Feedback: Let’s Talk about Crowdfunding
The first Feedback event of 2013 was held at the Digital October center on January 30. The event was dedicated to crowdfunding — a phenomenon, whose role in our lives continues to grow. We discussed the world crowdfunding market and its Russian nuances with Cofounder and General Director of Boomstarter.ru Evgeny Gavrilin.
Crowdfunding has become one of the most widespread alternative financing methods in the West, having gained popularity among budding entrepreneurs and creative individuals alike. Project teams can offer their products directly to customers and receive financing from a large number of people if successful. This trend is gaining momentum in Russia in part thanks to crowdfunding platforms including Boomstarter.ru.
Evgeny Gavrilin, cofounder and general director of Boomstarter.ru, spoke about the nuances of the domestic crowdfunding market. However, this is not Gavrilin’s first project: he created the Media Today company, which owns a number of projects including Videoclick.ru and Videointeractive.ru.
Evgeny’s presentation coveredthe following topics:
- An overview of the global crowdfunding market,
- An overview of the Russian market,
- What is crowdfunding?
- How to get financing for your project,
- Problems with crowdfunding in Russia.
The second half of the event gave teams the opportunity to present their projects and receive feedback from experts and guests.
These events, organized by GreenfieldProject, are held with the support of the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow.