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
You can download the Crowdfunding Champions Report that Rob was talking about here:
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
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
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!
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
Wednesday 10th February 2016
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.
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.