Crowdfest Is Coming


The crowdfunding fraternity has a major date in its diary as Crowdfest is now just around the corner.

Taking place at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, on 19 and 20 October, 2016, Crowdfest is billed as a major conference, exhibition and workshop for the crowdfunding community, and is organised in partnership with The UK Crowdfunding Association

Crowdfest places are going fast and the event aims to reach out to investors, SMEs, finance professionals, marketers, entrepreneurs and opinion-formers.

Over 60 speaks are due to air their views, including Darren Westlake (co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube); Will King (founder, King of Shaves); and, Baroness Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat Economic Spokesperson and former entrepreneur.

Eight specialist tracks are woven into the event, allowing attendees to focus on their own key interests:

  • Investors
  • SMEs
  • Charities
  • Property developers
  • CleanTech
  • Gaming
  • IFAs
  • Islamic Finance

Keynote and interactive sessions are also available for a larger audience.

The organisers said: “Crowd funding is transforming the way we do business. Not just by providing access to wider sources of finance, but also through helping companies innovate, connect with their customers, build market share and create loyalty. And it’s not just start-ups who are embracing this new technology. Increasingly, major corporations are realising that they too can benefit from this revolution, no matter what their industry.

“Specialist platforms now support everything from technology, education, charities and healthcare to infrastructure, property, consumer products and entertainment. Crowdfest is your opportunity to discover how you too can become involved and learn how crowd funding can play a key role in your business strategy.

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