We are searching for new campaigns focused on increasing energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Campaigns can receive up to EUR 25.000 support by the GVEP International Crowd Power program. The program researches the impact of crowdfunding on energy access.
Financed campaigns must contribute to the advancement of energy access in target countries. Technologies could be
For further information check our official proposal.
In case you or people you know have a project fitting the criteria, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coral Gardening wants you to join them building a healthy sea. Their goal is to restore damaged coral reefs and grow new ones on creatively designed statues. Learn more about the team and the project and why it is so important to protect reefs:
Besides the importance of the sea, it is also really beautiful to snorkel or dive on a coral reef. By joining our movement, you can preserve coral reefs, so our children and grandchildren experience that same beauty as we do.
The second idea is a technological innovation. At this moment we make every statue by hand. To increase the speed and reduce the cost of reef building, we are researching the possibility of using a 3D printer to create the statues.
You want to become a Coral Gardener? Click here
Two years ago, young fashion label Afriek, based in Amsterdam, started a first crowdfunding campaign on Oneplanetcrowd –with great success! This way, Sivan Bremhaar and Kars Gerrits financed the launch of their first blazer collection for men that was manufactured in cooperation with tailors in Rwanda. With their current crowdfunding campaign, a first collection for women will be produced! The things that set Afriek apart are the colorful African prints and the slogan of the label: A story that suits. At a time when the scandals of the fast fashion industry like child labour and inhumane manufacturing conditions make more and more people question the origins of their clothing, Afriek has set itself the goal to connect fashion with a story worth telling and to make people see Africa from a different angle.
Oneplanetcrowd considers sustainable and social innovation to be essential in order to find solutions to the challenges we face in this world. Our mission is to create a positive impact by means of these innovations. We do so by connecting investors and entrepreneurs who jointly realize the implementation of sustainable technologies, products or services, as well as social projects. Eventually though, it is the crowd who makes a crowdfunding campaign a success. With the successful conclusion of the campaign Natural Bulbs, Oneplanetcrowd celebrates with you the 100th project being funded on our platform!
• Sustainable energy
• Energy saving
• Transition from using fossil fuels to using renewable energy
• Sustainable agriculture and food security
• Circular economy
• Social entrepreneurship
• Share economy
• Promotion of health, care and the well-being of people
• Sustainable construction
• Efficient use of water
• Preservation of nature
• Educational innovation
"Together we fund the future!"
Did you know that about one billion people older than 15 years cannot read and write?
A lot of schools struggle with a structural shortage of writing material. This was the case in the primary school of Bum, a small village in one of the poorest and most isolated regions of Nicaragua. Although children were finally able to go to school, they were still not able to learn how to write as the access to writing material was difficult. There was just not enough money to buy notebooks and pens on a regular basis.
The students Sam von Tol and Amy Quirijnen, developed a solution to this problem: Correctbook. It basically functions like a whiteboard, but in the form of a book: you can write on the pages with a marker and wipe it out later with the back of the pen. This makes Correctbook a product with potentially indefinite use!
In the beginning of this year, the team started a crowdfunding campaign on Oneplanetcrowd. About 200 people funded the project with almost 10.000€. Thanks to their support, Correctbook was able to start producing and to achieve its first aims: opening an online shop for distribution and donating 150 Correctbooks to the primary school in Bum. In addition to that, 25% of the turnover realized with the online shop are destined for further donations of Correctbooks to schools in developing countries.
But that’s not all: The team has not remained idle since the successful outcome of their campaign. They developed a new product: the “pocket book”. It is a handy, small version of the Correctbook that can be carried around easily.
Because of its success in the Netherlands, Correctbook is soon to be sold in Belgium and Germany as well. Also, the team took up a new project. At the moment they cooperate with Rixt Lanting, a primary school teacher, and the student group “Pabo” from Rotterdam to support the Bondeko school in Kayunga, Uganda to take another step forward fighting the problem of illiteracy.
Great project! Keep it up!
Welcome to Oneplanetcrowd’s new website! As you may have noticed, Oneplanetcrowd’s new website has undergone some major changes. As a (future) investor or entrepreneur, you’ll want to know all about these changes. This blog will get you up to speed on the changes and how to make optimal use of the new and improved Oneplanetcrowd website.
The most eye-catching changes have been our branding and logo. Oneplanetcrowd has been given a completely new look. The logo has been updated: more streamlined, fresher and more modern, a design which expresses our international ambitions and increased professionalism. This also emerges on our website: the website is more neutral, allowing the projects to take centre stage. The familiar Oneplanetcrowd colours of purple and turquoise have of course made a comeback in the new branding.
You, the entrepreneur, now have full control over your project page from start to finish. You have the option of submitting your project through our simple and intuitive ‘wizard’: ‘start a project’ allows you to generate a project in steps, and shows you in real time what this project will look like on the website. This means that, if the project is approved by us, the project will be ready to go live. The Oneplanetcrowd team will of course always be on hand to give feedback and advice about the submitted project. This ensures that a project will only go live when it is optimal in terms of both content and visual presentation. If you have any doubts about your project and you are not ready to start setting up a project page quite yet, you can still use our trusted Quickscan to discover whether your project is a good fit.
Click here to read more about our steps and the approval procedure.
Overview of the most notable new features for entrepreneurs:
As an investor, you will now have your own profile and you will be able to determine how personalised this profile will be. From adding a profile picture to writing a biography, even your social media channels can be displayed in the profile! In addition, you can now also see which projects you have invested in at all times, which was a frequent request from our investors.
The most notable new features for investors:
We would like to hear your thoughts about our new website! Any questions or comments? Share them with us via info[at]oneplanetcrowd.nl.