Asia’s first Sextech Hackathon will be held in Singapore between 18 and 20 May at The Hive, Lavender, in conjunction with SPARK (Sexual Pleasure and Relationship Konversations) Fest Asia 2018.
The hackathon is appealing to people of all walks of life to share new innovations, opinions or ideas on sexual wellness. The event seeks to address a wide range of topics such as “quality sex education, long-distance relationships, disability and sex, to closing the pleasure on third age sex.”
Sextech is a lucrative and thriving industry, which according to the Guardian, is worth 30 billion USD with an annual growth of 30 percent.
Erin Chen, founder of SPARK Fest Asia and member of Women of SexTech said:
“Similar to other STEM movements, we are especially hoping to see more female and diverse leadership in Asian sextech ventures. With examples like Unbound (USA), which has just raised 2.7 million USD, Dame Products (USA), and Intimate.io
(AUS), women and diversity have proven to bring about creative innovations and disruptions in this area – and
we need that element of “out of the box” thinking in Asia as well.”
The opening night of the hackathon will be held at the Straits Clan, where participants and Straits Clan members will hear from international speakers on the various challenges and opportunities in the sexual wellness industry. Hacking and pitching will take place on the following days at the Hive Lavender, a co-working space for creatives and makers, as well as the location of the SPARK festival.
Speakers and mentors for Asia’s first Sextech Hackathon
- Sanderijn Van Der Doef, Psychologist & Sexologist (Netherlands)
- Dema Tio, Founder of Vibease (Singapore)
- Sam Zhao, Founder of Yummy (China)
- Mattias Hulting, Founder of Ramblin’ Brands (Singapore)
More mentors and hackathon prizes will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the hackathon format and registration, please visit https://asia-first-sextech-hackathon-peatix.com.