The UK’s first bespoke university crowdfunding platform YuStart has brought funding success for three projects at the University of York.

The York Astrocampus development has raised more than £7,000, The 24 choir nearly £1,200, and a student film production £105. All three projects exceeded their minimum funding targets.

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New online crowdfunding platform Growthfunders has been launched in the region to help match ambitious entrepreneurs with investors.

Full details published at: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk


The Tinnitus Network recently launched a crowd funding appeal on Indiegogo.com to help raise funds to realise their ambitions of creating a new website with everything imaginable that would help a tinnitus sufferer. Their goal is to provide impartial, evidence based, reviewable treatment methods as well as a strong support community.


HRH The Duke of York and the Nominet Trust have created the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) for 16-25 year-olds who have “a flair for all things digital and an entrepreneurial spirit.”

Over the next five years, the scheme aims to support more than one million young people to pursue their own ideas, develop their digital skills and get to grips with the reality of business.


The campaign for York to be named as a City of Media Arts by UNESCO is being stepped up with senior councillors in the city being urged to back the bid.

Full details published at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/


Small businesses in York can now apply for a voucher that will enable them to get connected to better broadband.

To help Small and Medium Enterprises connect to faster broadband the Council is providing for a limited period a one-off grant, a connection voucher, to cover the broadband connection cost.


TSYS (NYSE; TSS) today announced the launch of the TSYS Masters Scholarship, which will be offered to postgraduate students at the York Management School, University of York.


Lead scientists from the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) and the University of York have launched a joint programme of seminars to discuss ways of ensuring the future stability and integrity of agri-food supply chains.

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