Coupling Crowdfunding with Higher Education, Part IIJonathan Sandlund | TheCrowdCafe.comThis presentation supplements the ...
2The Problem
3Alumni aren’t engaged withthe innovation taking place attheir UniversityInnovation IS happening!-- Student, Faculty and A...
4Why?Relevant information is hard,if not impossible, to find.Try Googling “Startups at [University Name ].” How longwould i...
5If we can’t find theinformation. We can’t engagewith it.
6InvolvedEngagedInformedbefore you get involved,you have be engagedbefore you becomeengaged, you have tobe informedinforma...
7The Solution
8A University CrowdfundingPlatform. That makes discoveringand interacting with informationseamless.- Mentor an aspiring st...
9This is what it looks like.
AlumniStudentsPartnersStartupsR&DResourcesEventsthecrowdcafe.com | @jsandlundPlatformInformation SolutionIFaculty
11A centralized platform that allowsall stakeholders to seamlesslydiscover the innovation takingplace within their Univers...
12Increased Awareness = IncreasedInvolvementThe impact will be significant.Here’s how...
Example: 200,000 Living Alumni50% |25025% |500.05% |2,000Informed50% |1,25025% |2,5005% |10,000InvolvedEngaged125Involved ...
14Conclusion
15It’s time to re-imagine Alumniengagement. Give us the means tosupport innovation at ouruniversity—and we will!
16Jonathan Sandlundj@thecrowdcafe.com@jsandlundThanks!
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Coupling Crowdfunding with Higher Education

  1. 1. Coupling Crowdfunding with Higher Education, Part IIJonathan Sandlund | TheCrowdCafe.comThis presentation supplements the following article:thecrowdcafe.com/alumni-crowdfunding
  2. 2. 2The Problem
  3. 3. 3Alumni aren’t engaged withthe innovation taking place attheir UniversityInnovation IS happening!-- Student, Faculty and Alumni Startups-- Research and Development primed for commercialization
  4. 4. 4Why?Relevant information is hard,if not impossible, to find.Try Googling “Startups at [University Name ].” How longwould it take to find relevant and actionableinformation?
  5. 5. 5If we can’t find theinformation. We can’t engagewith it.
  6. 6. 6InvolvedEngagedInformedbefore you get involved,you have be engagedbefore you becomeengaged, you have tobe informedinformationis the culprit!
  7. 7. 7The Solution
  8. 8. 8A University CrowdfundingPlatform. That makes discoveringand interacting with informationseamless.- Mentor an aspiring student? Check.- Co-Invest in R&D? Check.- Just stay in tune with all the cool stuff happening? CHECK!
  9. 9. 9This is what it looks like.
  10. 10. AlumniStudentsPartnersStartupsR&DResourcesEventsthecrowdcafe.com | @jsandlundPlatformInformation SolutionIFaculty
  11. 11. 11A centralized platform that allowsall stakeholders to seamlesslydiscover the innovation takingplace within their University.
  12. 12. 12Increased Awareness = IncreasedInvolvementThe impact will be significant.Here’s how...
  13. 13. Example: 200,000 Living Alumni50% |25025% |500.05% |2,000Informed50% |1,25025% |2,5005% |10,000InvolvedEngaged125Involved AlumniAwareness - > Involvementafterbefore1,250Involved Alumni
  14. 14. 14Conclusion
  15. 15. 15It’s time to re-imagine Alumniengagement. Give us the means tosupport innovation at ouruniversity—and we will!
  16. 16. 16Jonathan Sandlundj@thecrowdcafe.com@jsandlundThanks!

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