INTRODUCTION TO HASHTAGLIVE KUCHING:
HashtagLive Kuching 2015 (#LiveKCH) intends to bring those hashtags social media users always use on their social media post, to life.
Aimed at highlighting the yet to be discovered talents on social media, a selected few hashtags will be used to bring numerous hashtags like music, art, gaming, sales(shops) to life, providing these ‘yet to be known’ artist/merchants/people to introduce their talents to the masses for FREE! This opportunity is rare considering most events nowadays are money centric, in which they will only bring in well known people/merchants/artist to get the biggest crowd.
Aside from that HashtagLive would also be used as a platform educate the public and social media users on doing charity, volunteerism and social media issues.
On top of that all, HashtagLive would bring people of diverse backgrounds together at one spot, and hence promote friendship and unity.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING:
Unlike most events which are well funded, HashtagLive Kuching is the first ever project to use crowdfunding as its main source of funds. Crowdfunding is relatively new in Borneo, and this will be not only the first ever crowd funding project in East Malaysia, but also the biggest one to date. Under the PitchIN.my network (our chosen crowdfunding site), this will be the second largest crowdfunding project. Learn more about Pitchin.my here, and more about crowdfunding here)
Shall RM80,000 funding be achieved, HashtagLive Kuching will be the FIRST EVER CROWD-FUNDED EVENT in the whole of East Malaysia and maybe Brunei! If you want to be part of this history making event, make a pledge here.
WHY START IN KUCHING? WHY NOT IN KL WHERE THE CROWD IS BIGGER?
The reason Kuching was chosen is because all of the organizing committee members are based in Kuching, hence the urge to bring something to the city of Kuching. On top of that, we felt that if history should be made, it should be made in the capital city of Sarawak, which is Kuching.
But don’t sweat! If HashtagLive Kuching goes well, we have plans to do one in other parts of Sarawak and Malaysia in the coming years. For now, let’s just focus on this very first one.