READY TO EXPAND YOUR STARTUP TO ASIA?
Our market immersion program to Singapore and Tokyo kicks off from 25 Oct to 1 Nov 2019!
APPLY BY 23 AUGUST 2019
About Next Step Asia
Our program is an unique opportunity for the most promising German startups to immerse in Southeast Asia’s leading startup hub, Singapore, and explore business opportunities within the corporate innovation ecosystem of Japan.
Learn how to set up your business and tailor your solutions to the market via workshops and sessions with our industry mentors. You will also have the opportunity to network during an exclusive German Startup Night in Singapore with an audience of established companies, venture capitalists and potential customers.
For our upcoming edition, the program will begin with free access to Asia’s largest open innovation matching event Innovation Leaders Summit in Tokyo, to connect you with leading corporates and investors.
Supportive and efficient government
S$19bil in government funds committed to science and tech till 2020.
Learn how local support and funding initiatives can help your startup.
Extensive and vibrant startup ecosystem
Singapore is considered number 1 in the world for start-up talent.
Meet local startups and explore collaborative spaces such as LaunchPad @ one-north.
Co-innovation opportunities with MNCs
Firms that have set up innovation hubs in Singapore include Lufthansa, Siemens and PayPal.
Discover how you can work with MNCs on incubation and venture activities.
Base of many VCs and Investors
Singapore is home to more than 30 corporate incubators/investors and 150 VC investors.
Meet and network with our community of investors.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
We are looking for German startups who can scale-up in the space of deep tech and benefit particulary from the high-growth areas in Asia
Cybernetic authentication tokens, blockchain, AI-powered know-your-customer (KYC) processes and cryptography technology
Smart cities comprise a variety of elements including smart infrastructure, smart building, and Smart mobility solutions such as autonomous driving and e-mobility
Medical technology products from implantable pacemakers, to life science instruments, and surgical procedure innovations, through to biomaterials and connected health IT
Advanced digital technologies such as IoT, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, and Big Data Analytics, to connect people, networks, machines, and devices, for optimizing efficiency
STARTUP CRITERIA & GENERAL INFORMATION:
The program is open to all startups which are legally registered in Germany. Please see list of criteria here.
As the program is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), participation fees are subsidised and kept low to cover operational expenses.
The costs per participant are 750 EUR (see T&Cs). It does not include costs of travel and accommodation.
Participants of our program are entitled to preferred hotel rates in the program destinations.
Next Step Asia is an initiative of German Accelerator Southeast Asia organized in close cooperation with the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
In close cooperation with: