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Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Yancey Strickler, the co-founder of the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Watch them talk about everything from the 18th century origins of crowdfunding — Alexander Pope’s translation of the Iliad — to how the world could kick-start a mission to Mars.
“Rising Stars” is a one-on-one interview series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The renowned astrophysicist and host of StarTalk Radio talks with the next generation of leaders in innovation and tech.
Many household names started because of Kickstarter, such as Oculus Rift and Cards Against Humanity. In the last 7 years, there has been an Oscar-nominated Kickstarter-funded movie.
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