Students, staff and the wider community are set to benefit from an in-house crowdfunding coach as Plymouth University welcomes its first Crowdfunder in Residence’.
Believed to be the world's first Crowdfunder in Residence, Plymouth University graduate, Heather Forster has been employed by Crowdfunder, to stimulate enterprise in the Faculties, Students Union, Alumni and societies around the UK's leading Enterprise University, Plymouth.
The Crowdfunder in Residence will offer a programme of monthly workshops, one-to-one sessions and online tutorials designed to encourage students and the wider community across from across the city to engage.
Heather Forster said:
"Crowdfunding is an extraordinary way for students, staff, academics, in fact anyone with a great idea to turn them into reality. In the workshops we explain the process how you make a video, write an ‘elevator’ pitch, obtain rewards that people want to buy and then drive people to the site so they can pledge and give their support. We give you all the knowledge you need to create a successful campaign. The scope for using Crowdfunding throughout the University is endless - everything from funding research, rugby kit or business start-ups."
The initiative is part of the strategic relationship between Crowdfunder and Plymouth University. The University is one of the founding partners of Crowdfunder and together they have developed opportunities for students to raise funding for new projects and ideas, as well as have access to placements and work experience opportunities.