Crowdfunding and its Impact on Startup Financing Among the Youths in Tampines, Singapore


  • Desmond Wong Polatos Singapore Management University
  • Muhammad Ibrahim Urbig Singapore Management University
  • Kheng Faishal Bresciani Singapore Management University



Crowdfunding has revolutionized startup financing by providing a platform for entrepreneurs to secure capital from a broad base of investors or backers. This innovative funding method has democratized access to financial resources, enabling startups to turn their creative ideas into viable businesses. The impact of crowdfunding extends beyond financial support, fostering community engagement, market validation, and a sense of shared ownership among backers, making it a dynamic force in the entrepreneurial landscape. Descriptive research methodology was used for this study. The 900 young entrepreneurs of Tampines, Singapore were the intended audience.  The study's sample size was 750 people, drawn at random from the pool of 900 young entrepreneurs in Tampines, Singapore. The information was collected using questionnaires. In conclusion, crowdfunding has emerged as a vital source of startup financing among youths in Tampines, Singapore. It offers a democratic platform that allows young entrepreneurs to access capital, test market demand, and build a community of supporters. However, its impact can vary depending on the campaign's appeal, marketing efforts, and the unique challenges faced by each startup, highlighting the need for a well-thought-out strategy when utilizing crowdfunding as a financing avenue. The study recommended that to harness the potential of crowdfunding for youth startups in Tampines, Singapore, it is crucial to invest in digital marketing and social media campaigns that effectively communicate the value proposition of the business and engage the local community. Collaborative efforts between government agencies and local organizations can help educate young entrepreneurs on the intricacies of crowdfunding, providing workshops and resources to enhance their campaign planning and execution. Startups should focus on building a compelling narrative and showcasing their social impact, as this can resonate strongly with backers and increase the chances of successful crowdfunding campaigns while fostering a sense of community involvement in Tampines.

Keywords: Crowdfunding, Startups, Financing, Youths, Singapore

Author Biographies

Desmond Wong Polatos, Singapore Management University

Singapore Management University

Muhammad Ibrahim Urbig, Singapore Management University

Singapore Management University

Kheng Faishal Bresciani, Singapore Management University

Singapore Management University


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How to Cite

Polatos, D. W., Urbig, M. I., & Bresciani, K. F. (2023). Crowdfunding and its Impact on Startup Financing Among the Youths in Tampines, Singapore. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Project Management, 7(11), 1–10.