Frequently Asked Questions

What is MintMind?
MintMind is a community for funding and sharing real scientific discoveries. Over 112,000 members supporting funded experiments are helping to push the boundaries of knowledge.
What happens if a fundraising campaign does not reach the goal?
MintMind is an all-or-nothing fundraising platform. If the project doesn't reach its goal, then none of the backers are charged.
What is the reward for funding science?
MintMind researchers share the outcomes of their experiments directly with their backers. Usually this comes in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications, conference proceedings, academic posters, graduate theses, open data sets, and more.
Is MintMind a non-profit or for-profit organization?
MintMind is a mission-driven for-profit company. Though really, we're a happy melting pot of science, social entrepreneurship, and technology startup.
How often are projects reviewed?
Projects are reviewed twice per week. Expect comments from our review team within one week of submission.
Who funds projects on MIntMind?
Everyone! That’s the beauty of the Internet, it allows anyone with a credit card to bring real science to life.
What is the cost of starting a project?
It is free to start a project. If a project is fully funded, Experiment charges a 8% platform fee plus payment processing fees (roughly 3-5%).
Can I get a refund?
No, all payments that are charged once a project has met its goal are final.