Sydney “WhaleX” Team: XPRIZE News

Sydney “WhaleX” Team amongst the finalists for $1M first stage prizes of the Elon Musk $100M XPRIZE for Carbon Removal    A twelve-person team from Sydney based company the Ocean Nourishment Corporation is amongst the 60 finalists for the first stage $1M XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition phase 1 awards funded by Elon Musk.     The team known as  “WhaleX” are simulating whale eXcreta (poo) to promote the growth of phytoplankton, the marine organisms which they believe are key

Crowdfunding and Start-ups: Six lessons for success

As more people in Australia over the past 12 months searched for “start-up company” than “find a job” according to Google Trends, the interest in crowdfunding for start-ups continues to grow. Many of the tips and skills learned from running a crowdfunding campaign match the advice you often receive from the books that make start-up

Can Crowdfunding Help Launch Your Side Hustle in 2022? What You Need to Know

You have been pondering on the idea for months or even years and have decided that 2022 is the year to stop dreaming and the time to get your side hustle going. But when you crunched the numbers, you find out you have not got the funds to get started and you don’t know how

Carbon Offsetting: Mount Sandy Project

At ReadyFundGo, our online crowdfunding platform brings together innovators and people who are passionate about making a difference.  If you want to see Australia taking a lead in creating a sustainable future and hear about ideas and innovative projects when they go live then join the ReadyFundGo community today.  With your ideas and your passion

The NetZero Surfboard Hits The Waves

Where is the Best Place in the World to Start Your Surf Company ? If you could choose anywhere in the world to start your surfboard company where would it be ?  Manly of course !! So here we are, 9 weeks into Sydney lock down but one of the cofounders of Sine Surf, the

Will a new media outlet change the Australian climate rhetoric?

Let’s stick to the facts: Australia’s climate has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910 State of the Climate 2020 report. As we sit here still trying to take in the contents of the latest IPCC report on climate change, many of us wonder whether this time  there is nowhere

Our Oceans in 2030

By Jalena Smiljanic A decade from here life will be very much the same – we will struggle with professional and family life, with a budget for all necessities like housing, schooling and vacations.  Some facts are well known to all of us and we hope for a better future, living our lives between happy

Crowdfunding for scientists to solve the problem of plastic waste in our oceans

By Jelena Smiljanic Crowdfunding has the ability to bring a vast variety of projects to life that can help solve the problem of plastic waste in our oceans. At ReadyFundGo we have crowdfunded the purchase of a machine by a Melbourne based start-up to make edible coffee cups and are ready to assist scientists and

Crowdfunding: Plastic in the ocean

  Plastic in the ocean By Jelena Smiljanic The world of industrialisation brought us many changes, easy and fast solutions to save our time and the products we make. The path of plastic made promises: to save people’s health and bring us clean life. Everything started to be packaged in plastic.  As the variety of

Crowdfunding Sustainability with WickWorming Founder Olly White

An Interview with Olly White the founder of WickWorming Sustainable Planter Boxes Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Olly at the newly opened Bucketty’s  Brewery in Brookvale and what a cool place that is with a fabulous back story.  If you are in the area it is a must and not only for the beer. 

Support The Australian Film Industry – It’s Culturally Important

The Australian film industry has gone from strength to strength over the last decade. This is due to the abundance of homegrown talent – both in front and behind the camera. The film industry plays a crucial role in fostering Australia’s cultural identity. It offers a powerful medium for our stories to be told, and

Are you ready to quit your job to pursue a business passion?

In research released earlier this year by GoDaddy Inc, only half of Australians surveyed were happy with their current job. Also reported was 45% would consider quitting a well-paid position to start a business they are passionate about in 2021. Does this sound like you? Perhaps crowdfunding your dream can help get your business passion

Crowdfunding Course Online: the 5 reasons why

Get started tonight ! If you are thinking about running a crowdfunding campaign then spending a valuable hour in advance running through the ReadyFundGo crowdfunding online course can save you hours of wasted effort later. This online course will help you better understand the steps involved to setting up an effective crowdfunding campaign.  We know

It’s not just about the money when crowdfunding

Did you set yourself a goal for 2021 to turn your dream into a working project? Does your business need a boost? Or do you have a sustainable idea that just needs to get out there? Crowdfunding might be able to help. It goes without saying that crowdfunding in Australia, has changed the lives of

Crowdfunding weathers the Pandemic

Crowdfunding for masks has been popular during the pandemic Photo by Luiza Braun on Unsplash The Start of the Pandemic When the pandemic started to emerge last March with the first lock downs we saw an initial slow down for some of our crowdfunding consulting clients – particularly those who were creating new products and using crowdfunding to

Crowdfunding in the lucky country

As we ended 2020 you might be forgiven for thinking it could not come fast enough, after a year of historic and lifechanging challenges – fires, floods, drought, and a global pandemic. Australia, the lucky country was tested. The impacts of these events will last a generation and not be forgotten. While sombre reflection and

Crowdfunding: Australia’s coffee cup solution

Good-Edi the only takeaway cup you can eat A year ago, we looked at how crowdfunding was  helping reduce single use plastics with some examples of great ideas that had been crowdfunded to help reduce the plastic in our oceans and landfill. But we have now found our new favourite idea which has been developed by

Crowdfunding: reducing ocean plastic

Ocean Plastic Pollution After the world woke up to the environmental dangers and the scale of plastic pollution in the ocean, there has been no dearth of ideas to reduce, reuse, or recycle plastics. The main stumbling block is lack of money. Crowdfunding, a relatively new way of raising funds, could well be a powerful

Crowdfunding For UN Sustainable Development Goals

Crowdfunding For UN Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals aim to ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030, while protecting the planet for present and future generations. Projects which fit these goals should consider whether crowdfunding can be used to raise funds or gain support. Sustainable Development Goals The UN formulated 17 Sustainable

Do More Than Just “Kickstart” Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding: Kickstarter or ReadyFundGo ? Crowdfunding: Should You Choose Kickstarter Or ReadyFundGo ? When it comes to crowdfunding, the name –  Kickstarter is almost synonymous with the word “crowdfunding” itself.  People interested in starting a crowdfunding campaign sometimes say, “I am going to do a Kickstarter” whether or not they choose to run their campaign on

Inspiring Duo Crowdfund Ariel App

How did you come up with the great idea for your app? Kate, one of the Directors at Ariel Community, was the inspiration behind the concept of the Ariel App. After working for many years as a Disability Support Worker, she recognised that there was a lack of useable and easily accessible tools to help

Crowdfunding a coronavirus good news story

Crowdfunding and a coronavirus good news story: “Dogs on Doorsteps“ Coronavirus  news remains relentless around the world with a devasting second wave of lockdowns for many business owners in both Victoria and other locations around the world.  Some who had managed to scramble to survive the first wave and battle to reopen have been economically and

Crowdfunding for Existing Businesses

Crowdfunding to give your business a post lockdown boost today  Crowdfunding for new start-ups is becoming a well trodden path with many people being are familiar with stories about campaigns where new businesses appear to be an instant success whether it be Flowhive or a new craft brewer. Many entrepreneurs and business owners, however, incorrectly

Crowdfunding : why do campaigns fail ?

Five Pitfalls to Avoid : Crowdfunding: there is no such thing as a free lunch !! You will not find many crowdfunding textbooks that say:  post your campaign on a crowdfunding platform on Sunday afternoon. Turn your computer off.  Peek at your campaign on Friday afternoon  and low and behold you will find your crowdfunding campaign fully funded !!