As a community of startups, self starters, and entrepreneurs, one of our fundamental aspirations is to make the experience of creating and growing a business as simple and accessible as possible. Key in this endeavour is supporting our community in their pursuit of finance, specifically crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance, as we believe these provide much needed support for new and growing business.
In the past few years we and our community have supported many startups in their crowdfunding ambitions, indeed we feel strongly that crowdfunding as a mechanism sits very well with our own ethos of community spirit and entrepreneurialism.
We are now ready to take the level of support we offer to a more comprehensive and beneficial level.
Our Crowdfunding Campaign Support
From today, if you are a member of the Startacus community and you want to create a reward based crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder, you may be eligible to receive a range of support from us.
If you've added your project or are still getting the nitty gritty of the campaign together then:
We will begin with a meeting / phone call / video call to better understand the complexities of your business and proposed campaign, and to discuss some of the ways that we might be able to help push your project forward after launch.
If we your project is something we are able to support we will then;
Complete an interview / feature on your crowdfunding project, to be published on the Startacus platform. This would give you the opportunity to outline all of the key features of your business, your campaign, and the benefits of supporting your growth.
Promote your campaign and your Startacus feature with our substantial community of startups, entrepreneurs and business leaders / influencers. This will include promoting it to our sizeable social media networks including 8.5K Twitter followers and 3000+ facebook fans. Your campaign will also be shared with our community via our newsletter.
In short, throughout your campaign, we will strive to be an encouraging and confident wind at your back!
There are a couple of criteria that you need to fulfill to be considered for our crowdfunding support package.
You must be a registered member of the Startacus community. Don’t worry if you're not; it’s free to join and will allow you to showcase your startup, access business deals and connect with other startups, entrepreneurs, mentors, and business leaders.
Your crowdfunding project must be something that we feel comfortable in supporting
Your campaign must be something that we feel could benefit from our involvement.
Your campaign would need to be reward based and subsequently approved by Crowdfunder.
So if you are immediately ready to add your project - head to the Crowdfunder / Startacus landing page and If you are planning to create a crowdfunding campaign in the future and want to have a chat about our support package, drop us an email to [email protected] telling us a little bit about your business / idea and we will get back to you ASAP.
If you are considering equity based crowdfunding, please also send us an email to [email protected]
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