First crowdfunding website launches to support Jersey entrepreneurs

The initiative has been developed by Digital Jersey, along with a number of local partners. Credit: Springboard.je

Jersey's first crowdfunding platform hopes its website will help put local entrepreneurs "back on a level-playing field".

Springboard.je allows start-up businesses to ask for up to £50,000 to fund new projects and products.

They can offer rewards to people who support their campaign, just like schemes already available in the UK.

Entrepreneurs looking for more funding can pitch their ideas to experienced investors in return for shares in their business.

The initiative has been developed by Digital Jersey, along with a number of local partners.

People who want to take part by supporting or setting up their own crowdfunding campaigns can register on springboard.je.

The Springboard initiative launched this week and four local entrepeneurs pitch their ideas to investors.

The Pizza Box were among businesses there who shared their ideas.

The business make sourdough pizza meal kits and explained how funds would help towards their global franchising.

Game developers Lapin Logic were also at the event pitching their road safety app aimed at reducing child road accidents.