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Startbubble is available in over 8 countries now, with over a 130 members. You can check out the platform, sign up and use all of its features completely free. Please type Startbubble.net into your URL bar or Google.

 We are raising funds for the following:

  • Scaling of servers capacity
  • Increasing server performance/move to cloud
  • Marketing and promotion 
  • Advertising campaigns
  • Extra features (Q&A system, more)
  • Maintaining a blog
  • Professionally written business help guides

Startbubble is a trading name of Inventrspace Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU. Registration number: 10191324. 

Marketplace Home
Marketplace Home

 

Marketplace Product Examples
Marketplace Product Examples

 

Our Story

Startbubble is based in London, United Kingdom, and was founded in May 2016. The idea came as a result of the company's founders (Reece Lyons and Scott Van Der Kamp) feeling isolated in wanting to start a business at a young age. Reece Lyons first invisioned the idea sitting on a beach in Beer, and a few years down the line dusted off the idea and decided to start developing it. The first beta of what was then called InventrSpace was completed in Summer of 2016 with Scott Van Der Kamp. We initially built the site, tested it and allowed some friends to play around with it, who said it showed promise but needed refining. 

Since then, we have been refining and refining, even deleting the whole platform and starting again! 9 months down the line, market research complete and after a great radio appearance, Startbubble Social Network and Marketplace is now launched in over 8 countries around the world. 

Some great features offered by Startbubble for free:

  • Activity Feed - a collection of activity, posts, comments, articles, digital magazines, group business discussions and more!
  • Live and Group Chat - start a private chat with other members on Startbubble. This feature is great for negotiating business opportunities with people you have met in the Activity Feed or groups. 
  • Profiles - Your dedicated customisable profile where you manage your settings and posts.
  • Business Articles - Startbubble written and community articles on topical business subjects. 
  • Groups - create or join specific groups, such as 'Seeking Investment', 'Looking for a Business Partner' and many more created by Startbubble and the community. This is a great space for taking your business team chat online, or starting an online group for your offline networking group thats NOT linked to your personal social media.
  • Marketplace - This is a beta feature that allows any community member to open their own store and sell professional business services directly to the community that they have built a reputation with through contribution. Mentors, lawyers, accountants and more can sell their services direct to our entrepreneurs. Vendors are subject to a 5% transaction fee on each sale.
Log In Page
Log In Page

 

   
Community Activity Page
Community Activity Page

 

 
  
Profile Page - Manage All Your Posts
Profile Page - Manage All Your Posts

 

Private Networking Groups
Private Networking Groups

 

The Next Steps

Once our Kickstarter is complete, we will be taking the following steps:

1) Marketing and promotion will take place. This will consist of Google Adwords campaigns, promotion at business conferences (we were at The Business Show 2016) and networking groups, creation of promotional t-shirts and material, social media campaigns.

2) We are implementing an 'Invite Only' mechanism to promote exclusivity around the platform. Users can apply to receive an invite via email, or established members can invite their colleagues and friends to join. This feature keeps the site moderated and ensures a high quality of member. 

3) Once a stable and strong amount of users is developed, we will approach larger organisations for collaboration and partnership to extend the platform to business users.

4) Scaling servers - We want to move everything to the cloud! User experience is so important to us. We have optimised the site fully, but want to move the site to a cloud environment to make everything perform even better!

Please note: Our promo video depicts forums. We have decided to remove forums and instead are planning to implement a Groups system. Therefore, forums are no longer a part of Startbubble. Please consider this when making a pledge.

Thanks :)

Startbubble

 

Start-Up Pack - Free Business Resources
Start-Up Pack - Free Business Resources

 

Startbubble Blog - Business and News Articles
Startbubble Blog - Business and News Articles

 

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges associated with Startbubble are the following: (Please note this may not be an exhaustive list)

Difficulty in gaining a critical mass of users.

Ensuring the consistent quality of articles and public posts are free from spam.

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    We will add a small advertising frame for your business on the sidebar of our Activity Feed page for the duration of 2 weeks. You also get your name on the premium backers page and a Startbubble t-shirt.

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    Large advertisement in the feed itself on our Activity Feed page for 1 month. This is visible to our entire community so gains maximum awareness, and users can like it, comment and share your advert! You also get a Startbubble t-shirt.

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    You will be an official sponsor on Startbubble. This buys you a space on our sponsors and partners page, Startbubble t-shirt, premium priority support, 7x 1 month advertising tokens for use when you choose.

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