SOURCE: Symbid Corp.

Symbid Corp.

February 26, 2015 08:30 ET

Symbid and Ben & Jerry's Team Up to Help Social Entrepreneurs Milk the Crowd

Partnership to Hoof-Start Crowdfunding Campaigns for Clever Entrepreneurial Cookies With Join Our Core 2015

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - Symbid Corp. (OTCQB:

Symbid, one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms worldwide, is the Dutch platform partner of Join Our Core 2015, an international competition to find the brightest social entrepreneurs who not only share the values of Ben & Jerry's, but want to stick a spoon in and make a difference! Symbid and Ben & Jerry's are together supporting social enterprise in the Netherlands by gathering a herd of innovative young entrepreneurs keen to do more than just watch the grass grow.

"It's great to team up with Ben & Jerry's, a brand whose values are in line with our own in terms of making a positive social impact and empowering the many, rather than the few. Financial sustainability is key to the Symbid vision of simplifying the way small businesses are funded." said Korstiaan Zandvliet, co-founder and CEO of Symbid Corp. "This partnership will support a new generation of Dutch entrepreneurs in changing the world for the better -- I only wish Join Our Core had been around when we were launching Symbid! We're delighted to be helping Ben & Jerry's in making it easier for young people with innovative ideas to find funding. After all, crowdfunding can and should be a means for greater change."

Join Our Core 2015 is seeking budding social entrepreneurs interested in giving their half-baked business ideas a helping hand with crowdfunding and marketing know-how. This year Ben & Jerry's are especially interested in ideas relating to the issue of climate change, but all innovative ideas with the potential for positive social impact are warmly welcomed. As crowdfunding platform partner of Join Our Core 2015 in the Netherlands, Symbid will provide access to its community of over 29,000 investors and entrepreneurs to help spread the word about the competition. Five successful entrepreneurs will be given 20% of their crowdfunding total, marketing training, unique promotional opportunities and expert mentoring at the Ben & Jerry's headquarters in Vermont, U.S.

The application process closes on March 16. Residents of the Netherlands interested in applying can do so via

About Symbid
Founded in April 2011 as one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms worldwide, Symbid allows non-accredited investors to invest online in start-ups and SMEs with as little as $27 in exchange for shares in those companies. Based in the Netherlands, Symbid has emerged as a global leader in investment crowdfunding due to an innovative technological infrastructure, user-friendly interface and commitment to providing a secure funding environment for both investors and entrepreneurs. As of December 2014, Symbid has successfully funded over 60 start-ups for a total capital sum of $7,300,000. Symbid became the first publicly listed crowdfunding platform worldwide in December 2013 (OTCQB: SBID). In 2015 the Company is expected to expand its product portfolio with several new (alternative and traditional) financial products in order to develop the Symbid platform towards an online funding network. Meanwhile, Symbid anticipates a European roll-out of its investment crowdfunding platform in Q1 2015. Please visit for more information.

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