Crowdfunding has grown and it is now one of the most popular ways to raise investment to grow or launch a business. This also includes the awareness and community spirit generated by crowdfunding a product or service, that fills a need for many across the globe.

After speaking with many successful crowdfunders, we thought it would be beneficial to host an event that allows those who are keen to do the same, to find out how to plan and run a successful campaign.

We thrive on creating events that help entrepreneurs and small business owners launch and grow businesses that change the world. This event will be eye opening and filled with actionable tips and advice that you can take away to plan and run your own crowdfunding campaign.

 

Some of what you'll take away from the evening:

  • How does crowdfunding sites like crowdcube work

  • Network with the speakers and attendees 

  • How to reach your target audience

  • What kind of projects are best suited for crowdfunding

  • What tools to use to get your campaign out there

  • What an investor looks for in a campaign

  • How to get your crowdfunding campaign in the press

  • What you should be doing to not only launch a strong campaign, but how to sustain one

  • What it takes to prepare for your campaign

This is an opportunity for you to sit down and hear direct from the experts, especially if you plan on running your own crowdfunding campaign. 

 

Nadine Sandcroft

Nadine is the founder of Just Entrepreneurs – a platform created to support startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs through networking events, workshops and actionable content. Nadine has worked with the likes of Shaa Wasmund MBE where she worked her way up from an intern, to planning, marketing and running some of the greatest networking events in London. With a background in Accounting and Youth Work, Nadine has always dedicated time to empower entrepreneurs, both young and old to follow their dreams and change world. 

As a content expert Nadine often mentors and work with bloggers and small business owners, so they can harness the power of content and grow their business.

 

Gemma Whattes

Founder of All by Mama, Gemma Whates, Mama to two young boys and ex Marketing Account Director, launched All By Mama in 2014 from a desire to support and promote flexible working for mums who don’t want to have to choose between family or work life. Since launch, the All by Mama community has grown at a rapid pace, with over 200 sellers and feature over 2,000 products. With an engaged social audience and database of 30,000 people supporting this innovative move to support Mumpreneurs. 

In 2016 a crowdfunding campaign was launched on Crowdcube, which was successfully funded to add two additional revenue streams; securing All by Mama 101% funding of £75,770. 

 

 

Anthony David King

Anthony David King works with partners like Silicon Valley and investors to develop and fund some of Britain's most innovative ventures, and design innovation programmes such as accelerators for start-ups, organisations and government.

After working with more than 100 schools, start-ups and government to fund and develop new ventures, he launched Anthony David King Ventures. With a mission to do the same on a global scale and make its learning more accessible. This work now spans more than 200 ventures in tech, education and music, across 15 cities, engaging millions of people every year. This includes a partnership with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) - the organisation that represents the UK's recorded music industry and runs the BRIT Awards - to develop their new innovation hub. 

Anthony is also a partner at Rare Seed Capital, which a focuses on early-stage seed funding for high-growth tech start-ups with diverse founders and teams. In 2016, Anthony was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce for his remarkable contribution to developing innovative ventures throughout Britain.

 

 

Darren Mulvihill

Darren Mulvihill is a Senior Business Development Manager with Crowdcube, the world’s first and leading investment crowdfunding platform. Darrenworks with entrepreneurs who are looking to use the Crowdcube platform to raise investment for their businesses, enabling them to get the most out of the process as well as understand how to plan for successful campaigns.

Prior to joining Crowdcube, Darren worked with an angel investment fund based in Ireland and established the Irish chapter of Startup Grind. He is a graduate of the Michael Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin.

 

After the panel you will have the opportunity to network with the speakers, build contacts with other amazing entrepreneurs and ask questions you may not have had the opportunity to ask during the panel discussion. Wine, tea, water and nibbles will be provided.