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Code Club Commissions The ‘Crowd’ To Contribute To Coding Classes For Children


We are delighted to announce that we are supporting Code Club, a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for 9-11 year olds, in their mission to put a club in every one of the 21,000 primary schools in the UK. We believe strongly in Code Club’s vision, so much so that we have donated a crowdfunding platform to them. We … Continue reading

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Press Release: Crowdcube and hubbub join forces to bring equity crowdfunding to the education sector.


Crowdcube and hubbub are two of the leading crowdfunding platforms in the UK and are already set on international expansion. Crowdcube is the world’s first and leading equity crowdfunding platform helping businesses raise finance from the crowd. To date, Crowdcube has raised more than £20 million for well over 100 businesses and grew by 562% in 2013 alone. hubbub is … Continue reading

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hubbub CEO Jonathan May talks in the Guardian about social enterprise funding


In the Guardian, hubbub founder Jonathan May discusses a step by step approach to funding a social enterprise, with and without money. In his article he points out three common misconceptions about funding a social enterprise, and how you can tackle them by being savvy, by communicating with customers and by scaling on a budget. “[...]Money makes the world go … Continue reading

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Why we stopped charging our student crowdfunders on – 0% fees


At hubbub we’ve decided to charge 0% fees to all our users on So no more charges that are deducted from the money you’ve raised with so much effort.  Every penny of it will go to your aims, hopes and dreams. Project based education is the future is a social enterprise and aims to empower people in education … Continue reading

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hubbub selected as one of PWC’s Daring Dozen


We were called by PWC last week to give a quote on education crowdfunding. A week later we saw their publication; we are selected as part of their 12 Daring Dozen companies – companies that PWC feels are going to change the landscape of finance. This made us quite proud. Here is some snippets of what they say: “[...] we … Continue reading

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If you have real tech talent, we have exciting challenges to match!


hubbub is growing, again! Our ambition is unlimited, and our prospects are superb, so we are looking for excellent tech talent in London/Bristol and for the right candidates, remote. If you think you have what it takes to fill the following positions, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for one experienced developer with a good understanding … Continue reading

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“Milestones” – a better crowdfunding model?


“Think carefully about which crowdfunding platform to use.” This is a common piece of advice, but it isn’t quite right. If your project is relatively small, your success is entirely down to how you utilise your networks, so the platform is pretty irrelevant. Many platforms have had successful projects raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. Again, it’s down to you … Continue reading

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hubbub Success – Cine Pak


By Myriam Raja, Film Production student at the Arts University College at Bournemouth. Cine Pak Facebook Page So there it was – my idea neatly written out on a blank piece of paper in front of me. It seemed simple enough at the time; to travel over to my native country Pakistan and run a series of free filmmaking workshops for … Continue reading

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“So, I guess you’re screwed now Kickstarter’s here…”


At hubbub we meet a lot of people and talk to a lot of people about crowdfunding. We pitch to investors, education departments, student unions. And we have been explaining crowdfunding to the UK market now for over a year. In that time, we have been asked countless times why the education-sector needs its own platform, and why our projects … Continue reading

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Just to keep you ‘in the loop’ – touchdown in the USA, crowdfunding tips and CREATE


3 quick updates… 1) First things first, hubbub was officially opened to projects from the USA this week! This means students and staff at 2100 American universities are now good to go. Any budding American fundraisers looking for a boost? Note: Anybody not from America who thinks people in their country could benefit from the website? Let us know! There’s … Continue reading

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