How to succeed at crowdfunding

Too often, entrepreneurs launch a crowdfunding campaign on a platform and anticipate “platform traffic” to convert into “campaign customers” and by the time the campaign is over, they feel like they’ve been let down. In their defence, the major platforms have done a poor job of educating the market on crowdfunding. The number one tip and the most important tip …

How crowdfunding is going to change the world

Over the last decade, the progression of technology has equipped entrepreneurs with inexpensive tools to convert their ideas into successful businesses. Companies have been able to build large, overnight tribes of customers and product champions using very little capital. Although an early-stage company should prioritise bootstrapping as its means of financial sustenance, for some, this is not always a viable …

This social entrepreneur is tackling world hunger using CURE bars

25-year-old Social Entrepreneur, Zobaida Falah has leveraged TOMS one-for-one model to create The CURE Bar, a natural, no preservatives, no sugar snack bar. It’s a durable healthy snack that anyone can enjoy to replace starchy,fat filled snacks. They also include an ingredient that has never been used in the snack bar industry before – the black seed. For every CURE bar sold, …

Meet the future of BBQs: renewable energy cookstoves

We recently caught up with Khizr I. Tajammul, the founder and CEO of Jaan Pakistan – a social enterprise, researching and producing affordable energy solutions for low-income communities across Pakistan. Jaan Pakistan won the Rwanga Social Startup Competition at the fifth One Young World summit last year and is currently working on introducing solar cook stoves to urban slums in …

These founders have created an ethical lingerie brand

Founders Lara and Julie have created a beautiful ethical fashion brand made from high-quality, soft, organic cotton – better for the environment, better for local farmers and better for the skin. AmaElla manufactures all products ethically and is backed by experts with previous experience at Alexandra McQueen, Tom Ford and DKNY. The two met whilst studying for a Masters in International …