This discussion was streamed live Friday, March 3rd at 07:00 UTC, and is recorded below. It was full of tons of useful info- huge thank you to our panelists!
By now you've probably heard of crowdfunding, the process of collectively raising money for a certain cause or project. There are numerous crowdfunding websites, such as the popular IndieGoGo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe. There are also some newer, more niche sites such as TravelStarter, a tourism-based crowdfunding platform.
In 2015, it was estimated that crowdfunding raised over $34 billion (USD) worldwide, and that included the hostel industry.
Want to know how hostels can leverage this tool? Curious about crowdfunding but don't know where to start?
Check out our excellent Panel Discussion on Crowdfunding for Hostels! Our participants all have experience with crowdfunding campaigns and plenty of advice, tips, and knowledge to share.
ILH - Israel Hostels' Assoc. Editor, HostelManagement.com
We will also have information from Yan Budman, former Senior Director, IndieGoGO. Yan will not be able to join the discussion, but has kindly sent written advice & tips ahead of time which will be shared.
Hi there, thanks for this, it was really useful! Waking up very early (uncommon for me :p) was definitely worth it.
Courtney, you mentioned that a blog post will follow, where and when are you planning to publish it? Thanks.
Just need to recover, and waiting for my next run at a crowd funding project...
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