DJW Symposium am 17.06.2016 in Berlin

Jun 13, 2016

"Entrepreneurship and Growth. Startups and their Ecosystems in Japan and Germany" - 30 Years DJW!

In Japan and Germany, a new generation of enterprises is on the rise: innovative startup companies with high growth potential create an emerging sector in our highly industrialized, knowledge-based economies.

With our symposium, we would like to analyse the respective ecosystems for entrepreneurship as well as to provide background information on the legal, financial and political parameters in Japan and Germany. We also want to discuss if bilateral projects could be a strategy to accelerate innovation and thus enhance economic growth and strengthen the position of Japan and Germany in the world economy.


Among others, we are proud to welcome as speakers:


    Bastian Gerhard, Head of Innovation & Enablement, Zalando SE

    Erik Heinelt, International Affairs & E-Commerce, The German Startups Association e.V.

    Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos, Research Director Entrepreneurship, German Institute for Economic Research


    Eila Lifflander, Head of International, Jimdo GmbH

    Prof. Dr. Christoph von Einem, Partner, ARQIS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft

    Matthias Woppmann, CFO,


Date: June 17th 2016 (Friday); 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Venue: Umspannwerk Kreuzberg, Alte Generatorenhalle, Ohlauer Straße 43, 10999 Berlin


Please find more details on and register via email ( ) or online.

On the special occasion of our 30th anniversary we invite you to introduce you and your company to our members and partners by becoming a sponsor of the event(s). Please find an overview of your sponsoring possibilities summarized below (German and Japanese).