Each Next Step Asia program features a deep dive into Singapore’s ecosystem – establish valuable first connections with key players in the world’s leading startup hub.

Learn how to set up your business in your Global-Asia node for innovation and technology.

Why Singapore

Supportive and Efficient Government

S$19bn in government funds committed to science and tech till 2020

Extensive and Vibrant Startup Ecosystem

Singapore is considered #1 in the world for start-up talent

Co-Innovation Opportunities with MNCs

Firms that have set up innovation hubs in Singapore include Lufthansa, Siemens and PayPal

Base of many VCs and Investors

Singapore is home to more than 30 corporate incubators/investors and 150 VC investors

What can you expect?

  • Meet 1:1 with potential customers or partners
  • Learn from our industry mentors and alumni startups about scaling businesses to Southeast Asia
  • Sharpen your value proposition for Asia with our mentors and receive feedback from a panel of esteemed investors
  • Forge valuable connections during local ecosystem events 
  • Learn about incorporation and tax implications of setting up shop in Singapore

See our schedule and speakers from our last edition.

Key info

Who can apply?

Must be a Germany-registered startup* from any sector or industry, with:
– Traction in the German market
– Or a product (at least MVP) that is destined for the Asian market
– Or interest in the Asian market

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

How much does it cost?

As the program is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), participation fees are subsidized and kept low to cover operational expenses.

The program costs 750EUR per individual (covers both virtual program and the local immersion). It does not include travel and accommodation costs, which have to be covered by participating companies.

How can I apply?

Please apply here. You will be notified via email on next steps.

Program Details

Our market discovery program features a deep dive into Singapore’s ecosystem – your launchpad to Asia – and one other Asian innovation hub. Gain first-hand access to our network of established corporates, government representatives, VCs and potential customers.

Program Schedule 2020

20 - 27 April
Singapore Virtual Program (Immersion dates to follow)
4 - 11 May
Singapore & South Korea
22 June - 3 July
Japan & Singapore
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There’s no better way to learn how to expand into Asia than being here. Contact us to find out how.