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World innovation tour: Asia


A hands-on business development trip for Startups, Investors and Corporates to the most innovative ecosystems in Asia 

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World innovation tour: Asia


A hands-on business development trip for Startups, Investors and Corporates to the most innovative ecosystems in Asia 

 

One TRIP, three NEW MARKETS

A look behind the scenes in three key cities across Asia accompanied by tailored introductions to the partners you need to succeed. Connect with investors, suppliers, distributors, customers, talent, government agencies, among others to establish your network on the ground. Dates and destinations for 2017 tour will be announced soon. Register your interest below.

 
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Previous Tours


Our first #WITASIA took place in November 2016. A select delegation of startups and investors with a focus on IoT & Smart Cities travelled to Taipei, Hong Kong & Shenzhen.

Read More about Previous Tours Here

Previous Tours


Our first #WITASIA took place in November 2016. A select delegation of startups and investors with a focus on IoT & Smart Cities travelled to Taipei, Hong Kong & Shenzhen.

Read More about Previous Tours Here

HOW

HOW TO JOIN?

#WITASIA is a resource on the innovative markets in Asia culminating in annual delegation tours.

  • Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on upcoming events, tour developments, and industry reports. 
  • Apply for a chance to join this year's World Innovation Tour ASIA. 2017 Dates TBC

Feel free to get in touch using the contact form below.

Who

WHO CAN APPLY?

We encourage everyone to apply. Below is a potential breakdown of who we expect on the tour: 

  • 60% US/international startups: later-stage with a proven track record and strong intentions to partner or expand in Asia
  • 30% industry experts, corporates, VCs, academia, media with strong intentions to establish or further relationships in Asia
  • 10% wildcards: participants, who can foresee future business interactions with Asia, but neither necessary traction nor funding by the time applications are due 

WHAT

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Everyone has access to our platform. For all tour participants the following is included: 

  • Internal flights & accommodation
  • Airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Organized program including site visits, networking events, cultural activities and meals
  • Targeted business introductions 
  • Pitch opportunities
  • Access to work and meeting space
  • Tickets to large industry event. 
  • Invitation to New York International Week, Oct 16-18, and other events leading up to 2017 tour.

 

A program by

 

Community partners

 

More than a tour

A network for ongoing support

World Innovation Tour ASIA provides growing startups, cities and innovative corporates with valuable introductions and insights as well as local support and exposure needed before investing in Asia. 

To facilitate collaboration, establish strategic partnerships, and provide the framework for investment and expansion. 

Enabling businesses, initiatives and ideas to expand further and faster, and establish access points in the innovative markets of Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, among others. 

 

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ABOUT THE WORLD INNOVATION TOUR SERIES

  1. The World Innovation Tour Series is about helping high-potential companies expand into the foreign markets. 
  2. The WIT Series helps each participating city/country within the region attract investment, talent, and innovation from a pool of targeted and pre-selected companies as part of a worldwide and ongoing initiative.
  3. The program is developed in partnership with local governments and trade promotion organizations, local experts and corporate partners to
    • Educate about and showcase the local startup and business ecosystems, 
    • Provide vital touch points for partnerships and collaboration  
    • Facilitate market entry and growth within and beyond the local market.
    • Foster exchange and drive progress for society as a whole