GOLDrush crowdfunding program seeks new proposals for summer, fall

GOLDrush, the University of Iowa’s official crowdfunding platform, is seeking proposals from faculty, staff, and students for projects that support research, education or engagement and generally require no more than $10,000 in funding. Interested groups should have a strong idea, a small team of people to help manage the campaign, and a “crowd” of friends, family, or other people who might be...

GOLDrush crowdfunding now open to student groups, boosts IMARC RoboBoat competition

Harnessing the ingenuity, determination and comradery of University of Iowa students, the newly founded Iowa Marine Autonomous Racing Club (IMARC) will be challenging students from across the world in an autonomous, robotic boat competition June 20-25 in South Daytona, Florida.

GOLDrush crowdfunding project highlights historic marathon organ concert at Iowa

Two artists, an “unplayable” symphony performed in Iowa, and the impulses that drive us to tackle the impossible. That’s the subject of a new documentary film in the works by two University of Iowa professors that centers on the eight-hour inauguration of the Klais Organ in the Voxman Music Building. The pair are raising funds through GOLDrush, the University of Iowa’s crowdfunding platform, to...

GOLDrush crowdfunding raises money and awareness

The Hawkeye community has a strong tradition of giving, and it didn’t disappoint. Just before the winter holidays, the first round of GOLDrush crowdfunding concluded with two of three pilot projects exceeding their $10,000 goal.

Crowdfunding comes to the University of Iowa as GOLDrush

The University of Iowa this week launched its first-ever crowdfunding platform: GOLDrush. A growing national trend, crowdfunding has made it simple to raise funds for projects from colleagues, family, friends—and even strangers who want to support a particular activity.