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.
Female Entrepreneurship in Berlin and India
The project brings together female startup founders and business leaders, as well as support institutions such as accelerators, incubators, NGOs, and international startup ecosystem actors for delegation trips to India and Berlin, and the Programme Designers’ Lab (PDL).
Both the delegation trip to Berlin and the PDL took place during the Asia-Pacific Week in May 2019. With conferences, workshops, expert tours, and an extensive partner program, the APW creates a forum for information, dialogue and concrete collaborations that benefit the German and Asian partners alike.
The FEBI project for women founders was established in 2018 by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Bund-Länder-Pilotprogramm, and is implemented by enpact e.V. as an integral part of the German-Asian startup platform and network Startup AsiaBerlin (SUAB). It is cooperating in India with the bilateral programme “Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs and Start-ups by Women”, commissioned by BMZ and implemented by GIZ, which aims to improve the conditions for women-owned companies in India.