Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
NetworkFunder.com launched its crowdsourcing site which enables entrepreneurs to set up fundraising campaigns to accept pledges for their projects and draw upon the support of their academic network. Campaign Teams can choose to be identified by their Academic Institution or by their Sorority or Fraternity. Through NetworkFunder.com, it is also possible to search crowdfunding projects that have been launched by students, alumni or faculty from one's school, sorority or fraternity. To set up a campaign or fund one, visit http://www.NetworkFunder.com.
And to celebrate the launch of the platform, NetworkFunder.com is sponsoring a fundraising contest. Please visit http://www.NetworkFunder.com and click "Get Started" to learn more.
The word crowdsourcing was originally coined in 2005 by the features editor at Wired Magazine. Since that time, a variety of websites have launched with the goal of helping crowdsourcers to raise needed funds to launch new products, services and ventures. However, NetworkFunder.com is the first platform to draw upon the vast resources available through the network of educational institutions.
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business MBA and site founder Dominic De Cayette stated, "Alumni, students and faculty have a natural connection and interest in the success of their colleagues. The goal of NetworkFunder.com is to bring individuals seeking money via crowdsourcing together with other students, faculty and alumni from their college."
Launching a new fundraising project on NetworkFunder.com was designed to be an easy and streamlined process. Individuals simply select their institution, sorority or fraternity and create a profile page detailing their project and the amount of money that they need to raise to successfully launch. Once the project has been posted on the site, campaign teams can then reach out to school alumni, college friends and faculty to make their funding goals a reality. In turn, project funders benefit from receiving unique one-of-a-kind perks and incentives in return for their contributions.
Dominic adds, "Access to crowdfunding through academic networks need not be a one way street from alumni to students. Resources should flow to bright, creative ideas from alumni to alumni, faculty to alumni, student to student and so on. We are bringing together the power of crowdfunding with the power of academia and entrepreneurship. When people see the drive and enthusiasm of others within their academic network, that passion is contagious!"
NetworkFunder.com specializes in assisting those with crowdfunding projects to connect with students, faculty and alumni from their academic institutions. The platform enables entrepreneurs to launch new fundraising projects and then draw upon the support of people connected with their college or university to reach their funding goals. For more information, visit http://www.NetworkFunder.com.
Contact Person: Dominic De Cayette
Phone Number: 954.380.7271
Email Address: contactus(at)networkfunder(dot)com
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