Asia Market Sprint

Designed by ACASE and InnoNex, and supported by Pukou High-Tech Zone and Runway HQ, the Asia Market Sprint aims to activate growth opportunities in the Asia Pacific region for Australian startups and scale-ups.


Take your best idea to the Asian market and explore new business growth opportunitiesĀ 


Professional coaching and tailored workshops to prepare you for market entry


Access key networks in supply chain and gain market knowledge to support activation


Connect your business with investors, including government-backed funds and venture capital, and access potential incentives


Build and refine your market entry plan with guidance from experienced mentors


Follow-up services to support your business in the new market, including business registration, financial and taxation services

Program Timeline (example)

  • Opening event
  • Networking
  • Introduction of program deliverables and business plan tools
  • Panel discussion and experience sharing by past participants
  • Engage with investors, including government-backed funds, private investors and venture capital
  • Experience sharing: Raising funds in China
  • Representatives from local governments to present on support policies and incentives
  • Experience sharing: Landing business in China

Online consulting sessions with business professionals on topics such as IP protection, local business law and human resources.

  • Pre-pitch coaching
  • Final pitch of market entry plan to investors and government representatives


Industry experts in Asian market entry

Dr Shirley Shen

Asia Engagement Manager in CSIRO

LeadingĀ the business development initiatives in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. Highly experienced in technology transfer strategies and engagement techniques for stakeholders in Asia.Ā 

Michelle Xu

Business Development ManagerĀ 

Worked with Asian clients from startups, she has industry experience in entering Asian market. Additionally, she is a seasoned entrepreneurship mentor for Australian national accelerator and pre-accelerator programs.Ā 

Donna Webster

International business facilitator and entrepreneurĀ 

Lived and worked within an Asian context for over three decades. Led extensive programs covering Asia capabilities and leadership skills for corporate, SME and government sectors in Australia.Ā 

Julius Wei

Executive Director of BMY Group

Profound knowledge and extensive experience in financial market analysis and investment management. Also a financial commentary writer for many Australian media, providing in-depth analysis and investment advice.Ā 

"The Asia Market Sprint is a great program to help startups who plan to land and launch in China. ACASE has extensive knowledge and experience in the local market and were able to assist in almost every aspect of the business along the way, which is critical for companies who have no or limited exposure to the China market. "

CEO of Equiprise

"ACASE provided an important business and innovation link between Australia and China. China represents a huge opportunity for KERB's ā€˜Smart Parkingā€™ software solution, but entering the Chinese market is not easy! The Asia Market Sprint provided an important bridge for KERB into Nanjing-Pukou's K-Pouch Accelerator Program with a reputable government-backed organisation. "

CEO of Kerb

If you are interested in the upcoming Asia Market Sprint or simply want to know more about the program, please email us atĀ [email protected].Ā 


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