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Should TED have its own "Kickstarter"?

There are and have been many conversations that ask the question "what is your million-dollar idea?", one is being featured on Conversations right now.

I have, and I bet you have too, seen so many projects that people have talked about and dreamed about realizing here on TED Conversations, the biggest hindrance being a little finance.

Of course we could always go to a crowdfunding platform and start the project there, but then we would loose much of the TED audience which I believe are crucial for understanding many of the ideas that spread through TED.

This platform could also serve for all the TED speakers that need funding for any project that they might have going.

Well, I almost think that it's self evident that TED should have one of these platforms, what do you think?

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    • Jun 6 2013: I agree, perhaps even with different areas for funding....i.e. new technology, education, research etc. with a video presntation on the results, even if partial, along with the more formal paprwork to show how the money was used. Could be called: TED FUNDED. : )
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      Jun 6 2013: So I just started a collection Conversation for all the good ideas for TED (and it stuck!).
      And if you'd wish to help implement this idea I would be very grateful (and I believe that most TEDsters would).

      So if you care to join me on "The Great TED Conversation (gathering all the conversations about improving TED)"
      you are most welcome.
  • Jun 6 2013: Hey Jimmy,
    crowd-funding is so accepted, and what a great idea to offer that possibility right here, where the ideas are generated? I like it.