Events Diary 01 – 07 December – our pick of the hottest startup events this week



Welcome to the VentureVillage Events Diary with a round up of the hottest startup events of the week. Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss out.

Demo Day Bayer Grants4Apps Accelerator

width="139"Date:  1 December 2014
Place: Bayer Pharma, Müllerstrasse 178, 13353 Berlin
Price: Free

Five Top European digital health startups have been working together at the Bayer Grants4Apps accelerator for the last 100 days. At the demo day event, they will present the business models and prototypes they created during their time in Berlin. Expected at the event are 300+ startups, key opinion leaders, developers, managers, investors, and mentors interested in digital health.

AMA with ResearchGate Founder Ijad Madisch

width="139"Date:  02 December 2014, 7.30pm
Place: ResearchGate HQ, Invalidenstraße 115, 10115 Berlin
Price: Free, apply for one of 20 Seats via

Ever considered founding your own company? In the middle of building a company? ResearchGate founder and CEO Ijad Madisch will talk about why there’s almost always a good reason to start a business. He will answer all of your questions in a live AMA (“ask me anything”) on December 2nd. If you would like to join the session simply write a mail to with the subject line „VentureVillage meets ResearchGate” and write us a question that you would like to ask Ijad Madisch.

Corporate Startup Summit

width="139"Date:  03 December 2014
Place: Deutsche Bahn, Silberturm, Jürgen-Ponto-Platz 1, Frankfurt am Main
Price: €549 + VAT

Corporate Startup Summit is the first conference with the vision to let corporates learn “how to do startup”. On 3rd December, 200 hand-picked top corporate representatives will come together in Frankfurt to find out how enterprises successfully innovate with entrepreneurial methods, to get insights on latest academic research and exchange experience with other visionaries and risk-takers reaching out for disruptive innovation done by Intrapreneurs. Find out more:

Beyond Silicon Valley Study Group, Session 5

width="139"Date:  4 December 2014
Place: GarageBilk, Bilker Allee 217, Düsseldorf
Price: Free

Startups are good for a thriving economy. Silicon Valley is maybe the best known example, and here in Germany Berlin is showing how valuable startups are for a city. Also for Düsseldorf, a focus on entrepreneurship and startups will be a core ingredient for a successful future. That is why the U.S. Consulate General Düsseldorf, Startupdorf and EBC Hochschule invite you to join a study group to help shape a Startup Metropole.
In five sessions they will take the lessons from the Northeast Ohio region in the US, add to that insights from local experts, and start an actionable conversation. You are invited to join the Study Group. Each evening focuses on a specific topic.

The Eight Secrets of Building a Billion Dollar Company

Date:  4 December 2014
Place: Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)
Price: Free

Do You Want to Build a Billion Dollar Company? Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Michael Baum is visiting the 3 Munich universities CDTM, LMU and TUM to tell you how. Michael is CEO of which invests in student entrepreneurs from the world’s top universities and helps them create high impact companies. The founder-CEO of Splunk will divulge his eight essential dimensions to building a hyper growth company and take you through his own epic triumphs and failures.


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Future Lunch – old meets new economy

width="139"Date:  8 December 2014
Place: Berlin
Price: Free

In the format “Future Lunch – old meets new economy” the innovative energy of startups is brought together with the strength, know-how, capital and contacts of established companies from different technological areas. Networking is 1 to 1 – targeted, individual and high-quality. The companies Sanofi (health), GSG Berlin (real estate) and Ford (mobility) have agreed to take part in the second round of Future Lunches organised by Projekt Zukunft. The search is on for matching innovative start-ups based in Berlin. Until December 8, founders can register to have lunch with the head of one of these established companies.

Spätschicht Berlin

width="139"Date:  16 December 2014
Place: AVENUE Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 34
Price: € 35, via application only

Christmas is coming closer and Gründerszene wants to round off the year with a special edition of Spätschicht. On 16th December, founder, Business Angels and Investors will meet up at 7.00pm to exchange experience and to establish new business contacts. Besides the traditional Speed-Networking, where participants will get to know each other in two minute talks, there will be many other Christmas specials at AVENUE Berlin. The highlight will be the Gründerszene Xmas-Party, following the Spätschicht at 11.00pm. Fans of the Startup Scene have the chance to celebrate together and round of the year 2014.
If you are interested, apply now and be part of an evening where the interesting minds of the Startup Scene come together and talk about the digital trends of tomorrow. Applications are possible from today via:

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