Heather Corcoran

European Design and Technology Outreach Lead, Kickstarter

Heather Corcoran – Biography

Heather, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter’s first UK-based employee, spends her time scouting out and supporting the ‘next big’ products launching on the platform in the UK, like Liverpool’s SwapBots. She was selected as one of Heroine magazine’s ‘New Women to Watch’ in 2014 and is passionate about the role of artists and designers in shaping the future of digital culture. That’s something she has spoken about across various high-profile events, such as REMIX at Google NYV and Microsoft’s Social Computing Symposium. Having previously worked in New York as an arts curator and then as an exhibition manager in Toronto, she landed her first job in the UK at Liverpool’s highly successful FACT arts venue.

Areas of expertise

  • Digital arts
  • Crowdfunding
  • Hardware startups

Location

  • Liverpool and London

Book Heather for a speaking slot >