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One of the most rewarding aspects of Kapipal (a Grow VC Group company) is hearing countless success stories of campaign creators turning their dreams into reality. Many of these stories are so remarkable that we decided to create a “Creator Spotlight” blog series. In this post, we will interview Sharon, who had been given an opportunity to go on the Rock Boat in January 2016 to see her favourite bands, The Trews and Red Wanting Blue, go to a cruise and escape a little from the Canadian winter. She raised money on Kapipal to fulfill this this dream of hers.

WHAT INITIALLY INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE YOUR CAMPAIGN?

I was offered the opportunity to go on a particular music cruise, something I had wanted to do for a few years but could never afford before. When my favourite band was added to it and then I got the opportunity to go (a friend who was going couldn’t go after all and said I could take her place), I had to figure out a way to raise the money I needed. A crowdfunding campaign was the only way I could think to do it in the amount of time I had between finding out my friend was giving me her space and the cruise itself.

HAVE YOU HAD CROWDFUNDING EXPERIENCE BEFORE?

Only with regards to my favourite band – they did a crowdfunding campaign for their last full album and I contributed several times. Because I run an unofficial online fan community based on them, I did a lot of research into crowdfunding to see how I could help promote their campaign, etc. I had quite a bit of knowledge about the idea in general by the time I decided to do mine.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE UPON USING KAPIPAL?

Because I trust Paypal, because my husband had also used it for his business, and because I received the money regardless of whether or not I fully funded; that last part was crucial to me going.

Sharon ended up raising $1155 of her $1000 goal. Her campaign can be found here. She had a blast on the cruise! You can crowdfund your dream too. It’s just a click of a button to start but remember that it’s not just creating a crowdfunding page. You may read more about that on our previous post.

Look for more creator highlights in the coming weeks!

Read the whole story at Kapipal Blog.

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