How can we use crowd funding to build a better economy?

*** Thanks to our friends at SCIP for loaning a projector :) ***

There seems to be much interest in different forms of collaborative consumption and crowd funding to help create a better economy. There are many exciting projects already happening in Brighton, with ventures such as The Bevy, Exeter Street Hall and Stay Up Late having all used this method in some way to raise funds and grow their community. We've only scratched the surface in realising the potential impact it could have for our community.

At this event, we will hear stories and learn about three types of crowd funding:

- Iain Chambers will tell the story of how Exeter Street Hall used crowd funding to sell £150,000 of shares that secured ownership of the Hall for the community.
- Mike Royston from crowd funding platform StartSomeGood.com will talk about creating campaigns that use rewards as incentives to fund projects.
- Chris Sutton from Purple Dot will talk about peer-to-peer finance to provide local, ethical investments and funding for better businesses.

With our imaginations inspired we will then have time to break into groups to apply this thinking, perhaps generating new campaign ideas or applying it to existing ventures.

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  • Clem

    Go Fund Yourself with Slava Rubin Live Webcast Presented by Oracle http://sxsw.com/go-fund-yourself-slava-rubin-live-webcast-presented-oracle

    March 10, 2013

    • Clem

      live now, 5 30pm 10th March

      March 10, 2013

  • Kati B.

    Useful tips: 12 Secrets for Success in Crowdfunding for Social Entrepreneurs http://ow.ly/hVe2i AND
    8 Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs http://ow.ly/hVeVG via Forbes

    February 21, 2013

  • Paul R.

    yeah - I should be there, been a slightly chaotic week, hoping I'll get on top of it tomorrow and then get out to City Camp

    February 20, 2013

  • David A.

    Great evening, lots of useful inspiring knowledge being shared, looking forward to the next meeting, and would like to start collaborating as a group on a project, anyone up for it?

    2 · February 20, 2013

    • Paul R.

      I'd love too - how about we take forward Mike's idea of setting up a peer support group of causes all doing crowdfunding campaigns? I'm up for meeting up in next couple of weeks to start something off. 'Keep it punk!'

      1 · February 20, 2013

    • David A.

      Ace, see you tomorrow at City Camp meeting?: )

      February 20, 2013

  • Paul R.

    Thanks for an inspiring night - I think I've talked myself in to another Crowd Funding campaign to coincide with the Gig Buddies launch on 23rd March - will keep everyone posted on that and I'll be asking out if anyone has got some ideas for Brighton and music themed rewards that we could offer out.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • James P.

    Excellent good things are happening with Brightoneers

    February 19, 2013

  • Martin G.

    Gutted to miss it, had some work I had to get done sadly. Keep up the good work.

    February 19, 2013

  • Kati B.

    Is a debate around Kickstarter campaigns on the agenda?

    February 18, 2013

    • Kati B.

      We are planning of launching a 3d printing project on Kickstarter...

      February 19, 2013

    • Kati B.

      let's have a chat sometime. the show in London was great! looking forward to this year's show already

      February 19, 2013

  • Johnathan L.

    We're filming a Kickstarter video for our ethical cyclewear around town today! So if you see a couple of blokes being filmed on bikes its us, depending on when we finish I hope I can make it down

    2 · February 19, 2013

    • Tom N.

      Great stuff - perfect day for it! If anyone else has crowd funded projects on the go, feel free to post them. Here's my little experiment - helping people to get better at selling consulting work without being slimy: http://www.indiegogo....­

      1 · February 19, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Can no longer make this which is such a shame. I look forward to hearing all about it

    February 19, 2013

  • sven r.

    This is one that I'm interested in, but unfortunately won't be around at the time. Look forward to hearing any outcomes.

    February 18, 2013

  • Ruth A.

    The Anslow Sisters are go!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Paul R.

    Thanks for organising this and I'll see you there

    February 9, 2013

  • David A.

    Thank you: )

    February 8, 2013

  • Warren C.

    The Bevendean Pub needs as many practical ideas as possible of how to raise the cash and get over the finishing line and savor that first community beer

    1 · February 7, 2013

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