Crowdfund Campus is a platform for backing the projects and businesses that come out of Universities.
Universities are hot-beds of creativity. Students, staff and alumni regularly embark on charitable trips and challenges. They are talented individuals, singers, actors and musicians etc. They are researchers in Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering and Life Sciences amongst others departments. And they are entrepreneurs, driving software innovations and fueling the UK economy with small and medium sized businesses.
These ideas are novel, exciting and interesting. Some of these ideas will change the world. But all projects and businesses need FUNDING to get them off the ground. A film maker might need £3,000 to make a short movie, a sports club might raise £40,000 to support themselves and other charities, a software engineer might need £20,000 in seed funding for his new business.
This diverse range of ideas requires a funding mechanism that can handle the variety of projects and businesses. This is Crowdfund Campus. On this platform, students, staff and alumni of our partnered Universities can launch campaigns for the funding they need to start or develop their ideas. The crowd of people, made up of other students, staff and alumni as well as investors and members of the public interested in these novel ideas can then browse the campaigns and contribute towards the projects. In return they receive rewards (in the future businesses will be able to offer shares in return for investment as well). These rewards may be anything tangible, including thank you postcards, T-shirts, tickets, or the product they are contributing towards.