Chris Gourlay

CEO & Founder, Spacehive
Chris Gourlay

Chris is the founder and CEO of Spacehive – the crowdfunding platform for projects that improve your local area: everything from sprucing up a community garden, or improving a playground, to starting a street market.

Founded in 2012, Spacehive’s vision is to give communities more power to shape their civic environment. The platform fuels local fundraising efforts by matching them with integrated funding streams from councils, companies and foundations.

Spacehive has the highest fundraising campaign success rate of any UK crowdfunding platform and works in partnership with 45 funders including the Arts Council, Mayor of London and Liverpool City Council.

Chris can help with the following issues:

–        Structuring and planning a crowdfunding campaign

–        Engaging local and digital communities

–        Online messaging and digital presence

Chris Gourlay
Chris has mentored

Birmingham Enterprise Community

A business network and support service aiming to create positive change through enterprise and entrepreneurial activities.

  • Birmingham Enterprise Community

My mentoring session with Chris really helped me to see my business from a new perspective. We were able to uncover the potential root cause of the problem and spot new opportunities for the business to move forward and grow.  

Daniel Evans, Founder, Birmingham Enterprise Community

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