Crowdfunding for artists, inventors and creative people
All innovators and creative people are faced with the same challenges: to tell the world about their idea, convince others to support it, and get funding. We founded Startnext in order to help them do just that.
Startnext is the largest crowdfunding community for creative projects in Germany and Austria. Artists, creative people, inventors and founders present their project ideas and fund them with the direct support of many different people.
1. Free of charge
Startnext is the first crowdfunding platform that is free of charge for starters. If the campaign is successful, the starter determines the amount he or she wishes to contribute to Startnext. These contributions help to keep us independent and free of charge.
2. High success rate
Over 60% of projects are successfully funded – this is one of the highest success rate of any crowdfunding platform.
3. A variety of payment methods
Projects can be funded easily and securely using direct debit, credit card, PayPal, Sofortbanking, or advance payment.
4. Services for starters
For us, the creative ideas are the most important thing. We provide project starters with valuable feedback, individual guidance, face-to-face consultation, and workshops.
5. Our network
Companies, foundations, funding institutions, universities, and cities support and curate projects on Startnext using our crowdfunding pages and contests.
6. Support projects as a guest user
Over 300,000 users have already registered on Startnext and that number grows every day. But we also allow users to support projects as guest users.
7. International campaigns
Project pages can be created in German and English to help starters reach an international audience.
8. Startnext Lab
The Startnext Lab is our community meeting point in Berlin, Kreuzberg where we offer open consultation hours, workshops, and other events.
9. Support from the crowd fund
The crowd fund is our fund for creative ideas. Together with the Startnext community and our Advisory Board, we use this money to support innovative ideas through contests and other initiatives.
Startnext is an independent, completely self-financed organization with a creative team. Our mission: Every day, we work to help people realize their creative ideas.