s anything we haven’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] We know this is a considerable investment of time and money, and we want to give you everything you need to make the decision responsibly.
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Optimized for Product Design Technology Projects

Our Curriculum

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Over 35 lessons that provide detailed instructions on how to plan, develop, and run product-launch campaigns. Coupled with more than 50 workbooks, templates, and guides that are designed to help you put into practice the tactics and strategies you'll learn. 

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Our Community 
Supportive network committed to helping you get funded

Our community forum brings together independent designers and entrepreneurs from around the world. They all share a common goal: to launch products on Kickstarter successfully

All signal and no noise.

We've created a space where high-quality interactions can take place between our members and team. It's nothing like the crowdfunding groups that you'll find on Facebook, LinkedIn, and elsewhere.

Peer to Peer Learning 

Virtual Face to Face

We have an expanding program of events and activities for our members. It includes bi-monthly office hours with our founders, monthly webinars with expert guests, and ad-hoc sessions featuring deep dives into crowdfunding tools and services. A few of our members have even started their own mastermind group.

Our members bring a deep understanding of their shared challenges, and unique insights into how to overcome them. Our forum is a space where they get together, share strategies & tips, request & offer feedback, and provide encouragement & support. 

"Julio who used to run the Design & Tech categories on Kickstarter now runs this, it's easily the best quality crowdfunding prep on the internet!  I did it myself and our last campaign raised over $165k USD building on some of the tools and insights I learned. Highly recommended! Go indie creation!"


MARTIN WILLERS

CEO Transparent

Light Speaker raised $165,126 from 591 backers on Kickstarter 

"Launch Studio helped me incredibly by guiding me through the process of setting up a Kickstarter campaign... Launch Studio was always ready to answer our questions, and it was super helpful to talk to other people that went through the same process and learn from each other."

MARJAN VAN AUBEL
Creator of Sunne

Sunne raised €124,012 from 265 backers on Kickstarter

“Signing up for Launch Studio’s course was incredibly helpful to our campaign. It gave us a framework for how to approach Kickstarter. We knew how campaigns generally work, but to have it all laid out in one place — well-documented and well-explained — made it so much easier to actually get things done.”

MATS LINANDER
Co-creator of Tidbyt 

Tidbyt raised $918,844 from 5,106 backers on Kickstarter  

Our Impact 
Helping members get funded

"The Launch Studio Masterclass was like having a coach working with me, pushing me to perform at my best. Having a successfully funded project on Kickstarter is like running a marathon. You need to prepare and practice, and have a good coach. "

ANA LAURA FARIAS
Creator of Humanity tiles

Humanity Tiles raised $26,090 from 242 backers on Kickstarter

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