Crowdfunding minimizes business risk-taking and increases entrepreneurship mind-set, which is why an unused crowdfunding potential represents a huge challenge especially in the eastern parts of central European countries. CROWD-FUND-PORT aims thus to improve skills and competences of all relevant stakeholder groups to prepare them for taking advantage of the crowdfunding phenomena. Change will be visible in improved financial conditions for start-ups fostering innovation, employment and social stability in the region. 

The project focus will be on economically weaker businesses with fewer opportunities, who do not have access to bank loans, but who would be able to start business ideas through crowdfunding. Outputs and results of the project will benefit crowdfunding platform operators as well as small and medium sized enterprises by increasing their competences. Crowdfunding investors will profit from increased safety by a better understanding of benefits and risks and policy makers will gain increased decision-making competences.

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Polish Crowdfunding Fair

22nd March 2019


22nd March 2019

The first Crowdfunding Fair in Poland will take place on March 22 on the management department of Gdańsk University in Sopot. During the Fair, participants will have a chance to learn what crowdfunding is and where to start preparing a new campaign and the possibility to see successful projects and their originators. How city dwellers can contribute to the creation of their immediate environment and learn new investment opportunities with small capital and the latest trends in crowdfunding, among others blockchain and ICO.

Speakers during the event:

  • Karol Król “Digital finance – new every day life”
  • Marcel Rowiński “Crowdfunding in real estate”
  • Sebastian Huczek “Crowdfunding – a modern way of investing and financing”


Attendance is free, but the capacity is limited. Please reserve your ticket online on Evenea

Partner Meeting in Erfurt

25th March 2019


The 8th partner meeting will take place in Erfurt, the state capital of the Free State of Thuringia, Germany. The partner meeting is co-hosted by the Ministry  for Economics, Science and Digital Society in Thuringia. During the meeting, the partners are scheduled to meet with Wolfgang Tiefensee, the Minister for Economics in Thuringia, to discuss the Crowdfunding Policy Plan and innovative ways how public institutions can support Crowdfunding ecosystems.

InnoFinance 2019

26th March 2019


Crowdfunding and Blockchain - the InnoFinanceSummit 2019 will be discussing new alternative forms of financing for SMEs. The German Project Partner ikosom is hosting the summit as part of the deliverable "Crowdfunding Fair" in the Crowdfundport discussion. The event takes place under the patronage of the Ministry  for Economics, Science and Digital Society in Thuringia. Other partners are the German Crowdfunding Association and the Thuringian Centre for Business Start-ups and Entrepreneurship - Microfinance Agency.

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Project Partners

Our project has 11 partners from following countries

Project duration

Start Date

1. 7. 2016

End Date

30. 6. 2019

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Total budget (mil. €)


ERDF (mil. €)