StarHub i3 introduces online social launchpad Crowdtivate (Video)

If you are familiar with crowdfunding, Crowdtivate will be something familiar. Beta launched today by StarHub i3, its online social launchpad aimed at helping local and Asia-based entrepreneurs and artists make their innovative ideas come true. Read on for more information.

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Here is a video introducing Crowdtivate.

Press Release

StarHub i3 introduces online social launchpad Crowdtivate to connect entrepreneurs and artists with their supporters

– Only telco-backed crowdfunding platform now open for innovative project submissions –

Singapore, 9 April 2014 – StarHub i3 today announced the beta launch of Crowdtivate (www.crowdtivate.com), its online social launchpad 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 to obtain financial contributions from supporters around the region via a funding system in return for specific rewards. Tapping on this crowdfunding platform, they are able to create awareness of or gather feedback on their ideas or works. Crowdtivate also allows supporters to easily discover and back new, cutting-edge products and services offered by these entrepreneurs or artists, and to support the project they most believe in.

Crowdtivate is co-managed by StarHub i3 and its partner, Crowdonomic, a crowd-powered technology solutions and strategic advisory firm based in Singapore. The platform has the support from Home-Fix Experience Centre, National Book Development Council of Singapore, NUS Design Incubation Centre and Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation. Crowdtivate is currently open to entrepreneurs and artists to propose projects for crowdfunding. Interested parties can visit www.crowdtivate.com to request for an Invitation Code to enter the platform.

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“Crowdfunding is an extremely popular way for the global community to connect with artists and entrepreneurs, and for them to participate in bringing great ideas to life. Many of the most successful companies today have roots in the crowdfunding community. With Crowdtivate, we aim to tap into a continuous source of innovative and creative ideas from local inventors, and ultimately help them grow as a future business or incorporate them into our service platforms,” said Mr Stephen Lee, StarHub’s Head of i3 (Innovation, Investment, Incubation).

Crowdtivate accepts ideas or projects related to arts/books/films, technology and assistive technology. After an idea or project is accepted, Crowdtivate provides mentorship to create good campaigns, with options for support in business incubation and regional outreach. In addition, the top three monthly Crowdtivate campaigns will receive exclusive assistance, including access to test users, marketing support, startup funding, free software development, invention development, and infrastructure support.

Crowdtivate will be open in May 2014 to supporters and backers to browse, view and fund projects they are interested in. Visit www.crowdtivate.com for more information.

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About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.

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Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index.

About StarHub i3

StarHub i3 is formed to lead the company to becoming a top player in technological innovations and digital initiatives. Its role is to discover and deliver new engines of growth outside of the traditional info-communications business for StarHub. This is achieved through forging new partnerships, forming regional think tanks and incubating new ideas from innovative entrepreneurs. These initiatives are underpinned by StarHub’s big data platform – SmartHub, a National Research Foundation-supported project aimed at creating new classes of applications and solutions, in collaboration with higher learning institutions, startup companies, and large and multinational organisations.