The Weekly Lowdown: Berlin’s Top Start-Up Events This Week (Dec 5-10)

LeWeb Paris
LeWeb Paris

As promised, we’re giving you the insider scoop on the best events to go to in the Berlin start-up scene this week. We’ve culled through all the top calendars and event listings to narrow it down to our favorite. By far our top pick is LeWeb (Dec 8-9). But if you can’t get to Paris, don’t worry! We’ll take notes and keep you updated while you hold down the fort. And there’s plenty of cool stuff happening right here in Berlin, from The European StartupBus to free meditation at Maha Yoga to Clojure meetups and pub crawls. Check it out, tell us what you like and what you don’t, come back each Monday for the lowdown, and send us any events that you’re hosting or loving before next week and we’ll consider adding them. Enjoy!

Monday, December 5

If You Want to Gameplan with Top-Notch Hackers Hop on The European StartupBus, in Berlin for two hours. Eat lunch with developers, designers, and entrepreneurs marketeers from all over Europe, 2pm  this Monday, at Due Forni in Mitte, Schönhauser Allee 12. Brought to you by TechBerlin and Ahoy! Berlin and sponsored by Tagesangebote.de and StartupBootCamp. RSVP ASAP here. For more information on the StartupBus, click here.  And check it out in Wired.

If You Want to Take Facebook Apart and Put it Back Together Again Attend the “AllFacebook Developer Conference,” Germany’s largest social media developer conference, presented by Media Bistro and AllFacebook.de, All day at Andel’s Hotel BerlinLandsberger Allee 106. For the website and full rundown, click here.

To Celebrate 10 years of downloadable mobile games Check out “Mobile Gaming: The Next Generation,” 6pm to 11pm at Homebase Berlin, Köthener Straße 44. Listen to speakers like mobile gaming legend Sven Morawek (Nokia), Sina Kaufmann (of wooga), and Alexander Krug (CEO of Softgames and PlaySocial) discuss usability, target groups, marketing approaches, and the innovative mobile game concepts and enablers of the future. For the full list of speakers and more information, click here. Sponsored by PayPal and qwertz media.

If You’re Looking for Inspiration  Check out the Eva Besnyo exhibit, 4pm at Berlinische Galerie. (Half price entry on the first Monday in each month, entry fee for this day is 4 euro.)

If You’re Using Scala Join other Scala fans to introduce yourself, present your project, and get a free drink, 6pm at TESOBE, Osloer Strasse 16/17, Berlin

Tuesday, December 6

If You Want to Code a Better Environment Join us for the Ecosummit Lounge Berlin, 6pm-11pm at Torgauer Str. 12-15. Check out the invitation here and request your personal invitation code for your online registration.

If You Need to Zone Out Practice Vispanna in Mitte, free guided meditation, 6:30-7:30 at Maha Yoga, Brunnenstr. 147. For more information, click here.  Comfortable room, mats and blankets provided, and sessions are held in English.

If You Looking to Exchange Skills Meet up and help out on someone else’s project or give them something to work on, Time and place TBD. Check out the Facebook page 

Wednesday, December 7

If You’re a News Hound Get together with other data-driven journalists in the area to discuss core beliefs and editorial objectives for 2012, 6:30pm at Autorenwerk,  Weydingerstrasse 20, Berlin

If You Can Get Yourself Invited Definitely check out “Echtzeit Berlin.” Mingle with founders, angels and investors over a delicious buffet and drinks, 7pm at Zanox GAP Campus Access is possible only through personal invitation by the team of Deutsche-startups.de.  Get the scoop here.

If You Speak Clojure Head to the SoundCloud headquarters to Lisp about multithreaded programming, 8pm at SoundCloud HQ, Rosenthaler Strasse 13, Berlin

Thursday, December 8

If You Want to Work Together (or just talk about working together) Join other entrepreneurs to ask and answer big questions on collaboration: What is the potential of the network concept in a start-up environment? What are the limitations? 7:30pm at Kühlhaus, Luckenwalder Straße 3. Register at 7pm. For more information, click here.

Friday, December 9

If You’re in the Holiday Spirit Head over to Silicon Allee’s Christmasfest, 7:30pm until 4am at the 1820 Bar sandwiched between Belushi’s and the Volksbar on Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße. There is only space for 280 people so go early to get in. Tickets are $5 at the door and go toward more start-up events like it in the future.

Saturday, December 10

If Your German Sucks We sympathize. Practice with Alex and an international set in Kreuzberg for 1 euro, try and sign up ahead of time, 6pm at Muskauerstrasse 49, Berlin-Kreuzberg (map)

If You Want to Dress Up in a Costume and Pub Crawl meet 8pm at Dicker Engel,” Birkenstr. 44. Enough said. More info here.