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Hive by Stellar Lifestyle
Innovation hub and community for SMEs and startups

Hive by Stellar Lifestyle is a new living lab for SME business experiments at Esplanade MRT station.

Hive connects Stellar Lifestyle and hundreds of its SME tenants and partners with startups in the technology ecosystem in Singapore and beyond. This is where business and consumer technologies are being tested, and new ways of working and business models are being created.

A platform for transformational SMEs and high-potential startups

This innovation ecosystem for SME digital transformation will accelerate innovation and sustainable business growth during these rapid times of change. The Hive helps SMEs bridge the digital gap with training, advisory and access to resources.  


A curated pool of startups offer SMEs practical, pilotable or implementable solutions to make their operations more effective and sustainable, or enhance their connections with commuters through a better in-store or online experience.

A vibrant community at the heart of the Marina Central precinct

To spark collaborations between our partners and with the Singapore ecosystem, there will be a calendar of events for SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates.  

From autonomous concepts to new food ideas, Hive is also where commuters can experience Retail and F&B in new and exciting ways.  See the companies present and what they offer here.


Stellar Lifestyle, a business arm of SMRT Corporation Limited, has expertise in property and retail management, media, and digital advertising solutions. We create vibrant transit destinations and lifestyle experiences to make our everyday touchpoints better. Our growing portfolio includes mall management and outdoor media & digital engagement platforms. We are also the largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore’s rail network.

Padang & Co is an innovation catalyst for corporations and government agencies, enabling them to address today’s challenges and opportunities of tomorrow through collaborations with startups and communities. As champions for Open Innovation, we create for all these stakeholders the environment for their creativity and innovation to emerge and flourish. Padang works with Stellar Lifestyle to design and deliver the SME programmes at the Hive, as well as manage the innovation hub.

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