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Symbid and Ben & Jerry’s Team Up to Help Social Entrepreneurs Milk the Crowd


New York, NY and Rotterdam, the Netherlands – February 26, 2015 – Symbid Corp. [OTCQB:SBID] www.symbidcorp.com


 


Partnership to hoof-start crowdfunding campaigns for clever entrepreneurial cookies with Join Our Core 2015

 

Symbid, one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms worldwide, is the Dutch platform partner of a href="bit.ly/symbid-joc">Join Our Core 2015, an international competition to find the brightest social entrepreneurs who not only share the values of Ben & Jerry’s, but want to stick a spoon in and make a difference! Symbid and Ben & Jerry’s are together supporting social enterprise in the Netherlands by gathering a herd of innovative young entrepreneurs keen to do more than just watch the grass grow.

 

“It’s great to team up with Ben & Jerry’s, a brand whose values are in line with our own in terms of making a positive social impact and empowering the many, rather than the few. Financial sustainability is key to the Symbid vision of simplifying the way small businesses are funded.” said Korstiaan Zandvliet, co-founder and CEO of Symbid Corp. “This partnership will support a new generation of Dutch entrepreneurs in changing the world for the better – I only wish Join Our Core had been around when we were launching Symbid! We’re delighted to be helping Ben & Jerry’s in making it easier for young people with innovative ideas to find funding. After all, crowdfunding can and should be a means for greater change.”

 

Join Our Core 2015 is seeking budding social entrepreneurs interested in giving their half-baked business ideas a helping hand with crowdfunding and marketing know-how. This year Ben & Jerry’s are especially interested in ideas relating to the issue of climate change, but all innovative ideas with the potential for positive social impact are warmly welcomed. As crowdfunding platform partner of Join Our Core 2015 in the Netherlands, Symbid will provide access to its community of over 29,000 investors and entrepreneurs to help spread the word about the competition. Five successful entrepreneurs will be given 20% of their crowdfunding total, marketing training, unique promotional opportunities and expert mentoring at the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Vermont, U.S.

The application process closes on March 16. Residents of the Netherlands interested in applying can do so here.