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AsiaBerlin Event : Climb the Summit – Networking for Startups that aim high on 10 September 2021

A networking event for the startup business community of Asian Expats and the wider Berlin startup
Join us on 10 September 2021 at 18:00 CET.

About this event

Several people from Asia have made Berlin their home. Berlin, specifically, is a melting pot of diversity and cultural integration. A diverse society promises a dearth of opportunities and growth options for the business community. According to the findings by the Federal Statistical Office in 2019, 26% of the total population in Germany have a migration background. Around 3.2 million or 22% of them are immigrants from Asia and their descendants. Expats bring along innovative ideas and techniques into the local lifestyle. This Asia Berlin event aims to to foster higher integration with and amongst expats from Asia involved in the startup world through carefully selected panels on stage and effective and fun networking on the ground. Register here. 

Event Flow

Event Speakers

Bilal Farrukh

Bilal founded over 4 internet service startups, 0-100+ employees, $30M+ value creation, 2 exits. He joined 2 early stage startups leading to public listings, one global $10B IPO, LINE messenger’s dual listing in NYSE and Tokyo. He was in charge of Innovation & Growth for Line Plus Corporation, the makers of LINE messenger app. He was responsible for growing LINE into the world’s top portal, beyond a social platform, catering all content consumption needs and Fintech projects. He developed  several internal ventures, expanding business into Europe, SEA, MENA region via partnerships and new business launches.

Further, he co-founded Pring, a mobile social network accessible over web and mobile. Growth hacked Pring to over 7 million users in 18 months. He has also co-founded Integry in 2017 as a platform to integrate different productivity apps and make the most out of them.

Shoba Purushothaman

Shoba is a co-founder of Hardskills, a corporate learning platform focused on behavioral “human skills” workforce development at scale. A 3-time global entrepreneur, Shoba built disruptive businesses from concept to exit in multiple industries and geographies. She holds a strong track record in enterprise sales with Fortune 500 and building exceptional, long-term global client relationships. Moreover, she is a globetrotter and has lived & worked in 7 different countries.

Jag Singh

Jag is one of Europe’s most active angel investors. He is currently a partner at AngelInvest.  He previously built four companies from scratch, and his  first two exits were in 2007 and 2009. His background spans the interconnected worlds of marketing and technology, underpinned by over a decade of experience at the highest levels of politics/strategy He has helped craft and execute political strategies and campaigns for some of the world’s most influential politicians, brands, and global causes.

Stefani Lu 

Stefani has  combined experience of working in big corporates and lean startups in China. She has contributed for 300% brand growth, also struggled to rescue a 40% declining brand and created key initiatives to turn-around a brand from 10 years’ declining.She has explored 51 countries across America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She deeply  understands  the culture and differences while continuously advancing to bridge the gap between China and the rest of the world.

DJ Pawas 

Pawas Gupta has 21 years of experience in the music industry across India and Germany. He is currently the head of Electronic music at Flux and A&R at Label Sound Of Berlin / Embassy One.

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. Find the full program of the Summit here.  Register for AsiaBerlin Summit 2021 here.  Want to be updated on all the fun we are having at AsiaBerlin? Follow us on LinkedinInstagram, and Twitter for regular updates on all AsiaBerlin activities.


Sep 10 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The summit is being hosted at the following venue:

Spielfeld Digital Hub GmbH
Skalitzer Straße 85/86
10997 Berlin

Note: satellite events take place at various addresses