How it works for students

Bertie makes resources available to students so they can really make their ideas into reality. Use our platform to find a manufacturer or music producer who will give you a firm price quote for use in calculating a fundraising target. Follow our step-by-step guides for building your project, making an amazing video, building a marketing campaign and even printing pledge cards that you can hand out to friends and family.

As a Creator, you can also join one of our Genius Contests and earn recognition and prizes! Learn more

As a Sponsor, you can pledge money to cool projects developed by other Creators. The great part is that by supporting someone else’s project, you participating in their success, too. And don’t forget that Sponsors get Rewards, too. Get started

How it works for schools

Bertie holds Genius Expos and Contests at schools to showcase creative works made by students and the community. Bertie supplements traditional math, science, language arts and fine arts programs by providing an alternative outlet for students’ imaginations. Students emerge from a Bertie project armed with a pragmatic sense of the real world and better equipped for employment.

Learn about Genius Expos. To hold a Genius Expo at your school, contact us.

How it works for adults

Everyone possesses great ideas, regardless of their educational background, economic status or position in life. We want to help people release their inner genius.

As a Creator, you can use Bertie’s platform to find resources, raise money and to get feedback on your ideas. Do you need to validate a product idea? Wondering whether a cookbook devoted to artichokes is a good idea? Or, are you an ambitious designer who wants to start a new line of groovy surgical masks? Don’t just think...create!

As a Sponsor, you make a real difference in people’s lives—for both adults and students. By pledging money to projects, you support human creativity and ingenuity and you help to validate people’s ideas. Sponsors of Bertie projects become educators, but in a real world context. We thank you for your support. Get started