Start Alliance and IHK Berlin: China delegation 2018


Come with us to China

Once again Start Alliance goes on a delegation trip with Berlin startups to China. This time the program is co-organized with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin (IHK Berlin). From April 15th - 21st 2018 you will have the opportunity to explore the startup ecosystem of Beijing and Shanghai and 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.

In short...

What?          Startup delegation trip
Where?        Shanghai & Beijing
When?         April 15th - 21st 2018
For Whom? Startups from Berlin (esp. energy, environmental, e-mobility solutions)
Deadline?    March 13th, 2018

NOTE: The program will start in Beijing on Monday morning, April 16th and end in Shanghai on Friday evening, April 20th. We will transfer from Beijing to Shanghai on Wednesday afternoon.


Apply by using the following F6S-link:

Why you should apply?

During this delegation trip the 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.
You will learn refreshing insights during panel discussions on how to start in China, you will watch awesome startup demos and get cool pitch opportunities. Also, the program includes networking events, lunch & dinner keynotes and site visits at interesting startups. That way, startups can test the Chinese market and connect with the local startup scene and its main actors without any commitment.

Conditions of participation

This event is designed for startups from Berlin that are beyond the idea/prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market. Also, applying startups should be active in one of the following markets: energy, environmental or e-mobility solutions.

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

  • Expanding into the Chinese market

  • Looking for international 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 meeting in Berlin

  • transfer between all items on the program

  • multiple pitch possibilities

  • business development coaching

  • site visits

  • talks from industry and specialists

  • several group activities

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


The agenda will include many different events such as:


  • welcome events (briefing, dinner)

  • cultural program

  • economic forum Berlin-Beijing

  • visits at local startups, companies and institutions

  • evening reception

  • transfer to Shanghai


  • startup pitch event

  • economic forum Berlin-Shanghai incl. panel discussion and networking

  • evening reception

  • site visits at local startups, companies and institutions

  • talks from industry and specialists

  • farewell dinner


Has this program raised your interest? Apply by March 13th 2018: