Top 10 Universities

Top 10 College and University Crowdfunding Sites in the United States

University crowdfunding sites are one of the fastest growing segments of the crowdfunding industry.  Almost every college campus has some type of entrepreneurship center or co-working space.  Every university also has tens of thousands of alumni who have graduated from school and are slowly working their way into a successful career.  Many alumni like to give back to universities that launched their careers.

The problem for most alumni is how to find easy access to projects and/or student teams that need financial assistance paying for R&D, prototyping, filing intellectual property, etc., and vice versa.

Donation, Rewards and Equity Crowdfunding sites are the perfect way to build a bridge between students that need money and alumni who are shopping for opportunities to donate or invest.

Marketing these new R&D, business and investment opportunities via crowdfunding profiles makes it very easy and very transparent for alumni to invest money exactly where they want it spent. Not only can they invest dollars, but they can track the benefits and successes. Most alumni agree that it is much more rewarding to give back to pet projects versus giving blindly to universities and colleges with no idea how their money was actually spent.

Donations and rewards are great for small projects, but when it comes to donating money, why not invest in small startups that are selling equity shares, debt such or convertible notes?  The propensity for an alumni to give more and larger donations in return for equity shares just makes good common sense. It’s great to do something good for their alma mater, but it wouldn’t it be even better if that small investment grew into a billion dollar success story.

University Run Crowdfunding Sites:

  1. Arizona State University – ASU PitchFunder
  2. Berkeley University Research Center – Berkeley Crowdfunding
  3. Boston University – Give Crowdfunding
  4. Bowling Green State University –
  5. Cornell University –
  6. Dalhousie University – ProjectDal
  7. Johns Hopkins University –
  8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Crowdfund MIT
  9. Michigan University –
  10. Pepperdine University – The Pepperdine Impact Fund
  11. Penn State University – USEED Pennsylvania
  12. University of California Los Angeles – UCLA Spark
  13. University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder Crowdfunding
  14. University of California Santa Cruz – Crowdfund UCSC
  15. University of Maryland – Launch UMD
  16. University of Mississippi – Ignite Old Miss
  17. University of Rochester –
  18. University of Southern California – USC GenYrator
  19. University of Texas Austin – UT Hornraiser
  20. University of Texas San Antonio – Launch UTSA
  21. University of Texas Dallas – Impact UTD
  22. University of Utah – University Tech Vault
  23. University of Virginia – USEED Virginia

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