Hong Kong Daily News reporter Janice Li wrote an in-depth article on FringeBacker being the crowdfunding site of choice for the community, offering a new way for funding cultural development – museums, artists, athletes, charities and more. FringeBacker provides a platform for them to showcase their work and take the lead to get up close with their audience and their community.



  

Congratulations to InspiringHK Sports Foundation’s Bike To Dream charitable fundraising on FringeBacker, successfully raising HK$57,710 (144% overfunded). The FreeWiders (Isaac Cheng and Jan Choi) completed a trans-continental journey from Hong Kong to New Delhi, India, cycling 8,000 km in 120 days, the longest bicycle journey for charity in the world. These funds will benefit 40 teenagers from low income households in Sham Shui Po to engage in sports activities for a year. Well done InspiringHK and all of you out there who supported their innovative campaign on FringeBacker to engage the community to support sports charity.



  

Hong Kong Economic Journal published a full-page story on FringeBacker’s multi-award winning painter/ fashion designer Chailie Ho -- the first Hong Kong watercolour painter / fashion designer to crowdfund, engaging the public to participate in her campaign.




The first successful swap exchange crowdfunding campaign in Asia! Congratulations to JupYeah and the huge number of Juppers in Hong Kong. In collaboration with Very Hong Kong Festival 2013 , JupYeah successfully presented the first free-admission swap event at the Kwun Tong Promenade --- a green, young and hip version of the Tai Tat Tei of times long gone.


Enthusiastic crowd was attracted to join the swap event on that day.



  

A massive good luck to support Extreme Environments Programme: Antarctica Presented by City University’s School of Creative Media before they leave for their extreme expedition tonight! The team is very excited with a WONDERFULLY HUGE last minute backing from Russian internet security multinational Kaspersky Labs on FringeBacker! Thanks, Kaspersky! Come on board now and freeze your mark on Earth’s last frontier! It’s the world’s first university research expedition to the South Pole. Let’s support them on FringeBacker!



  

Congratulations to Kat Roma Greer for her successfully funded ‘Micro Galleries’. As a brilliantly creative part of Very Hong Kong Festival 2013, Micro Galleries featured artists from around the world who let art permeate the less trodden streets and alleyways of Wanchai. Words can hardly do justice to the creativity of Greer and these artists. See how they claimed back alleyways, and transformed them into innovative public galleries.


The Steps of the Sun by Micro Colour artist Noel Wilson


Micro Colour artist Liina Klauss creating "waste water" - transforming bottle caps into a waste installation in drainage!



  

The first crowdfunded Instagram exhibition! Well done, Hong Kong kaleidoscope by InstaYay, raising over HK$19,543 (102% overfunded) for their Very Hong Kong Festival 2013 exhibition. Hong Kong kaleidoscope's Instagram exhibition showed the many facets of old and new Hong Kong, adorned on bamboo scaffolding at Dominion Gardens in Wan Chai. Check out these fantastic photos taken at the exhibition.


A thank you list made by InstaYay to specially thank all the backers who help them to reach the fundraising goal



  

Museums and the Web is the largest international conference devoted to art, science, and natural and cultural heritage content online. This year Museums and the Web Asia 2013 was held December 8-12 in Hong Kong, China at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers. Together with Professor Leonard Steinbach from John's Hopkins University, FringeBacker was thrilled to share insights at 2 workshops with museum professionals on crowdfunding for museums --- 'The How-to's, Why-to's, If-to's, Where-to's of Crowdfunding Museum Programs and Projects in Asia’ and ‘Crowdfunding: It’s Getting Crowded in Here…. Are We Having Funds Yet?’. Crowdfunding case studies from the Louvre, the Smithsonian and other leading museums, aroused a heated discussion and energetic exchange among the attendees. We’ve had a fantastic “Week at the Museum” and we look forward to another one next year!



  

A HUGE, HUGE turnout at FringeBacker’s seminar at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s World SME Expo (Dec 5-7), addressing crowdfunding for businesses. This is one of TDC’s the biggest events of the year, many thanks to TDC and their committees for inviting FringeBacker to speak to this great Expo! Looking forward to more hot events from the TDC in 2014!

Seminar 1: Cashing In on Innovation and Creativity

Seminar 2: Starting a Business: Dos and Don'ts



  

FringeBacker is proud to announce its strategic partnership with World Vision's and Asian Football Confederation's One Goal campaign, and to be its exclusive crowdfunding platform. The campaign leverages on the power of and the passion for football in the region, and will seek to tackle the poor nutritional practices and access that have been holding back Asia and Asian football.


Group picture of all the One Goal Partners and Ambassador Deborah Henry
From L-R : Eric Drosin (Communications Director, Royal DSM), Emma Highwood [Head of Community Football, Football Federation of Australia (FFA)], Regina Moench-Pfanner (Dr.) [Director of Singapore Office Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)], Gerald Ng (Regional Finance Director, DSM Nutritional Products Asia Pacific), Deborah Henry (Onegoal.asia Ambassador), Liew Tong Ngan (CEO, World Vision Malaysia), Maryann Hwee (Executive Director, Fringebacker), Stuart Rmalingam[Director of Marketing & Social Responsibility, Asian Football Confederation (AFC)], Stefan Germann (Dr.) (Executive Director, onegoal.asia), and Urs Zanitti [CEO, Asian Football Development Project (AFDP)].


Signing Ceremony between AFC and WVI
From L –R (sitting) : One Goal Co-Chairmans - HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (Vice President, FIFA – ASIA) & Trihadi Saptoadi (Regional Leader-South Asia & Pacific Region, World Vision International)