Accreditations and Awards
Symbid is now a member of the European Crowdfunding Network
The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) is a professional network promoting adequate transparency, (self) regulation and governance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building. ECN supports its members in carrying initiatives aimed at innovating, representing, promoting and protecting the European crowdfunding industry. They aim to increase the understanding of the key roles that crowdfunding can play in supporting entrepreneurship of all types and its role in funding, the creation and protection of jobs, the enrichment of European society, culture and economy, and the protection of our environment.
CAPS (Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standard)
CAPS is an initiative from Crowdsourcing.org to promote the adoption of best practices for the operation of crowdfunding platforms globally. Symbid was one of the first platforms to receive this accreditation. Designed to protect both crowdfunders (people pledging or investing capital) and fundraisers (people raising capital), the CAPS program's mission is to foster the sustainable growth of the crowdfunding industry to provide much needed capital for projects and initiatives, start-ups and small businesses. Symbid was one of the first platforms to receive this accreditation. Read more on crowdsourcing.org.
Shell Livewire audience award 2011
On Wednesday 14 December 2011 the 13th edition of the Shell LiveWIRE Awards took place. The audience award for 2011 was granted to Symbid from Utrecht. They gained over 40% of the audience' votes via the Shell LiveWIRE website and can benefit from a €2.500 prize. Xilloc Medical from Maastricht is the winner of the jury prize of this prestigious award and receives the associated €10.000. Minister Verhagen of Economy, Agriculture and Innovation awarded this prize for young and innovative entrepreneurship.
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