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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Student story: how crowdfunding turned my idea into a reality


Hayden is a unique young social entrepreneur. Since a young age, he has built up extensive experience in the promotion, community and political sector. Since a young age, I have always wanted to make a difference in my community. Aged 16 and eager to do something myself, I decided to embrace my favorite Milton Berle quote “if opportunity doesn’t knock, … Continue reading

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How Crowdfunding for Education Solves Problems from the Ground Up


In the United States there is an education crowdfunding platform called Incited crowdfunding platform is open to anyone with a good idea that can  be considered educational. And they mean everyone; from traditional classroom teachers, librarians, and museum curators to community organizers, freelance artists and writers. In this guest blog Jaime Wood describes why crowdfunding can revolutionize education from … 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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Monetising thin air: a guide for corporates (I know some of you are good at this already *cough*)


Downsized? Empty offices? Bare desks? Many companies in the last few years have struggled, leading to staff layoffs and unused space. Where leases can’t be renegotiated or terminated, you’re often stuck with a deadweight loss on your books. Landlords – particularly in the commercial property sector – have also been hard hit, with whole blocks of empty space increasingly pressuring … 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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Guest blog: 5 reasons why crowdfunding will change computing education in the UK


by Paul Hallett – Developer Evangelist at Twillio Over the past year, crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have proven that the crowdfunding model works for small projects right up to gigantic product launches. 2014 is the year that crowdfunding platforms transition from the traditional model of “any project you want” to platforms fundraising for dedicated ventures such as … Continue reading

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What words come to mind when you think of crowdfunding?


Crowdfunding training session at the University of York The University of York has kicked off their crowdfunding platform Yustart with a three-fold training session for students and staff. The first session is led by hubbub crowdfunding expert and ex-physics teacher Duncan Knox and is aimed at the pilot crowdfunders. The session helps York train their students and staff in fundraising, … Continue reading

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What is all the hubbub about?!


We’re usually not ones to shout too loudly, but this time we’ve got something we are really proud of and want everyone to know about. We are an innovative start up founded in 2011, dedicated to making education better. Over the last couple of years we’ve grown up quite a bit. Not only are more great people working in our … 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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