The aim is for Manchester to get at least 100 new campaigns off the ground before the end of the year and for each to raise at least £1000 to turn that idea into a reality.Free workshop and masterclass hosted by world’s largest crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for individuals, groups and companies with big ambitions to show them how to crowdfund a campaign successfully. Gathering of young people, local entrepreneurs, kitchen table business owners, local artists, fashion designers, musicians, inventors and charity campaigners to hear how they can use the power of the people to support their ideas. Discussion of how Manchester business can grow in spite of stifling effects of lack of available finance through traditional institutions. Aim to find and finance over 1000 new initiatives by end of 2014 and inject at least one million pounds to get them off the ground. The initiative is beginning with a national tour (10 locations, three weeks) with workshops and masterclasses in effective fund-raising and how to use the power of the public to raise funds, substantiate ideas and prove that great ideas can work. From fashion designers, gadget developers, health charity projects and musical talent, crowdfunding can bring ideas to life. TECHHUB MANCHESTER | 1000+ IDEAS | £1MILLION+ 23rd June 2014; 6pm – 9pm TechHub Manchester 24/26 Lever Street Manchester M1 1DZ People wishing to attend the event can register here: eventbrite.com/e/go-crowdfund-britain-tickets About Go Crowdfund Britain Indiegogo, the first and largest global crowdfunding platform is heading out on a “Go Crowdfund Britain” tour to ignite Britain's ambition and get the whole country funding in 2014. The first of its kind, “Go Crowdfund Britain” is a million pound mission to get Britain’s best ideas, coolest inventions, brightest young businesses and the most creative music and arts projects crowdfunded on Indiegogo before the end of 2014. “Go Crowdfund Britain” begins on 23rd June with a nationwide crowdfunding tour which will visit 10 UK cities over three weeks, to gather individuals, groups and companies with big ambitions and show them how to crowdfund successfully on Indiegogo. Starting off in Manchester, the tour will visit Birmingham, Swansea, Bristol, Norwich, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle and finishing in Edinburgh on 10th July. Indiegogo will be joined by amazing success stories, experts and partners who will provide advice, guidance and perks to those Britons who begin their campaigns in 2014. For more information, to get involved and get on Indiegogo today, check out the website: GoCrowdfundBritain.Indiegogo.com and follow us on Twitter @indiegogouk
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Can Manchester get at least 100 new creative ideas off the ground before the end of 2014? GoCrowdfundBritain says “Yes we can”.
By Matthew Tyas | June 18th '14
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Can Manchester get at least 100 new creative ideas off the ground before the end of 2014? GoCrowdfundBritain says “Yes we can”. A million pound mission to get Britain’s best ideas, coolest inventions, brightest young businesses and the most creative music and arts projects crowdfunded before the end of 2014 is to launch at the TechHub in Manchester on 23rd June with a masterclass and workshop for the City’s young entrepreneurs.