How to make your Croydon crowdfunding campaign a success

Posted on August 24th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 4 comments

Jonny Rose offers counsel to those who seek money from the public wallet

Recently, I wrote about the phenomenon of online “crowdfunding” – the practise of using the internet and social media so that individuals and businesses can pledge money online to a good cause – and the potential that it has for supporting many of the civic improvement ideas of Croydonians.

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Crowdfunding our way to a better Croydon

Posted on August 14th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Jonny Rose’s feature-length submission to our ‘I would make Croydon better by…’ series

Often the difference between an idea articulated and an idea realised is money.

Croydonians are filled with great ideas that can make Croydon a better place, but often are hampered by a lack of means to make the idea a reality. Perhaps crowdfunding is a way forward.

What is crowdfunding?

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Croydon College setting for ‘sci fi’ movie

Posted on February 25th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Croydon, the unlikely setting for scenes in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Criminal (2015), will now be home to the crowd-funded sci fi film, Kosmos. Croydon College will double as a hospital in the film, and students will be allowed on set for the opportunity to learn from the film-makers.

Release begins: Croydon College’s campus, in East Croydon is the unlikely setting for another movie, this time it’s a sci … Read More »

Yulefest organisers call on community to make this year’s Christmas celebration even more special than the last

Posted on October 16th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Coulsdon Yulefest aims to crowdsource Christmas festivities for residents of the southern Croydon town. They have raised £2,000 so far, but need another £9,000. Planned attractions include Christmas lights, an entertainment stage, a market, and an ice rink. 

Release begins: Organisers of this year’s Yulefest in Coulsdon are calling on local businesses, residents and action groups to come together and make this year’s celebration even more spectacular than last … Read More »

EVENT: Women in Tech – Thursday 19th June at 7:30pm @CroydonCC #Croydon #TechCity

Posted on June 16th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

On Thursday 19th June, Croydon Tech City will be hosting a ‘Women in Tech’ event to put a spotlight on the work of some of the leading ladies in the London tech scene. Reserve your place here or email *protected email*.

Juliana Meyer, Founder of SupaPass

SupaPass is an online music platform for artists to run their own subscription-based fan clubs. SupaPass won ‘Best European Startup’ … Read More »

How Club Soda Croydon brings sparkle to disability arts culture

Posted on May 30th, by Oliver Tipper in Culture. No Comments

Club Soda started as a night club, and ended up as so much more. Oliver Tipper tells the story of an artists’ collective with a difference

On the evening of Tuesday 20th May, I was proud to be present at the opening of an exhibition of art at Croydon Clocktower in Katharine Street. The artists’ collective is called Pop Artists, and all its members have learning disabilities.

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#Croydon #TechCity startup runs Kickstarter campaign for Raspberry Pi add-on board

Posted on April 23rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity company ‘Noisepower’ has launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop an add-on board for the increasingly popular credit-card sized ‘Raspberry Pi’ hobby computer.

Release begins: Paschal Egan, electronics engineer for Noisepower said “We were really excited by Raspberry Pie, the new low cost, £25 computer aimed at schools and hobbyist. But, we thought, what we really want is a way to control things in the real world, … Read More »