Start Alliance and StartUp AsiaBerlin go China

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Start Alliance and StartUp AsiaBerlin are bringing innovative startups to China! From November 25th to 29th, 2019, our participants will have the opportunity to explore the startup ecosystem of Shanghai and Shenzhen to get a better insight into the Chinese market. Furthermore, the program offers the chance to meet many high-ranking representatives from the Chinese tech- and startup-scene to build a great network even before entering the Chinese market.

During this one week trip, startups will have the opportunity to explore the possibility of expanding into the Chinese market while engaging with the local startup ecosystem and making connections with accelerators, VCs, startup CEOs and other high-ranking industry experts. Participants will learn personal insights during panel discussions on how to start in China, and get the chance to watch awesome startup demos and get cool pitching opportunities. Also, the program includes high level networking events, lunch & dinner keynotes and site visits to the most promising startups of the area. That way, startups can test the Chinese market and connect with the local startup scene and its main actors without any commitment.

This program is co-organized with StartUp AsiaBerlin, an initiative of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises of the City of Berlin, implemented by enpact e.V..

Conditions of participation:

This event is designed for startups based in at least one of the Start Alliance partner cities, that are beyond the idea/prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market.

It could be right for you, if your startup is interested in: 

  • Researching the Chinese market for possible market entry

  • Looking for international distribution or technical partners

  • Seeking to raise capital internationally (esp. in China)

  • Recruiting international teams (esp. in China)

What's included?

Accepted startups will receive for free:

  • Main program participation

  • Preparation material, including a physical meeting in Berlin

  • Transportation between all program items

  • Multiple pitch possibilities

  • Business development coaching for China

  • Site visits at points of interest for startups

  • Talks from industry specialists

  • Several group activities

Please note that travel expenses (flights & hotel) are not covered. We will suggest cheap flights.

 Please apply until October 1st.