About the Programme

This year, the Vault is open year-round.

We believe in open innovation, and we’re calling startups with new technologies around the world to help us evolve financial services. From customer experience, to credit and loans, to risk and security, we’re taking a holistic view of opportunities to enhance and innovate how we do business. DBS is partnering with Nest for the third time to push the financial services industry in Hong Kong forward and spark change.

So how does the programme work?

Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing the various focus areas that DBS is seeking innovative solutions for. Keep an eye out for new prompts and opportunities on how we can work together to enhance and improve banking processes. We’ll be refreshing the areas of focus periodically.

If you have a solution you think is a good fit, get in touch and apply now! Shortlisted applicants will be invited to receive preliminary and invaluable feedback from DBS business units in one-on-one sessions before pitching to our senior executives for finalist selection.

Get your application in early to get a head start!


The Vault

Access to a state-of-the-art co-working space in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, the first of its kind to be housed in a former bank vault


Receive guidance and support from specialists and industry experts in banking, technology and startups


Introductions to quality global investors with proven track records and a chance to pitch at our Demo Day

Tailored Lectures

Developed and delivered by top entrepreneurship professors and influencers


Use of technology and services to help systematise and streamline your business


Access to the DBS and Nest innovation ecosystem to meet a community of people and build a network that can help you make things happen

The Vault is Always Open.

If you have an innovative FinTech solution you’d like to work with us on, drop us a line and apply. Application deadline is on January 22, 2018.

Meet the Startups

We have had some incredible, innovative startups join us to shape the future of finance together.

The Vault

The DBS Accelerator is held in a former bank vault in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The multifunctional space is built as a coworking space and events hub.

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