October 17, 2017

Press Release: 2nd SUAB Roadshow

The StartUp AsiaBerlin Roadshow enters its second round from October 18-29

  • – 25 players from the startup ecosystem are traveling to Manila, Jakarta and Bangalore
  • – Program highlights: Slingshot Conference in Manila, Bosch Accelerator in Bangalore
  • – Platform aims at connecting the Berlin and Asian startup hubs more closely

    Berlin, October 10, 2017 –  A delegation of ten participants from Berlin and five participants of each partner city: Manila, Jakarta and Bangalore will visit startups and companies such as Tokopedia in Jakarta and YourStory in Bangalore, coworking spaces and accelerators such as the Bosch DNA Accelerator in Bangalore  and various startup events and conferences like the Slingshot Conference in Manila. Joining the trip from Berlin are, among others, the startupper Christoph Göller from Coolar and Marten Rauschenberg from Sooom as well as Geraldine de Bastion from re:publica, Pitch-Coach Philippe Linus Petit, Carl-Luis Rieger from Kompass Digital and Kerstin Bock from Openers and the Tech Open Air.

    Ramona Pop,  Berlin Senator for Economy, Energy & Enterprises: „With the Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) 2016 and 2017 as well as the first roadshow, we successfully established and professionalized StartUp AsiaBerlin. What started as a spontaneous initiative in 2016, has developed into a stable platform with friends and political support. We are looking forward to the second Asia round.”

    Dr. Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Cooperation: „Especially enriching in this economic exchange, is the diversity: The participants come from very different ecosystems with varying economic, political and cultural backgrounds. And even though the internationalization demands of startups are rather complex, we will quickly enter into conversation and start a cooperation.”

    Detailed information on the program and the delegation  

    Previous successes:

    The first roadshow in October 2016 resulted in various successful cooperations and partnerships. Paula Schwarz received support from SenWEB, Impact Hub Manila and the Bayer Cares Foundation to anchor her StartupBoat near Mindanao in the Philippines. In cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the startup Fuel-a-Dream, it also docked in Kerala/ India, where players from the tech and internet industries, media and consultants worked on digital solutions for refugees. Maren Lesche, from etventure Startup Hub, also managed to set up a successful meetup series in India and opened the German branch of the Indian internet platform YourStory. Furthermore, WeCare.id, an Indonesian crowdfunding platform for medical treatment of poorer patients, was nominated for the Bayer Aspirin Social Innovation Award and invited to Berlin.

    StartUp AsiaBerlin builds bridges between startup hubs

    The joint platform of Berlin, Bangalore, Manila and Jakarta is an initiative that emerged during the Berlin based Asia-Pacific Weeks. It facilitates the access of startups to markets and distribution, finance and investment, administrative and political support, research, talents, networks and infrastructure in the other hubs to achieve professionalization and direct cooperation between startups. It involves important Berlin and Asian stakeholders: startups, large enterprises,accelerators, investors, coworking spaces etc. StartUp AsiaBerlin is a neutral player for connecting and supplying information to interested stakeholders.


    About StartUp AsiaBerlin

    StartUp AsiaBerlin is a project established by Berlin’s Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises (SenWEB) in cooperation with the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ) GmbH, the Impact Hub Manila, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Bangalore, and HI Indonesia in Jakarta. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The platform is open for growth and the cooperation with other hubs/ citiesThe next stop of StartUp AsiaBerlin is the Berlin based Asia-Pacific Weeks taking place from April 23-28th focusing on digitalization.

    The platform on Social Media:

    Facebook: @StartUpAsiaBerlin

    Twitter: @StartUp_AB

    Instagram: @startup_asiaberlin

    Press Contact:

    Claudia Lunscken, Openers