Start Alliance Berlin goes Shanghai

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For the first time ever, Berlin Partner is planning to host a startup delegation to China. From April 24th to 28th 2017, startups from the German capital get a kick-start in the Chinese market by visiting China's most international metropolis - Shanghai. Berlin based startups can now apply at for the five day journey around innovation and international expansion in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the country.

Fellow travelers will have an opportunity to explore the possibility of expanding into the Chinese market while engaging with the local startup ecosystem and making connections with accelerators, VCs, startup CEOs and other key stakeholders. 

Learn refreshing insights during panel discussions on how to start in China, watch awesome startup demos and get cool pitch opportunities. The program also includes networking events, lunch & dinner keynotes and site visits at interesting startups. 

If a longer stay in Shanghai is desired, Berlin Partner also offers free coworking space in one of the member spaces of Start Alliance Berlin at TusStar, China Accelerator or Techcode



Applying startups have to be beyond the idea phase. There has to be a product on the market already.

Selected startups will receive for free:

  • preparation clinic in Berlin
  • main program participation
  • multiple pitch possibilities 
  • individual match makings
  • evening dinners and receptions
  • site visits transportation


PLEASE NOTE: Travel expenses (flight, hotel) are NOT COVERED by this program and will have to be paid individually. Berlin Partner will suggest cheap flights and affordable hotels.