A neat project that allows you to self-host your own Kickstarter type of project. I like that it is built to use Amazon payments, but can be tweaked to use something better (maybe Stripe). When I first saw this I chuckled and thought: “No way I would trust some random guy to charge me for a project, where’s the safety of Kickstarter?”

And then reality set in and I remembered that Kickstarter offers little to no protection for the backers of projects. Essentially: I don’t see how Selfstarter is any riskier for backers than Kickstarter.

In fact, it would seem, Selfstarter is a better solution because the fees will be less and therefore the threshold for successful funding should be less. I like this idea, let me know if you use it for a project.

Posted by Ben Brooks