The Future of Crowdfunding – Crowdsourcing Week in Berlin

The Conference „Future of Crowdfunding“ takes places on April 17th 2013 at the Chamber of Commerce in Berlin. Its aim is to discuss the prospects of financing infrastructure projects and institutional funding in the arts through crowdfunding and crowdinvestment. Project manager: Karsten Wenzlaff.





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Conference „Future of Crowdfunding“

Conference-Date: April 17th 2013, 9.00am-5pm
Location: Berlin, Chamber of Commerce
Admission: € 50 (including VAT) – Please register here – some discounts available.

Kick-Off-Event: Crowdlounge
Date: April 16th 2013, 6-8pm – free of charge
Location: Berlin, Chamber of Commerce
Admission: Free of charge

Date: April 17th 2013, 6-8pm
Location: TBA
Admission: Invitation only

Crowdinvesting and Civic Crowdfunding for a better public infrastructure

While Crowdfunding is fairly established for the creative industries, the amounts are small compared to overall turnaround in the creative industries.

Crowdfunding is most successful when based on small, very clear-cut projects, however institutional crowdfunding remains difficult.

The conference will discuss the legal and cultural challenges to make crowdfunding work for public infrastructure: bridges, buildings, theaters, museums, libraries, tv-stations, broadband-networks, schools, universities.

Program: Crowdlounge, Conference, Crowddinner




April 16th, 6-8pm

April 17th, 9am-5pm

April 17th, 6-8pm

The conference will kick-off with a Crowdlounge which  focusses on three crowdinvesting projects from Berlin and their crowdfunding campaigns. The event his held in German language and free of charge.

  • 6.00pm Doors Open
  • 6.30pm Welcome by representative of IHK Berlin, Wetek, Kompetenzzentrum Kreativwirtschaft
  • 6.45pm Open Discussion with start-ups and lawyer with expertise in IPR
  • 8.00pm Networking
The conference itself will feature keynotes and panel discussions around the following topics

  1. Can Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing and OpenInnovation replace tradtional marketing? Crowdfunding as a Marketing Tool
  2. Crowdfunding and Crowdinvesting in Germany – what are future trends and expectations? The potential for SME’s, entrepreneurs & social initiatives
  3. Can Crowdinvesting boost the entrepreneurial landscape in Germany and in Europe? The Legal framework of Crowdfunding
  4. Can Civic Crowdinvesting be used to finance public infrastructure? Crowdfunding for media enterprises, museums, theaters, libraries, bridges, houses.
  5. Crowdfunding and Cofinancing – will they revolutionize public cultural funding?
  6. Crowdfunding in the Creative Industries? – Will Crowdfunding Revolutionize how artists make their living?
  • 9.00am Welcome
  • 9.30am Speaker inputs plus discussions
  • 10.30am Speaker inputs plus discussions
  • 11.30am Speaker inputs plus discussions
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm Speaker inputs plus discussions
  • 2.30pm Speaker inputs plus discussions
  • 3.30pm Speaker inputs plus discussions
  • 4.30pm Closing remarks
The dinner will allow further networking and connection to speakers, platforms, partners and sponsors. The participation at the Dinner is invite-only.
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Please register here.


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  • Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, CEO of Crowdsourcing Week Berlin
  • Gijsbert Koren, CEO of Douw&Koren
  • Roland Kleverlann, CEO of Webclusive
  • Jeff Lynn, CEO of Seedrs
  • Michael Bogatzki, CEO of Sellaband
  • Konrad Lauten, CEO of
  • David Holetzeck and David Heberling, CEO of Pling
  • Dennis Brüntje, Crowdfunding-Research-Coordinator at Technical University of Ilmenau
  • Michael Gebert, Researcher on Crowdsourcing-Risks
  • Michael Eis, CEO of Boomerang
  • Christin Friedrich, Head of Berlin Office at Innovestment
  • Steffen Boller, CEO of LeihDeinerStadtGeld
  • Daniela Castrataro, CEO of twintangibles
  • Oliver Gajda, Co-Founder of the European Crowdfunding Network
  • Reinhard Willfort, CEO of 1000×
  • Wolfgang Gumpelmaier, Crowdfunding Expert
  • Karsten Wenzlaff, CEO of ikosom

Find more information about the speakers here.


The Conference will be held at the IHK Berlin Conference Center.

Größere Karte anzeigen


  • Crowdsourcing Week Singapore
  • Chamber of Commerce Berlin
  • Crowdsourcing-Verband Deutschland eV
  • Creative City Berlin

Are you interested in becoming a partner or sponsor? Please check out the Partner Packages.

Connecting Berlin with…
Frankfurt, Brussels, Rome, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Shanghai and Singapore

„The Future of Crowdfunding“ is part of the Crowdsourcing Week – which will take place . It is the first Crowdfunding conference in Berlin focussing on the long-term goals of Crowdfunding, tax and legal issues.

Please register here.

It connects a long string of events: from the first meeting of crowdinvesting platforms in Frankfurt in 2012 to the launch of the European Crowdfunding Network in Brussels this year, from the Crowdfuture-Conference in Rome last year to workshops in Warsaw, Shanghai and Amsterdam, up until the Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore.

About the Crowdsourcing Week (CSW) Singapore 2013

About the Institut für Kommunikation in sozialen Medien (ikosom)

Crowdsourcing Week (CSW) Singapore 2013 is a global 5-day event focused on how groups of people or “crowds” can make outstanding contributions through a collaborative business model at the enterprise level. The event aims to foster a new generation of leaders in innovation, creativity and change-makers. ikosom (Institut für Kommunikation in sozialen Medien) is a private research institute based in Berlin.
We have published the first in-depth Crowdfunding research in Germany and the first Crowdsourcing report, together with the Crowdsourcing Verband Germany eV.
crowdsourcing_logo_color Institut für Kommunikation in sozialen Medien (ikosom)


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