Think global: Get help and insights from experts and get to know international startup hotspots!


Would you like to develop or expand your startup abroad and are you looking for information and support to establish contacts, know-how and capital?

Then the International Stage is the right place for you!

The experts of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) await you here to help you with the internationalisation of your startup and to provide advice.

Our recommendation: Use the b2match platform/App to make appointments. You can find the representatives of the AHKs via the filter option under “International Support”.

Presentation of international startup ecosystems, 29th October, 2019
10:15 – 10:45 Finland Finland: The Land of Happy People, Sauna and Slush

David Wunder (Advisor Market Entry & Business Development, German-Finish Chamber of Commerce)

Glenn Gassen (Chief Orchestrator, Espoo Innovation Garden)

11:00 – 11:30 Uruguay Uruguay for export: small country, big talents Mariana Torres (Membership & Events coordinator, German-Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
11:45 – 12:15 Czech Republic and Slovakia Startup Ecosystems in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Innovative gate into the CEE region

Lenka Solcova (Project Consultant for Innovative technologies, German-Czech Chamber of Industry & Commerce)

Martina Susova (Membership & Events coordinator, German-Slovak Chamber of Commerce)

12:30 – 13:00 Iran StartUp Iran: dreams beyond the sanctions

Hossein Sarafraz (Deputy Managing Director, German Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

Niaz Zarrinbakhsh (Coordinator Start-ups, German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

14:00 – 14:30 Bulgaria The Bulgarian startup ecosystem keeps on rising: facts and figures Vassilena Dimitrova, Membership & Events coordinator, German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
14:45 – 15:15 Israel

Startup Nation Israel – Meet the Silicon Wadi


Charme Rykower, Senior Executive, Innovation-& Cooperation Scout, German-Israeli Chamber of Industry & Commerce
15:30 – 16:00 African countries (Southern Africa, Sambia, Nigeria, Kenia) Startup, the African way!

Lena Charlotte Mueller, Representative of Sambia, Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Esther Mukendi, Project Manager, Delegation Of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa

Rian Yesufu, Manager New Economy und Start-ups, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria

16:15 – 16:45 Slovenia Slovenia – The most successful startup ecosystem in Europe Danijel Gostencnik, Head of the Deutsche Messe and Koelnmesse Representation, German-Slovene Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Presentation of international startup ecosystems, 30th October, 2019
11:00 – 11:30 Russia Russia’s Startup Ecosystem

Dmitrij Kononenko, Head of Digitalization Unit, German-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Alexandra Bochkova, Project Manager Innovation & International Business Development, Kirovsky Zavod

11:45 – 12:15 Croatia Croatia: small but rising

Melita Maganic, HR-manager & Start-ups & Innovation coordinator, German-Croatian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Maja Brkljacic, Business Development Manager, Algebra LAB

12:30 – 13:00 Ghana Startup, the African way! – Ghana chapter

Samuel Boakye Opoku, Coordinator Start-ups & New Economy, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana

Sandra Juliet Ahiataku, Operations Associate, Kumasi Hive 

Maurice Cashinco, Hub Manager, Kumasi Hive


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