Delegation trips are a vehicle for business owners and ecosystem actors interested in accessing new markets to expand their reach.
During a delegation trip, delegates from different countries travel together, exploring a thriving urban startup ecosystem. The trips typically involve attending a relevant conference which is embedded by a personalised programme. During the five to seven day-long trips matchmaking to relevant local stakeholders takes place, while the delegation visits the most exciting and relevant actors from the respective ecosystem, such as incubators, accelerators, investors, co-working spaces, unicorns, and more.
The overall goal is to facilitate personal exchange in a private and trusted setting so that sustainable relationships can develop. Thus, valuable knowledge and expertise between ecosystem actors is shared, providing a unique opportunity to learn about and understand local market conditions via first-hand insight. Ultimately, new networks are created, and delegates are empowered to act as multipliers in their own startup ecosystems.