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Webinar on Impact Crowdfunding: Digital Financing Strategies For Social Entrepreneurship in Germany (Sept 7)

by Joan Segura on 30.08.2021

Social entrepreneurs are committed to solving social and environmental challenges. The success of such enterprises is measured primarily by their social impact, not by their financial success. Nevertheless, social entrepreneurs also need financial resources to be able to implement their goals. Alternative financing instruments such as crowdfunding offer an optimal complement to classic channels, especially since they also give them a higher public profile.   

In cooperation with Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (SEND), EUROCROWD is organising an online webinar on September 7 that will focus on highlighting mechanisms from crowdfunding platforms, regional-state banks, impact investors and entities that can illustrate how they are interconnected. Additionally, the session will bring together platforms and entities which can set up different vehicles to achieve greater social impact and work together to foster follow-on investments.

Experience the concentrated load of good practice examples from the areas of venture philanthropy, match-funding and impact investing. Scientific insights are promised by the latest research reports:

The event will be held in German.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Click here to register.



  • Markus Sauerhammer, Chairman of the Board SEND
  • Oliver Gajda, Executive Director EUROCROWD
  • Christin Friedrich, Chairperson of the Board EUROCROWD 


  • Oliver Gajda, Executive Director EUROCROWD
  • Tino Kreßner, Co-Founder Startnext 
  • Gerlinde Schmidt, Project Manager Euclid Network (EN)


  • Christin Friedrich, CEO Innovestment/Chairman of the Board EUROCROWD

About the speakers:

Tino Kreßner

Co-founder Startnext

Tino Kreßner is cooperation manager and co-founder of Startnext, the largest reward-based crowdfunding platform for creative projects in Germany and Austria. Social impact finance plays a major role here: in addition to artists, creatives and inventors, the platform also successfully supports numerous social entrepreneurs in financing their ideas.

Gerlinde Schmidt

Policy Officer Euclid Network

Gerlinde Schmidt represents the Euclid Network (EV) as Project Manager. The members of the network, which supports social entrepreneurs, represent over 100,000 organisations inside and outside Europe. EN is a strategic partner of the European Commission and has observer status in the United Nations Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE).

Christin Friedrich

CEO Innovestment and Chair EUROCROWD

Christin Friedrich is CEO and co-founder of the Berlin-based crowdinvesting platform Innovestment, the alternative financing and investment platform founded in 2011 at the intersection of innovation, technology and sustainability. Christin is also Chair of the Board of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN/Eurocrowd) based in Brussels/Belgium. Together with other European platform operators, she advocates for more transparency, common standards and a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of crowdfunding on the European economy and society. 

Oliver Gajda

Executive Director EUROCROWD

Oliver Gajda is Executive Director of the European Crowdfunding Network. Together with other European platform operators, he is committed to greater transparency, common standards and a fundamental understanding of the role of crowdfunding as an alternative form of financing and its potential for the European economy and society.

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