German Indian Start-up Exchange Program

The German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP) is a multi-stakeholder platform that provides services to corporates, economic development agencies and other stakeholders who want to connect with German and Indian startups. At the same time, the initiative supports startups by offering networking opportunities through events, workshops, pitching formats and study tours, providing information and practical help in accessing each other’s market, drawing on a large network of partners consisting of incubators, investors, companies, funding organisations, etc. from both countries. Originally initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), GINSEP is built on private sector principles and aims to strengthen and promote exchange between India and Germany in the startup sector.

To this end, GINSEP offers support and services in the following areas:

Pipeline Building

GINSEP helps corporates, economic development agencies and other startup ecosystem players who have an interest in the German and Indian startup ecosystem to gain access to relevant startups. Are you a corporate looking for startups for your accelerator program? Or are you an economic development agency looking to increase investment in your region? Through our large network consisting of more than 400 organisations, we identify and curate relevant startups for you!

Curated Events

GINSEP supports corporates, economic development agencies and other startup ecosystem actors in organising curated startup events. Would you like to host a delegation trip of Indian startups to Germany? Or would you like to organise an interactive Indo-German knowledge exchange session with experts from both countries? GINSEP supports you with end-to-end services for your events.

Expansion Support

GINSEP supports Indian and German entrepreneurs seeking to expand to Germany or India through a range of capacity building formats, including study tours, workshops, events, pitch formats, individual mentoring, etc. Additionally, we have built a broad network of honorary GINSEP ambassadors and mentors in India and in Germany as contact people accessible to startups in each country. Through the interactive map on the website, interested startups can directly get in touch with these experts.

The Team

The German Indian Startup Exchange Program is an initiative of Beyond Border Innovation BBI GmbH. BBI is a boutique consultancy firm offering internationalisation services in the startup ecosystem for corporates, economic development agencies, international development agencies, startups and other actors. GINSEP is run by Julian Zix, Eileen Trenkmann and Amrita Gandikota.

Julian Zix

Julian Zix

Amrita Gandikota

Amrita Gandikota

Eileen Trenkmann

Eileen Trenkmann