We aim to support entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in Singapore. Let’s put Singapore on the Global Finnovation stage!

The DBS HotSpot Pre-accelerator is an intensive 3-month programme. We aim to cultivate entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in Singapore through experimentation, mentorship and funding. We support FinTech, Social Enterprise and all Digital startups. Let us help you turn your idea into action, and make the impossible possible!

Meet the HotSpot Class of 2015.



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The Life of an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is more than just a career choice; it is a life changer. This winding gravel path you take will consume your personal and professional life. You’ll learn more about your values and new skills. You’ll expand your industry knowledge and your surprising ability to change as a person. Before you embark on your challenging and rewarding entrepreneurial journey, here’s a peek into the world of our HotSpot startup founders. Click on image to view full infographics.


8 Steps to Secure Funding for Your Startup

It is important that startups have the right foundation put in place, and thinking about how you raise funds is one of the important planning components. Many thanks to the HotSpot Mentors – Eric Tachibana and Jeffrey Paine, who in the past few weeks have entrenched into the minds of the HotSpot teams on how to fundraise. Click on image to view full infographics on the 8 steps to secure funding for your startup! Find out what Neal Cross (Chief Innovation Officer, DBS) has to say about fundraising here.

Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Startups

Running a successful startup requires more than just a brave heart and the ability to deliver high-quality services and products to potential customers. Understanding the dos and don’ts when it comes to identifying market potential, determining metrics and developing sales plan for a startup is key to the level of success you experience. Click on image to view full infographics and find out what you as an entrepreneur should take note of!

DBS HotSpot kicked off with a bang on 7 September 2015

DBS HotSpot Pre-accelerator programme was officially launched on 7 September 2015 at BASH at Blk 79 JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, with 11 teams handpicked to begin their start-up journey on this day. The energy and passion shone through as founders introduced their startup ideas and problem statements.


Funding, Mentorship, Exposure


Key Dates



Class of 2015  

BambooBike BambooBike
Reducing poverty in rural Vietnam via bicycle production
Mirri Mirri
Motivating people to run
BeMex BeMex
Giving bargaining power to customers
Nickel Nickel
Helping migrant workers send money home fast
Cinch Cinch
Making financial management as effortless as possible
Sumi Technologies Sumi Technologies
Analyzing talents for better assessment and higher retention
Codesurance Codesurance
Providing technical assurance for startups and SMEs
The Fruitfull Company The Fruitfull Company
Reducing food waste by giving fruits and vegetables a makeover
Crux Crux
Focusing on Asian current affairs for a global readership
Travez Travez
Reinventing how we travel in an increasingly fast-paced world
InvoiceInterchange InvoiceInterchange
Resolving SME cashflow issues via P2P invoice trading




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