Events Diary 19 – 25 May – Our pick of the hottest startup events this week




Welcome to the VentureVillage Events Diary – read on and discover the hottest startup events of the week!

WORKSHOP: How to avoid legal pitfalls when raising VC financing

width="139"Date:  20 May 2014
Location: hub:raum campus: Winterfeldtstr. 21, 10781 Berlin
Costs: Free

The workshop will provide an overview of important steps in the process of VC backed financing rounds. The focus will be on explaining the early financing rounds and the changes that come with them. In particular participants will learn about typical and usual terms implemented in financing rounds and their economic and legal consequences for the parties involved. Later stage financings and exits will be presented as a round-up. Language: English Dr. Albrecht von Breitenbuch is workshop leader and a partner in the Berlin office of the international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.


width="139"Date: 21 May 2014
Location: Betahaus Berlin
Costs: € 10

It’s been said that the number 1 cause of startup failure is the team. The problem is that there is a lack of resources to connect these two sides organically. That’s where Co-Found comes in. Co-Found helps in creating that environment for founders to attract potential co-founders for their ideas.

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Urban Sports World Cup

width="139"Date: 29 May 2014
Location: Sport Club Siemensstadt
Costs: € 99 

The Urban Sports World Cup will be taking place in Berlin a few weeks before this summer’s World Cup. 16 teams (each representing one country) playing 42 games on 4 pitches over one day.
There’ll be plenty of activities in between the matches too: networking with other Berlin-based companies and startups, great prizes to win, good food from the BBQ. Visitors are also welcome to join the party and cheer for their favorite country.

Tech Open Air Berlin – Early Bird Tickets available now!

width="139"Date: 16-17 July 2014
Location: Protzen & Sohn, Alte Teppichfabrik
Costs: € 80-600

Tech Open Air is a two-day Technology Festival. The mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through multi-disciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration. Connect and learn with creators across various fields, countries and disciplines at a magical location. Dozens of top-class entrepreneurs, artists and scientists speaking about what keeps their inner flame burning and what they truly aspire to change. On the second day, the ecosystem takes over and self-organizes events all over town. 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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