IN THE POWER OF COMMUNITIES AND CONNECTING STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS
ACROSS ASIA AND BERLIN.
AsiaBerlin, powered by the Berlin Senate Department, forms the collective platform that brings together communities within the startup ecosystems across Asia and Berlin. We enable relationship-building among investors, startups, and bridge builders by organizing monthly AsiaBerlin events and delegation trips to Berlin and Asia throughout the year. Our flagship event, the AsiaBerlin Summit is the annual summit of year-long AsiaBerlin activities where policymakers, startups, and investors meet to discuss the newest tech trends and cross-border collaboration between Asia and Berlin. We work closely with our partners in the Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin (APFB) and enpact, along with the ever-growing support of our honorary Ambassadors.
Meet Our Team
He initiated the AsiaBerlin Summit (former Asia-Pacific Week) as a platform for dialogue with Asia in 1997. Today AsiaBerlin includes also monthly events and delegation trips, connecting Asian startup ecosystems with Berlin.
Rainer supervises the Berlin Business Offices in New York and Beijing and has experiences in global cooperation. He is an international bridge builder for Berlin with a focus on startups.
Annette’s background is in International Relations. Before joining APFB, she lived in Jerusalem and initiated an Israeli-German environmental exchange program for young professionals for KKL-JNF. She also gained work experience in GIZ business promotion projects in Cambodia and South Africa.
Carolin started her work/business life in 2008 after graduating as a media economist in the startup world, where she worked at the intersection of music and tech in one of the first digital music distribution companies. While heading the PR and marketing department there, she also worked freelance for bigger brands like Universal or Nissan and many more, always in the field of media relations, communications or event productions. After that, she worked for different agencies, at one of them she met her future co-founder Kerstin and started to work on bigger projects like the Tech Open Air in Berlin, which was eventually the starting point of Openers. Openers is a boutique agency from Berlin that supports disruptive companies and brands when entering new markets or opportunities to get the word out. We believe in the power of stories to impact the status quo.