Doing Some Good Along the Way - Forward3D at Crowdbacker

by Bobbi Byrne on Monday 2 July 2018
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Transform3D is the philanthropic arm Forward3D, grounded in the mission to harness the talent and innovation of our employees to support early stage social start-ups to flourish. This is why our partnership Year Here is super important to us, as they are launching a steady stream of pioneering and socially innovative new ventures that are tackling deeply entrenched social problems.


This week they welcomed the sixth edition of their Crowdbacker event; the culmination of the Year Here programme. This event builds upon the concept of crowdfunding and Year Here encourage and advocate that everyone has something to offer. So we grabbed our latest chance to do some good along the way  to support the the next crop of social ventures emerging from the programme with our expert digital marketing support by attending the event this week.


Since the very first Crowdbacker event Year Here have launched 23 new social ventures in field as diverse as ethical fashion, educational inequality and homelessness.  Their entrepreneurs have been recognised as Shckleton leaders, New Radicals and Ashoka Changemakers. They've given Tedx talks, and have been featured on BBC London, in The Guardian, Financial Times, Vice and Timeout. We're proud to be partners of Year Here and we can't wait to continue supporting the new ventures in all the ways we can, we look forward to updating you soon. In the meantime you can them check out below: 


Here's the latest new ventures supported by Year Here: 

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Supply Change - on a mission to put social value at the heart of public services, a digital marketplace to connect social enterprises to public sector contracts in order to drive social impact in local communities. 


Pomegranate Arts - a social enterprise supporting refugees and asylum seekers through wellbeing arts & crafts workshops



Alter Ego - a superhero themed social action programme, supporting all amazing dyslexic children to reach their full potential.



Support Ed  - a programme to support young people who are at risk of falling into violence and exclusion from school and society. 


Year Here are also our fundraising partners, stay tuned to hear about our global fundraiser to raise funds for the Year Here incubator phase of the programme. We also have twenty five F3D employees climbing Mount Toubkal in the effort to raise £20,000 for Year Here in 2018! Get in touch in you'd like to support us on our mission (