crowdsourced funding

• Provides opportunities to directly raise funds in support of projects.
• Activate networking opportunities & generate considerable exposure.
• Fund projects that are not supported through conventional methods.
• Allows people to browse & “invest” in projects of their own choosing.
• Fund everything from art/design ideas, travel, residencies, research, product development, & equipment to start-ups & social enterprise!


risd connected crowdfunding resources

RISD KICKSTARTER
• Only RISD students, alumni & current faculty are featured on this page.
• Over $6,000,000 has been raised for RISD projects in 4 years.
• If you're interested in being on this site, contact Scott Malloy, Career Adviser, RISD Career Center at smalloy@risd.edu

HATCHFUND
• This is a fundraising platform exclusively for artists, not for profit.
• They connect you with their established community of art supporters, while simultaneously helping you engage your own.

UPSTART
Matthew Kulp '12/FD @ UPSTART
• Upstart matches you with backers who provide a modest amount of capital, combined with support and guidance to pursue your dreams.


other crowdfunding & investment platforms

Indiegogo

Peerbackers

Pozible

Fundable

Appsplit

Launchpad


tips for creating a risd kickstarter campaign

RISD Kickstarter Guide

RISD Kickstarter: Tips From Alumni Projects

Kickstarter Creator Handbook


learn more about crowdsourced funding

Introduction to Crowdfunding

How to Not Fail at Crowdfunding

Krowdster - Campaign Optimization Service