Top 5 Berlin startup events – brace yourselves for Le Camping, People in Beta, Social Media Week

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From hackathons to the best investment opportunities coming out of France and the many facets of social media, we’ve got the pick of the best startup events coming up. All you have to do is get yourselves there! Check them out…

Thursday 20 Sept – SEO Workshops

Does the whole SEO thing go straight over your head? We all know how important SEO is for businesses (and startups in particular) so instead of taking a wild stab in the dark at what you think will help your SEO, come learn about it for free from the Sauercrowd team at their SEO workshop.

WHERE Ahoy! Berlin, Windscheid Str. 18 (Charlottenburg) WHEN 6:30pm HOW MUCH Free

Thursday 20 Sept – Le Camping Demo Day Tour

The Le Camping Demo Day is coming to Berlin to showcase the top 12 young startups that have been trained at France’s first startup accelerator, Le Camping. Angel and seed investors keen to discover the next big hackers and entrepreneurs are invited to check out what they have to offer in their eight minute pitches. But even if you don’t find what you were looking for, the cocktails and networking after promises to be a hoot.

WHERE Found Fair, Wöhlertstr 12-13 (near U-Bahn Schwarzkopffstraße) WHEN Pitches 4-6:30pm, cocktails until 9pm HOW MUCH Free

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Saturday 22 Sept – People in Beta Festival

Get together with the people at Betahaus at their People in Beta Festival and talk all things startups, co-working and DIY. It begins with an awesome breakfast, appropriately named as it’s here that the the recipient of the ‘awesome award‘ will be announced. Get involved in the talks and workshops and learn from some of the best in the business, including Edial Dekker, CEO of Gidsy, and Fadi Bishara from blackbox.vc. And there’s still the Betapitch happening in the evening (along with a promised after party)!

WHERE  Betahaus Berlin, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20 (near Moritzplatz)  WHEN 10:30am HOW MUCH Workshops and talks start at $6.55

Friday 21 until Sunday 23 Sept – YOU IS NOW Weekend

width="238"The YOU IS NOW Weekend lets you put your ideas into action. You’ll have the weekend to work in teams to create an MVP before pitching it to a jury, made up in part of Alex Farcet, the co-founder of Startupbootcamp, Dirk Hoffmann, the Managing Director of ImmobilienScout24 and Ron Hillmann, CEO of Berlin Venture Partners. And if you walk out a winner you’ll get €1000 and a three month residency at the YOU IS NOW incubator.

WHERE: ImmobilienScout24, Andreasstr. 10 (Near Ostbahnhof) WHEN HOW MUCH €99

And stay tuned for next week’s Social Media Week – the events are free but are filling up fast!

Monday 24 until Friday 28 Sept – Social Media Week

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What’s this? A conference about Facebook, Twitter and the like? I’m in! Deskwanted and Deskmag are hosting Germany’s biggest free web conference, with a jam-packed schedule of 134 events all across our fair city. They cover everything from marketing, PR and advertising on social media to blogging, open graph and privacy online, plus lots more. Register for the different events here.

WHERE: Across Berlin WHEN 24-28 September HOW MUCH Free