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February 29, 2024 – 10 AM to 12 pm, CET

Asia Contest

The Inter.national! Startup Contest is a pitch competition that consists of five regional contests all around the world. The contests are organized by the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK). The following countries/regions may participate:

China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan

10.00 AM
Welcoming and Introduction of the Jury members
10.15 AM
Startup Pitches
Each startup has got only three minutes to pitch their business idea in front the audience and a professional jury consisting of industry experts and institutions. After every pitch there is time for three minutes Q&A.

Enjoy pitches from:

Mech-Mind Robotics Technologies Ltd. from China 

Midwest Composites from Malaysia

Airee Felt from Mongolia

BGrowTech from Pakistan

Kinexcs Pte Ltd from Singapore

VSPharmtech from South Korea

Trade Wind Biotech Co. Ltd. from Taiwan

11.20 AM
How to fuck up your international expansion
Gernot Schwendtner, International Expansion Expert - Founder, Upvisor - Shaping Global Success
11.50 AM
Announcement of the winners
Be excited which startups from Asia are going to get the ticket to the final of the Start.up! Germany Tour to enjoy it on site!
Moderated by
Dominik Stute, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund
Members of the Jury
Dr. Kathrin Bischoff, Policy Advisor for Innovation Markets in Asia and North America at Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Sebastian Hanny-Busch,  Funding Expert at NRW.BANK

Kerstin Sukale, Manager CEO Projects at NRW.Global Business

Nina Reinecke, M&A lawyer at Ernst and Young

Kristin Eckert, Global Lead, Business Development, German Entrepreneurship Asia