Jumpstarter, being a registered Non-profit organisation, is here to help and share our insights / knowledge with others on the key takeaways and actionable lessons we discovered, which should be used for your next crowdfunding project and general marketing efforts online!
Whether or not you ever run a crowdfunding campaign, there are lessons to be learned that can be valuable to any marketer, business owner or entrepreneur. When it comes to raising awareness or promoting a brand, product, service or cause, the usual marketing channels of content marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media strategy and public relations journalist blogger outreach are what is necessary to find and connect with people and customers.
The main difference with crowdfunding campaigns compared to marketing a business or start-up online is the time frame – normally marketing or SEO takes 12 to 24 months to see good results, but with crowdfunding you usually only have 30 to 60 days; so it’s marketing on turbos! Continue reading →
You may have heard the word “seed funding” being used in the context of startups. But what on earth does it mean? And why do you need it? Seed funding refers to the initial funding required for a start-up.
This is the money that you need to raise at the very beginning, before anything has really started. If your business idea is to develop an app, the seed funding would be required to lay the foundations for creating the app.
“When a Jumpstarter campaign fails, does anyone get their money back?” We would like to answer the question to what would happen if a Jumpstarter project failed to follow through on its promises. This raises a number of questions about accountability on Jumpstarter, and we want to talk directly about it.
Fresh My Life is bringing the spirit of Summer to Cape Town!
The first event of its kind takes place on Saturday the 3rd of September at LOKOH – a magical old warehouse in the heart of Woodstock, Cape Town from 9am – 5pm!
We invite WOMEN (and men!) to get you inspired, fresh and #SummerReady!
Ticket holders get access to ANY of Lifestyle Workshops, Coffee tasting: Black Insomnia (The World’s Strongest Coffee- if you dare) as well as organic wine tasting with Bio Cape Wines. There is also a cool and ALL female DJ line-up bringing a vibe as you get inspired! Continue reading →
Jumpstarter Crowdfunding is delighted to announce that, following a period of extensive and in-depth research, Acquisition International has selected Jumpstarter Crowdfunding as 2016’s Most Innovative Company, South Africa!
Acquisition International in-house team has spent the last few months examining a number of key firms based across the continent of Africa, in an effort to identify those that have, over the past 12 months (April 2015 – April 2016), stood out from the crowd in terms of stellar results and ongoing commitment to their sector.
These days, it’s hard to hear much about fundraising without also hearing a thing or two about the concept of crowdfunding. Thanks to the internet, crowdfunding has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for a variety of people that might not have had the same chance to put their projects in motion on a practical basis before. These include small business owners, independent artists, charity workers, and many others.
The rising popularity of top crowdfunding sites has only helped to spread the popularity of crowdfunding as a modern fundraising solution. At present, the concept on the whole has caught on to such an extent that it’s gone beyond simply being a tool specifically utilized by small businesses and independent entities to get a given project off the ground. Even larger businesses are now turning to crowdfunding as a way to obtain funds to develop products and concepts the public would like to see happen. Continue reading →
Jumpstarter Chief Operations Director, Derek Whitehead, is interviewed by CliffCentral’s Teboho Mafodi & Bulelani Balabala on the success of Jumpstarter Crowdfunding tackling real challenges facing African businesses – big, small, formal and informal!
People speak of funding daily, but few know that there’s financial empowerment in the form of grants and crowdfunding!