UpEffect

Crowdfunding for social good products

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Laurie Ainley@laurieainley · Founder, Donative
A dedicated crowdfunding platform for supporting social enterprises - this is a fantastic product in a growing space. With social entrepreneurship exploding and facilitating massive social change across the globe, a platform that tends to the specific needs of social enterprises is hugely valuable, as the likes of Indiegogo and Kickstarter are unlikely to build in the kind of features these businesses need. The community of experts through which fundraisers are helped also makes HelpingB a much more appealing offering when launching a campaign. Very excited to see more projects go live and how quickly they can grow!
Sheeza ShahMaker@sheezaahmad · Founder & CEO, UpEffect
@laurieainley It's so amazing to see others championing our work! Looking forward to collaborating with awesome companies like @donative to make social impact the norm.
Mike Piddock@mikepiddock · Founder, Glisser
Great product and great team - some of the nicest people to work alongside.
Sheeza ShahMaker@sheezaahmad · Founder & CEO, UpEffect
@mikepiddock As are you guys! :)
Sheeza ShahMaker@sheezaahmad · Founder & CEO, UpEffect
Hey everyone! I am the Founder here at UpEffect. Happy to answer any questions that you might have about our product. UpEffect is a rewards-based crowdfunding and support platform for social good products, kind of like Kickstarter but for mission-driven ideas. The reason why I set out to start the company was because over 50% of crowdfunding campaigns fail, particularly niche products as there are thousands of non-vetted products launching at the same time. Plus, there is a technique to crowdfunding which most first-time entrepreneurs are unaware of. So as Computer scientists, we analysed the data and built an optimised approach to ensure social good products could utilise the benefits of rewards-based crowdfunding and succeed. We launch companies created by inventors with hearts to change the world. We work very similar impact investors in the sense that our due-diligence process vets based on purpose + profit, quantifiable metrics and founder credibility. Selected companies then benefit from our network of crowdfunding experts, social entrepreneurs, marketers, videographers and much more to help them convert their idea into a tangible campaign. We offer a hands-on support process pre and during campaign launch. In the last 11 months, we’ve positively impacted over 10,000 lives in 6 different countries and we plan to launch in another 5 by the end of 2016. We're currently in the middle of launching our next batch of products and are currently engaging with partners to roll out the platform in cities where access to capital is scarce, but innovation is rising! If you're passionate about what we're doing, I would love to hear from you :) P.S. We have been recognised as the '8 best alternatives to Kickstarter and Indiegogo' http://snip.ly/FtDg
Drew MeyersHiring@drewmeyers · Co-Founder, Horizon
@sheezaahmad @sharjeelc I love this project. I'm a huge advocate for socially conscious products, and have been working on one of my own for the last 18 months. Fundraising for these types of projects is definitely a challenge. Could this be used to fund the development of an Android app for Horizonapp.co? See this regarding our giveback model #travelbygiving: http://www.horizonapp.co/blog/tr...
Sheeza ShahMaker@sheezaahmad · Founder & CEO, UpEffect
Hey @drewmeyers! Thanks for your awesome comment. Interesting concept! Would love to hear more. Drop me an email on sheeza@helpingb.co and maybe we can set up a call to see how we can help you :)
Sharjeel ChaudhryMaker@sharjeelc · CTO, HelpingB
Hey guys! I'm so excited to see HelpingB featured on Product Hunt! It's been an amazing journey helping to design and build HelpingB with Sheeza and the team. We've been through many, many revisions to get here and always welcome your feedback to make HelpingB your favorite product. If you have a business, device, or just an idea, consider featuring it on HelpingB. Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds and start making a difference in people's lives. -Sharjeel CTO, HelpingB
Adpreneurs@adpreneurs · Founder of Adpreneurs (Make Shit Happen)
@sharjeelc These guys demo'd at Product Hunt London's demo day and we loved it! Amazing learnings
Sheeza ShahMaker@sheezaahmad · Founder & CEO, UpEffect
@adpreneurs @sharjeelc Thanks Nicole! It was a great event :)
Edwin Broni-Mensah@ebronimensah · Founder at GiveMeTap
This is such a cool team and product! As a fellow socially-focused founder, I would of love to see something like this when I was starting. I can't wait to see HelpingB transform the funding needs of social businesses. GO TEAM!
Sheeza ShahMaker@sheezaahmad · Founder & CEO, UpEffect
@ebronimensah Thanks so much! We look forward to supporting more businesses similar to @givemetap that are changing the world, one water bottle at a time :)
Drew MeyersHiring@drewmeyers · Co-Founder, Horizon
@ebronimensah Super awesome project you've been working on. I like the model/concept.