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Our Day 1 (October 4) of AsiaBerlinSummit 2021 is packed with insightful keynotes, panels, startup pitches, and phenomenal speakers from Asia and Berlin. We start with a focus on how corporates and startups can work together. Then we dive into the internationalization of startups, focus on LGBTQI+ topics, startup success stories and tips from failures; and more.  Here is a look.  

Ramona Pop, Berlin Mayor and Senator for Economics will open the Summit at our venue EDGE Workspaces,  Invalidenstraße 65. In our first panel Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG and CEO, Smart Infrastructure and Thomas Saueressig, Member of the Executive Board, SAP SE  will discuss corporate-startup cooperation with  Nina Pütz CEO, Ratepay GmbH and Vidya Mani, CTO, Nuri GmbH. 

Other interesting panels of the day include:

Startups as a driver of innovation and digitalization of the German economy

Learnings from the Bridgemaker – Internationalization & Expansion done right

(Dr. Kim Zietlow , Director Trend & Innovation Scouting, Germany Trade & Invest / Digital Hub Initiative; Volker Hoffman , Managing Director, Humboldt-Innovation; Thomas Mack , Head of Scouting, German Entrepreneurship / German Accelerator;  Till Ammelburg, Head of Startup Scouting & Corporate Innovation, TechCode Germany; moderated by Diksha Dutta, Head of Marketing & Communication, AsiaBerlin)

Innovation Hunger – Finding inspiration in interculturality

(Naoyoshi Yoneyama, Managing Director, SBI Holding, Nils Wagner, Head of REHAU New Ventures; Siddharth Borkar, M&A, Mahindra Group India; Maria Roßbander, Program Officer Siemensstadt², Siemens AG – Siemensstadt Square; moderated by Mali M Baum, CEO founder, WLOUNGE ,MAGDA GROUP fund)

Discussing LGBTQ ERGs

Yan Fan, Co-Founder & CTO, Code Chrysalis; Anja Kunad, Support Manager, SAP SE; Lex Gillon, CEO, Modality Group; moderated by Athena Lam, AsiaBerlin Ambassador & Content Strategist, Passbase)

Find the full program of the Summit here. 

About AsiaBerlin Summit 

The AsiaBerlin Summit offers a platform to establish an international startup ecosystem between Berlin and Asia. We focus on the internationalization of startups across sectors such as Smart Cities/UrbanTech, HealthTech, FinTech, industry 4.0, AI, and Blockchain. Besides expert panels and keynotes by investors and startups on Days 1 and 2 — we will have an Embassy Day program planned in partnership with various embassies of Asian countries complemented by cultural programs as well as satellite events during the Summit.

Register for AsiaBerlin Summit 2021 here. 

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