Nice to know for you is, that the Academy will be given in German.
In the Startnext Academy, the community team shares with you, free of charge and personally, the knowledge of over 10 years of crowdfunding and connects you with other starters.

10 topics, on 10 days, in 10 minutes each, will make you fit for your crowdfunding on Startnext. In a Q&A at the end of the input, we answer your questions about each topic.

The topics build on each other within 10 working days and are repeated continuously.


The potential of crowdfunding


The fundinglevel 


The pitch video


The rewards


The payment


The user approach 


The reach


The social media


The statistics


The pitch day


  • 16:00 The Zoom waiting room opens.
  • 16:10 All guests are brought from the waiting room into the session
  • The moderator and the presenting project consultant introduce themselves.
  • Check-In: You and the other participants also briefly introduce yourself and tell in 1-2 sentences why you are there.
  • Know-how: The Academy Seminar will be opened with a 10 minutes topic impulse.
  • Q&A: This is followed by a 30-minute question and answer session on the impulse topic.
  • Check-out: There will be a preview of upcoming topics, dates and important news from the Startnext universe
  • Questionnaire: At the end you can give us feedback via a questionnaire

Rules of the game

There are a few rules for the Academy Sessions that lead to creating space for fun and learning, and forward-thinking exchanges.

  • Speaking time is created by the moderator calling on you
  • Mute your microphone while others are speaking
  • If you have a question or contribution, give us a visible hand signal or use Zoom's "raise your hand" feature.
  • When called upon by the moderator, share your ideas and thoughts openly and boldly. 
  • Feedback is a gift
  • Your questions and answers relate to the day's topic.
  • You show yourself in the Zoom room with video
  • Be brief and try to formulate questions that will help others.

The team

On your educational journey through Crowdfunding knowledge, you'll get to know the inspiring team.

Charlott Roth
Project consultant

Yogini and sustainability junkie. Charlott loves ideas for a better world.

Lisa Rudolph
High Priest of Datafiction

Number cruncher and marathoner. Lisa keeps track of the team processes and cares for happy and succesful project pay outs.

Michael Schmidt
Project consultant

Film is Michael's passion. When it comes to storytelling, he's an expert.

Rosalie Mesgarha
Student trainee

Rosalie finds a creative solution to every challenge with a lot of ingenuity.

Tips and tricks

We use Zoom software for our Startnext Academy. Zoom is free for you, simple and runs flawlessly most of the time.

Here's how to participate:

  • Install the Zoom app on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Need help? The Zoom Help Center can help.
  • Share your video to the app or browser so you can be seen.
  • Have something ready to write on so you can note questions for the Q&A.
  • If you're being called on, remember to temporarily unlock your microphone.
  • To show emotion, use Zoom's "reactions" feature or the chat.
  • It can be really nice if you include a background, e.g. related to your project.

Read in

Startnext manual

In the manual you will find step-by-step instructions, valuable tips and further inspiration. The manual follows the goal to take you by the hand while you start a Startnext project.