The Hub, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
Crowdfunding in the UK and Scotland is booming. In 2012, more than $2.7 billion was raised through crowdfunding worldwide – helping to fund more than one million new projects. £200 million was invested through crowdfunding in the UK alone in 2013 with significant potential for further growth. Scottish companies such as BrewDog have successfully used this method for their development and specific initiatives in Scotland to provide a platform for crowdfunding are increasing.
This panel event explored the current state of crowdfunding in Scotland and the potential for this new way of financing projects to grow in the future. Speakers included:
- Nicola Horlick, Glentham Capital
- Neil Simpson, Brew Dog
- Rachael Brown, Impact Arts
- Tim Wright, Twintangibles
- Liam Collins, Nesta