Free event offers crowdfunding insights and practical advice for startups and entrepreneurs

A team of experts and experienced crowdfunders, from across a range of platforms, will be offering their guidance to budding entrepreneurs at Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge this Wednesday (27 July).


'Crowdfunding - the Myth and Reality' is aimed at anyone interested in raising finance for their business idea using crowdfunding – equity, debt and reward. It will aim to explain which is the most appropriate platform and what is needed before, during and after; alongside tips on how to create a successful campaign.

This FREE event is designed to help start-ups and entrepreneurs better understand the opportunities and risks associated with Crowd Funding.

Crowd Funding is set to overtake venture capital as funds raised through the platform exceeded $34.4 billion across the globe in 2015 and show no signs of slowing. Entrepreneurs and investors alike are taking advantage of this new, flexible funding style, and the range of platforms around vary in set-up, aims and function.

This event is being hosted by Allia Future Business Centre, who provide work space and enterprise support to ventures who make a positive impact on people and planet in both Cambridge and Peterborough. Supported by Crowdcube this event presents a unique opportunity to find out how crowdfunding could work for your business, and to understand the finer points of distinction between platforms.

Also present will be SkylarkEnglish, who have recently run their own successful crowdfunding campaign via rewards based platform Kickstarter, and will be sharing their experience with the room. 

Speakers include:

Mike Royston – Senior Business Development Manager, Crowdcube

Ivan Hoo – Investment Analyst, Crowdcube

Paul Hughes, Head of Venture Development, Allia

Neil Prem, Head of Enterprise Engagement, Allia

To register for the event please visit our website.


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