A project is the creative idea, or dream with a defined business plan, timeline and funding goal.
A creator is the driving force behind the project.
Funders are the people who get behind the creators project and pledge money to bring the creators project to life.
Can MilitaryStarter be used to fund anything?
What are the fees?
Creators on MilitaryStarter must be military personnel or families of. When registering as a new creator, there is a $4.99 fee paid by the creator.
MilitaryStarter applies a 5% fee to the funds collected. Our 3rd party credit card processor will also apply a payment processing fee of 2.9% + .30 cents per transaction.
How does funding work?
Once your project is reviewed by MilitaryStarter and accepted on MilitaryStarter.com, family, friends and funders will access your project and contribute. The more you spread the word about your project to family and friends via social media and they spread the word, and so on and so on, the more funds you might raise.
There are no all-or-nothing funding parameters. The funds the project raises are the creators to utilize to launch the project. It is important to establish an accurate and realistic funding goal in order to ensure that as the creator you can move forward completing your project and not mislead funders.
As a creator, before you establish a project, you will be required to set up an account with Stripe, our third party vendor. You will be asked to provide bank account information in order for Stripe to deposit monies from funders via electronic deposits.
Who is responsible for completing projects as promised?
The creator. The creator has total control and responsibility for the project. MilitaryStarter does not provide development, direction, or oversight of the projects.
The MilitaryStarter community will be built around the ability to communicate and trust both the creators and the funders. As a creator, you cannot mislead or misrepresent your projects intent or end result. For this reason, it is important that your funding goals and timeline to raise the funds are accurate and realistic.
MilitaryStarter does not guarantee projects or investigate the creators ability to complete their project.
Launching a MilitaryStarter project is a very public act, and creators put their reputations at risk when they do.
Funders should look for creators who have a clear business plan for how their project will be completed. Creators are encouraged to share links and as much background information as possible so funders can make informed decisions about the projects they support.
If a creator doesn’t share key information, funders should take that into consideration. Does the creator include links to any websites that show work related to the project, or past projects? Does the creator appear in the video? Have they connected via Facebook?
Don’t hesitate to request information from a creator. You can always reach out before pledging via the “E-mail this creator” button on the project page.