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Canadian Kickstarter projects can launch Sept. 9, start building now

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Canadian residents will be able to launch Kickstarter projects as of Sept. 9, and they can head to the crowdfunding service's website today to begin building their projects, Kickstarter announced today.

The launch date meets Kickstarter's previously announced window of "summer" for the service's availability in Canada. Until now, Canadian residents had to use loopholes if they wanted to launch Kickstarter funding drives, such as having a U.S.- or U.K.-based third party run the campaign for them. The service originated in the U.S. in April 2009, and launched in the U.K. last fall.

Kickstarter representatives will travel across Canada for the next few weeks, hosting meetups and workshops to help people craft their Kickstarter campaigns. The company currently has two events scheduled in Toronto and another two in Montreal, and Canadians can request events in other locations.

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