Starter Talks: A Fireside Chat with Charles Adler

17 Sep

MODE Detroit


A Fireside Chat with Charles Adler Co-Founder of Kickstarter

Writer/Social media specialist:Melissa DiVietri            Photographer:Leonard Beck


Charles Adler, co founder of Kickstarter presented a phenomenal speech during StarterFest hosted at Lowe Campbell Ewald on Monday, September 15, 2014. Kickerstarter is a global crowdfunding platform that brought creative projects to life. Kickstarter launched on April 28, 2009 by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler.


Starting off the night with an enlightful story on where he was from and how he grew into who he is today. Charles called himself a nomad because he moved so many times. An interesting fact was that Charles traveled once to India as a child. He expressed that travel should be a necessity, it is good for you.


In 1995, he went to engineering school at Purdue University…

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