VOOM 2017 September Winner: Project Jackfruit


We kicked off our monthly VOOM £1k giveaway in July to support great ideas that are shared on our Crowdfunder Facebook page. As we wave goodbye to September and welcome in the new Autumnal season, we’re pleased to announce that Project Jackfruit are our third winner’s to receive the £1k fund.

VOOM will continue to give away £1,000 each month until 2018 – so if you have a great idea, then be sure to enter into our next month’s competition to be in with the chance of winning… and trust me, we have some exciting news in store for you next week! 

Applications for our October £1k giveaway will begin on Monday 2nd October, so be sure to stay tuned in via the Crowdfunder Facebook and Twitter to hear our big announcement and keep up to date with the latest news. 

The Winners Story: Project Jackfruit

The duo at Project Jackfruit are on a mission to bring the UK’s 1st ethical, convenient and 100% vegan jackfruit offering to the masses. The pair met at university and after swapping the picturesque seaside town of Falmouth for careers in the big smoke, they quit their jobs and decided to push the jackfruit, a relatively unknown fruit in the UK, into the British market. As well as a passion for the fruit, a much bigger message is being driven as they set out to change the way that we eat by providing a sustainable, natural, allergen-free tasty plant-based meat alternative to a growing, yet demanding market. After months of recipe tweaking and consuming more jackfruit than you could probably imagine, Project Jackfruit are now crowdfunding to get their idea off the ground – so be sure to check their project out and get involved! 


We caught up with Jordan and Abi, the jackfruit lovers behind Project Jackfruit, to find out what the win means for their vegan venture…

‘The VOOM competition came at the perfect time for us. We’d been debating doing a Crowdfunder project for months and were constantly tweaking and tinkering our project as we developed our idea. VOOM is a great incentive to just give you the kick to go for it!

Once you’ve tested your concept, got some core customers and you know that what you’re offering is in demand – then make it happen!

Having a limited time and the incentive to really push your campaign to get the extra £1,000 makes you really pick up the pace. Momentum is everything – even if you’re just starting out. The guys at Crowdfunder had great advice too. If you have any questions, then you can just ask and BOOM (VOOM might be more appropriate, ha!), you’ll know what to do.

I’d recommend really compiling the list of people who you’re going to ask to pledge right away. I think as a culture we find it a little weird and awkward to ask for cash, but at the end of the day this is your business and if your passion shines then your friends and family will want to help you get there, so have them help you and get off to a great start in your first 72 hours!

We’re going to continue working towards our target as we’re on an all-or-nothing funding option on our Crowdfunder project, so hopefully we blitz it and smash our goal!’

 

Who is next?

We will begin taking applications for our October VOOM £1k giveaway on Monday 2nd October, so be sure to keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter to hear about what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning. 

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