May 2013

The UK Crowdfunding Association – Autumn Conference

Please hold the Date! What for? The UK Crowdfunding Association – Autumn Conference Sounds great who is speaking? Speakers will include senior ministerial, political and industry representatives What is it about: How Crowdfunding can build a better economy, society and culture through the power (and money) of the crowd When is it: 25th September...

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In with the in crowd

It was once a case of hoping for a sympathetic bank manager to back the next big idea.

Now everyone from scientists to artists is turning to crowdfunding – appealing on the internet for ordinary people to back their dream project with cash.

One of the world’s largest crowdfunding websites launched in the UK just six months ago. In Scotland, 32 projects have so far raised nearly £700,000 on Kickstarter.

Two-thirds of Scottish projects reached their fundraising target, better than the 45% overall rate.