35% of world unicorns are made in China

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We are closely monitoring the situation and will announce the dates in early July.

Shanghai & Shenzhen

We are inviting entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem builders who already or want to start working, building and creating in Berlin, India, China, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. Candidates should have a strong interest in building lasting connections between Berlin and Asia.

Participation in the program is free, however, all delegates are responsible for their own travel costs. We encourage all delegates to stay in the same hotel (approximately 100-120 EUR/night)

Here’s what we have in mind for the upcoming delegation.

And here you can download agenda and list of delegates from our delegation to China in March.

Why China?

In 2014, just 14% of the unicorns were based in China. During the last year that percentage has shot up to 35%, while in the U.S., the number of homegrown unicorns has fallen from 61% to 41% of the overall global number. There were four times as many AI-related patent applications and three times as many crypto- and blockchain-related patents registered in China last year.

With a customer base that has extremely high digital adaptability, China has the world’s highest e-hailing and car-sharing numbers, and is leading the global electric vehicle revolution. In Shenzhen, 95% of all taxis are running on electricity. Research shows that Chinese customers are globally most open to experiment with automated taxis (robocabs), and Daimler and BMW have permits to trial autonomous vehicles in Beijing and Shanghai.

This delegation is co-organized with Start Alliance, an initiative by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.

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