“My team and I share a deep passion about ideas. There is something magical and powerful about a good idea,” avers Durwin Ho.
It’s no wonder Ho has been tasked to head HyperX, a global innovation programme jointly created by StartupX, a consultancy he cofounded, and Singapore-headquartered investment company Temasek to create new products and services to meet the rising challenges on global sustainability.
Unlike a regular hackathon, an ideation-only event, HyperX is a hackathon-to-accelerator programme, bridging ideas to reality from a hackathon to an accelerator. HyperX, which was launched in November 2019, will bring together global innovators and changemakers to build startups that can tackle the world’s most pressing sustainability problems.
“At the end of the day, what we want to do is to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in the community by encouraging more entrepreneurs to come forward and start building their ideas. HyperX provides that platform for sustainability-driven founders to get support, resources, access to funding and mentorship, no matter what stage their startup is at,” he says.
NSMAN chats with Ho to find out more about this sustainability project.