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.
Last year we’ve hosted 10 women founders from all over India in Berlin during the Asia-Pacific Week. They got to know what it takes to enter German market, got feedback on their business model from the VCs and networked, networked and networked. This time, it can be you!
Since 1997 the Asia-Pacific Week (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.
More about the outcomes and impressions from the last year’s delegation trip you can read in this blog post and apply until 16 March, 2020.