HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020

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HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020 aims to challenge innovators from all walks of life to come together and develop technology-enabled solutions that encourage smart and sustainable living in HDB estates. This year, we are bringing HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020 online, so you can participate from the comfort of your home to create solutions for "Myself", "My Home" & "My Neighbourhood". 

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About the Programme


01

Myself

Innovate and create a solution to improve your lifestyle, and for others like you.

02

My Home

Think out-of-the-box to enhance the HDB living experience for your family and loved ones.

03

My Neighbourhood

Devise a plan to develop, and contribute to the vision of better living for your HDB neighbourhood.

Selected teams from the HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020 will be shortlisted to move on to the 4-week Pre-Accelerator programme. The Pre-Accelerator is designed to help teams from the HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020 build their business models, validate and implement their solutions, find product-market fit, and bring their ideas to life with guidance and mentoring from global leaders and partners.

Programme Highlights


52 Hours

52 Hours

300+ Innovators

300+ Innovators

100% Virtual

100% Virtual

10+ Adoption Partners

10+ Adoption Partners

$300k+ Programme Benefits

$300k+ Programme Benefits

Access to Real Data Sets

Access to Real Data Sets

Check out the schedule below to get a glimpse of what to expect at HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020.

Event Schedule


Day 1

18 Sep 2020 (Fri)

  • 19:00 | Opening Address
  • 22:00 | Team Formation Deadline
Day 2

19 Sep 2020 (Sat)

  • 10:00 | Masterclass
  • 13:00 | Mentoring Sessions
  • 20:00 | Mock Pitch
Day 3

20 Sep 2020 (Sun)

  • 13:30 | Evaluation
  • 16:00 | Final Judging
  • 18:30 | Award Presentation & Closing

HDB Cool Ideas Hack is for innovators, budding entrepreneurs and change-makers who are just starting out and testing ideas! We welcome participants of all ages and industries, as long as you are passionate about designing smart and sustainable solutions for Heartlands of Tomorrow. 

Who Should Join


Developer

Individuals with coding and programming expertise, who can build tech and software prototypes. 

Strategist

Individuals with business development instincts, who are resourceful and strong communicators, great at devising business strategies, and and have the know-how to get a startup off the grounds.

Designer

Individuals with design skills and strong sense of aesthetics, who can execute UI/UX design, and create user-centric products.

Our Mentors


Axel Tan

General Manager, SMRT Ventures

Celine Ng

Founder, Fraction Design Studio

Geraldine Chin

Head, Impact Networks, SIF

Hussein Sulaiman

Programme Head, NUS Enterprise

Janson Seah

Co-Founder, StaffAny

Jordan Dea Mattson

Site Director Singapore Engineering Center, Indeed.com

Mark Lven

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, ASM Front-End Manufacturing

Max Pagel

CTO and Co-Founder, SensorFlow

Melvin Tan

Vice President, Head of Innovation, City Developments Limited

Richard Koh

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore

Timothy Chua

CEO, Singrow Solutions Pte Ltd

Yingchuan Huang

Innovation Manager, DHL

Our judges


Er. Dr. Johnny Wong

Group Director, Building & Research Institute, Housing & Development Board

Aditya Mathur

Founder & MD, Elev8.VC

Er. Teh Poh Suan

Director, Building & Research Institute, Housing & Development Board

Anthony Chow

CEO & Co-Founder, igloohome

Dr. Chong Fook Loong

Group Director, Research and Planning Group, Housing & Development Board

Our Partners


ACE

ACE

Draper Startup House

Draper Startup House

Grab

Grab

Ideas Hub

Ideas Hub

JunctionX

JunctionX

La French Tech Singapore

La French Tech Singapore

Mentor For Hope

Mentor For Hope

Reassemble

Reassemble

She Loves Tech

She Loves Tech

Social Collider

Social Collider

Social Impact Catalyst

Social Impact Catalyst

SUSS

SUSS

she-1k

she-1k

TiE Singapore

TiE Singapore

Ellipsis

Ellipsis

Roboto Coding Academy

Roboto Coding Academy

Mixpanel

Mixpanel

Segment

Segment

Notion

Notion

AWS

AWS

Zendesk

Zendesk

Stripe

Stripe

Osome

Osome

Reassemble

Reassemble

e27 Pro

e27 Pro

Deskera

Deskera

Secret

Secret

Reebelo

Reebelo

barePack

barePack

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

Social Collider

Social Collider

Talenox

Talenox

Sentient.io

Sentient.io

Shortlisted teams from HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020 would move on to the 4-week Pre-Accelerator programme where they get the opportunity to receive support from StartupX, work with HDB partners and bring the ideas to life.

Timeline


Registration Opens

7 Aug 2020

Pre-Event 1

8 Sep 2020

Pre-Event 2

15 Sep 2020

Registration Deadline

17 Sep 2020

HDB Cool Ideas Hack

18 Sep - 20 Sep 2020

Pre-Accelerator

5 Oct - 1 Nov 2020

Pitch Day

3 Nov 2020

Join us at Pitch Day


Make an impact and join us on the journey to shape the future of smart and sustainable living in HDB estates.

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