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.

 

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.

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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01.09.2019- 07.10.2019

Dubai

Delegation Trip to Dubai – GITEX 2019

In spring 2019,  GITEX (“Gulf Information Technology Exhibition“) reached out to us. Gitex is an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference that takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Its exhibitions in the Middle East have attracted numerous participants.

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05.05.2019- 11.05.2019

Iraq

Iraq meets Germany 2019

In May 2019, we led a delegation trip for 9 budding entrepreneurs from Iraq to provide them with insights into the two most vibrant startup locations in Germany: Berlin and Munich. The trip included startup ecosystems tours of Berlin and Munich, a variety of tailor-made workshops, meetings with thought leaders and entrepreneurs across different stages, and a visit to the re:publica 2019 in Berlin. 

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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 – December 2019

Our latest trip to China marked the first time enpact, StartUp AsiaBerlin, Start Alliance and Berlin Partner collaborated together with local Chinese actors. This was the largest delegation organised within the framework of enpact’s cooperation with AsiaBerlin, with 24 participants on a one-week ecosystem tour to visit the most prominent companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen. The participants were created valuable business contacts and received an overview of key areas and sectors of ecosystems and locational advantages in Shanghai and Shenzhen. They were also introduced to opportunities and risks of entering the Chinese market.

 

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04.03.2019- 09.03.2019

Berlin

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Delegation Trip to China – March 2019

In March 2019, we organised our first delegation trip to China as part of our partnership with StartUp AsiaBerlin. The main purpose behind the trip was connecting like-minded people, learning as much as possible, and experiencing a wholly different ecosystem. The delegation trip focused on Smart City, Mobility and Urban Innovation solutions.

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