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The Round-up: Hard work and easy money

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The Round-up: Hard work and easy money

It’s a tale of two halves this week. Check out Pioneers who’ve gone to the ends of endurance and the earth, then pick up free crowdfunding tips (and cash).


Pioneers of the Week: Shani Dhanda from Diversability CardShani Dhanda Diversability Card.pngShani Dhanda

She’s featured on Channel 4 news and has learned how to walk again six times – so if you need a little motivation, you can’t afford to miss the wise words of @Shani.


Check out Diversability Card now.


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Awesome advice on starting a food business from Aduna founder Andrew Hunt and Abi @abirobertson and Jordan from Project Jackfruit (plus you’ll discover a fruit that tastes like pulled pork!)

Amazing how startups in the same industry can have such uniquely different roots. Find out more about these fantastic foodpreneurs. Be warned, it's pretty much guaranteed to having you thinking about your next meal.


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Jess @_Jessification_, ambassador to, and @SuJo from Crowdfunder have been answering your burning questions on our discussion boards.


Great chance to get expert help for your campaign.



Anyone want an extra grand?

Here are the latest winners of the recent £5K crowdfunding competition – did your crowdfunding project make the cut? If you didn't there's another chance to win before the end of the month


All the T-Sticks in China

Spotted: Ricky and the T-Sticks team selling tea at massive food and drink expo, the FHC China 2017.


DriverNet done good

We loved their brilliant app when they pitched it at the Manchester Voom Tour; it’s now won the UK heat of ESNC innovation awards. Congratulations!



Voom Pitch: Glasgow winners Drink Baotic are runners up in 'Entrepreneur For Good' at the Great British Entrepreneurial Awards! Well done @DrinkBaotic team!


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There’s some inventive present ideas already listed – but we need more!


Post a picture and description so we can all give gifts that support other Pioneers.