Type: Reward-based crowdfunding
Reward-based crowdfunding - geography: United Kingdom
CO. no.: Na.
Walacea is a start up crowdfunding platform specifically for scientific research and conservation. We are working towards a soft launch in Summer 2014 with a number of really interesting projects. We are currently focussed on working with universities and established institutions to source projects for the website. This is to insure we promote only the highest calibre of projects. In addition, we are experimenting with an educational rewards structure so people who back projects have the opportunity to learn more about the projects they sponsor. We figure this will be excellent for outreach and also will inspire people to learn more about science and conservation projects in real time.
Description: Natalie has a MSc from King?s College London and a BSc from University of Bristol. Throughout her education she has studied a range of sciences due to being curious as to how things work. At university through subsidiary subjects (and changing subjects after 1st year) she studied Geology, Environmental Geoscience, Chemistry, Physiology, Sociology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Nutrition and Biology.
She founded Walacea as she recognises that there is a huge volume of exciting research that would benefit from crowdfunding and Natalie plans to help make this happen through helping scientists crowdfund their research.
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