Reach communities regionally or globally to attract high-potential startups to propose creative solutions to your problem

Change how you collaborate with new or existing corporate and ecosystem partners to solve big problems or develop new opportunities

Co-create the use case with startups, and guide the development of solutions based on your business pain points and your customers’ needs

Get to a real result:

a pilot with the startup(s) to

test the use case 

SERVICES   |    Challenge

Invite the world of startups to pitch solutions.

Every challenge is designed differently, but always with an eye on the outcome: often, a pilot with a selected startup(s).  First, we help you articulate the problem or opportunity to address.  We then draw on our regional knowledge and global networks to find and invite quality startups (early-stage and / or more mature ones) to participate in the challenge.

 

Compared to a Scout-Pilot project, a Challenge offers the opportunity to do a broader, more public outreach to many communities that relate to the opportunity.  Whilst we believe in a combination of physical events and digital to foster interactions between the problem owner (sponsoring corporation), other partners, and the startups, the entire Challenge process can be run virtually.  The co-creation continues into the pilot, so the process does not end on the Pitch Day.

Highlights:

Fintech Challenge

Vietnam

State Bank of Vietnam and ADB (Asian Development Bank) Ventures, supported by commercial banks and a range of ecosystem partners

 

Global search for the best Fintech startups with solutions for digital banking transformation and financial inclusion in Vietnam, culminating in SBV’s annual Fintech Vietnam Forum

Rolls-Royce Blockchain

Innovation Challenge 

Rolls-Royce, in collaboration with SIA Engineering Company and supported by Enterprise Singapore and Startup SG


Innovation challenge to engage with the best blockchain startups to enable more transparent and efficient information sharing in the aircraft engine maintenance process 

Unilever Foundry

Startup Battles

Unilever


Annual search (four years running) for the most promising startups in the region (the 2019 theme was New Retail) to pitch at the biggest tech showcase in Singapore, innovfest unbound 

Attractions Innovation

Challenge

Singapore Tourism Board


Matchmaking between tech startups and SMEs and Singapore Attractions industry stakeholders to pilot new solutions

STB Tourism Innovation

Challenge for MICE

Singapore Tourism Board


Matchmaking between tech startups and SMEs and MICE industry stakeholders to pilot new solutions

MINDEF Data Analytics

Challenge

Ministry of Defence


Co-creation process using MINDEF data, between data startups / teams and MINDEF business units

If you'd like our help to run your own innovation challenge, get in touch!

Platforms

Hack-Hire

Email

contactus@padang.co

Address

LEVEL3
Mapletree Business City
20 Pasir Panjang Road 
#03-22/24
Singapore 117439

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