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About us

Our mission

Our mission is to catalyse social impact through education, research and collaboration.

Our approach

We are inspired by the ethos of social entrepreneurship and aim to make an impact by creating students with entrepreneurial spirit. We collaborate with educational institutions and work together to build a community of engaged, inspired and creative learners. We also provide mentoring and early-stage business incubation support to budding entrepreneurs. Our key strength is our extensive network which is equipped with entrepreneurs, industry experts and leaders from different sectors who inspire us and help us to achieve our mission.


Institutions we have worked with

HotCubator has supported the following institutions by offering a tailored entrepreneurship program which has increased student engagement significantly. Read the case studies for full story.

Our team

Dr. Sayem Hossain, Founder
Katrena Friel, Advisor

CEO | Founder | International Speaker | Advisory Board Member | Award Winning Author | Trainer | Coach | Mentor

Dr. Mo Kader, Advisor

Managing Director, Consultica Worldwide Management Consultants

Chafica El-labban, Entrepreneur in Residence

Managing partner, Lebanese Meme Solutions and Digital Phoenix

Business Coach and Mentor

We work with a number of entrepreneurs and leaders who provide ad-hoc support to us. So we are always keen to grow our network further. If you love to inspire others and spread your positive energy, then get in touch and the coffee is on us!

Our impact

Fantastic work, Sayem and THSS! This is a very exciting initiative. I look forward to hearing of more HotCubator success stories.

- Erica Wilson, A/Professor, Deputy Head of School/Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University

HotCubator initiative is excellent and I am sure will do much to motivate students and open their minds and imaginations up to all kinds of possibilities that they themselves could initiate.

Kevin Markwell - A/Professor, School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University

My role as a mentor in the hotcubator program has allowed me to help and inspire students to reach their potential. Through guidance and regular meetings I have helped our budding entrepreneurs take on the next step in their businesses. I look forward to helping create more success stories through Hotcubator's entrepreneurship program.

Chafica El-Labban - Managing partner, Lebanese Memes Solutions and Digital Phoenix

I have joined HotCubator at the beginning of 2017. It's always a pleasure when I can spend time with upcoming leaders. During the meetings I can see the engagement, entrepreneurship spirit and support we give each other. I am proud to be a part of HotCubator.

Ruby Nguyen - Founder, GA Sweettime

HotCubator has given me the necessary tools to scale up my business. I have been motivated and inspired to continue with my business, photosbyharry. Having access to such knowledgeable and inspiring entrepreneurs is a great opportunity in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Harry Mitchell - Founder, photosbyharry

My dream has always been to become an entrepreneur and when I was introduced to HotCubator I was confident that I was going to achieve my dream. Whilst I always had the burning desire to become an entrepreneur, HotCubator ignited and nurtured the entrepreneurial spirit in me. They have supported and mentored me to take a quantum leap in my business. Being a part of HotCubator has significantly transformed my goals into reality.

Uma Panchapakesan - Founder, iBeyondBliss