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Alan Crabbe

Eco Expo Guest Speakers

Join this free seminar and come along and learn how you can take #oneecostep in the crowdfunding direction!

Crowdfunding for Environmental and Conservation Projects

Crowdfunding hit the scene in 2010 and has been a buzz word ever since. With equity crowdfunding now entering the scene, the opportunities for projects and start-ups have never been this exciting.

Bob Brown Foundation, The Wilderness Society and a number of independent environmental groups have seen great success in crowdfunding and the community it builds. Come along and learn how you can take #oneecostep in the crowdfunding direction!

About Alan Crabbe

Alan Crabbe is the co-founder and director of Pozible and Birchal. He introduced crowdfunding to Australia and the Asia Pacific. With his background in web application design, Alan and his co-founder built the Pozible platform that is used by thousands of creators to fund new creative projects and ideas. In January this year Alan was awarded one of the few licenses for equity crowdfunding, and thus Pozible’s sister site, Birchal, was founded.

Alan previously worked in a range of roles in small tech companies in the UK before moving to Australia in 2007. He developed a creative entrepreneurial spirit through a technology start-up that was spun out from Queen’s University in N. Ireland, where he studied a Bachelor of Science, Business and Information Technology.

Alan Crabbe - Pozible

About Pozible

Pozible provides the platform for project creators to present their ideas to a connected audience, worldwide. If people love what you’re creating, they can support it by pledging money.In return, project creators offer rewards matched to the level of funding commitment.

A few years ago, Rick and Alan were working on another project when they met an artist with amazing talent. Like many such artists, she was frustrated by having to keep her art ‘on the side’. The story resonated. They’d heard it many times before from friends and colleagues.They asked themselves: could crowdsourcing be used to make funds available in a way specifically suited to the needs of creative people? Could they build a user-friendly tool allowing creators to secure pledges against offered rewards, thereby making resources available to creators during the critical production and development phases?Driven by their own knowledge of startups and crowdsourcing for social enterprise and community development, they developed a model flexible enough for all kinds of endeavours, with few of the time and complexity issues of traditional funding models.

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