[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Crowdfunding is coming of age. Crowdfunding is a way of anyone putting a project together for almost any reason and offering it out to others to invest in. It’s not like many investments, however, many crowdfunding projects work almost like pre-orders, showing faith in someones ideas and putting up a bit of hard cash as a commitment. You can invest in local projects too. here are a few that have taken place in and around Telford.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Get on board the BBQ Bus.
I follow @BBQKevin on twitter, and eaten the food too. It’s impressive and massive, the smoker he uses is quite a sight and he has built up a fleet of them. The next one however, looks pretty awesome.
It’s an American School Bus, and Kevin is going to fit it out, paint it and roll around the UK catering for weddings, parties, festivals and events.
The rewards for investors are exciting too. Invest between £10 and £3,000 for a name check or a full on party, just for you!
Find out More[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”5120″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”5121″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Nova FM.
A community radio project
I also follow Nova FM and admit to being an occasional listener. They want £5k to help pay for the stuff you need to run a radio station, and provide a service to people in Newport and beyond.
The rewards for investors include jingles and adverts.
Find out More[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While this all sounds fine and dandy, there are a lot of projects that have fallen by the wayside. Having a mooch around the crowdfunding platforms at the many ideas and projects that have fallen on stony ground, makes me think that not many people discover projects on there, but the platforms are more a method of organising your ideas and creating a place where people can put money for you.
From Beauty Salon/Car Repair Shop combos to graphic novels and music albums, I can’t help but think that without a solid following on facebook, twitter, or even real life, Crowdfunding platforms are pretty much a public graveyard for what seemed like a great idea at the time, certainly for localised projects.