Did you hear that Creatives, ThundaFund is in Kenya!

Published on: Aug 30, 2019


Earlier this month, HEVA, GIZ and Thundafund successfully partnered to host a kick-off workshop on rewards-based crowdfunding as part of Thundafund’s expansion into the region. Thundafund is now inviting creatives to apply for this innovative opportunity to raise funds on the platform and be part of its first Kenyan cohort.


What is crowdfunding? 

Crowdfunding is an online way of raising money for your projects via small contributions by a large number of people. Creatives worldwide are using crowdfunding every day to bring their dreams to life, popular crowdfunding platforms include Kickstarter and IndieGoGo – Thundafund is the first to specialize and incorporate mobile payments.


What is Thundafund?

Thundafund is Africa’s largest ‘Rewards-Based’ crowdfunding platform with over 600 successfully funded projects. Together with GIZ, Thundafund has expanded into Kenya to support creatives through this innovative method of funding.

Thundafund allows a large number of people to each pledge small amounts of money into a project or idea. They are paid back with a project related reward produced through the project itself.  These small amounts soon add up to the capital required, simply due to the crowd factor.


Join the first cohort!!

Thundafund will be selecting its first cohort of creatives who will benefit from:

  • Bootcamp training from Kenyan influencers, crowdfunding experts and capacity building professionals to prepare participants on their upcoming campaigns
  • Collaboration with other participants through the twinning process
  • One on one coaching from the Thundafund team
  • Opportunities for matching funds & other incentives


Who Should Apply?

  • Creatives who have a good idea for a project with a funding need of at least KES 25,000
  • Creatives who have a network to reach out to fund and share their project
  • Creatives with a commitment to running a 30 day campaign from 27 September


I’m interested, what next?

  • If you’d simply like more information, send an email to matt@thundafund.africa and winter@thundafund.africa. Include your phone number so we can get in touch easily
  • To apply, go ahead and register at www.thundafund.com/signup. Don’t worry, you don’t have to submit, only register at this stage – we’ll be in touch with further information
  • The first cohort will be selected by 7th September based on information during registration.
  • Crowdfunding Bootcamp will take place on 14th September – leaving 2 weeks to prepare campaigns to go live


Creatives, what are you waiting for! Sign up and spread the word!



Published on: Aug 19, 2019


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Published on: Aug 15, 2019

Cape Town- Design Indaba, A better world through creativity. “Cape Town has many challenges but with that comes
opportunities to bridge the divide while using creativity as a tool to create a better world.”
This was the sentiment put forth by the Design Indaba team when Cape Town was chosen as the first city in Africa
to be named a UNESCO City of Design. Launched in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network aims to foster
international cooperation with and between cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and cultural vibrancy.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network now counts a total of 180 cities in 72 countries. Cape Town joins a group of 31
UNESCO Cities of Design across the world. “As an organisation that believes in the power of creativity to unlock the
economic potential of our city, Design Indaba could not think of a better opportunity for the City of Cape Town than to be a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network,” said the Design Indaba team.

“Throughout the 22 years of hosting the biggest design festival in the world right here in Cape Town, we can attest that this is a great city for design.” For the city, the announcement is an opportunity to recognise that creativity and culture are critical components in shaping Cape Town as a thriving and resilient city.

“Being part of the Network will help create valuable partnerships; coordinate, focus and grow Cape Town’s local design sector; share and create knowledge, grow new markets and have an impact on Cape Town’s ability to achieve
inclusive, urban sustainable development,” said the City’s mayor Patricia de Lille.  Within the framework of the
implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, the Network provides a platform for cities to demonstrate culture’s role as an enabler for building sustainable cities.

To this aim, Design Indaba is deeply engaged in demonstrating the power of creativity. Most recently, the team launched the Arch for Arch project, a physical monument dedicated to Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his birthday.
Design Indaba also ran the 10×10 Low Cost Housing project as a blueprint for dignified housing for the poor, and the SONOP project, which showed that a rural school could be taken off the grid to its benefit. And with  ANOTHERLIGHTUP Design Indaba teamed up with Faith47 and Thingking to combine public art with the potential of crowdfunding to build streetlights in Khayelitsha.

Source http://www.designindaba.com