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Kickstarter crowdfunding arrives for Canadian ideas, finally...
August 7th 2013 at 09:30 AM
posted by Shane Dingman, The Globe & Mail 

Canadians with an idea for a new techy gadget, or maybe a script for an independent film they want to make, can now stay home and raise the money for their dreams on Kickstarter.

The New York-based crowdfunding network previously allowed Canadians to donate their loonies to projects based in the U.S., but until this week starting a crowdfunding campaign north of the border was off limits.

Canada is the second non-U.S. country to host Kickstarter projects, which arrived in the United Kingdom Oct. 31, 2012.

Famously, Canadian entrepreneur Eric Migicovsky relocated to Silicon Valley and raised $10.3-million from 68,929 backers on Kickstarter for his Pebble smartwatch invention.