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Crowdtivate is co-managed by StarHub i3 and its partner, Crowdonomic, and is supported by National Book Development Council of Singapore, among others
Singapore telco StarHub has announced the beta launch of a new crowdfunding platform for the region: Crowdtivate (www.crowdtivate.com).
According to a statement from the telco, this online social launchpad is ‘aimed at helping local and Asia-based entrepreneurs and artists make their innovative ideas come true’.
Crowdtivate is an open platform for entrepreneurs and artists that will facilitate financial contributions from supporters around the region via a funding system in return for specific rewards.
In 2012, former advertising copywriter Jack Cheng had the chance to publish his first novel through Kickstarter, the web’s largest crowdfunding site. He raised more than $23,000 in just three weeks, allowing him to hire a professional editor and publish his manuscript, a story about the human side of technology.
The launch and exploration of crowdfunded book publishing has only just begun.