Sponsorcraft provides a crowdfunding website for the education sector, helping students and educators raise money for their projects, ideas and events. The company was founded in July 2011 to address the growing shortfalls in education funding and the particular impact this has had on the funding for creativity and innovation in schools, colleges and universities globally. The website was launched in February 2012 and has already helped raise over £20k for more than 60 different projects.

Jonathan May said, “We have a team of four people and we’re based on the top floor of Bristol & Exeter House. As a start up, we spend a lot of time talking to customers and meeting student unions and university development offices all over the UK. We needed a central location with excellent transport links – and we could not have done better than where we are. The proximity to Temple Meads has quite literally made the business viable.

”We are really excited about the opportunities for growth in the Enterprise Zone; there are so many people doing creative things. One of our frustrations though has been the fact that we know so little about who exactly is based here. In November we finally decided to do something about this, so we established the Temple Quarter Enterprise Network (TQEN). We want to know about and meet up with other businesses in the area, see where we can work together and explore ways we can improve the zone for everyone. Joining is free and simple – for now, just find us on social media and follow us, or sign up to the mailing list at http://tqen.co.uk. Our first meet up is on 18th Dec at 5.30pm, Harts Bakery, Temple Meads – so please come along and say hi!”