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All about Crowdfunding

9th November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are today’s growing innovative companies ready to socially raise many in a very social world?

Everyone has heard of “crowdfunding” but who really understands how the various types of crowdfunding operate?

The crowdfunding platforms can be used to raise potential funding, but there are greater benefits once those are used to their full capacity. Testing the market and receiving marketing validation for your idea, product or service and growing your client base.

This interactive, entertaining and informative workshop will help you understand the 4 different types of crowdfunding (donation, reward, debt and equity).

It will offer insight into which type of funding is best for different projects, businesses, or phases of development.
It will also highlight the variety of platforms that exist for crowdfunding and offer advice on how to choose the most appropriate platform for you.

Based on real life case studies, this workshop will help you to learn how to build and resource a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The workshop will explode some myths about crowdfunding and leave you with tips and hints, and enable you to position crowdfunding within your overall innovation funding strategy.

This workshop will be presented by Russell Copley. Russell is an experienced business funding adviser, having helped dozens of businesses to raise growth funding through grants, loans and business equity.

Book your place today.

In the past 12 months alone he has helped several clients to raise finance through Start-Up Loans; supported over £250,000 of fund raising through Funding Circle; helped one client through the ordeals of TV’s Dragons Den; secured over £200,000 of business equity investment and nearly £1m of commercial loan finance. Russell’s experience in helping businesses to become “investment ready” has led to him being appointed to the new Regional Advisory Board for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.


“Russell’s experience and relaxed delivery style have helped our business clients to pitch confidently and successfully in front of regional investors…” – Julia Millea, Y Accelerator Programme

“I really feel like I know what my growth funding options are now. He has helped us to secure £50,000 of funding to kick-start our development.” – Kevin Heppell, Education Identity Limited

“We could not have pitched on Dragons Den without Russell’s support, advice and hand-holding” – Paula Short, Beauty Boulevard

“Russell’s pitching workshops are insightful, engaging and inspiring. He has made such a difference to our businesses’ chances of success” – Rachel Panther, Oxford Innovation

We hope that you will take this opportunity to join us at what is sure to be an interesting event.

This workshop is part of the Innovate Northamptonshire project which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and aims to promote research and innovation within small and medium sized enterprises across Northamptonshire.

To be eligible to attend this workshop companies must:
– Be registered or trade from a Northamptonshire address
– Be an SME (less than 250 employees and less than £42 mil turnover)

– Complete an Innovate Northamptonshire registration form

Book your place today 


9th November 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Kettering Conference Centre
Thurston Drive
Kettering, NN15 6PB United Kingdom
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