From their social media page, we have this infographic demonstrating that crowdfunding in niche markets such as sports is working out. MAKEACHAMP, a Montreal-based startup, has started in the city and has now 10,000 athletes raising funds to become champions.
Another notable fact is that the company has raised more than $1 million, and is running close to 100 campaigns per month. With research, the company also generates good buzz on twitter.
The numbers are indeed impressive!
Many other platforms have launched in Canada, such as Fundrazr or even locally in Montreal but up to now, none has demonstrated success and credibility like MAKEACHAMP. This new development shows that while growing platforms outside of the Kickstarter ecosystem is hard, it’s doable.