- Malta’s only crowdfunding platform.
- Focuses on Creative, Technology, Startups and Philanthropic projects.
- Adopts an All or Nothing (AON) approach to funding.
- Community and Philanthropic Projects can opt for a Keep it All (KIA) funding model.
- Tailor-made services to our potential campaign owners.
- Offers additional support such as advisory, media handling and PR.
- The Platform appeals as a promotional showcase for local projects.
ZAAR is a donation/reward based crowdfunding platform. ZAAR was established in 2015 by the Malta Business Bureau and the University of Malta to offer an alternative source of financing. ZAAR promotes entrepreneurship and Innovation with a focus on Arts, Theatre, Film, Sport, Technology, Startups, Research, Community and Philanthropic Causes.
The Malta Business Bureau and the University of Malta have set up the Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiatives. ZAAR is the first offering: a donation/reward-based crowdfunding platform, to promote entrepreneurship in Malta and support local start-ups. ZAAR offers an alternative to raise finance for their projects and business ideas.
What is the origination of ZAAR?
This is a corruption of the word ‘zghar’ in Maltese meaning ‘small’. It has a dual meaning – starting from a small idea (the entrepreneurial side); the ‘supporters’ donate the equivalent of spare (small) change to back the idea they believe in.
The Founders of Zaar
Malta University Holding Company Ltd – The Malta University Holding Company Ltd (MUHC) embodies the commercial interests of the University of Malta. The companies comprised in the Holding Company serve as the commercial interface between the University of Malta and the business community, brokering the resources and assets of the University to provide added value through commercial activity. www.muhc.com.mt
Malta Business Bureau – The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) is a non-profit organisation acting as the EU-business advisory office for the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry (Malta Chamber), and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA). www.mbb.org.mt
ZAAR are Full Members of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN).
Why ZAAR Crowdfunding?
Dedicated Campaign Support
Grant Thornton will be supporting ZAAR by providing training and toolkits for project initiators and start-ups. It will also provide one-to-one assistance and business advice to project initiators considering crowdfunding as an alternative source of finance for their innovative ideas or projects. Visit our tool kits section
Local Crowdfunding Platform
Do you have a great idea or project? ZAAR is a donation/reward-based crowdfunding platform, to promote entrepreneurship in Malta and support local start-ups. ZAAR offers an alternative to raise finance for their projects and business ideas. Local platform available worldwide.
Partner’s with Arts Council Malta
Arts Council Malta is partnering with ZAAR. Together we aim to support and offer the best space for idea creatives and supporters, to share their idea on the ZAAR platform and get great ideas funded. Arts Council Malta (ACM) is the national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors.
Professional Marketing Support
We’ll help you push your crowdfunding campaign to new heights with the support of our dedicated team of experts. We’ll publish your project in our newsletter updates, provide you with PR support and let our network know about your project through regular social media updates.