We're Hosting the Father of Crowdfunding in SA Patrick Schofield (Thundafund/BackaBuddy)

Mar 14, 2018, 3:30 – 6:30 PM

Workshop 17, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

Patrick Schofield is the founder of Thundafund, South Africas premier crowdfunding and mentorship support platform & CEO/Co-Founder of Uprise.africa, South Africa’s first Equity crowdfunding platform. Patrick will share with Startup Grind his knowledge and experience on the value of crowdfunding and how you can take advantage of technology to raise money and to invest. Join us!

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About this event

Patrick Schofield is the founder of Thundafund.com, South Africa’s premier crowdfunding platform. Thundafund allows people with great ideas to access capital, establish an initial market for their products/services and receive business/mentorship support.

Patrick is also CEO and co-founder of Uprise.Africa, South Africa’s first equity crowdfunding platform; founder of the Indalo Project, a social entrepreneurship project; and BackaBuddy, South Africa’s leading homegrown cause & activism crowdfunding platform. BackaBuddy has raised over R27m for 900 charities from over 30 000 individuals.

Patrick invests in innovation and believes in the power of individual philanthropy and peer-to-peer giving through technology. He was named South African Entrepreneur of the year in 2008/9 & 10 and was awarded the Schwab Fellowship in recognition of his work in Social Entrepreneurship.

Join us at Startup Grind where Patrick will share his knowledge and experience on how you can take advantage of technology to raise money and to invest.

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