Joel Hughes is the UK Design, Technology and Hardware Manager at Indiegogo UK – the platform for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market. Joel works closely with entrepreneurs and makers at Indiegogo to bring their products to market and seamlessly transition from crowdfunding to commerce. He is passionate about revolutionising the way products are made by giving creators and makers access to capital and supporting entrepreneurs vision for their product or idea.

Joel has more than 10 years of experience spanning retail management, marketing and business development, which has allowed him to develop a set of valuable skills that have been focused on the crowdfunding sector.  Prior to his current role, he was the Senior Partnerships Manager at Crowdfunder.co.uk, where he was responsible for developing and managing relationships with corporate and public organisations, resulting in securing more than £2 million in CSR match funding, most of which was made available for crowdfunding campaigns.