Events Diary 23 February – 1 March – our pick of the hottest startup events this week

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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.

Berlin Pilot Bootcamp

width="139"Date:  23 February 2015
Place: Berlin
Price: Free
Website:  http://pilot.co/bootcamp

A free-to-attend two-week Bootcamp is coming to Berlin this month with the aim of helping improve the career prospects of any individual interested in learning how to build web apps with Ruby on Rails. The Bootcamp is also available to support those experienced in other languages get up to speed with Rails quickly.

Pilot, a design, software, and product development studio that offers businesses and individuals bespoke solutions to their tech needs, will pick 15 applicants who are just starting out in Ruby on Rails development to join its Bootcamp. Candidates will learn to build digital products using the programming framework by working with Pilot’s best‑in‑class instructors in a fast‑paced, startup‑like environment.


Challenge Cup Berlin

width="139"Date:  24 February 2015
Place: betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20 10969 Berlin
Price: Free
Website:  http://www.1776.vc/events/regionals-berlin-germany/

The Challenge Cup travels to 16 international cities, looking for high-potential startups in Education, Energy/Sustainability, Health, and Cities/Transportation. On February 24th at betahaus, you’ll hear Berlin startups in these industries pitch, and the 4 category winners will get flown to Washington, DC for a free weeklong accelerator in May where they’ll pitch for $650,000 in investment capital.
(Did a great startup miss the deadline? Late submissions here: www.1776.vc/apply-to-compete)


Scaling new heights in Berlin Tech, an evening with Balderton Capital

width="139"Date:  25 February 2015
Place: Axel Springer Entrepreneurs Penthouse, Markgrafenstr. 12-14, 10969 Berlin
Price: Invite only
Website:   http://bit.ly/1zAR423

Meet Balderton Capital Partners Daniel Waterhouse (investor in EyeEm, Qype, Hailo and Yplan) and Suranga Chandratillake (founder of blinkx PLC, previously US CTO of Autonomy) for a fireside chat, moderated by Nikolas Woischnik (Founder of Tech Open Air Festival), and networking followed by drinks powered by Balderton. Sidestage will treat the crowd with some DJ spinning.

3 lucky startups will also get the chance to pitch their business ideas to Daniel and Suranga & our audience and get their direct feedback on stage. Apply here: goo.gl/EgxTJ1


Startup Weekend Berlin Future Shopping

Date:  27 February – 01 March 2015
Place: Service Werkstatt Berlin
Price: € 45 – 70
Website:  http://www.up.co/communities/germany/berlin/startup-weekend/5264

54 hours to go from idea to founding a company: At the Startup Weekend Future Shopping you will find co-founders, turn one of your ideas into reality and receive coaching by experienced entrepreneurs and experts.


Accelerate Stuttgart

Date:  27 February 2015
Place: IHK Ulm
Price: Free
Website:   www.elevatorpitch-bw.de

The Elevator Pitch BW is a pitch competition for young entrepreneurs in Baden-Württemberg in search of the best founders in the fedaral state, initiated by ifex of the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Entrepreneurs and startups get a platform to impress with their business idea in only 3 minutes while developing valuable contacts to customers, partners and potential investors. The winners of all 18 preliminaries (Regional Cups) will compete against each other in the great finale in summer 2015.


Rainmaking Loft Berlin 1 Year Anniversary Party

width="139"Date:  27 February 2015
Place: Rainmaking Loft Berlin, Charlottenstr.2, 10969 Berlin
Price: Free
Website:   http://bitly.com/1C7MFsR

Exactly one year ago, on Feb 27, Rainmaking Loft Berlin, startup-centered coworking & event space, had an official launch. So now, they invite you to join them in celebrating their achievements, changes they went through and, most importantly, the friends they made along the way!
There will be live music, liquid nitrogen cocktails, impro pitches, cake, and the representatives of the leading Berlin startups brought together!


Plan ahead for

Mobile World Capital Barcelona /
GSMA Mobile World Congress

width="139"Date:  2 – 5 March 2015
Place: Aira Montjuïc – Barcelona
Price: € 199
Website:   www.4yfn.com

4YFN is a four day, hands-on experience focusing on mobile entrepreneurship and innovation. Created by Mobile World Capital and GSMA Mobile World Congress, 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 5 March.


 

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