Events Diary 13-19 October – 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.


width="139"Date: 15 October 2014
Place: Base Camp, Berlin
Price: Free

The new m3 meetup in Berlin starts out to connect advanced makers and talents from the manufacturing industry. The goal is to connect makers and manufacturers before the actual buyer and seller relationship to talk about collaboration, innovation and advance the production of anything in Germany. The event starts out in German, but the initiators hope to build an international community. The event is recommended to anyone curious about hardware, but also fashion and other physical products.

Angels Den: Speed funding / Angel Meeting

width="139"Date: 15 October 2014
Location: hub:raum Campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Price: Free

Who Should Attend? Entrepreneurs looking for funding who have already been pre-screened by our experts. High Net Worth Individuals who are interested in meeting great businesses face-to-face and investing.
What Should I Expect? The concept is rather like Speed Dating. Entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to pitch their business for 3 minutes to one potential investor at a time. The investor has the chance to ask the business owner any burning questions before they move straight on to the next potential investor. It’s a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere. Also there will be a seminar by Weitnauer’s Prof. Dr. Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne on Preparing and Drafting of Financing Agreements: How to avoid Pitfalls, Setting-up your Business: The Basics and Protection of IP: How to Safeguard the Key Values.


width="139"Date:  16 October 2014
Place: Kunztschule, Schützenstraße 6, 10117 Berlin
Price: € 25

Small talk, big business – that’s the idea of the successful networking event series; Spätschicht, hosted by Gruenderszene. It’s an occasion allowing exclusive guests to converge on an unusual location. Forget your ordinary nine to five events and enjoy a chilled and animated evening to feed the networking world with new ideas. Spätschicht gives founders, investors and business angels the chance to network and exchange ideas. In order to make sure you’ll meet your perfect match, participants receive different coloured lanyards according to their background (startup, investor or service provider).

Highlight: Meet Sales Guru Steli Efti from the Silicon Valley prior for a Sales Powersession prior to the Spätschicht. Register here for the session: (participation only with a valid Spätschicht ticket)

Berlin Video Meetup

width="144"Date:  16 October 2014
Place: Betahaus Cafe, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20 10969, Berlin
Price: free, rsvp via

The Berlin Video Meetup brings together a diverse community: we start from entrepreneurs, founders, startups focused on video and online video, but want to embrace also who is directly involved in writing, producing, shooting and distributing video. What will happen if the entrepreneurs and marketers meet the storytellers and the video makers? This will be shown at the event. Our world is digital and our spirit is that of open source and sharing. In this spirit the event will feature in each meetup the experiences coming from different fields: entrepreneurship, production, creative and distribution.

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„Go&Grow“-Session with Visa Europe and payleven in Berlin

width="144"Date: 20 October 2014
Location: betahaus, Prinzessinnenstr. 19 – 20, 10969 Berlin
Price: Free, register via email:

More and more people choose to become self-employed and turn their passion into their profession. In Germany and all over Europe. What is behind this new start-up boom? Which challenges do founders have to face? And how can they overcome them? These questions are answered by a new survey and successful founders from Berlin during the first “Go&Grow”-Session by Visa Europe and payleven. Furthermore, Visa and payleven will provide insights into how modern payment technologies can help founders of smaller businesses to improve their business model and thereby grow step by step. Limited seats available! Register now by email:

3D Hubs

width="130"Date:  21 October 2014
Place: hub:raum Berlin
Price: Free

Berlin Calling! After a successful 3D Hubs Berlin Launching Event last November, finally there is the relaunch of the event. Hungry for Germanys greatest maker scene the event is back in the capital! Look forward to an evening full of inspiration, great talks and of course lots of 3D printing. Filemon and Sandra from 3D Hubs are more than happy to welcome you!


width="139"Date: 23 October 2014
Location: hub:raum Campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Price: from € 100

Attendance does cost a fee! Please remember to book early.

You are an entrepreneur, planning to start your StartUp / SME or have already started and are in the early stages. Your StartUp /SME is an innovative ICT based concept, product or service which has the potential to ultimately disrupt existing markets. You are looking for swift financial support of between €50.000 and €2,5 million in 2014. Then this workshop is for you. Background: The European Union has for the first time in its 60 year history, launched programs to directly fund entrepreneurs and StartUps and SMEs. This is the so-called “HORIZON 2020″ which has €80 billion in grant funding available, of which €2.8 billion is purely for Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs. Entrepreneurs and Startups can apply for and get grants of between €50.000 and €2,5 million. The workshop will help you understand what EU funding for Entrepreneurs, StartUps and SMEs means, how it works and which schemes could be relevant for you. It will explain how to assess which scheme your StartUp is eligible for and how to apply to that scheme – the whole process from proposal to grant, including what types of activities are funded. Most importantly, the workshop will equip you with all the information, tools and hands-on training to write winning proposals – taking a case study of a typical entrepreneur and their StartUp / SME, a detailed step-by-step live demonstration of how to write a proposal with high chances of succeeding. Finally the workshop will enable you to rate your idea and proposals and improve them before submitting.

Pioneers Festival

width="139"Date:  29 – 30 October 2014
Place: Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna (Austria)
Price: Students: € 151, Startups: € 301 , Festival Ticket: € 601, Patron Pass: € 1.001

Pioneers Festival is the leading annual event where future technologies and science meet entrepreneurship. Limited to 2,500 international guests and followed by 55,000 (2013) people on the live stream the festival is the only event focusing on future technologies across all industries – from web & mobile to health tech, AI & robotics, IOE, energy, mobilitiy and aerospace. Participants not only get to know the right investors, startups or corporates in the various fields, they can also learn from the most successful entrepreneurs and gain a broader overview on the latest technological development.

Tech Open Air Berlin – Early Bird tickets now available

width="139"Date:  15-17 July 2015
Place: tbd
Price: Early Bird: € 159

Tech Open Air is a three-day Interdisciplinary Technology Festival. Our mission is to connect, grow, and inspire the human spirit through knowledge exchange and collaboration.
Part 1: Unconference
Connect and learn with top-tier entrepreneurs, artists and scientists at a beautiful location. Experience inspirational story telling, interactive panels, knowshops, pillowtalks, art installations, live music and so much more.
Part 2:
Satellites – All Around the City
Last year the community organized more than 75 satellite events across town. The aim for 2015 is to have even more! Attendees will get the chance to visit startup offices, enjoy corporate perks, participate in workshops and network with smart people at meet-ups and memorable parties.

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