Crowdfunding Deep Impact
Held in partnership with Hertfordshire Business School this is the UK's first national conference examining the meteoric rise of crowdfunding, against the backdrop of a failing economy.
- Matthew Fell, Director of the CBI
- Luke Johnson, Chairman of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts)
- Barry Sheerman MP
- Barry James, founder of the conference and columnist for RealBusiness.co.uk writing on business funding
The conference will bring together academics, investor networks and VCs with entrepreneurs and those pioneering crowdfunding. It aims to provide a new forum for an explosion in awareness of the new funding model, its potential, and how it can be used by entrepreneurs and businesses.
It is the first major opportunity for thought-leaders and key players to come together and match insights to make sense of this new 'disruptive' wave of social media and the Internet, and its increasing impact on money and finance.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Hatfield Business Park
More information and BookingUH students, staff and alumni: We are pleased to offer University of Hertfordshire members (students, staff and alumni) a 'partner rate' of £75. Book your UH member ticket here
Standard ticket prices: full ticket price after 1st February is £195.
Crowdfunding centres on individuals pooling their money, usually via the Internet, to support entrepreneurial efforts initiated by other people or organisations. Worldwide, crowdfunding is making a major impact with an estimated 700 crowdfunding platforms springing up by the close of 2012 and some commentators seeing in it a new, more democratic, capitalism.