Beside the 4 stakeholder groups (Platform Operators, Start-ups & SMEs, investors & Citizen and Policy Makers), there were also NGOs, other financial institutions (e.g.: banking) and incubators mentioned.
In general, the activities cover knowledge delivery on Crowdfunding in various forms, different types of networking events, communication and providing spaces for co-working.
Each Project Partner proposes to potentially partner with, governmental bodies (chambers of commerce etc.), national and international Crowdfunding Platforms, Universities (promotion to students and partner for research on the topic), SMEs, as well as other stakeholders i.e.: banks, media.
Screening of existing studies:
At least three Crowdfunding related organization in Poland have published studies on HUBs on their website. Further there is the Crowdfunding analysis and manual of the Visegrad region (Partner CIF) region dealing with status quo, legal, trends etc.
We also used our discussion tool (our community) for further content. In framework of an idea challenge we asked for expectation on a Crowdfunding Hub by three questions:
- What should a place in your city look like, that is all about Crowdfunding?
- What ideas could be discussed in which way- and what kind of people would you like to meet there?
- What kind of Crowdfunding Hubs are you already familiar with?
Best Practice in participating Country:
In the Czech Republic there are only privately funded organizations that charge for their service. Online Platforms like Travelstarter support projects related to tourism. In Zagreb there are 3 different Hubs for the general support for Start-ups and SMEs. Beside many related institutions that can cooperate with a future Crowdfunding Hub (such as the center of philanthropy, governmental bodies etc.) there is an Amsterdam based non-physical Crowdfunding Hub (www.crowdfunding.eu)
The biggest share of ideas is addressed to the support of crafting a Crowdfunding Campaign. Further, there are ideas dealing with the match of potential Supporters and Starters as well as the activation of Citizens to become Supporters. More details on the idea challenge can be found via link: https://crowdfundport.neurovation.net/hub