Deep dive into Asia’s vibrant innovation ecosystems through our market discovery programs. We help you to understand the heterogeneous markets and business environments in the most diverse continent.

Is Asia your next step?

Let Next Step be your starting point to a whole new region of business opportunities. We will help you validate the suitability of your business in new potential target markets in Asia.

Our virtual programs give first-hand market insights, explore individual business opportunities within the local ecosystem, and directly connect startups with potential customers and partners.

Choose your target market to learn more

View our virtual schedule

Who should apply?

Our program is open to all Germany-registered startups* from any sector or industry. Further selection criteria may be applied for the respective program editions, please refer to Country Pages for more details.

*The program is also open to all German VCs and incubators.

What you can expect


Meet one-on-one with potential customers or partners

Learn from our industry mentors about scaling businesses in Asia

Sharpen your value proposition for Asia with our mentors and receive feedback from a panel of esteemed investors

Forge valuable connections during ecosystem networking events

Learn how to set up your business and tailor your solutions via workshops with local experts

Next Step Asia is powered by German Accelerator, which is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).