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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11th October 2017

Get ready – Zagreb is once again becoming the hotspot for CROWDFUNDING scene in our region!

The only international CROWDFUNDING event in Croatia is taking place for the third time in 2017. After enabling exchange of regional CROWDFUNDING experiences and gathering knowledge from variety of international CROWDFUNDING experts in the previous years, the third edition of the Zagreb CROWDFUNDING Convention aims to set milestones for growth of the regional CROWDFUNDING scene in the upcoming years.

Event’s program and networking opportunities will be especially beneficial for regional social entrepreneurs, SME’S and startups, due to a mix of topics including the use of investment CROWDFUNDING, opportunity to pitch to investors and event’s capability to gather different stakeholders.

The agenda of the Zagreb CROWDFUNDING Convention 2017 will include some of the most prominent names of the local and international CROWDFUNDING scene who will share with us their insights on the most relevant topics in this field at the moment, including Joachim Schwerin (European Commission; Belgium), Karsten Wenzlaff (ikosom, German CROWDFUNDING Association; Germany), Luka Piškorič (Poligon; Slovenia) and many more.

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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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