IMAGINE this: a Canberra couple needs cash to get their business started. Do they call the bank? Not likely. They apply for “crowdfunding” on the internet and raise thousands more than they asked for, much of it from strangers who simply like the idea of supporting a good idea. Best of all, it’s not borrowed money. This week LAURA EDWARDS meets the couple that’s making a good start in Braddon thanks to the phenomena of crowdfunding.