Platinum Partner: HSBC

HSBC Hex Hive & Pitch Competitions  

Access • Connect • Network

On 5 June, HSBC will present the HSBC Hex Hive at innovfest unbound – an exclusive networking space where you will have the opportunity to connect with the HSBC’s network of private and institutional investors, large corporates, startups and in-house financial experts. Enjoy all-day coffee and lunch – courtesy of HSBC.


Do You Have What It Takes?

Have an innovative or ground-breaking product/solution that will propel businesses, economies and/or people to thrive? Have you raised Series A funding or above? Apply to pitch your ideas against other businesses’ at HSBC Stephen and Stitt’s Den.

Please apply below to receive your exclusive access to HSBC Hex Hive and/or take part in the pitch competitions.

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Prizes Include: 

  • Cash reward of S$15,000 or
  • An exclusive invitation* to the 3 day HSBC Tech Connections in San Francisco and S$10,000 in cash – read more here.

*Subject to event’s T&C, winners will be notified by HSBC.

HSBC Stephen and Stitt’s Den

To support and celebrate some of the best innovative ideas, HSBC will host two rounds of pitching sessions at HSBC Stephen and Stitt’s Den to spotlight 20 Series A and above tech startups. Submit your pitch deck or a video telling us more about your company’s profile and product/ solution.

Need To Know

Judging Criteria:

With the following criteria in mind, a panel of judges selected by HSBC will choose 1 winner from each round on 5 June (Day 1 of innovfest unbound).

  • Social impact – Does the product/solution clearly demonstrates it's objective that will propel businesses, economies and/or people to thrive (eg. Drive sustainability, promote efficiency, re-define consumer’s experience etc)
  • Innovation – Is the product/solution distinctive and different from current approaches?
  • Growth/Scalability – Does the business model project potential likelihood of growth in the long run?
  • People/Team – What experience does the team have and will contribute to the product/solution’s success?

Format of the Pitch Competition:

Each will be allowed to present for three minutes, followed by a three-minute Q&A with the judges.

The Terms & Conditions:

Please read the Terms & Conditions here

The Schedule

Applications Open till 25 May

Applications to the pitch competitions will close on 25 May. An email confirmation will be sent to you by unbound if you are shortlisted on 1 June.

You can still apply to access the HSBC Hex Hive until 4 June.

HSBC Hex Hive (5 June)

Experience the hospitality and comfort in the HSBC Hex Hive from 8.30 am to 6 pm to meet and forge new relationships with like-minded peers, keen investors and HSBC’s in-house experts.

Agenda of the Day (5 June)


  • 08.30 am     Registration 
  • 09.00 am     HSBC Connect and Network
  • 11.00 am     HSBC Stephen’s Den* - Pitch Session I
  • 12.45 pm     Lunch
  • 02.30 pm     HSBC Stitt’s Den* - Pitch Session II
  • 04.00 pm     HSBC Connect and Network 
  • 04.30 pm     “Buzz in the Hive” Session I
  • 05.00 pm     Pitch Award Ceremony
  • 05.30 pm     “Buzz in the Hive” Session II
  • 06.00 pm      Event ends

*10 companies will be shortlisted to pitch at each round


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