Makerresan (Maker delegation) to Shenzhen & Hong Kong 2016 invites Swedish startups and disruptive makers and stakeholders to visit and network with the ecosystem of producers, entrepreneurs and consumers in Asia. It’s primarily an inspirational visit to learn more and get connected with relevant stakeholders (but you might have time to do some sourcing/prototyping too).
Our mission is to inject you with knowledge, network and ideas to make your organisation a stronger player globally while also connecting Sweden with this important region for future cooperation.
Makerresan was initiated by Marie Claire Maxwell and Åsa Moum and is run in cooperation with Cloudberry Communications AB and was partly funded by Vinnova. We invite other organisations and companies to contribute with anything from contacts to financial support for the participants, please contact us and let us know how you’d like to contribute.
When: 7–10 March 2016
Where: Shenzhen, China & Hong Kong
Monday and Tuesday is spent in Shenzhen and Wednesday and Thursday in Hong Kong. In addition, we offer to arrange one-on-one meetings on Friday and social activities on the connecting weekends.
- visits to hardware- and software accelerators/incubators and maker spaces
- meetings and sites visit to local companies and startups
- networking events in both cities to tap into local communities of entrepreneurs and investors
- business matching/pitching opportunities
- Huaqiangbei electronics marketplace
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There will be a limited number of seats available. To create a strong delegation, we aim for diversity among makers, startups and stakeholders. Please indicate your interest via this link: http://goo.gl/forms/kaPplrSMlX.
This delegation trip has been made possible and fees kept to a minimum cost thanks to funding from Vinnova. The selected delegates pay an administrative fee of 10 000SEK plus VAT to Makerresan. In addition participants need to cover their own expenses during their stay (flight, hotel, some meals).
N.B: It is possible to sponsor a selected startup from an organisation/company, please contact us if you want to discuss nominating a company and which organisation/accelerator/similar you’re from.
We look forward to take you on a new journey!