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 What is Stir?

LAUNCHED IN 2015, STIR PROVIDES PEOPLE FROM CREATIVE BACKGROUNDS WITH A PLATFORM TO DEVELOP THEIR PASSIONS INTO PROJECT PROPOSALS BY PROVIDING EDUCATION, EXPOSURE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FUNDING.

Stir is a CBRIN initiative; a local crowd-voted grants platform that provides a simple process to help them structure, write and present their personal projects in a way that teaches them about grant applications.

Stir Season One ran between April and June, awarding 15 $1k grants. Two of these projects progressed to win a total of $20,000 in ANU’s startup program InnovationACT.

 How it works?

Upload

Stir provides a simple process that guides people through the steps required to develop a project proposal. Each step is supported by tools that help in answering some of the common questions asked of entrepreneurial projects.

Comment

Once a project is published it can begin receiving comments and feedback from the Stir community. These can help the project creator to improve their proposal and increase their chances of receiving funding.

Vote

On the 1st of May, crowd-voting will commence. Project creators are encouraged to engage with the wider community to gather votes. On the 1st of July, the voting period will close, and the top 5 projects will each receive a $1k Stir Grant!

stir season one Statistics

Stir Season One took place between the 27th of March and the 1st of June, 2015. During that time, it achieved the following reach and impact:
over

45

UNIQUE PROJECTS

were created during Season One, with another 13 left unpublished.

over

2700

REGISTERED USERS

signed up to support projects casting over 2500 votes

over

13000

UNIQUE VISITORS

viewed the site 67,244 times during Season One.

Season One Testimonials

  • "Being on Stir Gave me permission to pitch my ideas"

    Awais, 25 - Cleverbee
  • "Stir helped me realise an idea is only as important as the team behind it"

    Shubham, 21 - Chippar
  • "Stir encouraged me to concentrate on what I enjoy doing most"

    Sancho, 29 - LoBrow Gallery

Browse Projects

Evergreen

A videogame where you grow a mythical world tree & encourage evolution throughout natural history.

The white shirt proj

The white shirt project is an ad campaign to promote women being comfortable in their own skin.

Trajavu

A platform connecting travellers with local guides for a more authentic travel experience.

Birth Write Beat

Live Music Producer Battles

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