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Expanding Horizons: Introducing Expansion Lab


A Partnership That Transcends Boundaries

AsiaBerlin and betahausX have joined forces to present Expansion Lab—a groundbreaking program designed to empower founders, ecosystem builders, and research institutions in Berlin with the tools and connections they need to thrive in the vibrant Asian markets. This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone in AsiaBerlin’s mission to facilitate cross-continental collaborations and foster innovation between the tech ecosystems of Berlin and Asia.

Unlocking Opportunities: A Program Filled with Promise

The Expansion Lab program offers an unparalleled opportunity for participants to unlock new horizons and overcome the high barriers of entry that typically characterize Asian markets. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an established institution, this program is tailor-made to equip you with the knowledge, insights, and connections necessary to succeed in the dynamic Asian business landscape.

Part 1: Empowerment in the Digital Sphere

The journey begins with a four-week online program that serves as a knowledge source about the promising Asian markets. This enlightening virtual experience is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of Asian business cultures, cross-border cooperation models, growth marketing strategies, and the essentials of international networking. By immersing yourself in this enriching curriculum, you’ll gain the expertise needed to navigate the intricacies of Asian markets and forge meaningful connections across continents.

Part 2: Immersion in Asian Ecosystems

But the real adventure begins when you embark on a three-week-long in-country experience—a transformative journey that will take you directly into the heart of Asia’s vibrant tech ecosystems. Immerse yourself in the local cultures, participate in insightful seminars, and embrace countless networking opportunities that will expand your horizons. This immersive experience allows for a hands-on approach to learning while leaving ample space for personal growth and development. Engage with influential partners, attend prestigious ecosystem conferences, and seize the opportunity to pitch your ideas to industry leaders—these experiences will not only broaden your perspectives but also open doors to potential collaborations and partnerships.

Investing Time, Reaping Rewards

Expansion Lab understands the value of time, which is why the program is offered completely free of charge. Your dedication and commitment are all that’s required to participate in this life-changing opportunity. However, it’s important to note that travel expenses during the in-country visit will need to be covered by participants. We believe this small investment pales in comparison to the immense value and potential return on investment you’ll gain by immersing yourself in the vibrant Asian markets.

Unveiling the Quirks: Building Relationships for Success

Every country has its own unique quirks, and understanding them is the key to thriving in unfamiliar territories. Expansion Lab recognizes this and aims to equip you with the cultural knowledge necessary to build strong relationships in Asia—a region where personal connections play a vital role in business success. As part of this program, you’ll have the chance to embrace the fun side of Asian culture, from firsthand experiences of Japanese and Korean entertainment to unraveling the business side of K-pop. Picture yourself relaxing in traditional Japanese onsens and closing deals in one of Korea’s famous 24/7 bathhouses—these extraordinary experiences will not only enrich your understanding of Asian cultures but also pave the way for meaningful connections and fruitful collaborations.

Answering Asia’s Call

Expansion Lab begins its journey in Japan and Korea, serving as a launchpad for your Asian expansion. However, the adventure doesn’t end there. Our program extends to the bustling cities of Singapore, Jakarta, and Bangalore. If any of these vibrant destinations pique your interest, reach out to us today. Apply now or send us a message to secure your spot in this transformative program that brings the best of Berlin to Asia.

Embrace the Future with Expansion Lab

Expansion Lab is your gateway to seizing countless possibilities in the Asian markets. By participating in this program, you gain an invaluable shortcut, saving you precious time and years of research. Empowered with knowledge, armed with connections, and equipped with first-hand experiences, you’ll be prepared to make your mark in the dynamic and rapidly evolving Asian landscape.

Join Expansion Lab and become part of a global network that transcends borders. Let us bring the best of Berlin to Asia, fostering collaboration, innovation, and lasting success. Get ready to embark on a journey that will redefine your future.


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