Startup Events: 4 May – 10 May 2015

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This week is packed! Open your calendars and set reminders to make sure you don’t miss out the startup events this week:

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5 May – HEUREKA

Place: Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin
Price: Students: €50, Startups €249, Service & Corporates €549
Website:  hrk15.com

The program of this year’s HEUREKA, which has its 4th anniversary on May 5th 2015, delivers stunning numbers: 50 top-class speakers on two stages, 13 workshops, a Speed-Pitching competition with 12 high-level investors and countless quality companies of the startup industry. Furthermore, two startup newcomers of the year 2014 will be receiving a Gründerszene Award on stage.


6 May – Celebrating Innovation

Place: HdDW, Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin
Price: Register at website/eventbrite
Website: germanaccelerator.com/event/celebrating-innovation/
Celebrating Innovation is the place where Global Thinkers, Digital Innovators and Technology Enthusiasts will meet international guests, industry leaders, politicians and acceleration pioneers.


6 May – StarTUp Day

Place: StarTUp Incubator (TU Berlin)
Price: for free, registration required
Website: www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de/start-ups_inspiration 
Start up information day with workshops, presentations, inspiration talk and get-together at TU Berlin.


6 – 8 May – Startup Safary Berlin

Place: In the offices of participating startups, all over the city
Price: €15 – €60
Website: berlin.startupsafary.com

Startup Safary Berlin is a days of open doors event for the startup ecosystem. Startups, VCs, accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces open their doors for attendees.


7 May – ADVANCED MACHINE LEARNING MEETUP

Place: hub:raum campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Price: for free
Website: https://www.hubraum.com/events/advanced-machine-learning-meetup

The aim is to take a deep dive into the more theoretical aspects of machine learning. These include its mathematical foundations, as well as advanced topics such as deep learning. It is highly advisable that attendees have a background in mathematics or a maths-heavy subject, and/or a strong familiarity with machine learning.


8 May – Regional Cup Stuttgart

Place: Stuttgart
Price: for free
Website: www.elevatorpitch-bw.de

The Elevator Pitch BW is a pitch competition for young entrepreneurs in Baden-Württemberg in search of the best founders in the federal state, initiated by ifex of the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Entrepreneurs and startups get a platform to convince in 3 minutes with their business idea while developing valuable contacts to customers, partners and potential investors. The winners of all 18 preliminaries (Regional Cups) will compete against each other in the great finale in summer 2015.


8 May – #unit | World’s First Queer Tech Festival

Place: FritzClub, Berlin
Price: €20 for UNICORNS IN TECH Members, €40 for non-members (Super Early Bird prices)
Website: www.unit-festival.com

A day of inspiration, interaction, entertainment and connection. 20 speakers from a range of backgrounds will be delivering talks throughout the day. In addition to this and in true festival fashion, there will be live music performance, interactive installations and video games, #unit offers something for everyone and everyone is welcome. #unit Festival is part of Berlin Web Week and is organised by UNICORNS IN TECH, Germany’s tech community for lesbians, homosexuals, straight people, or however you may identify.


8 – 9 May – ThingsCon

Place: Berlin, Kulturbrauerei
Price: €399,99
Website: www.thingscon.com
Rooted in Berlin, ThingsCon gathers leading designers, developers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, artists, startups, investors and innovators of all stripes for two days of workshops, talks and networking.


9 – 10 May – ecomhack 2015

Place: betahaus Berlin
Price: €59 – €79, Registration on eventbrite
Website: www.ecomhack.io

This e-commerce hackathon is all about “Personal Commerce” and fresh ideas that make buying things more individual, more effective – and more fun. All developers, designers, e-commerce pros and shopping queens are invited to display their creativity and develop innovative shopping apps with technology from Google, PayPal, Relayr, Motorola, estimote and SPHERE.IO to win prizes worth more than €60,000.


Coming up:

11 – 13 May – BERLIN SEEDCAMP WEEK

Place: hub:raum campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Register: http://seedcamp.com/events/seedcamp-week-berlin-may-2015/
Website: https://www.hubraum.com/events/berlin-seedcamp

Seedcamp Week Berlin is a three day event aimed at connecting the 20 best web-tech, mobile and software talent with some of the leading Entrepreneurs, Developers, Experts and Investors from all across Europe and all over the world.


12 May – Regional Cup Pforzheim/Nordschwarzwald

Place: Pforzheim
Price: for free
Website: www.elevatorpitch-bw.de

The Elevator Pitch BW is a pitch competition for young entrepreneurs in Baden-Württemberg in search of the best founders in the fedaral state, initiated by ifex of the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Entrepreneurs and startups get a platform to convince in 3 minutes with their business idea while developing valuable contacts to customers, partners and potential investors. The winners of all 18 preliminaries (Regional Cups) will compete against each other in the great finale in summer 2015.

19 May – CO-FOUND BERLIN # 16

Place: Betahaus Berlin
Price: €10 + Drink
Website: http://www.meetup.com/Co-Found-Berlin/events/222152323/

Whether one is a budding start-up on the rise open to meet talented Co-Founders to join the team or a talented and skilled individual looking to take the leap, make a mark and be apart of the next big thing.


28 – 29 May – Pioneers Festival

Place: Hofburg, Wien
Price: €295 for Startups, €595 for Corporates, € 995 for Investors // 20% off for VentureVillage Readers http://pioneers.io/VentureVillage (available until May 20, 2015)
Website: http://pioneers.io/festival2015/

Since 2012 it has been bringing together the smartest startups with investors, corporates and media eager to support the next big thing. More than 1,600 startups from 90+ countries applied to meet over 400 investors in the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna. The Festival is limited to 2,500 participants who will learn from the best and get inspired by keynotes that will show what to expect in the years ahead.


 

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