Commitment to Action

Crowdfunding University Research and Innovation

Commitment by

IndieGoGo, George Mason University

In 2013, George Mason University (GMU) and Indiegogo committed to create a crowdfunding platform to support entrepreneurship by GMU students and academics. Between June and August of 2013, Mason and Indiegogo will pilot the commitment by hosting at least five crowdfunding campaigns representing a diversity of faculty, staff, student, and alumni initiatives with an emphasis in the arts, high-growth entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, technology, and research. One year from the beginning of the commitment, the goal is for the gogoMason platform to host 100 campaigns and raise more than $1,000,000 in funding for innovative projects in higher education. Ultimately, the education goal is to take crowdfunding into curriculums for entrepreneurship classes at Mason and beyond.

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Commitment

Crowdfunding University Research and Innovation

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$50,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

IndieGoGo, George Mason University