The Events: 11 – 17 April


This week:

Start-up Week Dusseldorf

Time: 11 – 17 April 2016
Place: Dusseldorf
Costs: differ

Between 4/11/16 and 4/17/16 the start-up unit of the Dusseldorf Economic Development Department will bring together and present the enthusiasm and start-up spirit of the state capital at the first start-up week in Dusseldorf. There will be 36 workshops, pitches, seminars, network conferences and presentations all over the city. These events are addressed to start-ups, investors and mentors.

Google Launchpad Week Munich 3

Time: 11 – 15 April 2016
Place: Werk1, Munich
Costs: free, please apply

Google Launchpad Week is a boot camp for early stage startups focusing on critical startup topics: product strategy and business development, user experience and user interface, technology, marketing and presentation skills. Each day is dedicated to a specific topic and structured around overview talks and one-on-one mentorships sessions with top-notch external and Google internal mentors. The goal is to achieve rapid progress in a very short time.

Second Event on the Future of Mobility – Innovation and Sharing Economy

Time: 12 April 2016
Place: DB Mindbox
Costs: differ, ticket via

After a successful event last year, Club GLOBALS cordially invites the startup crowd to its April event about Future of Mobility — Innovation and Sharing Economy. They will have an exciting Panel discussion on the topic Trends of mobility: autonomous driving, eMobility. . . Snack and drinks will keep the participants networking with innovators, start-ups, investors, people from corporate and multiplicators.

TechSummit Berlin 2016 (hosted by LeaseWeb)

Time: 13 April 2016
Place: Kulturbrauerei Berlin
Costs: €25

TechSummits (hosted by LeaseWeb) have been taking place for a couple of years now. The conference format started in Amsterdam – 2016 the event will also take place in the US and in Berlin. Speakers from tech companies, online retailers and the media come to share their latest ideas. This year’s theme, Designing for Scalability, is sure to stimulate some fascinating discussions. Some speakers of this year include Adam Surak (Algolia), Matthias Rampke (Soundcloud) or Alex Schoof (Fugue). Food & drinks are included all day.

Coming up:

Tech Meetup

Time: 21 April 2016
Place:Telefónica BASECAMP
Costs: Free

Watch five to six companies show-off their technology and demo exciting products – web, mobile, cars, 3D printers, you name it. Demos will typically be five minutes, followed by a five-minute Q&A. Afterwards, speakers and attendees get together for some chat and drinks. Berlin Tech Meetup aims at bringing out new ideas and helping build the Berlin technology ecosystem, facilitated by the industry’s best and most successful companies.

Tech Startup Fair Berlin Spring 2016

Time: 21 April 2016
Place: FORUM Factory, Besselstr. 13-14 10969 Berlin
Costs: Free for job seekers and students

Tech Startup Fair is setup to help Startups and Companies find the talent they are looking for and for talent to find their way into the hottest Startups around. This year, we plan to make our event even bigger by bringing in all the players from Berlin Tech EcoSystem, including hiring and non hiring companies, Startups, co-working spaces, incubators, crowdfunding, etc


Time: 21 April 2016
Place: Raue, Potsdamer Platz 1, Berlin
Costs: €10 + Food & Drinks

After 34 successful events together, 2 years plus and more than 2,000 members to date, Co-Found Berlin has been ranked by meet-up as the Number one Co-Founding event in the world.

Accelerate@HHL Conference

Time: 22 April 2016
Place: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – Jahnallee 59, 04109 Leipzig
Costs: €25 for students, €50 for corporates

Top speakers, great sponsors, and successful entrepreneurs will meet to discuss this year’s topic “The Internet of Things – The Smart Thing about Smart Things”. Keynote speeches, panel discussions, a career fair and plenty of more networking opportunities such as a BBQ and End-of-Conference Party will give participants the chance to meet people and exchange interesting insights.

Webfuture Award 2016

Time: 25 April 2016
Place: betahaus Hamburg

The Webfuture Award enters the ninth round and nextMedia.Hamburg is looking for the best digital Startup in the metropolitan region of Hamburg. In addition to valuable contacts and investors, startups can win prize money to the tune of a total of €8,000, workplaces in betahaus Hamburg sponsored by Airbnb as well as consultancy vouchers from KPMG. The submission deadline is April 25th 2016.


Time: 26 April 2016
Place: Munich
Costs:  Free (via elevator pitch to

Target Partners, one of the leading venture capital investors in Europe, are inviting founders and those who wish to become such, to the upcoming TechBrunch networking breakfast. This time, Michael Münnix and Raphael Weiner will be on board to answer participants’ questions. Just send an elevator pitch to – as always: keep it short and simple. TechBrunch is limited to 30 participants.

Post/ bank/hackathon/cologne

Time: 3.–5. June 2016
Place: Wohngemeinschaft Köln
Costs: Get notified when application is open via
The POST/ bank hackathon in Cologne will be the opening stage for the POST/ bank Hackathon Roadshow. The goal: to find out how the digital future of banking might look like. Participants work on developing innovative digital banking products, focussing on fintech/insurtech, smart data, service revolution, blockchain and related topics. The community-driven event series puts the developers in the heart of the action and supports the local community by enabling knowledge exchange and intense networking.

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