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What is it like to be a foreign start-up founder in India?

What is it like to be a foreign start-up founder in India?

When companies think about India, a lot of prejudices pop up. We all have heard stories about problems with Intellectual Property Rights and differences in cultural understanding. But if companies look beyond the initial challenges, India has to offer a vast market with endless opportunities.

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India – Land of opportunities

India – Land of opportunities

The Indian startup ecosystem has been growing at a staggering rate of 12-15% year by year. In 2019, 1,300 new startups were incepted, out of which 43% operate in the B2B space. There are currently around 20,000 active startups, with 4,750 of them being technology-driven startups.

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What does a GINSEP ambassador do?

What does a GINSEP ambassador do?

One of the important pillars of GINSEP is the voluntary ambassador network that supports startups in Germany and India seeking to expand to the respective other country. Ambassadors constitute of incubators, investors, entrepreneurs, investment agencies, service providers and corporates, among others.

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Alpha Telemed: Our journey with GINSEP

Alpha Telemed: Our journey with GINSEP

In autumn 2017, Alpha-Telemed, which enables home-monitoring of Parkinson’s patients, using a proprietary software, for the purpose of medication-adjustment, embarked unwittingly on an exciting & unpredictable journey with GINSEP – a journey that has lasted for well over 2 years and traversed 6 cities: Munich, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hannover & Berlin.

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Entity structures for startups in India

Entity structures for startups in India

The start-up landscape of India has undergone major changes over the last decade. India’s under-penetrated market offers immense growth opportunities to new and budding start-ups.

However, before starting a business in India, it is important to select the right entity type. Each entity type has its pros and cons. Key consideration is to understand the limitation of each structure and balance the advantages and disadvantages while making an entry in India.

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An Acceleration model for German healthcare start-ups – with Medical Academies in India

An Acceleration model for German healthcare start-ups – with Medical Academies in India

Delivering high quality healthcare is a continuous challenge for all countries. As the digital transition accelerates across all scales, there is a massive opportunity for developing a vibrant healthcare innovation ecosystem between Germany and India. In fact, there are some clear pathways that can significantly augment approvals and commercialisation of new technologies and therapies, thereby supporting the healthcare systems to deliver better service to all.

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Go-To-Market Guide – Building Beneficial Partnerships

Go-To-Market Guide – Building Beneficial Partnerships

Germany and India are longstanding partners - historically, culturally, politically and economically. In the early 2000s, the ‘Agenda for the Indo-German Partnership in the 21st Century’ was adopted by both countries that envisioned regular meetings of the state heads...

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Germany – At a glance

Germany – At a glance

  Authors: German Startups Association, https://deutschestartups.org/en/ When coming to Germany to start a business, it is useful to know some basic facts, which can help to put the new business place into perspective and manage everyday life more easily. National...

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Business culture in Germany

Business culture in Germany

Author: Flo Oberhofer, http://www.make-in-india.de The target of this article is to give Indian startups a first insight into the German culture and its implications on business behaviour and attitudes. This article does not claim to be a single source of truth and...

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Digital Hubs in Germany

Digital Hubs in Germany

 Author: Josefina Nungesser, http://www.gtai.de The digital hub initiative: Where to set up your business in Germany The Digital Hub Initiative is run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and aims to strengthen Germany’s position as a world leading...

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GINSEP News Blog

Stay informed here about new announcements on events, workshops, study tours and other formats we are conducting that startups can participate in. You will also find the newest updates on GINSEP activities and previous events as well as a blog written by experts from the field and the GINSEP team with all information concerning the Indian and German startup ecosystem. In addition, you can access all the information here that you need to plan your market entry in Germany or India.