Asian Embassies are organizing a series of programs diving deep into startup topics in their respective countries during the days of the AsiaBerlin Summit. Have a look.
Are you interested in the startup scene of Asian countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Mongolia, or Pakistan? How can these countries work with tech partners in Europe? Or what are the hottest sectors to look for in Asia? For AsiaBerlin Summit 2020, the Asian embassies are invited to organize their own seminars and workshops and will be focusing on some of these topics for their programs. This year, the embassy day programs are a combination of online and offline events. Get your free tickets for Embassy Day. Here is a look at the list of events.
Thailand: A Fascinating Investment Destination of Asia for Landing Startup
by Embassy of Thailand (online)
24 September 2020, 09.00 – 10.45 hrs. (Germany time) / 14.00 – 15.45 hrs. (Thailand time)
The program will have opening remarks by H.E. Dr. Dhiravat Bhumichitr, Ambassador of Thailand to Germany; Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency and Dr. Rainer Seider, Head of Unit, Foreign Trade, European Economic Policy, Development Cooperation, Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, Berlin
The topics discussed will include Thailand’s landscape in moving forward the nation with innovation and startup business; smart visa and MARTech startup and travel tech startups. Find the agenda here.
The 3rd Philippine StartUp MeetUp
by Embassy of the Philippines (online)
24 September, 9:30 am – 11:30am
The 3rd Philippine StartUp MeetUp will showcase a panel of 3 Filipino talents working in German technology scale-ups and a pitch event of 5 startups with Filipino founders spread out across Europe and back home in the Philippines. We are sustaining our momentum from a successful launch in June 2018, followed by the 1st pitch competition of 10 Filipino founders as a satellite event of the then Asia Pacific Week Berlin 2019. This year, it will be a hybrid event for the first time ever and will be broadcasted live on 24 September 2020 via Zoom from the Philippine Embassy in Berlin.
We welcome investors from Europe who want to gain a better understanding of the opportunities in the Philippines, and who want to meet some of its best founders. Of course, we also welcome other startup founders and aspiring digital entrepreneurs to learn from the insights of Filipinos who are either part of the fastest growing German unicorns or are running their own businesses. As an Embassy Day event, there will be an opportunity to network with other investors from Asia via Brella.
Join us and broaden your network, meet potential business partners and witness a pitching session featuring home-grown Philippine startups.
Accelerating startup ecosystems through IT-capabilities in Vietnam
by the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Online)
24 September, 11:00 am – 12:30pm
Accelerating startup ecosystems through IT-capabilities in Vietnam will showcase a panel of Vietnamese and German Experts and a giving an overview of Vietnamese IT-capabilities, the insight of the European customer’s need and Startup’s needs. Vietnam is becoming one of the open innovation and tech hubs in Southeast Asia. The startup scene is getting hotter by the years with respect to the rapid growth that requires the huge and youthful IT capabilities and potentials.
We welcome all the aspiring startups founders and entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and institutions from Europe to join the event and exchange a better understanding of the IT capabilities in Vietnam and aim to create incentives for the development of new high-tech businesses and accelerate our startup ecosystems. Join us and broaden your network, meet potential business partners.
Indonesia during the pandemic: digital opportunities including the example of the healthcare industry
by the Embassy of Indonesia
24 September, Time: 11:00 am – 12:30pm – online only
Startups from around the globe are working on solutions to address COVID-19, a virus which as of today has caused more than 900.000 deaths around the world. As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through health tech startups – an approach that is quickly becoming part of the national healthcare system. To lessen the strain, the government is directing the public to so-called telehealth firms through which they can access verified medical guidance, get free doctor consultations via video, telephone or text, and even have medication prescribed and delivered.
This Zoominar will provide an overview of current developments and opportunities and this will be an effective forum for sharing of experiences and good practices from Indonesia in managing the pandemic through the development of innovation and digitalization.
A Deep Dive into the Indian Start-up Ecosystem
by Embassy of India (online)
25 September, 10:00 am – 11:15 am – online only
Year after year proving itself to be 3rd largest and the most diverse startup ecosystem, India stands tall having churned out close to 30 Unicorn Start-ups which are well-spread across all globally key sectors. The count of Start-ups recognized by the Central Government of India stands at 37,171. With a groomed environment that is legally sound and witnesses the support of various public and private stakeholders that are fostering innovation and disruption, India is surely the Go-To Asian country. Witness the ‘India Insights” at the hands of Startup India, NASSCOM and FICCI, which are some of the most prominent drivers of the Indian Startup Ecosystem today. Their expert inputs will be followed by pitches from key startups in the Urban and Healthcare space.
Start-Up Ecosystem and Investment in Mongolia
by Embassy of Mongolia (online)
25 September, Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – online only
- Opening Remarks by H.E. Dr. Damba Ganbat, Ambassador of Mongolia to Germany
- “The Trade Promotion Center in Berlin- Organic and Fair Products”(in German) Ms. Boldgerel Tuvd, Board Member of “IHZ Mongolei GmbH”
- Moderator Dorjraa Munkhtur, Second Secretary, Embassy of Mongolia
Explore Green Bangladesh – Unlocking the Potential
by Embassy of Bangladesh (Online)
23 September, Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am\
- Mr. Miran Ali, MD, Bitopi Group/ Director, BGMEA
- Ms. Mantasha Ahmed, President, Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (AFDB)
- Mr. Mohammed Samiul Islam, Owner, Z Tech
- Ms. Rubaiya Farhana, owner Eco Craft
- Ms. Ayrin Islam, President and CEO, Ring Id
- Welcome Remarks: M. Murshidul Huq Khan, CDA, a.i. Bangladesh Embassy, Berlin
- Moderator: Mr. Md. Saiful Islam. Commercial Counsellor, Bangladesh Embassy, Berlin
Internationalizing Startups and Ecosystems: German – Pakistan Collaboration?
By Embassy of Pakistan (This is a hybrid event, you can join online or on-site (at Spielfeld Digital Hub in Berlin)
23 September, Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
(Here is the current list of speakers and here is the Summit program. Follow us on Linkedin and Twitter for live updates on AsiaBerlin Summit 2020. Please register here for all days. )