Venturefest East Midlands brings exclusive live crowdfunding competition to Nottingham

Venturefest East Midlands launched an exclusive crowd fund competition for Nottinghamshire based SMEs. A prize of up to £5000 will be available for businesses in Nottingham and the wider region thanks to a partnership between Venturefest East Midlands and Crowdfunder – the UK’s largest rewards-based crowdfunding platform.

This exciting relationship will see Nottinghamshire business owners crowdfunding in the run up to –  and live, from Venturefest East Midlands, taking place on April 14 2015 at East Midlands Conference Centre. Businesses will be in with the chance of receiving additional funds from a £5000 maximum prize fund pot.

Businesses who have signed up to attend the event will be invited to add a project onto Crowdfunder and be automatically entered into a bespoke Venturefest East Midlands competition to raise the most funds and support via crowdfunding.

Projects will go live on April 1 2015 and the winner with the most pledges on April 14 2015 will receive 50% of their pledge total matched by Venturefest East Midlands, up to the maximum prize fund of £5000.

Graeme Roy, Head of Local Innovation at Crowdfunder Local, commented, “Off the back of our success with Crowdfund Nottingham, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Venturefest East Midlands – bringing crowdfunding to businesses across the region.

“By launching a project on Crowdfunder, and becoming eligible to win the match funding from the prize pot, the live projects will be promoting their businesses to a wide audience, honing their marketing skills and getting their name heard throughout the area.”

D2N2 Chief Executive, David Ralph, commented, “Venturefest East Midlands is providing a great platform to showcase new business ideas and by working with Crowdfunder, we are able to provide a unique and innovative opportunity for Nottingham-based businesses to generate funds, develop, innovate and grow.”

Entrants must have registered to attend Venturefest East Midlands to be eligible to submit their film. Those interested should visit to register for their free delegate place.

Venturefest East Midlands is a free to attend event. Attendees will be given the opportunity to network, enhance their skills and grow their business. To register as a delegate and to find out more information please visit

Posted on 26 February 2015

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