Program Status



Program Location

Program Dates
HEX 3.3:
10 - 23 NOV 2019

Program Venue

Program cost
$4,950 AUD + GST.

$3,900 USD


You aren’t just visiting the place, you are really immersing yourself into it. It’s first-hand, practical experience - something that you wouldn’t learn in the classroom!
— Sarah Tan, HEX 1.1 Alumni



Keen to study in Singapore? With amazing innovative policies, a flexible working culture, and easy access to emerging Asian startup economies, Singapore has recently overtaken Silicon Valley as the world’s #1 place for startup talent. Not to mention, founders in Singapore are, on average, the youngest in the world!

Over two inspiring weeks, you’ll join a select cohort of early-stage founders and tertiary students to learn from world-class thought leaders, and work hands-on in the Singapore start-up environment.

Throughout the Singapore Global Innovation Program…

During these two weeks, you’ll get your hands dirty solving real business problems and iterating on your own startup idea.

You’ll also have direct access to sought-after mentors, and make unforgettable connections with investors, accelerators, founders and professionals from both Australia and Singapore.

You can view a sample program agenda here.






To apply for the program, you are encouraged to have an early-stage business idea or concept. We’ll have pre-departure online meetups so you can meet your cohort.  


Learn about why so many tech founders choose Singapore as their home base, and learn the inner workings of Asian business culture.  Practical workshops and mentor sessions will guide you through the ideation process and exploratory phase.

Some of the highlights of Week 1 include:

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Get an intimate insight to what’s trending in Singapore startups and how you can stay ahead of the curve. Visits to startups, tech giants, accelerators and meetups with real founders and investors will inspire you. Presentation coaching and mentor hours will get you ready for your final pitch.

Some of the highlights of Week 2 include: 

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Accommodation &
Social Events

Accommodation is included, and is at a centrally located hostel, rated 4-stars on TripAdvisor. You’ll stay in shared accommodation, with privacy curtains, central kitchen, lounge and outdoor area.

Single accommodation upgrades are available on request.

We’ll arrange a Welcome Dinner, Farewell Lunch, a Hacker Exchange mentor meetup, and invite you to numerous events – where your attendance is optional but recommended! We’ll also give you a local guide book and plenty of free time to have meetings or explore Singapore.


Payment and Funding Options

Due to high demand, we require an AUD $500+GST ($400 USD) deposit paid within 5 business days of your acceptance to the program to confirm your spot.

Many of our participants have successfully accessed student loans, depending on their academic status, residential status, and university’s guidelines. This means you could receive this funding prior to departure to use towards your travel costs. Please check with your university’s study abroad office to see if you are eligible.

Other students have also successfully sought scholarships or partial funding from their faculties / schools, university accelerators, or used a crowdfunding platform.

p.s. Grant info for Deakin University ($3k)


Global Innovation Program cost

The full cost of the Singapore – Global Innovation Program is 
$4,950 AUD + GST
$3,900 USD

What is covered? 

The Hacker Exchange program fee includes all interactive workshops, coursework, speakers, instructors, mentor office hours, co-working space access, educational tours of accelerators and tech companies, 13 x night accommodation, daily continental breakfast, welcome & farewell dinners.

This Program cost does not include air fares.

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