Chris Gourlay

CEO & Founder, Spacehive
Chris Gourlay

Chris is the founder and CEO of Spacehive – the crowdfunding platform for projects that improve your local area: everything from sprucing up a community garden, or improving a playground, to starting a street market.

Founded in 2012, Spacehive’s vision is to give communities more power to shape their civic environment. The platform fuels local fundraising efforts by matching them with integrated funding streams from councils, companies and foundations.

Spacehive has the highest fundraising campaign success rate of any UK crowdfunding platform and works in partnership with 45 funders including the Arts Council, Mayor of London and Liverpool City Council.

Chris can help with the following issues:

–        Structuring and planning a crowdfunding campaign

–        Engaging local and digital communities

–        Online messaging and digital presence

Chris Gourlay
Chris has mentored

Birmingham Enterprise Community

A business network and support service aiming to create positive change through enterprise and entrepreneurial activities.

  • Birmingham Enterprise Community
  • LAGOM

My mentoring session with Chris really helped me to see my business from a new perspective. We were able to uncover the potential root cause of the problem and spot new opportunities for the business to move forward and grow.  

Daniel Evans, Founder, Birmingham Enterprise Community

Chris has mentored

LAGOM

Lagom aims to support healthcare professionals by equipping them with the tools to look after their mental health.

  • Birmingham Enterprise Community
  • LAGOM

Chris is highly intuitive and very patiently shared his wisdom to guide me to have a more concrete strategy in terms of my revenue model and go-to-market strategy. His birds-eye perspective really inspired me to arrow in on the most effective and actionable steps that can help scale my SE globally.

Vyshnavi Desiraju, Co-founder, LAGOM

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