Events Diary 27 January – 2 February – Our pick of the hottest startup events this week

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

digItaly Berlin

width="139"Date: 28 January 2014
Location: hub:raum, Winterfeldtstr. 21, 10781 Berlin
Costs: Free, registration at https://digitaly-gennaio2014.eventbrite.com
Website: https://digitaly-gennaio2014.eventbrite.com

digItaly Berlin is an event held in Italian where founders and founders-to-be can get information about support programmes and competitions for entrepreneurs. Yann Le Gouic, CMO & cofounder of EvoMob, Luca Mastrorocco, CEO & cofounder of Gruvit, Johanna Brewer, CEO & cofounder of frestyl and Dario Galbiati Alborghetti, Venture Partner at Atlantic Internet, will share their experiences and advice with the attendees.


Berlin Video Meetup

width="139"Date: 29 January 2014
Location: Betahaus Cafe, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20, 10969 Berlin
Costs: 
Free, with pre-registration
Website:  
http://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Video-Meetup/

What happens if entrepreneurs and marketers meet storytellers and video producers? Berlin Video Meetup aims to find that out. The event series will focus on one of the following key topics at each meetup: innovation, distribution, production and creativity


Co-Found Berlin #7

width="139"Date: 30 January 2014
Location: Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin
Costs: €10, including one drink
Website:  http://www.meetup.com/Co-Found-Berlin/events/159582192/

It’s been said that the number one cause of a startup’s failure is its team. However, there are also plenty of great entrepreneurs that can’t find a promising idea. That’s where Co-Found comes in – the event aims to bring potential cofounders together with the startups that spark their interest.

Lean Startup Meetup

Date: 30 January 2014
Location: You is Now ImmobilienScout 24, Andreasstr. 10, Berlin
Costs: Free, registration prior to the event
Website: http://www.meetup.com/startlean/events/152939012/

The organisers of the 27th Lean Startup Meetup have invited these promising speakers to share their knowledge with the crowd: Julia Lazaro of Task36.com, Magdalena Böttger of LookMommy.com and Danielle Jabin of Spotify.


Service Design Berlin

width="139"Date: 30 January 2014
Location: hub:raum Campus, Winterfeldtstr. 21, 10781 Berlin
Costs: Free, registration prior to the event
Website: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/workshop-service-design

Startups like Airbnb, Kitchensurfing or EyeEm demonstrate that a lot of innovation can happen within the service sector. But those innovations were not pulled out of a magician’s hat. They follow a holistic design strategy  and are based on solid business models. Service Design, an international platform for knowledge-sharing and training, helps founders plan and implement these strategic sweet spots. The workshop includes a presentation on the importance and role of Service Design and demonstrates tools and methods within the field. Participants will apply some of these tools in short, hands-on exercises.


Get funded and have your product built!

Date: 30. January 2014
Location: Base Camp
Costs: 
€10, 50% discount with this code FriendLivatek
Website: 
Get funded Website

Get first-hand experience on attracting financing and development resources. Jesper Lindholt, CEO of Livatek, and Dennis Monner, CEO of Secucloud will talk about their experiences with crowd sourcing for recruiting and financing purposes. Special goody: there will be a draw among the participants for four hours of free technical consulting or development valued at €400.


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Pitchfreunde Vol.3

width="139"Date: 3 February 2014
Location: Paymentwall, Unter den Linden 16, 10117 Berlin
Costs: €8.70
Website:  http://pitchfreunde.eventbrite.com/

On 3 February, Berlin’s coolest mobile startups will pitch to a row of TV cameras. Adrenaline is guaranteed. Berlin’s mobile scene will vote the latest mobile ideas, apps and services either “hot” or “not”. The stylish Paymentwall penthouse located on Unter den Linden in Berlin-Mitte will serve as a television studio, a career springboard and a meeting place for mobile experts. Snacks and drinks will be provided – register here for your chance at fame http://pitchfreunde.eventbrite.com/!


Startup Grind Berlin

width="139"Date: 4 February 2014
Ort: St. Oberholz Apartments, Rosenthaler Straße 72a, 10119 Berlin 
Costs: €19 Euro, no box office
Website:  www.startupgrind-berlin.de

Startup Grind is an event format which started in the Silicon Valley. Today it has been established in 50 cities around the world. Top entrepreneurs share their personal stories with the local startup community. Arndt Kwiatkowski (founder of Immobilienscout24 & Bettermarks) will be guest at the second Berlin event to talk about his learnings, how Immobilienscout has revolutionized the real estate market and what he has in mind for Bettermarks.


Online Marketing Rockstars

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Location: 
Stage Theater Hamburg, Norderelbstraße 6, Hamburg
Costs: €299
Website:  http://www.onlinemarketingrockstars.de/

The Online Marketing Rockstars will gather in Hamburg again on February 21. This year online marketing experts will rock the Stage Theatre, where the “Lion King” is usually the only thing making any noise. Here are a taste of some of the anticipated rockers: Jonah Peretti (buzzfeed.com), Ben Edelmann (Havard Business School) and Ben Huh (The Cheezburger Network), plus many more.


4 Years From Now

width="139"Date: 24-27 February 2014
Location: 
Hall 1 FIRA Montjuic – Barcelona
Costs: €299, €199 early bird until January 25th
Website:  www.4yfn.com

4YFN is a four-day, hands-on experience focusing on mobile entrepreneurship and innovation. Created by Mobile World Capital, the event is devoted to mobile startups and entrepreneurs and will bring together experts, investors, communities, incubators and accelerators from around the globe. Martin Varsavsky, founder and CEO of fon, will take to the stage as the event’s keynote speaker. Held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress, the 4YFN tickets also include a one-day EVP pass to the Mobile World Congress on Thursday 27 February.


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