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Create the future of The Fetch. Help us build a community product that makes it easier to share and discover great professional events.
Create the future of The Fetch. Help us build a community product that makes it easier to share and discover great professional events.
311 backers pledged $50,405 to help bring this project to life.

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// About //

The Fetch started as a side-project in Melbourne, Australia in March 2011. Since then it's expanded into a community-led initiative around the globe, covering what's happening in cities like New York, Sydney, San Francisco and London. 

The current format is a weekly newsletter of curated links covering what events are on across the business, tech and creative industries. Then there's interesting reads, jobs and offers. Here's our last email aka 'fetch' in New York as an example.

Tens of thousands of people are subscribed to the newsletter and they all heard about it through referrals from their friends and colleagues – who constantly say they love it and highly recommend it! 

Over the past couple of months, we've spent time off publishing the digests to imagine what the future of The Fetch could look like. Many of you have messaged us daily asking what happened and that you're missing us. The thing is though, it takes a lot of time to curate high-quality content and the current process as it stands is too manual and labour-intensive for myself and the curators to be sustainable.

The good news is that we want to see The Fetch's vision realised as soon as possible! And we can do this by creating an awesome new community product.

// Your Help //

We're asking for your help in getting to our next steps. If you want to see The Fetch exist and grow – this is your one and only chance! 

Backing The Fetch
Backing The Fetch

Our goals include: building the web app (which will be mobile-optimised), opening up The Fetch platform to more cities, enabling better event categories and covering more verticals, as well as the usual nifty features (like synching with your calendar and customisation of verticals/notifications).

We'll launch better event categories that you can customise to your own interested and job function!

Industry verticals requested by you
Industry verticals requested by you

We have had requests to take The Fetch to 66 more cities. We'll open up the platform to 30 cities in total, so you can enjoy the resource locally.

More cities covered
More cities covered

// Why //

The reason why The Fetch exists is that there is no other curated city event guide that focus on professional events in one place. You can forever find great insights into lifestyle events but 'career geeks' don't have many options – especially across industry vertical. 

We also noticed that real connection comes from bonding offline. Sure, social media and the likes can help you discover new people but there's nothing like being face-to-face with someone, in the moment.

// Love //

Dinner Conversation Events
Dinner Conversation Events

One of the absolute best things about The Fetch is the internal community of ambassadors and curators who have given their time of the years to share the events in their local region. This has also shown, that given the right tools, The Fetch would thrive as less-centralised community where everyone could use the platform as they wished.

People miss us!
People miss us!

Thank you so much for your support! :)

Risks and challenges

To build the platform may take some months. If successful, we will relaunch The Fetch Global email newsletters in the interim.

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    Kudos: Receive a thank you virtual hug and listed as a backer on your profile on The Fetch

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    Fan: Receive a personal thank you letter, backer status and a high-quality sticker with The Fetch's new design

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    City Map: Receive a Jauntful printed guide with our local recommendations (available in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, San Francisco and London)

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    Pro Status; Become a premium user of The Fetch where you get behind-the-scenes access and event offers – as well as the ability to submit events live to the community. Plus a thank you letter and sticker

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    Dinner Conversation: Grab a ticket to a special dinner gathering in your city (available in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, San Francisco and London)

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    Founder Access: Get a day's consulting session with The Fetch's creator Kate Kendall (in person or remote)

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    Bronze Sponsorship Package: Your logo on our sponsor material for a year, access to behind-the-scenes updates and 25 promoted listings (can be used for events, jobs, services, etc.)

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    Silver Sponsorship Package: Your logo on our sponsor material for a year, access to behind-the-scenes updates and 50 promoted listings (can be used for events, jobs, services, etc.)

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