Ecosystem bridges

How we build ecosystem bridges

To empower entrepreneurs and their ecosystems, it is important to not only look at providing support programs. One of the hardest challenges for entrepreneurs and other entrepreneurship ecosystem participants is acquiring the right network so that they can gain access to the right opportunities and knowledge when it is needed.

  • Delegation trips are a proven approach for expanding entrepreneur networks and typically provide tangible actionable connections for participating entrepreneurs.
  • Summits and conferences such as the AsiaBerlin Summit are a powerful way of connecting a broad range of ecosystem participants.
  • Event series are often sector specific and are effective in connecting clusters of ecosystem participants.

Current ecosystem bridging initiatives




Since 1997, the AsiaBerlin Summit (formerly Asia-Pacific Week) has offered a unique international platform for interdisciplinary European-Asian dialogue about politics, business, science, research, and culture.

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AfricaBerlin Network


ABN forms a collective platform that brings together communities within the startup ecosystems across Africa and Berlin. The common goal is to support startups and SMEs in their international expansion and in overcoming the barriers of internationalization.

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Are you a bridge builder?

We are always looking for more and better ways to facilitate connections among ecosystem participants. If you have an idea, event or initiative you would like to share with us, we would be happy to hear from you.

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