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Beans, recession and crowdfunding

PleaseFund.Us is an exciting British startup that will harness social networks and viral marketing to raise money for creative projects in a time when funding for the arts has been drastically cut.

 
 
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PRLog - Sep. 5, 2011 - HAMMERSMITH, U.K. -- Tired with the City life, constantly surrounded by talk of the "double-dip recession", broke unable even to buy a card for their mother's birthday, and with daily intakes of cheese-on-toast at new all time highs, James Bailey and Tarkan Ahmet decided that the only thing to do, was to 'go it alone'. Armed with a box of highlighters and a MacBook, they went about turning their idea of crowdfunding into reality....6 months on,  223 tins of baked beans down and www.PleaseFund.Us is live.

"PleaseFund.Us is an exciting British startup that will harness social networks and viral marketing to raise money for creative projects in a time when funding for the arts has been drastically cut. We are building an online community that are looking to support new and innovative ideas through a pledge system of financial backing." source: James Bailey - www.PleaseFund.Us  Founder.

Creative ideas can be showcased on PleaseFund.Us to a community that is passionate about funding exciting new projects, as well as looking for exclusive and unique pledge rewards. Since its launch on 20th August this year, PleaseFund.Us already has over 4000 followers on Twitter, 1000 likes on facebook, and is already supporting several exciting and innovative projects.

The official launch party is at Cargo nightclub in Shoreditch, London on Wednesday 7th September, starting from 7pm. This marks one of the founder's birthdays and provides an opportunity to network, meet the Community, share a drink with the PleaseFund.Us team and hear 'Enfant' perform some of their new DJ material live.

Twitter: @PleaseFundUs
Facebook: /PleaseFund.Us
Website: www.PleaseFund.Us
E-mail: Hi@PleaseFund.Us

Notes to editors:
Currently, the Platform is raising money for a niche video streaming technology company trying to raise £8,000 to bring Real Tennis and Rackets tournaments to your living room. Other projects include films that are going for funding in time for the London film festival; comedians currently on a high from the Fringe festival searching to fund their next sets; and school theatre projects aiming to increase inclusivity through drama studies.

The Cargo Nightclub address is as follows:
83 Rivington Street
City of London
EC2A 3AY


The Launch party will start at 7pm and will go on through the night, where various games and competitions will be held.

Please feel free to contact James or Tarkan - jb@pleasefund.us or tarkan@pleasefund.us.

James Bailey and Tarkan Ahmet first met at Durham University.......the rest is history.

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