Your intention is to launch a project yourself? Fund it through the crowd! wemakeit, a platform sporting one of the highest success rates worldwide, is the exact right place for this. We know how to do crowdfunding – and we will tell you, too.

  • CHF 30.5 mTotal amount of backings
  • 2,761Successful projects
  • 166,117Backers
  • 63%Success rate

How you benefit from wemakeit

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Network

Community

wemakeit is the right place to strengthen your network and to convince our community to root for you – we keep our 130,000 newsletter subscribers in the loop about exciting projects and they soon will be among your fans, too.

Partnerships

Benefit from our cooperations with companies, foundations and media partners who will support and back your project financially.

Multilingual

Start your wemakeit campaign in up to four languages (en/de/fr/it) – in Swiss francs or in Euro – this allows you to reach an international audience.

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Feedback

Consulting

Word of honor: We remain at your side for the entire duration of your campaign, providing you with online feedback and tips. For personalized coaching, individual communication strategies and in order to promote your project, we offer our wemakeit packages.

In good company

Success is contagious: Almost 70% of all crowdfunding campaigns on wemakeit come to a successful close; more than on any other platform. Yours could be the next one.

Open-door policy

Our help center is included in our service fee. Whenever you or your backers have a question – we are available 24/7.

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Finances

You may trust us

We are the only platform to debit financial contributions immediately. This guarantees that you will get all of the funds collected and the amount of your funding goal will not be diminished by declined credit card payments. We will pay out to you the funds you collect quickly and reliably within 10 days.

Transparent Costs

If your project concludes successfully, we deduct 6% in service and 4% in payment fees of the total amount. Not more and not less. If you shouldn’t make it, you will not incur any costs at all.

Market Testing & Pre-sale

Your wemakeit campaign will tell you whether people care about your idea and at the same time you can carry out a pre-sale of your product free of risk. You will be able to connect with customers ready to spend it and roll out your product with necessary funds safely secured.

Our success stories

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Agriculture

Are you in need of a new machine for your farm? Or are you dedicated through and through to developing a new cheese specialty or cultivating a different kind of tomato? Here you will find the people to buy it from you!

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Sylvan Müller

Alpine Delikatessen

CHF 32’050 funded

«The wemakeit campaign allowed us to spread the word about our book long before it was printed. In that sense, it didn't merely provide financial support, but also PR.»

Architecture

Are you designing an urban development project, the renovation of your venue or the publication of an architecture guide? We will help you turn yourself into a builder and find the partners you need for it.

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Andreas Erbe

Innovation Space in Basel

CHF 66’303 funded

«Not least of all thanks to our wemakeit campaign, a community of investors, managers, cultural professionals and startups formed here at the launchlabs that would never have met otherwise.»

Art

You need to expand your palette of tools, you want to stage an exhibition or sell a limited edition? By presenting your oeuvre on wemakeit, it will find an art-loving audience.

Comics

Bang! Boom! Ouch! Whichever super powers your heroes may boast of – share your comic books! We help you find collectors for it.

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Marc Locatelli

Comics Tour de Suisse

CHF 56’130 funded

«We met many wonderful people thanks to the wemakeit campaign, were invited to show our projects on various occasions and the media got wind of us, too.»

Community

You want to do good for society, either through a humanitarian or a neighborhood initiative? Tell us all about it! Your first allies are waiting to join your ranks!

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Grundeinkommen für Dich

Basic Income for you

CHF 32’528 funded

«We owe it to wemakeit that we managed to build up such a loyal base of supporters and there are even some politics and culture heavyweights who discovered and backed our project. »

Design

You designed a ground-breaking new product and now you want to manufacture its first edition? Or are you interested in marketing your own label? Fill new fans with enthusiasm!

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KAWOOM

Kawoom

CHF 26’350 funded

«Had the production costs not been funded in advance, the risk of producing 6000 party bombs would have been too great for us. This way we knew for sure that there are people who want to buy KAWOOM – and were able to pay the first major bill directly.»

Education

Your cause is all about learning and passing on knowledge – for old and young, in schools and in daily life. Here you can share your wisdom and find backers who will support your project.

Environment

You have a trailblazing idea, tomorrow's world needs you: be it a zero waste store, a film about best practices or sustainable clothing – meet your backers here.

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Social Fabric

Social Fabric «We Aspire»

CHF 29’333 funded

«The wemakeit campaign allowed us to find out whether Switzerland was up for supporting a new model of integrating refugees. The answer was yes!»

Exhibition

Your aim is to present your paintings, send a traveling exhibition on tour or set up a biennial? Your very first visitors are waiting already!

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Matthias Taugwalder

The search for truth

CHF 17’902 funded

«For photography and book projects, wemakeit is exactly the right place. I managed to do the exhibition catalogue, which turned out to be a truly unique contemporary document. »

Fair Trade

Your plan is to take exotic fruit and other delicacies from producers to consumers? This will open up new possibilities for you and let you connect with conscious buyers.

Fashion

Be it a fair clothing line, exquisite hats, funny socks or high fashion – with a tailor-made wemakeit campaign you will connect with new clients.

Festival

You want to get a festival started? No matter what you're still missing – a food truck, the dancing floor, a screen or the main act – you are sure to gather visitors with a wemakeit campaign.

Film

You have an idea for a movie or the finished script at hand already for that all-time classic? Let us see your first trailer and very soon the film will start in front of your new audience!

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Aline Langenegger

Die fehlende Lunge

CHF 34’892 funded

«With a crowdfunding campaign with wemakeit, promoting one’s project idea and finding backers is a waltz. It’s clear, it’s easy... and it works!»

Food

You want to publish a recipe book, open a restaurant or host exclusive evening dinners? Make us hungry for your cookery passion and get hold of your guests!

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FreezyBoy

FreezyBoy

CHF 310’765 funded

«For us, the wemakeit campaign was an excellent, initial market test. We collected a tremendous amount of crucial information we would have never gotten hold of otherwise. »

Games

You have a brilliant idea for drawing a new set of cards, the design of a board or computer game? Use the wemakeit campaign as a joker and find the fellow players you need.

Journalism

The time is ripe for you to produce your own magazine, podcast or talk show? We are all ears and your audience and your readers are just around the corner - so roll up your sleeves!

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Donat Kaufmann

Mir langets!

CHF 147’271 funded

«wemakeit is the personal fitness coach for your project idea. They have the equipment and know-how to whip it into shape, the motivation to encourage it, and the emergency energy bar to give it a new boost in case of exhaustion.»

Kids / Youth

Your project will make the lives of kids and teenagers more exciting and bubbly – tell us what you want to do and win over backers for your project at the same time.

Literature

Your passion is the written word? Whether you're on the verge of publishing a novel or busy organizing reading events – here you will find readers and listeners alike.

Music

Are you planning to record an album in a professional studio? Or go on tour with your band? Make a song about it and find your fans!

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Anna Rossinelli

Takes Two To Tango

CHF 51’579 funded

«Even though we occasionally found ourselves sailing against a harsh wind, our campaign was successful, which allowed us to implement our project «Takes Two To Tango», develop a close relationship with our backers, and also meet lots of new people.»

Performing Arts

Your very own play or a classic; whether theater, touring circus or musical – we will have you center stage. Let the curtain rise for your ideas!

Photography

You want to present your photographs in a book or an exhibition? Whether it’s in black and white or in colors: Show your photos and find an audience for them.

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EIKON - International Magazine for Photography and Media Art

5 x 5. Photo Tracks

EUR 38’285 funded

«If you put in a real big deal of effort, you can achieve something truly grand. Actually, you can achieve things no one would have ever believed possible.»

Politics

You are about to launch an initiative, get funding for the unconditional basic income, or run for a public office? No matter if it's on the world stage or for your municipal council - get your campaign rolling and reach out to like-minded people.

Publishing

You are dying to bring out a new magazine, edit a book or even found a new publishing house? Write to us – all but a few words will suffice to find your readers!

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Kornel Ringli

Book «Designing TWA»

CHF 20’778 funded

«The campaign with wemakeit gave my book project the boost it needed. I don't know how else I could have managed to secure the necessary funds.»

Science

You want the world to know about your science project? Whether you need a rare microscope or if your goal in life is the Nobel Prize – be sure to find your audience with us.

Sport

You crave to build a skate park? Your soccer team needs new jerseys? Ready, set, go – your fans are only waiting to cheer you on!

Startup

Du hast ein Unternehmen gegründet und möchtest dein Produkt oder deine Dienstleistung der Öffentlichkeit präsentieren? Starte einen Markttest und finde deine ersten Kunden!

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David Bächtold

Vive Citrus – mehr Saft!

CHF 35’410 funded

«At wemakeit, projects are funded with genuine commitment – which is why I feel I’m in the best of hands there. Besides, the wemakeit team provides enthusiastic, hearty, and perfectly timed support.»

Technology

You are dying to set up a hackathon, you're programming a new app or wanting to show your groundbreaking invention? Meet up with your very first customers here!

Tourism

You intend to run a mountain lodge, open a hotel or renovate a ski lift? Become a host and start booking reservations soon!

A Crowdfunding Project – How Does It Work?

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Your Idea

You, your team, your start-up or your organisation are/is intent on carrying out a project but the necessary funds are still missing. Is your project attributable to at least one of our categories and does it conform to our guidelines? If so, you are ready to go: More than 2800 projects have already been successfully funded through wemakeit – maybe yours will be next.

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Define Your Project

First you enter all relevant information on the project with our interactive editor. Where do you fix your funding goal and for how long will your campaign be running? You describe your idea using images, video and text and you explain in detail – most importantly! – the rewards. The backers will get these rewards in return for their financial contribution. The more interesting the rewards, the easier it is to find a large number of backers. Once you finished editing your project, we will activate it for you. We make sure your project conforms to our guidelines and we will get back to you in case we still have questions or remarks. As soon as everything is in place, we will activate your campaign for publication and continue to provide you with hands-on advice. Would you like to discuss your project with a crowdfunding expert before starting it? Book your personal coaching session.

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Plan Your Campaign

It pays off to set out a communication strategy in advance, before the project begins. After all, what's necessary first and foremost is for your potential backers to actually learn about your crowdfunding campaign. Think about whom you could write to and when and how to do this. Think about who could help you spread the word about your project. Tell everyone close to you in your network so as to be sure that your family and friends will be supporting you right from the very beginning. Let us know if you would like us to help you design your own personalized communications strategy.

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Get Hold of Backers

As soon as your campaign is online, you make as much noise as possible: personally, on social media, through mailings – the more people to know about it, the better! Do not forget: on wemakeit, it's «all or nothing». Your project needs to make it to at least 100% of its funding goal otherwise it ends without success and the backers get their money back. Going strong in the beginning will take you far – if you can make it to between 20 and 30% within the first week, chances are that you will conclude your campaign successfully.

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Conclude Your Campaign

If you fund your project with success, we will transfer the amount collected minus 10% in fees (6% service charge and 4% transaction fees) to your account. In case your project does not make it to 100% of its funding goal, all your backers will get their money back. In this case, you will not incur any costs. But actually, we very much believe that your crowdfunding campaign will make it and that you will be able to realize your plans.

This is how your wemakeit campaign will take off like a rocket

You want your project to be taken care of by experts and present it to the largest crowdfunding community in Switzerland? You need look no further, it’s all here!

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