Master in Business Design Course starting February 6th, 2023 Deadline October 7th, 2022


• from 3.000€ to 7.500€ of the total tuition fee for Academic Master’s Programme
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“As the Statue of Liberty was shipped from France, efforts to raise funds for its pedestal stalled. But thanks to a newspaper campaign and the small donations of hundreds of residents, the base was eventually built”. (BBC News, 2013)

Crowdfunding is a way of raising money to finance projects and businesses. It enables fundraisers to collect money from a large number of people via online platforms. Crowdfunding is most often used by startup companies or growing businesses as a way of accessing alternative funds. It is an innovative way of sourcing funding for new projects, businesses or ideas (European Commission, 2022). It can also be a way of cultivating a community around your offering.

By using the power of the online community, you can also gain useful market insights and access to new customers.


BBC News (2013). The Statue of Liberty and America’s crowdfunding pioneer.
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(Accessed: July 6, 2022)

European Commission. Crowdfunding explained.
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(Accessed: July 6, 2022)


Do you know the most important crowdfunding platforms? What are the projects that have been successful in recent years?

Most of these platforms help bring creative projects to life by strengthening the links between makers and their communities. Think of a crowdfunding project that has been successful in the past 5 years and explain why it was successful. Explain its value proposition, which market and target it refers to and how it has differentiated itself on the market.

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Required materials


  • 2 Reference Letters
  • IELTS 5.5 in all parts or recognized equivalent certificate to be submitted within 3 months before the course start date. (not mandatory)