Berlin Goes International: Networking Event


Sep 14th 2023
17:30 – 20:00


Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park
5th Floor, Persius

During this event you will get an overview of Berlin Partner’s upcoming delegation trips to international hotspots such as GITEX Dubai, Beijing, and Shanghai, Web Summit Lisbon and of course SLUSH Helsinki.

In addition, you will get some best practice tips on how to expand internationally by Lesley Li, founder and CEO of Berlin fintech U Impact, and Pedro Ivo Ferraz da Silva, Head of Tech and Innovation at the Embassy of Brazil in Berlin.

Join the event
  • 17:30 - 18:00
    Doors Open
  • 18:00 - 18:05
    Welcome by Factory Berlin
  • 18:05 - 18:10
    Opportunities for Foreign Trade Promotions by Berlin Partner
  • 18:10 - 18:20
    How to Expand Internationally
  • 18:20 - 18:30
    How to Expand Successfully to Brazil
  • 18:30 - 20:00

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology offers business and technology promotion for companies, investors and science institutes in Berlin.

With carefully tailored services and excellent links to research, our experts provide an outstanding range of offerings to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin.

As a unique Public Private Partnership, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is a cooperation between the Berlin State Senate and over 200 companies dedicated to promoting their city. Berlin Partner is also responsible for the German capital’s global marketing, for example with the successful “be Berlin” campaign.

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At Berlin Partner, Anna Wiese is responsible for the internationalization of Berlin-based startups.

In her role she is supporting companies in their global expansion by organizing delegation trips e.g., to the USA, China, UAE, France and the UK.

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At Berlin Partner, Markus Facklam is supporting Berlin-based startups and SMEs scaling their business globally, offering a wide range of contact and cooperation opportunities like e.g., international trade fairs and delegations.

Lesley Li is the CEO and co-founder of U Impact. Prior she worked for leading investment banks such as JP Morgan and Barclays in London for over ten years.

She graduated with two Masters in Finance and Industrial Management from the University of Cambridge. She founded U Impact in Berlin in early 2020 with the mission to mobilise private investments towards sustainability. She gave a TEDx talk in Berlin in 2022, and was awarded the Women in Fintech Powerlist (2021 & 2022) Top 10 ESG leader by UK Innovate Finance.


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Pedro Ivo Ferraz da Silva specializes in technological and high-tech industrial policies, internationalization of startups, innovation-led development strategies and innovation and science diplomacy.

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