Berlin goes India!

Join us for the Delegation Trip to India this November

Join us from the 27th of November to the 1st of December on a delegation trip from Germany to India!

The delegation intends to create an in-depth market access into the Indian startup ecosystem focusing on the most innovative startup hub Bengaluru in the margins of the Bengaluru Tech Summit.

The trip is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion, with a strong focus on gaining entry into the Indian market and building lasting relationships through networking and B2B meetings. We believe that by working together, we can create a more vibrant and connected startup ecosystem between Asia and Berlin.

Application deadline: 15 November 2023
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The delegation trip is an AsiaBerlin Community activity implemented by enpact Stiftung with the support of the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. AsiaBerlin bridges Berlin and Asia’s startup ecosystems. They organise events, provide resources, and connect startups, investors, and ecosystem builders. Their goal is to create a vibrant and sustainable startup ecosystem that connects both regions.


What to expect during the trip?

A week long exploration trip to the Indian subcontinent to explore, interact and create long lasting partnerships with the finest founders, investors and government actors in the Indian business ecosystem.

  • Participation and pitching possibility at an exclusive Pitch & Networking Event
  • Networking with the most important enablers, multipliers, and potential business partners
  • Deep dive into the local startup ecosystem
  • Meetups with stakeholders & institutions
  • Success stories and panel sessions
  • Site visits to innovation hubs
Application deadline: 15 November 2023
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You’ll also have the chance to take part in the Bengaluru Tech Summit!

Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 (BTS 2023) will take place from November 29th to December 1st, 2023, at the Bangalore Palace in Bengaluru, India. Over 30,000 delegates from more than 30 countries are expected to attend BTS 2023, Asia’s largest tech summit, which will be held from November 29th to December 1st, 2023 at the Bangalore Palace in Bengaluru, India. BTS 2023 will feature side events like a startup showcase and hackathon. They will help delegates network with startups, government officials, and technology companies.

Please note that due to the nature of the program, travel and accommodation expenses are to be paid by yourself and will not be reimbursed by organizing parties.

Dive into India's entrepreneurship ecosystem

With over 60,000 startups and 80+ unicorns, India is at the forefront in shaping the future of the Asian and global startup ecosystem. India added over 1300 new tech startups in 2019, making the country the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world according to the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. 

India’s startup ecosystem is thriving, with over 75,000 startups in operation. This growth is fueled by government support, a young and tech-savvy population, access to funding, a focus on innovation, and a strong entrepreneurial culture.

Key sectors include FinTech, AI, GreenTech and mobility. Startups are also focusing on sustainability, collaborating with global partners, and adopting emerging technologies.

The Indian government is committed to supporting startups through initiatives like Startup India. This provides startups with funding, tax breaks, and regulatory support. India’s young population is driving demand for innovative products and services. The country also has a large pool of skilled talent. Venture capital funding for Indian startups has increased significantly in recent years. This has attracted global investors. Indian startups are developing cutting-edge solutions in areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and blockchain. They are also addressing social and environmental challenges.

The Indian startup ecosystem is poised for continued growth. The government, investors, and startups are working together to create a global hub for innovation.

Here are some key trends shaping the Indian startup ecosystem:

  • Focus on sustainability
  • Collaboration with global startups
  • Adoption of emerging technologies
  • Emergence of tech startups outside of capital cities
  • Rise of women entrepreneurs

Partner Organizations

Berlin Goes India delegation trip is an AsiaBerlin community activity implemented by enpact Stiftung with the support of the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. The delegation trip is implemented as part of the Urban Mobility Berlin India (UMBI) project, which was established in 2022 by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Bund-Länder-Programm (BLP).

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