Disruptive Start ups Are Key For U.K. Growth

Less than 5 % of university graduates launch their own business after graduating from university, according to the latest data from HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency). This isn’t surprising given many graduates are keen to secure a stable income after their university years, rather than ‘go it alone’. But start ups have a vital part […]

Crowdfunding success for sustainability start-up fund

The Sustainable Accelerator aims to support the next generation of businesses that can redefine the way society consumes energy, manages waste, and applies smart resource technology. Having already received £300,000 from the London waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), the fund has since raised more than £700,000 via crowdfund platform Seedrs. “Now, more than ever, entrepreneurs […]

Crowdfunding: the new buzzword for academics needing research money 

hen Professor Dave Goulson decided to study the impact of pesticides on bees, he didn’t rate his chances of getting funding from one of the big research councils. The University of Sussex biologist turned to the public, raising almost £8,000 through crowdfunding for the screening for pesticides of random plant samples from garden centres and […]

Innovation Birmingham Announces Strategic Partnership With Crowdcube 

On Monday, Innovation Birmingham announced it formed a strategic partnership with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube as a way to encourage successful fundraising efforts for startups and early stage businesses. This announcement comes just after the completion of Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum building and the launch of Serendip Smart City Incubator, which is described as a program that co-locates […]

Boston University Launches Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform – Crowdfund Insider

On Tuesday, Boston University announced it has recently launched its very owncrowdfunding platform for campus-based projects. According to BU Today, the university has developed the portal to help academic departments, student groups, and other members of the BU community raise funds for research, service trips, projects, events, and other BU-specific ventures. Kaitlyn Busconi, coach and former member of […]

New university crowdfunding platform provides opportunities for organizations 

Students and faculty will have the opportunity to raise funds for projects through a new crowdfunding platform university officials developed, which will be available in April. The Office of University Advancement is currently working with Community Funded, a crowd funding solutions company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Community Funded works with many other universities who […]

U Texas Austin dips into crowdfunding to raise research money 

Neuroscientist Jon Pierce-Shimomura, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, needed some special mice for a research project on alcohol addiction but the costs weren’t in his budget. Universities have relied on crowdfunding for replacement cheerleading uniforms, travel expenses for ballroom dance competitions and research equipment not covered by federal grants. The […]

Bowling Green State University crowdfunding site aids student organizations

niversity departments and organizations have an opportunity to fundraise to offset costs through Falcon Funded, the University’s new crowdfunding platform. The Falcon Funded program is under the umbrella of University Advancement, which includes the office of Advancement Services, the BGSU Alumni Association and BGSU Foundation, Inc. According to information provided by University Advancement, the platform […]