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Crowdfunding: sculpting plastic from the ocean

We are delighted that Australian artist Chrystal Rimmer decided to run her crowdfunding campaign with ReadyFundGo. Chrystal works with recycled plastic she collects from beaches, fields and forests. She creates beautiful sculptures as representations of natural forms that draw attention to the climate and ecological crisis we are facing today. Plastic is the most abundant

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 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

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

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

Crowdfunding For Mum Entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding Your Business Venture Do you have an idea for a startup or a side-hustle ?  Do you have an existing business that you are looking to scale ?  Crowdfunding could be for you ….. Everyone has heard about or used crowdfunding for charitable or community projects but not everyone has thought of it as a

Creating Your Crowdfunding Story – 10 tips for success

Crowdfunding Tips : 10 Tips for Creating Your Crowdfunding Campaign Story Why don’t we start off with what those 10 nifty tips are so you know what to expect: Hit the key messages quickly Have clear objectives Your title matters Start simple Introduce the problem Display your solution Provide examples and evidence Delve into why

Crowdfunding in Australia – A Guide

A Guide to Crowdfunding in Australia The crowdfunding model has been helping new companies and organisations turn their ideas into reality since the 2,000s, but it’s only more recently that it has gained traction in Australia. This is certainly good news if you have a big project you’ve been wanting to put out into the world

Crowdfunding a Consumer Product? 5 things you need to know

As part of the ReadyFundGo Crowdfunding Academy that we launched in Australia at the start of this year, we have had the privilege of meeting with many inventors and innovators with some really cool and some really earth-shattering revolutionary  ideas.  Many are excited about the opportunities that reward-based or product-based crowdfunding can deliver to both assist

The First Crowdfunding Academy for Business in Australia is an opportunity not to miss: Here is why!

The First Crowdfunding Academy for Business in Australia is an opportunity not to miss: Here is why!   Australia Gets Serious About Crowdfunding ReadyFundGo, Australia’s own Kickstarter, is  launching the first Australian Crowdfunding Academy for businessesat just the right time.   Our CEO, Jill Storey,  predicts that 2019 will be the year that Australia starts

Crowdfunding Insights from Flow Hive’s $16.9 million Campaign

 Three years on and Cedar Anderson and his father Stuart from Flow Hive, still arguably have the crown for the world’s most successful crowdfunding campaign ever.     Not only did they raise a record-breaking A$16.9 million in just 6 weeks but they have now sold over 51,000 bee hives to 130 countries and, possibly

2018 – A Big Year for Crowdfunding in Australia

2018 – A Big Year for Crowdfunding in Australia The long-awaited legislative changes eventually became operational After many years of discussion, 2018 finally saw the operation of crowd-sourced equity funding in Australia. In January 2108, the first platforms received their equity crowdfunding licences and started offering their services to unlisted public companies. The start of

Crowdfunding for your App: the 5 Best Rewards

Crowdfunding for your App: the 5 Best Rewards   Crowdfunding is a great mechanism to get your projects and startup businesses off the ground. And it’s easy to see why more entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding: it’s more convenient to launch compared to traditional business financing options, it can capture a niche market, and developers can

Can Crowdfunding Help Your Australian Small Business?

  Crowdfunding for Australians Crowdfunding has become a viable solution for many start-ups in turning their aspirations into reality. It combines the useful features of crowdsourcing and microfinancing, uniting aspiring entrepreneurs with funders who are willing to pledge resources to projects that they want to support. Because of its simple and collaborative approach to investment,

Why Tasmania is Ripe for Crowdfunding Success

Why Tasmania Is Ripe for Entrepreneurial and Crowdfunding Success   What comes to mind when one thinks of Tasmania? A paradise isolated from the strain of everyday life? Yes. An island famous for its wine and internationally-acclaimed gourmet food? Also true. And of course, it is the home of native wildlife that captures the imagination.

Crowdfunding helping start-ups and scale-up businesses

Pretty soon, and if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford Qantas first class or business class travel on their international flights, you can bite into a gluten free Amaretti biscuit made by the Nutty Baker. Thanks to a financial ‘leg up’ from crowd funding that the Nutty Baker initiated on ReadyFundGo, Nina Siljanovic

Crowdfunding Promotion – The Secret to Catapulting your Campaign

Crowdfunding Promotion The Secret to getting local Media Coverage to catapult your campaign   If you have been reading the ReadyFundGo crowdfunding campaign guide you will have seen the importance of a good start to your crowdfunding campaign.   In the Guidebook we talk about personal contact – meetings and phone calls to get your

Equity Crowdfunding in Australia catches a wave

Earlier last year, we spoke about equity crowdfunding finally becoming legal in Australia and allowing founders to receive funds by offering a stake in their ventures.  Now looking at where things stand in 2018, we’re delighted to say that January has brought the issuing of seven licences by the corporate regulator ASIC (Australian Securities and