Crowdfunder and Plymouth University – the UK’s leading Social Enterprise University - have partnered to introduce crowdfunding as an innovative entrepreneurial activity for students, staff, alumni, researchers and partners.
The partnership will see Plymouth University provide an education in crowdfunding for clubs, charities, start-ups, events and research, creating a new source of funds for projects alongside building new communities and support.
Plymouth University is one of the founding partners of Crowdfunder, having supported the digital startup from its launch in 2012. In 2013 the University sponsored the world’s-first regional crowdfunding campaign – Crowdfund Cornwall, which delivered over £170k of fundraising to the region and made countless grass root projects possible.
Managing Director, Phil Geraghty, said: “We have worked closely with the team at Plymouth for a while now and it’s an incredibly natural fit due to theirposition as the leading social enterprise university. The University sponsored the world’s-first regional crowdfunding campaign – Crowdfund Cornwall, which has already delivered over £170k of fundraising to the region and made countless grass root projects possible.
“We are looking forward to strengthening the relationship and continuing to provide education, support and innovation from the crowdfunding sector.”
Professor David Coslett, Interim Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, said: "We are proud to be a founding partner of Crowdfunder which offers unrivalled opportunities for our students and leading edge entrepreneurial support for the University, its partners and the community."