8. May 2013–
Conference season has arrived! Whether you're a startup, investor, designer or tech enthusiast, there's an event lined up for you this summer to broaden your knowledge, expand your network and exchange ideas. Here's our pick of startup events in Berlin in chronological order...
WHAT: Debuting in Germany for the first time, the event for developers and designers of all languages and technologies promises three days of engaging sessions and workshops.
WHEN: 9 – 11 May
WHERE: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
WHY: The "cross-language" event hopes to help attendees learn about new approaches and languages.
WHAT: Part of Berlin Web Week 2013, the free Git user conference brings Git users and developers together for three days with the aim of improving the Git world for everyone.
WHEN: 9 – 11 May
WHERE: Radisson Blu Berlin
WHY: A great way to meet other Git users, strengthen the Git community and discuss its future.
WHAT: The event, run by micro seed-fund Seedcamp, is aimed at connecting the top seed-stage startups with leading entrepreneurs, investors and developers across Europe.
WHAT: The interactive conference – for startups and investors – is back for another round of top-notch speakers, workshops and networking under one theme: elements of a startup (transparency – this is Vertical Media, VentureVillage's parent company's, conference).
WHEN: 14 May
WHERE: Alte Münze Berlin
WHY: Speakers include angel investor and Txtr founder Christophe Maire, HitFox CEO Jan Beckers, Etsy Germany Country Manager Caroline Drucker.
WHAT: The conference addresses the intersection of tech, politics and business and offers workshops on developments that will influence the internet in the future.
WHEN: 14 – 15 May
WHERE: Palais in der Kulturbrauerei and Hauptstadtrepräsentanz der Deutschen Telekom
WHY: Participants across industries will discuss how to create a sustainable infrastructure and regulations for a successful digital economy.
WHAT: The invitation-only conference sees top investors pitch themselves to an audience of startups. As a founder, gain insights on what VCs and angel investors look for.
WHEN: 16 May
WHERE: Hengeler Mueller
WHY: Great chance for networking as there will be reps from Wellington Partners, Balderton Capital, Point Nine Capital, Earlybird and Index Ventures.
WHAT: Selected startups will get the opportunity to pitch their idea/business to a panel of experienced mentors and receive 25 minutes of constructive feedback.
WHAT: The conference brings together bloggers of all sizes to talk shop, share expertise and network. For marketers and PR people, it's a good way to understand bloggers better.
WHEN: 25 – 26 May
WHY: Speakers will cover topics such as how to find great innovative content, organise an editorial calendar, Google Analytics and more.
WHAT: The spring edition of the two-day conference – for investors, service providers and startups – will have pitching sessions, keynote speeches and networking.
WHEN: 29 – 30 May
WHERE: KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
WHY: The networking-heavy event will include times for one-on-one meetings, coffee and lunch breaks as well as a party.
WHAT: The two-part event includes a competition for startups to showcase their products and a private "unconference" for 150 hand-selected entrepreneurs and designers.
WHAT: The conference is for developers and users of open source software projects who are focusing on scalable search, data analysis in the cloud and NoSQL databases.
WHEN: 3 – 4 June
WHY: There will be more than 30 talks and presentations from international speakers on searching, storing and scaling.
WHAT: The two-day hands-on master class is for first-time angels and budding investors hoping to learn more about best practices from industry experts.
WHAT: The global grassroots movement powered by entrepreneurs is presenting its first-ever pilot event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the food industry.
WHEN: 7 – 9 June
WHERE: Club Office
WHY: For food industry, consumers and chefs, this event is an opportunity to rethink outdated solutions and possibly launch a startup.
WHAT: The goal of the informal conference is to connect tech startups, mid-sized and multinational companies, and learn how to succeed in B2B entrepreneurship.
WHAT: Combining elements of an open air and conference, the hyped two-day festival is back to bring together creative minds from tech, music and art.
WHEN: 1 – 2 August
WHERE: Kater Holzig
WHY: The event provides a laidback atmosphere perfect for movers and shakers from different industries to exchange ideas and inspire one another.
Featured image Tech Open Air Berlin
For related posts, check out:
The Big Berlin Conference Guide – the secret places to make the most of your stay
Anatomy of a Startup Meetup – the 5 major startup stereotypes
Tech Open Air Berlin returns this summer for two days of startups, music and art