Start-ups bei einer Besprechung

© iStock.com/Cecilie_Arcurs

The Indo-German Startup Week has started today. The week-long online event is being held from 20-24 September 2021 and brings the startup ecosystems of Germany and India closer together. It gives young companies, investors and talents the opportunity to exchange ideas on the topic of internationalisation.

Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Startups said: "Despite the COVID-19 crisis, German and Indian startups are well positioned. They keep pursuing their ambitious plans to build sustainable and successful businesses and scale them up at international level. The ongoing push towards digitalisation has further advanced cooperation across borders. Globally connected startups working together at international level will become standard practice in the future."

The Indo-German Startup Week is organised by the German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP). It offers interactive panels, inspiring workshops and startup pitches. Young entrepreneurs will get together to share their startup stories and interact with accelerators and investors as part of curated networking. Interested parties can register for the event here.

About the German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP):
In order to further promote the exchange between the two startup ecosystems, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has launched the Indian German Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP), which is implemented by the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V. (German Startup Association). To date, a network of more than 150 organisations from both countries has been established within the scope of the project. This also includes political partners from India, such as Invest India and the MeitY Start-up Hub, with which a Memorandum of Understanding on closer cooperation was recently signed.