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From marketing tech to cryptocurrency - four German companies will begin their expansion to Singapore and Southeast Asia from November.

For the third time since the German Accelerator Southeast Asia program began in March 2018, German start-ups are receiving support in entering the market in Southeast Asia. Four young companies have qualified for the “Class of Winter 2018” in Singapore. The Munich AI software start-up Hackerbay, the cryptocurrency specialist NOS, the Berlin-based location marketing companyuberall and Wagawin, developed the so-called "LivingAds" for the mobile advertising industry.

With a dynamic start-up scene, the constantly growing entrepreneurial spirit and a large number of government funding initiatives, Singapore is the ideal starting point for many start-ups to expand into Asia, says Claus Karthe, founder and CEO of the German Accelerator Southeast Asia: " The aim is to enable promising German start-ups to build a viable company here and thus become part of Germany's future digital medium-sized companies. "

The German Accelerator is a funding program supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for young German companies pursuing internationalization. The program was started in Silicon Valley in 2012, and the New York City location opened in 2014. Life sciences companies have been supported in Cambridge / Boston since 2015.