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News article14 June 2019BrusselsDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

European Crowdfunding Network promotes matchmaking pilot scheme between crowdfunding platforms and Seal of Excellence holders.

The pilot aims to provide Italian Seal of Excellence holders with an additional source of access to finance by facilitating matchmaking with two leading crowdfunding platforms in Italy: October (lending crowdfunding) and WeAreStarting (equity crowdfunding). The initiative is open to any Seal of Excellence holder based in Italy.

Through the cooperation with ART-ER (Emilia Romagna), Unioncamere Lombardia, Civiesco Bank and other institutional partners, the pilot also aims to provide high-quality training to interested participants. The first one-day training session will be held in Bologna on 8 July. Participants will receive general training on crowdfunding - how it works and how to benefit from it - and will then have the opportunity to discuss directly with crowdfunding platforms, investors and enterprises who have already run a crowdfunding campaign. 

Expressions of interest to take part in the pilot scheme can be made using this online application form (Italian). For further information, please contact francesca [dot] passeriateurocrowd [dot] org (francesca[dot]passeri[at]eurocrowd[dot]org) (subject line “Seal of Excellence participation”).


Publication date
14 June 2019
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation