Virgin StartUp Meetup: How to crowdfund for your business
Crowdfunding is becoming more and more popular with all types of startups, SME's and established companies to raise funding and attract new customers. It offers a simple and comprehensive platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their business to interested early adopters, loyal customers and investors without the extensive costs and limitations of traditional financing.
Whether you want to fund the development of your startups new product, turn loyal customers into evangelists or use it as a stepping stone to winning over investors, come and join us for an evening of sharing knowledge. We’ll have talks from successful and not-so-successful businesses, and you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and network with likeminded entrepreneurs.
6:30 - 7pm - Networking Opportunities + 1 minute Pitching
7:00 - 7:20pm
James Griffith - Mous
James previously brought products to market at Procter & Gamble working on 30 different brands. James then co-founded, Mous. Mous has successfully funded two crowdfunding campaigns and launches their 3rd campaign 17th November. Mous has had their products listed in numerous retailers including Urban Outfitters and ASOS.
James and his co-founders now also run a manufacturing agency with an office in China. They help design, source and manufacture products for other brands.
7:20 - 7:40 pm
Josh Renouf , Founder of Barriseur
Barisieur – is a beautifully-designed alarm clock that wakes you up in the morning with freshly-brewed coffee. After receiving £500 from a StartUp loan to get started they raised almost £400,000 on Kickstarter to start production of their invention.
7:40 - 8:00 pm
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