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Charles Adler

Charles Adler

Kickstarter

Co-founder

Meet the
person who
kick-started
Kickstarter

Balancing innovation, social responsibility and public benefit

Charles Adler, co-founder and former head of design at Kickstarter, has been described by Forbes as one of the “Top 12 Most Disruptive Figures in Business”. Since its inception in 2009, Kickstarter has raised $4 billion in funding from 15 million backers for 160,000 global projects.

After leaving Kickstarter in 2013, Charles has been exploring ways to empower independent creators. Among his myriad new projects are Lost Arts; a new workspace format for ambitious creators; an incubator for AI-powered urban agriculture products; and interactive public art installations.

The Speakers

Charles Adler will be joined this year by some of the leading thinkers from around the world that are changing business as we know it.