Know the basics

12 – 18 May, 2019


This delegation trip is open for the female founders from India only. The preference will be given to those who have an established business in the field of Smart City and Urban Innovation. Candidates should have a strong command of English and interest in building lasting connections between Berlin and Asia.

If you don’t fit these criteria, you may sign up to attend the week-long Asia-Pacific Conference taking place at the same time.

All participation and travel costs are covered by the organizers.

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Welcome to the startup capital of Europe!

Although London, Paris and Stockholm also lay claim to the title, the numbers make a strong case for Berlin. In 2017 investment in German startups soared 88% year-on-year to $4.3 billion, and the capital city accounted for a grand 70% of the total. Every year 500 new startups are born and 17% of them are run by women. The city is becoming the gravitational force for technology and innovation with an infinite amount of talent, creativity and opportunities.

We are inviting women founders from all over India to apply for the delegation trip to Berlin where we will attend selected events of the Asia-Pacific Week, get to know what it takes to enter German market, get feedback on their business model from the VCs and expand their international network.

Since 1997 the Asia-Pacific Week Berlin (APW) has offered a unique European platform for interdisciplinary dialogue with experts in the fields of politics, business, science, research and culture on globally relevant subjects: smart cities, industry 4.0, digitalization, and innovation. With conferences, workshops, expert tours, and an extensive partner program, the APW creates a forum for dialogue and concrete collaborations that benefit the German and Asian partners alike.

NB! Selected entrepreneurs should be willing to commit to becoming a mentor to other Indian women entrepreneurs upon return.

Explore the startup scene
Exchange experience with other founders
Get feedback on your business model from VCs
Expand your professional network