About Us

We believe

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. 

Our Team

Rainer Seider Initiator AsiaBerlin

Rainer Seider

Initiator AsiaBerlin
Noel Pinter Project Manager, AsiaBerlin

Noel Pinter

Project Manager, AsiaBerlin
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Helen Franke

Sub-Project Manager Smart Change / Smart City Policy Expert

Kalbiye Nur Yegnidemir

Senior Project Manager, enpact (AsiaBerlin Partner)
Annette Heimann Managing Director, APFB

Annette Heimann

Managing Director, APFB
Carolin Lessoued

Carolin Lessoued

Event Planning, AsiaBerlin Summit

Antonin Salice-Stephan

Sub-Project Manager Smart Change/ International Entrepreneurship Expert
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Siddharth Bhasin

Senior Program Manager & Investors Lead, enpact (AsiaBerlin Partner)
Diksha Dutta Communication and Community Partnerships, AsiaBerlin

Diksha Dutta

Head of Communication, AsiaBerlin
Elvir Becirovic Project Manager, Smart Change

Elvir Becirovic

Project Manager, Smart Change

Jan Lachenmayer

enpact, Managing Director (AsiaBerlin Partner)

Amrita Gandikota

Hub Manager India, AsiaBerlin

AsiaBerlin Activities

AsiaBerlin Summit

The AsiaBerlin Summit is the annual summit of year-long AsiaBerlin activities connecting Berlin startups with significant ecosystems and markets in Asia aided by relevant contacts and structured networks. The Summit deals with subjects such as smart cities/ urban tech, health, finance, industry 4.0, digitalization, innovation, internationalization, AI, blockchain in the form of conferences, workshops, and expert tours.

AsiaBerlin Delegation Trips

The delegation trips connect the startup hubs in Berlin, Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, Delhi, Bangalore, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong and enable direct cooperation between startups and the ecosystem players. The delegation trips are funded by the Berlin Senate and implemented by enpact e.V. in cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, HI Indonesia and Impact Hub Manila.

AsiaBerlin Events

The monthly #AsiaBerlin events highlight the market opportunities in Asian ecosystems such as India, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and China for the Berlin startup ecosystem. We bring valuable insights and actionable advice from trailblazers who already run successful operations in Asia and investors who funded Berlin-based companies, pitch sessions and more.

Female Entrepreneurship in Berlin and India (FEBI)

The aim of the project is to strengthen networks of women-led companies in Berlin and India by exchanging experiences and to further develop programmes to support female founders. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Berlin Senate.

Smart Change

Berlin and Jakarta are teaming up to foster innovative solutions for sustainability in growing cities - thereby turning over a new leaf in their urban partnership cooperation. The two cities are launching the three-year project ``Smart Change - Strengthening Urban Governance, Prosperity and Innovation in Jakarta`` under the European Union's International Cooperation and Development Programme.