Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region after it revealed plans to make its service available in Australia and New Zealand âsoonâ.
A holding page for the localized site shows that it will open up in the two countries âin the very near future.â First, it will hold âKickstarter schoolsâ Â in Melbourne and Sydney to help promote the service, educate local entrepreneurs and get feedback on the type of projects that excite folks.
Thereâs no confirmed date for the launch, but those who are interested can sign up to be notified via email when the site is live.
Kickstarter is open to entrepreneurs in the US, CanadaÂ and the UK, so it is broadening significantly with this expansion. Indeed, the addition of Australia and New Zealand might also help aspiring Kickstarters in Asia by providing a nearer location for them â to date, entrepreneurs in the region have been forced to relocate to Europe or the US in order to register their projects.
Hat tip Lidija Davis
Headline image via ThinkstockÂ (sorry New Zealanders, I couldnât get an image of both countries together â nothing personal)