Crowdbacker 2021 launches 4 fledgling social startups
On the 3rd of February 2021 graduates from the Year Here fellowship programme pitched at in partnership with The Funding Network.2021, a live crowdfunding event produced and delivered
Collectively, due to the committed support of Year Here's followers and The Funding Network's members, past Crowdbacker events have impacted over 18,000 beneficiaries, from at risk young people to rough sleepers.
This year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Crowdbacker went virtual. And the turnout was enormous!
.@YeahHere #Crowdbacker2021 kicking off, 500 guests, & 4 amazing social enterprises.
Spedal: delivery service with a difference
Dream Green: a launchpad for guerrilla gardening
LIVING PROOF: youth-led consultancy
AimHire: Supports young people into careers in sales
— Matt Lent (@MattSL) February 3, 2021
The 11th Crowdbacker went down without a hitch. Year Here's Head of Consulting and confetti-covered MC for the night, led a virtual crowd of over 300 attendees as they pitched their support for four fledgling social ventures. Over £15,000 was raised within the space of 90 minutes, providing the ventures with seed capital and new connections as they look to scale in 2021. Relive the action here.
WOW! Blown away that nearly £15k was raised at #Crowdbacker2021 for four new @yearhere #SocEnts tonight. The support of the 500+ crowd was insane and speaking as someone who went through it a year ago, that means the most pic.twitter.com/ylYcQxAxNi
— Pivot (@makepivot) February 3, 2021
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The Funding Network partners with innovative non-profit organisations with shared interests to accelerate the pace of social change. We provide our unique, tried and tested crowdfunding model to produce live virtual and in-person events, bringing together philanthropists across the globe in support of innovative grassroots projects.