In its most recent Mind the Gap landscape report, innovosource identified crowdfunding as an emerging investment vehicle that may be better positioned to support the capital requirements of translational research, proof of concept projects, and early-stage start-ups than more traditional capital sources, like venture capital and angel investment.
This funding approach taps into the masses for smaller, more manageable investments versus larger investments from a few. Crowdfunding, if properly executed, could provide new avenues for gap funding of promising university technologies and start-ups; however, many questions (and curiously) still remain surrounding its adoption and useful implementation.
This survey will collect and share experiences, awareness, and attitudes related to university-affiliated crowdfunding. It should tak you no longer than five minutes to complete and aggregated results will be shared with participants.