The Spotlight on Crowdfunding event being run by Nesta in Edinburgh on Friday 2nd May will be a great opportunity to speak directly to experts in the field. Will you be there and what might you ask?
Nesta are running a Spotlight on Crowdfunding event in Edinburgh with speakers including Neil Simpson, the Financial Director of Brewdog, Nicola Horlick the well known city figure and crowdfunding advocate following the success of Glentham Capital on Seedrs, Liam Collins who has lead Nesta’s fantastic crowdfunding research, and Rachael Brown of Impact Arts.
I am honoured to have been asked to chair the event which will be driven by questioning from the audience and it should be a fascinating opportunity to explore the rapidly developing and maturing world of crowdfunding and how it might work for you.
You can still be in the audience for this free event as places are available. Simply visit Eventbrite to register
A quick review of some of the things that might come up from a Scottish perspective might include the enduring and ongoing success of Brewdogs recently closed third DIY run equity for punks funding round bring to a total a £7.5 million investment programme. Watch my interview with James Watt co founder of Brewdog here. Alternatively what of PlanBee the Scottish based hive management scheme who are currently running an Equity round on Crowdcube. Maybe Lupo, another Scottish success this time on Kickstarter, might inspire a thought about how crowdfunding can bring products to market.
Or perhaps the impact of the recent FCA rules on equity and P2P platforms might come up or the emergence of Scottish based platforms like ShareIn, SquareKnot or BloomVC might be a topic. Maybe the importance of investor relations after a crowdfunding round might even come up.
Its up to you and open to you so come along and help me to ask the experts.