Kickstarter’ing Accredited Scientific Research Projects – Petridish.org

When I heard of petridish.org this morning I couldn’t help but giggle with delight. It is a crowd funding site restricted specifically to accredited scientific research projects.

Crowd funding the sciences… Wow! Now we’re talking.

I have been fortunate to have been a part of or led multiple crowd funding campaigns. A new platform offers some fun opportunities because there is a new demographic that rallies behind the projects and determining proper give backs is an art form.

Here are some great examples of things presently available as give backs:

Other sites like Kickstarter and IndiGoGo are focused on funding, often, personal projects that have an impact on the day to day life of those backing the project. Petridish shifts the idea of crowd funding on its head and says “Let’s explore and learn together!”

First, they need to do something important, get out of beta.

Petridish is in beta. We’re out scouring the globe to bring you the most interesting projects we can find. In the meantime, create an account to back one of our amazing featured projects or leave us your email address. We’ll make sure to let you know when additional projects launch.

That doesn’t mean they have little going on. Already multiple projects have succeeded at raising >$10,000. Not bad for a site that has been around since, what was last month, right, March.

Science liaisons, instructional technologists… Get the word out to your faculty. Like the previously mentioned crowd funding sites was a game changer, Petridish is about to revolutionize fund raising for the sciences.

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