Berlin’s Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises sets the framework for entrepreneurial activities. Furthermore, it enhances the innovative strength and export power of Berlin based companies.

enpact e.V. is a Berlin-based non-profit organization strengthening the economic ties between startup ecosystems in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia through mentoring, co-working and research-based programs. With its project Startup Connect, enpact organizes delegation trips to connect young entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem builders worldwide and explore new markets and sustainable business opportunities.

About us

Connecting globally-minded startups, investors and ecosystem players

In an ever more interdependent society, we want to shed light on nine important startup hubs and build an open platform to connect these ecosystems with each other and beyond.

The German-Asian startup platform StartUp AsiaBerlin (SUAB) is a project funded by the Berlin Ministry of Economic Affairs and implemented by enpact e.V. in cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, HI Indonesia and Impact Hub Manila.

The platform between the startup hubs Berlin, Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, Delhi, Bangalore, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong enables direct cooperation between start-ups and the ecosystem players. Every year we organize delegation trips to the cities in the network and invite our partners to reconvene at the Asia-Pacific Week in Berlin.

StartUp AsiaBerlin aims to create a global startup ecosystem, connecting startups to funding, talents, partners across Europe and Asia.










The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that serves as a significant catalyst for the promotion of trade and industrial relations between India and Germany. Since 60 years, it offers numerous services such as Business Partner Searches, Company Formations, Legal Advice, HR Recruitment, Marketing and Branding, Trade Fairs, Information and Knowledge-Exchange through various Publications, Delegations and Events, and Training.

HI Indonesia (HII) is a knowledge base for partners interested in the Indonesian startup market, its talents and the collaborative ecosystem with years of experience working with local startups, VCs, corporates, governmental and public institutions. Created under the roof of the German innovation consultancy HYVE – “PT HYVE Inovasi Indonesia” or “HI Indonesia” is now an ecosystem builder and incubator to foster international exchange. With its THAT’S.ID community, HII gives Indonesians a platform to collaborate and incubate their business, creative and social endeavours.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development in partner countries worldwide. As a federal enterprise, the main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Through its regional offices in Germany, GIZ supports the cooperation between state governments and the federal government’s programmes of international cooperation. The Regional Office East in Berlin supports networking and cooperation between bilateral programmes within the field of ICT4Development and innovative digital actors in Germany and Europe.

Impact Hub Manila is where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, it offers its members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. Specifically in Manila, Impact Hub envisions an enabled entrepreneurial sector that is committed to creating sustainable enterprises, jobs and opportunities resulting in poverty alleviation in the Philippines.

Z Nation Lab is an early stage startup accelerator which empowers entrepreneurs with capital, technical expertise, and network. We bring together high-quality mentors, subject matter experts, experienced professionals, investors and VCs under one roof to curate a community that offers an environment for innovation to thrive.

German Accelerator Southeast Asia is a five months growth acceleration program that supports German startups from technology-related sectors to enter the Southeast Asian markets and to develop them into internationally recognized and successful ventures. Our vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and Southeast Asia that facilitates market success for global startups, provides inspiration, and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC) is the holistic government-owned agency launched in 1996 to pioneer the transformation of Malaysia’s digital economy. MDEC was entrusted to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia initiative, the platform to nurture the growth of local tech companies whilst attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) and domestic direct investments (DDIs) from global multinational companies.

National Innovation Agency of Thailand (NIA) was assigned by the Ministry of Science and Technology to spearhead the startup business development and promotion project, as part of a goal to make Thailand a hub for startups and innovation.

Why Asia holds Big Promise for Germany?

“The goal of the trip is to bolster the startup exchange, facilitate international cooperation, and enable market access for German companies in this thriving startup ecosystem,” says Oleksandra Kovbasko, head of Startup Connect, at Berlin-based non-profit enpact. Enpact is the organizer of SUAB.

As Featured in

Our Team

Startup Asia Berlin Crew
Screen Shot 2018-11-20 at 10.17.41 AM
Rainer Seider

Berlin Ministry for Economic Affairs

Elena Volkava

Project Coordinator

Elvir Becirovic
Elvir Becirovic

Berlin Ministry for Economic Affairs

Alex Kovbasko

Project Manager