For Donations via direct bank transfers:
Name: St. Apura Networking (Foundation)
Bank account: 197 091 535 (USD Account)
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REPUBLIC BANK (SURINAME) N.V. (FORMERLY RBTT BANK SURINAME)
Part of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Group)
The mission behind the AC16 Animated Project platform is the creation of a support system to provide resources, investment and overall promotional tools to young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean with a special target of Caribbean diaspora investors. For the first time in its 15 year history the Animae Caribe Festival will feature five investment ready IP projects coming out of the Caribbean.
With a diaspora driven CrowdFunding platform and a pitching podium at the festival we are supporting young entrepreneurs in their attempts to get Caribbean content on the world stage. With the support and collaboration of Spang Makandra a social network organisation in Suriname and ApuraNetworks our official crowd funding partners for the AC Projects we can safely say that this is a pioneering, never before attempted project coming out of the Caribbean.
Apura’s mission is the creation of social value and impact by offering alternative ways to fund creative & social projects. Spang Makandra is a full-service internet marketing bureau and multi-media platform that has been in existence for over 10 years whose focus is the provision of these services to both Suriname and Guyana and now extending to other Caribbean islands. This project is a regionally funded campaign to foster the development of Caribbean IP in animation supported by Caribbean Development Bank and Caribbean Export Development Agency.
There are 4 reward-based Crowd Funding campaigns each with the objective to reach a target amount required to fund their next step. The intention is to create a way for members of the Caribbean Diaspora to easily contribute by co-investing in one or more of these exceptional campaigns. All online payments methods are securely offered such as PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. In return for your pledge, you will be given a choice of amazing perks (rewards) dependent on size of contribution. These will vary from a personal copy of series of the animation video, or behind the scenes shots plus meet & greets, or even a percentage of the animation movie rights becoming an early stage co-owner. Through donating, you help realize the production and receive its value via a perk. You can even become an executive producer investor with an opportunity for a great return on investment.
Diasporic Crowd funding has the potential to truly become a game changer in the Caribbean if we only unite with our Diasporas on a global scale. The diaspora has a rich unique perspective that can enhance and add value to our Caribbean experience.
By contributing to this movement (yes I said movement) you will become part of a revolution that will positively affect our children and our children’s children. Our generation did not see ourselves on television and if we did, it was often other people’s opinion, vision and interpretation of us. Your contribution will create an opportunity for our children to consume Caribbean and diverse animated content that speaks our language, expose our Caribbean environments, music and voices.
This is unique opportunity to create a change in our future. You will also be supporting some young innovative minds in the Caribbean that are making great strides with their creativity and entrepreneurship. The diaspora is connected to the world, as such our stories can be told on the world stage. Though we have to tell our stories to the world we must keep ourselves in the picture.
This project is extremely important for the Caribbean because for too long we have accepted this notion that our stories do not deserve a platform like any other story. We need to change the script and we need to now create our own vision of our future. It is a time where technology is allowing us to create paradigm shifts. Traditional methods of distribution and programming are crumbling.
This is a time to be part of the immanent change that the entire world is experiencing. We cannot simply lay back and allow others to create our reality for us. Be part of this evolution and Let's make this happen together!