Delegation Trips

Delegation trips are a vehicle for business owners and ecosystem actors interested in accessing new markets to expand their reach.

During a delegation trip, delegates from different countries travel together, exploring a thriving urban startup ecosystem. The trips typically involve attending a relevant conference which is embedded by a personalised programme. During the five to seven day-long trips matchmaking to relevant local stakeholders takes place, while the delegation visits the most exciting and relevant actors from the respective ecosystem, such as incubators, accelerators, investors, co-working spaces, unicorns, and more.

Let’s start with what is done in France! To start, an intern can only claim the minimum wage from 2 months of internship. Besides, generally the longer the internship, the more you can hope to have a good salary or even just a salary abroad. The minimum amount of the gratuity of an internship in France is equivalent to 15% of the hourly social security ceiling, a figure modified each year which is used to calculate the amount of several social important link. Thus in 2018, an internship of more than 2 months will be paid € 577.5 gross per month! On the other hand, with regard to the salary abroad, sorry but that doesn’t exist… On the other hand, our way of doing things has surely inspired some of our European neighbors because some of them have imposed a minimum wage on an internship but under certain conditions. If in some countries internships are not necessarily remunerated, it is because we consider that an internship trains students. However, several countries have nevertheless thought about this question to avoid that companies do not benefit too much from the advantages of hiring an intern. Thus, these countries distinguish 2 types of internship: an internship approved by the school which is a requirement in training and an internship at the initiative of the person (desire to gain experience, benefit from a short contract …). This last internship contract then benefits from a minimum remuneration given that the internship serves the company more than the intern.

The overall goal is to facilitate personal exchange in a private and trusted setting so that sustainable relationships can develop. Thus, valuable knowledge and expertise between ecosystem actors is shared, providing a unique opportunity to learn about and understand local market conditions via first-hand insight. Ultimately, new networks are created, and delegates are empowered to act as multipliers in their own startup ecosystems.

Realised Projects

06.02.2017 - 12.02.2017

Beirut

Berlin meets Beirut

Lebanon is uniquely poised for startups which aim both at the Arab world and the wider world at large. Being one of the most liberal states in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), Lebanon has everything it needs: a highly entrepreneurial culture, experienced incubators and accelerators, venture capital, favourable government policy and access to growth funding. The Lebanese tech scene is now officially on the map!

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10.04.2017 - 16.04.2017

Dubai

Berlin meets Dubai

With this delegation trip we are heading towards another rapidly emerging startup hub. Dubai is setting itself up to become an integral player in the Middle East with amazing opportunities for the flourishing startup scene. With its central location, the right infrastructure and low costs of technology, it is the most promising destination for tech startups.

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03.07.2017 - 09.07.2017

Berlin

Middle east meets Berlin

For years now, Berlin has been widely hailed as the next major tech-hub. Berlin’s low rents, cool image and open attitude make the city an attractive hub for any creative business – a new startup is allegedly founded every 20 minutes in Berlin.

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11.12.2017 - 17.12.2017

Amman

Berlin meets Amman

Jordan, the country the size of Portugal with 9.5 million people has appeared on the startup map when Yahoo acquired Maktoob, the world’s first Arab-English email service provider in 2009.

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04.12.2019 - 12.12.2019

Cairo

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Stockholm meets Cairo

For the 3rd year in a row, enpact partnered with the Swedish Institute and Swedish Embassy in Egypt to hold the Delegation Trip at RiseUp Summit, MENA regions’ largest innovation summit. 2019’s theme focused on the Journey to Growth, focusing on discussing the next steps for the ecosystem as a whole to grow across the region, from personal development and all the way to scaling entire national economies.

The Delegation attended the RiseUp summit in the American University in Cairo, and met with key ecosystem players, investors, entrepreneurs and support organizations from the region.

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01.12.2016 - 07.12.2016

Cairo

Berlin meets Cairo

The startup scene in Egypt is filled with energy, passion and potential. The local scene started with some individuals who had a vision and saw an opportunity in investing in early-stage Egyptian entrepreneurs and startups.

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01.11.2018 - 01.10.2019

Berlin

Female Entrepreneurship in Berlin and India

The Female Entrepreneurship in Berlin and India (FEBI) project supports the development and growth of women-led companies in both regions through networking, training, and delegation trips.

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Berlin

StartUp AsiaBerlin

Connecting globally-minded startups, investors, and ecosystem players.

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25.11.2019 - 29.11.2019

Berlin

Delegation Trip to China

Our latest trip to China marked the first time enpact, SUAB, Start Alliance and Berlin Partner collaborated together with local Chinese actors. Our delegation visited several of the most prominent companies in Shanghai and Shenzen.

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