WegenFund for for-profits?

How can I use WegenFund for my business?

Business Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding for for-profits?

“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”

Henry Rosso

Wegenfund campaigns make your ideas become a reality. It is where entrepreneurs, researchers, and artists share their wonderful visions with their fellow Ethiopians - and fellow humans - across the globe that will come together to fund them. Whether you are just starting or need a little extra support, this is the place to come to to raise money for your business.

There are several modalities for business crowdfunding. For the Ethiopian context, for the time being, WegenFund will support donation-type business crowdfunding modality.

Wegenfund will serve all communities across Ethiopia from street kolo merchant to university professor, from city furniture designer to countryside farmer. Wegenfund crowdfunding for business will go live soon. As it is the first of its kind (within Ethiopia), there are some legal and operational hurdles which we are currently ironing out.

Why should you use wegenfund for your crowdfunding?

  1. It is more efficient than traditional fundraising for securing fund quickly;
  2. It generates traction, social proof, and validation for your project;
  3. It is an opportunity for crowdsourced brainstorming to refine your idea;
  4. It provides you with early adopters and loyal advocates; and
  5. It doubles your marketing and media exposure.

To use the platform, you only need to provide:

  • Project portfolio – project description, objective and financial forecast
  • Company Registration details
  • ID of the company owner/share holders, etc (Passport/Driving license/ Kebele ID)
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