You may or may not know by now that we’re supporting Crowdfunder UK with their 2023 Startups programme: an opportunity to get your business idea off the ground – with a bit of help.
Startups have the unique opportunity, in our modern world, to think about how they can benefit both people and the planet through the way they operate. So if you have an idea for a purposeful project, and want to get it off the ground, it seems now’s your chance.
The short of it is: joining the programme not only gives you the chance of winning £1,000 to help you kickstart your idea, but it also gives you access to a series of free business masterclasses with some expert speakers.
After all, the best advice you can get from people when crowdfunding for an idea is support from those who have been there, done that.
Tell me more about the masterclasses.
Absolutely! Firstly, they’re totally free.
Secondly, they’re speedy yet packed full of useful information. The one-hour online sessions will cover off:
25 January, 11am: How to actually crowdfund
Heard about it, but not quite sure where to start? The session goes through how to best set up your project, and focus on shaping your page the right way to potentially lead to extra funding.
1 February, 11am: How to market your start-up
So you’ve set it up, but now to get the buzz going. Learn more from marketing and PR experts on how to promote your project for maximum success.
8 February, 11am: Been there, done it
Of course, you’re not alone! There are tons of success stories at Crowdfunder to inspire you to see into your future. Hear from two of them (and ask them any questions you want!).
15 February: 11am: Making the leap
Do you have dreams of turning your start-up into your business, and leaving your job altogether? Hear from the experts on how best to navigate that.
What are the other benefits to joining?
You can start a Crowdfunder at any time of the year, but by kickstarting 2023 with it, you’ll not only get the benefits of the free masterclasses to help you on your way – but also potentially a little bit more cash.
So here are three more reasons to join up as soon as possible…
PRIZES: If you register for the startup campaign, you’ll be in with a chance of winning one of three £1,000 giveaway prizes. That could be a huge amount towards your goal.
NO FEES: Yep, that’s true, if you sign-up before the end of Feb and get your project live, there are 0% platform fees for joining.
SUPPORT: Sometimes when an idea in your head just won’t go away, it’s helpful to get feedback and advice from others. Not only will the masterclasses give you advice, they also give you the opportunity to ask questions, get feedback, and develop your idea. There’s also a wealth of support on the Crowdfunder page, such as advice on how to tell your story, as well as setting your target.
What are you waiting for?