Here you'll find a list of links, resources, and things that happened at each meetup.

Matt Gilbert and his beautiful products on Kickstarter

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Speaker: Matt Gilbert from Animaro Design. See his work here: www.animarodesign.com

Kenny talking about his book Trashion Forward

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Speaker: Kenny Jackson-Forrest talking about his successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his book on the emergence of sustainable luxury products.

See Kenny's blog here: styleandtrashion.com

Crowdfunding Champions Report

Monday 22nd January 2018

Speaker: Rob Wilson from CrowdReach join us to talk about the

You can download the Crowdfunding Champions Report that Rob was talking about here:
www.crowdfundingchampions.com

Kickstarter pages review

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Speaker: Heather Corcoran from Kickstarter shared some campaign pages and her insight. 

Here are some of the things she shared and mentioned:

Creator Handbook: www.kickstarter.com/help/handbook
Some Tips for Design and Tech creators: GettingStartedonKickstarterforDesignTechnology.pdf
Hardware Studio: hardware.studio
 

Densters return

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Speaker: Dejan from Densters came back to update the group on the progress of manufacturing his project post-Kickstarter.

Legal issues for crowdfunded startups and Magnetips

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Speakers: Simon from law firm Taylor Wessing. You can learn more about some of the things Simon covered here: www.taylorwessing.com/twtechfocus

Noam from Magnetips talking about his amazing magnetic coloured pens.

Densters & Think/Feel/Do

Tuesday 24th November 2016

Speakers: Stephanie from Think/FeelDo and Dejan from Densters.

Stephanie shared with us some great stories behind some of the crowdfunding campaigns her strategic marketing and PR consultancy has been involved with. She's been kind enough to share her slides, which you can download here.

Dejan was right in the middle of his own campaign on Kickstarter and it was great to hear about his experience. Not only that, the campaign funded the next day!

Morrama

Tuesday 28th September 2016

Speakers: Mike and Jo from design agency Morrama.

Insights and stories from successful crowdfunding campaigns and the people who make them happen

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Speakers: Mike from Crowd Scene. Check out his regular podcast here.Comparing two successful campaigns

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Speakers: Rob Hallifax (founder of CFL, also known as me). I

Design

Wednesday 10th February 2016

Speakers: Phil Thomas from moo.com and Doug Morton from Therefore.

Doug's presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.

Sponsor: Saxon Packaging

Marketing and Branding

Tuesday 17th Novmeber 2015

We had two great guest speakers at the second meetup.

First up was Andy Hutt from Makerversity. Andy shared with us his experience of online marketing and branding. You can download Andy's excellent slides here.

Then we had Anthony Weiss who talked about his brand Thomas Clipper. Anthony talked about the importance of focussing on being something. He and Matt Brown, the founders of Thomas Clipper, changed their focus several times, but always made sure they had a focus. See the beautiful video that Anthony shared here on the Thomas Clipper website.

On the subject of social media for a crowdfunding campaign, you might be interested in a couple of blog posts I wrote during my own Kickstarter campaign. Among other things, I looked at how successful crowdfunding campaigns have used social media, and I wanted to see if there was a correlation between social media followings and success. You can find them here and here.

CFL is born

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

For the very first meetup, we were thrilled to be joined by Kelly Angood from Indiegogo who gave us an overview of crowdfunding, and Indiegogo in particular.