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As part of HyperX's commitment to support the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HyperSpark aims to help early-stage startups with sustainability-focused innovations go from prototype to market launch. We help build their business models, validate and implement faster, find product-market fit and get connected to global sustainability leaders.

In 2020, the programme brought in 23 startups, with only the best and most promising 10 startups making it through to Demo Day.
A Sustainability Driven World
HyperSpark is dedicated to early-stage sustainability-driven founders tackle the sustainability crisis to meet these SDGs by 2030.
We need to create a better, smarter and more sustainable future for everyone.
We believe in working hand-in-hand with global talents who are working hard at tackling the sustainability crisis. We are committed to providing them with the support and resources needed to drive action in sustainability.
What To Expect
HyperSpark is a 10 weeks programme that will provide a balance of weekly masterclasses, mentorship, industry engagement as well as time to work on and build your startup.
Programme
Only 10 out of 30 startups will make it through Pitch Day to Phase II of the programme and have the chance to pitch at Demo Day.
Benefits
SGD10,000 will be granted to the top 10 startups that pass the internal evaluation (while eligible startups can also qualify for the SGD30,000 StartupSG Founder Grant). Then, leverage the exciting ecosystem within the StartupX incubation space!
Mentorship
Get to meet with excellent mentors and a programme team that will work with you through your startup challenges. Finally, pitch to our network of investors to take your startup to the next stage on Demo Day.
What We Offer
Equity-Free Grant
SGD 10,000 grant for selected startups to help you take your startup off the ground. There will be no equity taken.
Build Your MVP
10 weeks fast-paced, hands-on programme to validate your startup and build your MVP.
StartupSG Founder Grant
Fast-track and application support for the SGD 30,000 grant for eligible startups.
Vibrant Workspace
Incubation space at StartupX for duration of programme.
World-Class Mentorship
Access to a global network of leading mentors from diverse industries.
Domain Expertise
Dedicated panel of sustainability domain experts.
Programme Benefits
Over SGD 30,000 worth of credits and resources from programme partners.
Investor Network
Access to further capital and investors to support your company.
Join The Programme
HyperSpark seeks to help ideation stage, sustainability startups. If you're interested in joining the programme, here's what we're looking for:
Note: Joining HyperSpark is a commitment so we will need you to show up for weekly check-ins, masterclasses and mentor sessions.
Your startup is focused on one of the sustainability verticals and your business model has potential to scale (preferably structured around tech).
You are available to attend the programme in Singapore (in person) for the duration of the programme if you are shortlisted.
Your company has at least two co-founders.
Available
You are an early stage pre-seed startup. You may or may not have launched your MVP in market but you have a sample prototype of your startup idea.
Sustainability
Team
Pre-Seed Startup
Be Mentored by Changemakers
Johanan Sen
Chief Strategy Officer
One Singapore Media Group at Dentsu Aegis Network
Jenni Risku
Founder
Women in Tech
Arndt Husar
Senior Advisor
Global Centre for Technology, Innovation & Sustainable Development, UNDP
Peter Browne
Founder
Intangible Communications
Sang Shin
Director
Digital Innovation, Temasek
Paul Meyers
Investment Advisor
Asian Development Bank
Alan Hellawell
Venture Partner
Alpha JWC Ventures
Carmen Yuen
Partner
Vertex Ventures
Jordan Dea-Mattson
Site Director
Indeed.com
Desmond Koh
President
Centre for Responsible Future & Future-Ready Banker
Michael Blakey
Managing Partner
Cocoon Capital
Christian Cadeo
Managing Partner, Asia
Big Idea Ventures
Wan Dazriq
Founder & Executive Chairman
PurpoSE Malaysia
Nitika Sarah
Senior/Country Advisor, Singapore
The Asia Foundation and Give2Asia
David Zhou
Director of Strategy & Business Development
Westcliff University
Mark Lven
Agent of Change
Maker Initiative
Wilson Chew
Co-founder/UX Designer
Reassemble
Sam Au
Director
Advent IT Consultants
Lim Meng Hui
Founder & CEO
SmartPeep
Jackson Kwa
Co-founder, Managing Partner
TechSociety
Arinze Eze
Chairman/ CEO
Aerial Industries Pte Ltd
Jeff Liew
Principal
Investing 4 Impact
Vandana Dhaul
Head – Accelerator Operations
GROW AgriFood Tech Accelerator
Martin Perez
Founder
Petchef
David Ward
Founder
The Nurturing Co.
Darren Toh
Co-founder & Head of Communications & Compliance
Perlin
Goh See Ting
Co-founder and CEO
Pitchspot
Chip Dong Lim
Product Designer
TradeGecko
Raj Singh
Founder & CEO
Vanpeak
Loke Chong
Head of Business Development (APAC)
CEMPIA
Gavin Tan
Co-founder & CEO
Brick
HyperSpark is organised by
The programme culminates at Demo Day, where the top 10 teams will showcase their stories of growth and success on stage to a curated audience made up of investors, corporates venture funds, collaboration partners and government agencies.
Demo Day
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The programme kickstarts with meeting your mentors, the working team and your fellow founder program-mates. In the first 4 weeks, you will go through a series of masterclasses and work towards the internal evaluation day.
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Programme Kickstart
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You will be invited for an in-person or online interview for us to assess the team and the product that you are building. You will be notified at least a month before the programme begins on your acceptance into the programme.
Applications Deadline
Applications Open
Your application will help us better understand whether you will be a good fit for the programme. There will be 3 rounds of interviews and only shortlisted teams will move on to the next step.
At Pitch Day, only an estimated 10 teams will successfully make it to the next 6 weeks and receive SGD10,000 in funding. If you don't make it, you are still welcome to apply for the next cohort and we will continue to support you outside of the programme.
Pitch Day
The HyperSpark Journey
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Timeline
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