Jump on Opportunities
Every creator dreams of seeing their own ideas overcome all the obstacles standing between them and their goal. But often the step from the dream to reality is just too big.
Art, technology, cinema, design, music, comics, literature, no-profit initiatives: think up ideas, share them, get them funded, and bring them to life. Eppela is the new crowdfunding project which lets you share your ideas online and get the necessary funding to launch them.
A showcase with just one goal: to bring the creators of projects and their public together, so they can work together to set up innovative projects.
An exchange in a click.
It's simple to use and completely free. Create a project, set a minimum budget for its completion and a deadline for collecting the funds. Then propose it to the Eppela community and spread the news suggesting an exchange, financial support in exchange for a little bit of the idea, a token to keep: an object, an emotion, a greetings card, a book, clothes, a CD, a picture, a DVD, an invite, a front-row seat...
At this point, it's up to the public to assess the idea, to choose it and to make it known. Eppela helps you find the project you were looking for but that (not for long now!) doesn't exist, the object you need that hasn't yet been invented, the book you've always wanted to read that hasn't been written...ideas and products you can choose yourself, instead of having them chosen for you or forced upon you, as the traditional market does.
Then what happens? If the project doesn't reach its goal in the established time, it simply gets closed: no-one loses or earns anything. Those who have given a contribution get the whole amount back and can look for another idea to back. If the project finds its way and reaches its goal, it can keep growing and collecting funds until the established deadline. There are no limits.
For a project to succeed, each creator must spread the news of its publication on Eppela to their contacts, by email, social networks, sms, chatting to friends, carrier pigeon, messages in bottles...just think that every one of your contacts could become a sponsor, as could each one of their friends. The more you spread the news, the higher your chances of success.
And, of course, users can do their part too. If you want to back a project, your money is important, but so is your word-of-mouth. The more a project gets noticed, the greater its chances of reaching its goal and you receiving your reward.