Welcome to the VentureVillage Events Diary – a round-up of the hottest startup events of the week in Berlin. Mark your calendars and, if you’re quick, read on to scoop a free ticket code for 10 tickets to this week’s FridayatSix talkshow.
Social Media Week 2013
Date: 23-27 September 2013
Location: Spread over two locations: ImmobilienScout24 and Design Akademie Berlin (both in Berlin)
Price: Free but pre-registration required
Highlight: Job fair
Social Media Week is taking over Berlin for another year, with about 100 events hosted across the capital this September. The free conference will be exploring the problems we face in our social media obsessed society and providing tips on how to best use social networks for your company. From 22 to 27 September, SMW will be held under the motto of (Re)Balance – rethinking traditional structures. The title reflects the conference’s aim this year to reduce gender inequality in the workforce.
Berlin Founders Event
Date: 26 September 2013
Place: Wind und Wetter, Brunnenstr 196, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Price: €10 for founders, €30 for investors, €50 for country managers
The Berlin Founders Event, co-organised by the Rude Baguette and Silicon Allee, invites active startup founders to come together and discuss issues, receive feedback and share experiences. The event is open to all founders – if you’re visiting from out of town, this is a great way to get to know the startup scene in Germany. The event is designed to be affordable for bootstrapped startups and includes an open bar and buffet.
IBM Smart Camp Berlin
Date: 26 September 2013
Location: Betahaus Berlin, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin
IBM SmartCamp is an exclusive global programme bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and experienced mentors. SmartCamp provides access to advisors and a direct route to seed and venture capital. Startups with smart solutions can apply to participate in the IBM German SmartCamp event, taking place in Berlin, on the 26th of September 2013.
People in Beta Festival
Date: 28 September 2013
Location: Betahaus Berlin, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20, 10969 Berlin
Price: €0 – €25
Highlights: Kickoff Breakfast, Hardware Pitch, Battle of the Startup Bands, Something Strange Will Happen Party
On September 28th. Betahaus Berlin will celebrate innovative ideas and those who work hard to accelerate them. Join for a day packed with awesome ideas, innovative hardware startups and lots of workshops and inspiration talks. The “Something Strange Will Happen” party will not only form the end of the festive event but also say goodbye to the wonderful summer.
Date: 27 September 2013
Location: NorisBank HQ, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin
Price: €5 – and free for 10 VentureVillage readers
This Friday it’s again time for some talking at FridayatSix Talkshow – this time about innovation and finance with Marco Lindgens (Norisbank), Guido Sandler (Bergfürst), Konstantin Wolff (Payleven) and Jonas Piela (Avuba). We have a code for 10 of our readers, which will give you free access to the talkshow: Fat6LovesVV. It’s first in, first served!
Plan ahead… for more awesome events next month
Google Cloud Platform Developer Tour
Date: 1 October 2013
Location: Umspannwerk Kreuzberg, Ohlauer Strasse 43, 10999 Berlin
Price: Free – with pre registration
Highlights: Every participant gets a $2,000 voucher for Google Cloud Platform
The leaders of the Google Cloud Platform team are coming from California to Berlin on 1 and 2 October 2013 to show developers how to run their apps and services on Google’s infrastructure. The first day will have talks about the products and architecture and the second day will have eight hours of code labs. The registration is free on the event website.
Date: 10 October 2013
Location: Kunztschule, Schützenstraße 6, 10117 Berlin
Price: €29.75 for startups – invitation only
Highlights: Speed networking and fussball
On 10 October, the doors will open on the ninth Spätschicht at the Kunztschule in Berlin. A who’s who of the internet and digital scene will use this well-established event to network and meet potential new business partners – and enjoy the atmosphere and have some fun at the fussball tournament (it’s hosted by Vertical Media in cooperation with Gründerszene and VentureVillage).
Date: 26-29 October 2013
Location: Arena, Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin
Price: From €400
TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. This year, on 26 and 27 October, TechCrunch will host a hackathon and, on 28 and 29 October, bring TechCrunch Disrupt to Berlin for the first time to present outstanding startups, influential speakers and special guests in the Arena Berlin.
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