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24 September 2015

Hosting the International Zagreb Crowdfunding Convention

Crowdfunding addicts, startups and investors from Croatia and Europe, gathered together on 17 – 18th September for the Zagreb Crowdfunding Convention at the Trešnjevka Cultural Centre. An inspiring event, which I was delighted to host on behalf of The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia and social enterprise BRODOTO.

This unique event was truly dedicated to all things Crowdfunding. Essentially, everything you need to know with valuable insights, practical advice and discussion wrapped up with lots of networking.

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The Zagreb event attracted some of the most prominent international names in crowdfunding circles. The event featured vice-president of the Indiegogo platform, Liz Wald and Indiegogo director for Europe, Anastasia Emmanuel. Anastasia and Liz shared lots of amazing practical advice for startups at various stages of their campaign and the strategic process of crowdfunding success.

Representatives of two other European crowdfunding platforms also shared knowledge including Maria G. Perulero from and Roberto Esposito from DeRev. There were many other names who spoke about their own experience with campaigns from Croatia making this a worthwhile event to attend.

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Over the two productive days, there was a clear exchange of knowledge and shared experience to support crowdfunding campaigns during the preparation stage as well as the implementation process. The convention also looked at the further development of crowdfunding in Croatia. Equally, raw examples of successful local and international crowdfunding campaigns will be presented.


The convention also celebrated the final stage of the Crowdfunding Academy held in the spring 2015. From more than hundred interesting projects that applied, a hand-picked 13 teams were selected to attend the Crowdfunding Academy due to their outstanding quality, innovation and high level of motivation. A selection of pre-launch campaigns were shared on stage revealing to the audience exactly what they’ve been working on over the summer.

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