Dice brings board game café culture to Portsmouth

Lee Purslow and Rikki Parsons are the two founders of Dice, Portsmouth’s first ever board game café, which is currently in the final week of its Kickstarter campaign. Team Locals were lucky enough to take a few hours to talk to them about their exciting venture. The concept of board game cafés …

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Portsmouth writer crowdfunds travel book inspired by Bill Bryson

Above: Ben in Bill Bryson’s village Portsmouth writer Ben Aitken is less than a day away from concluding his Kickstarter crowdsourcing for the production of his book Dear Bill Bryson: Footnotes from a Small Island, which is a response to American author Bill Bryson’s 1995 travel classic Notes …

Portsmouth students launch BLKCHURCH, a customisable watch brand

Above: BLKCHURCH founders Carl and Olivia 181 crowdfunders have contributed over £5,800 of backing money to BLKCHURCH, an active lifestyle brand specialising in high-quality, customisable, affordable watches established by University of Portsmouth students who are using Kickstarter to launch their product.  Pronounced ‘Black Church’, the BLKCHURCH brand focuses …

Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign utilised for World War One gunship

Matthew Sheldon, Project Director for the M33 launch explains: “Those donating to the crowdfunding campaign receive a number of benefits according to the level of their gift. These range from social media acknowledgement via “shout outs” thanking them individually, to free tickets, limited edition postcards up to special tours of the ship with an experienced curator.”

Invest South pitch event brings Dragons’ Den-style investment to Portsmouth

  As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Portsmouth 2014 (#GEWPorts), mentoring and investment firm Invest South are hosting a pitch event on Wednesday 19th November with business owners and entrepreneurs showcasing their ideas to a panel of potential investors in a Dragons’ Den-style environment. Taking place at …

Portsmouth band turns to crowdfunding to break into music industry

 Picture credit:[email protected]_Arrows With Britain’s Got Talent mania due to hit Portsmouth this month, local band Wasting Arrows are instead turning to the power of crowdfunding to break into the music industry. Wasting Arrows — a Portsmouth-based four-piece alternative rock …

Gianluca Vialli Helps Launch Pompey Crowdfunding Project

  Italian footballing legend Gianluca Vialli has backed Pompey’s ambitious plan to crowdfund the development of youth team facilities within the city.  In partnership with Tifosy, the club plan to raise £250,000 needed to development two additional pitches for the Pompey Academy using …