Crowdfunding For Fashion Workshop

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DATE
Wednesday 13th April 2016

TIME
2PM – 5PM

VENUE
British Library, BIPC Centre,
96 Euston Road, London
NW1 2DB

COST
£48 Business Club Members
£60 Non-members

• All booking is online on a first come first serve basis – book early to avoid disappointment
• Tickets must be booked in advance or you will be refused entry
• Business Club members receive a 20% discount but must reserve their place through the Eventbrite system using the promo code provided
• Booking is made via the Eventbrite online bookings system. Once you have confirmed your order, you will be directed to a secure Paypal website to pay.
• You don’t require a Paypal account to pay (you can use a credit or debit card), but if you do have a Paypal account, this can be used.
• Please print out your ticket and bring with you to the event.
• Participants are advised to arrive promptly otherwise the organisers may not allow them to join the session late as is disruptive to other delegates.
• Fashion Angel reserves the right to change the event advertised whether through the website www.http://fashion-angel.co.uk/ or any other promotional material
• Bookings are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser
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Crowdfunding is a hot topic among fashion designers / entrepreneurs and with good reason – with creative businesses finding it so hard to access loans and investment, any alternative options to raising finance must be taken seriously.

There is a growing number of fashion businesses that have had successful campaigns, however, overall fashion campaigns have the lowest success rate. In fact, just 29% of the fashion/clothing projects listed on Kickstarter to date have been successfully funded.
With the growing number of platforms and models, it’s essential to understand the differences between the options on offer to see which may be right for you.

As with all aspects of running a business, planning is the key to a successful campaign crowdfunding.

During this session we will be covering the following:

• An overview of crowdfunding

• The major differences between equity and reward based platforms

• A snapshot of some of the most popular platforms (and a few you may not know about)

• How to plan a crowdfunding campaign that people care about and actually fund

• The costs involved in running a campaign

• Case studies of successful fashion campaigns

• How to promote your campaign

• Tips on what it takes to succeed

By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of crowdfunding and if it’s right for your business, what it takes to succeed and have an action plan to help you launch your own campaign.

The session was fantastic – I got so much out of it and feel a lot more certain about the route I need to take in getting my product manufactured. Thank you so much.
Lissa, Perkies Bras
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the workshop and I’m now using the information you’ve provided to push me in the right direction to get the ball rolling.
Tenneka Richards
Very useful workshop, engaging presenter and great workshop. I feel more confident to approach buyers now. Thank you!
Alyse Webster
There is literally nothing that could have been improved upon.
Roshni Mahtani, Alighieri Jewellery