Crowdbacker 2017

Our latest crop of social ventures vie for your support at our annual crowdfunding event with NatWest.

29/06/17 | 06:00PM | RBS Building, 250 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4AA

In the last couple of years, we've launched 12 social ventures in fields as diverse as gang crime diversion, ethical fashion, homelessness and educational inequality. They've been recognised as Shackleton Leaders, Ashoka Changemakers, New Radicals and Housing Excellence Award Winners – as well as giving TEDx talks and being featured on BBC London and in The Guardian, Independent and Evening Standard. We are incredibly proud of their early successes.

Crowdbacker 2017 is your chance to play midwife for the birth of the next crop of social ventures emerging from our venture lab. 

This year's Crowdbacker, our annual live crowdfunding event, is run in partnership with The Funding Network and NatWest. After hearing each venture’s pitch we'll ask you to pledge support in the form of cash (no amount too little), time or assistance to help the ideas you’ve heard about get off the ground.

The ventures pitching include Ally, a chatbot that helps homeless young people access information and services using artificial intelligence, InCommon, a service that helps vulnerable older people downsize and integrate into a new community for a happier, healthier later life and Appt, an SMS platform designed to improve GP's communications with people with chronic conditions.

There will be drinks, nibbles and networking from 6pm with the main proceedings kicking off at 6.30, with the event closing at 9pm.

To secure your spot at Crowdbacker we ask for a £10 donation, which goes into the pot for the ventures on the night.​