International crowdfunding website Indiegogo is hosting a free workshop followed by a Q&A session and networking drinks in London this week.

Exploring how crowdfunding is much more than just raising funds, the event will lay out how a successful campaign can quickly move product from concept to market.

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There will be advice from industry experts and a guest panel including Mat Hunter, managing director of Central Research Library; start-up and crowdfunding advisor Stuart Hillston; previous Indiegogo campaigner (Extreme Flyers/Microdrone) Vernon Kerswell; founder of Horizon International Cargo’s supply chain product manager Tony Leach; Joel Hughes, UK & Europe director of Indiegogo; and Blazon PR founder Michael Raven.

There will also be the chance to meet other seasoned campaigners who've successfully launched their products on Indiegogo.

BusinessCloud's next event will investigate how tech has changed the face of PR and marketing.

Taking place this Thursday March 23rd, we will bring together some of the region’s biggest and best known PR and marketing specialists to find out how the art of storytelling has changed, and how the expectation of clients has risen.

This week

Wednesday 22 March: Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth, Manchester more info

Wednesday 22 March: Pro-Manchester Business Conference 2017, Manchester more info

Wednesday 22 March: Devops Summit 2017, London more info

Wednesday 22 March: Free Indiegogo workshop: From concept to market - bring your ideas to life, London more info

Thursday 23 March: How tech has changed the face of PR and marketing, Manchester more info

Thursday 23 March: Virtual and Augmented Reality Showcase, London more info

Thursday 23 March: Dotmailer Summit Roadshow, Manchester more info

Friday 24 March: Property and Construction Networking Lunch, Hotel Football, Manchester more info

Next week

Tuesday 28 March: Unlocked Manchester cyber security conference more info

Tuesday 28 March: Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2017 more info

Thursday 30 March: Q&A on the future of AI technologies with Dr Tania Peitzker, London more info

Two weeks

Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 April: Industry 4.0 Summit Manchester Central

Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 April: Factories of the Future Manchester Central

Wednesday 5 April: Explore New Frontiers for your Business at the Space Technologies Exhibition, Cardiff more info

Wednesday 5 April - Thursday 6 April: Internet of Insurance, Dorking more info

Wednesday 5 April - Thursday 6 April: InternetRetailing Expo, Birmingham more info

Wednesday 5 April - Thursday 6 April: Sage Summit UK, London more info

Thursday 6 April: Hit Play! UK – The Interactive Entertainment Market and the UK, London more info

Thursday 6 April: 100 hacks to increase revenue for your company, London more info

Thursday 6 April: Inspire! MCR: Delivering the workforce of the future, Manchester more info

Three weeks

Monday 10 - Tuesday 11 April: Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017, London more info

Tuesday 11 April: Women in Defence Technology: Seizing Opportunities, London more info

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 April: VR World Congress, Bristol more info

Later

Wednesday 19 April: Lancashire Powerhouse, Lytham St Annes more info

Wednesday May 17: Digital Bolton and the importance of apprenticeships, Bolton more info

Thursday 8 June: How can businesses harness the power of VR and AR? Manchester more info