Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee


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CenSE researchers: Philippe Eiselein and Tineke Jacobs
Duration: April 2023 - Maart 2025
Financing: Erasmus+
GrowthFundMe aims to develop a holistic approach supporting entrepreneurs in how to explore their communities. 

In various work packages, GrowthFundMe offers a comprehensive approach to crowdfunding:

  • We identify the needed entrepreneurial soft skills for crowdfunding.
  • We identify the hard skills needed for crowdfunding through a platform. 
  • We create a platform for crowdfunding, containing e-learning modules for entrepreneurs. 
  • We connect civic crowdfunding and business training to mobilize local resources and networking skills.

Thanks to this project, entrepreneurs and their community members will get the chance to acquire entrepreneurial skills and learn how to start their own crowdfunded projects. We aim to increase social inclusion, employability, and entrepreneurial initiatives for people and communities with fewer opportunities.



We are still working hard on the work packages described above. However, we can already share some interim results:

  • We analyzed existing crowdfunding platforms for the development of the GrowthFundMe platform. Read the report with our findings here.
  • We developed a platform with e-learning modules and a crowdfunding tool. Discover it here.
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