August 20, 2014

Support Haas Initiatives on New Crowdfunding Sites

Berkeley-Haas launched two crowdfunding platforms to enable the Haas community to support campus initiatives and each other’s private ventures.

The crowdfunding platforms aim to help attract engagement and financial support for research and innovation, community activity, and entrepreneurial ventures that typically fall between the campus’s normal funding methods and models.

“These campaigns showcase the good work underway in the Haas community,” says Laurent de Janvry, Haas’ director of marketing and development – annual, reunion, and leadership programs. “And crowdfunding increases the visibility of that good work and expands the funding pool.”

Berkeley-Haas’ official crowdfunding platform, crowdfund.haas.berkeley.edu, hosts campaigns directly supporting school initiatives, such as the following live campaigns:

  • Center for Responsible Business: Raising $100,000 for the first student-managed Socially Responsible Investment Fund at a top business school, aimed at developing future generations of responsible investors and leaders.

  • Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH): Raising $20,000 for deserving Bay Area high school teens to have the opportunity to visit colleges in Southern California. 

  • Haas Rugby Club: Raising $2,500 for new team uniforms and equipment.

Berkeley-Haas’ external crowdfunding platform, indiegogo.com/partners/berkeley-haas, hosts private ventures launched by Haas students, faculty and alumni, including this most recent campaign:

  • PlushCare: Raising $25,000 for a startup that offers medical diagnoses and treatment with qualified MDs via email, phone, or video chat. (They extended their campaign!)

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