Events Diary 27 October – 2 November – 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.

Pioneers Festival

width="140"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.


width="139"Date:  29 October 2014
Place: Betahaus Berlin
Price: € 10 incl. drink

Welcome to Co-Found Berlin #12
The Co-Found Berlin Team has commited themselves to creating an organic and inspiring environment for you to connect, network, share and Co-Found! They will continue their efforts and look forward to seeing you all again very soon…

Poly Conf 2014

width="139"Date:  30-31 October 2014
Place: Poznan, Poland
Price: 149 Euro

PolyConf is a two-day, single track, multi-disciplinary conference on advanced technologies for programmers interested in polyglot approach to software development. Its goal is to foster exchange between programming languages.

Valley in Berlin

width="139"Date: 30 October 2014
Location: ImmobilienScout24 (YOU IS NOW), Andreasstr. 10, 10243 Berlin
Price: Via application

Valley in Berlin, hosted by YOU IS NOW, brings Californian startups to Berlin to exchange with the young and vibrant local startup scene. Under the patronage of Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, exciting discussions on the status quo of Berlin as a startup hub, and a tour to the “stars” of Berlin’s startup scene will bring the Silicon Valley spirit to our city. On top of this, the YOU IS NOW team gather the top Berlin startups in a unique pitch event.

Smart Energy Community

width="139"Date: 30-31 October 2014
Location: ADLERSHOF CON.VENT., Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin
Price: free

EIT ICT Labs and Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories invite you to participate in a joint event that will bring together cutting-edge European Innovation, heavy-weight industrial players and a vibrant startup scene in a two-day crucible.
3 reasons why you don’t want to miss this event:
1. The program is meant to be a guideline to discuss key topics of Smart Energy with leading industry representatives, entrepreneurs, politicians & regulators, and academics.
2. Known and promising new Smart Energy startups will attend this events. This is a great opportunity to get to know the latest innovations and the bright minds behind them in an informal and open setting.
3. The best 10 startups that applied for the EU wide Idea Challenge in the category Smart Energy will pitch their ideas to a broad audience including angel investors, VCs and our expert jury. The jury consists of representatives from the EIT ICT Labs management, SIEMENS AG, startupbootcamp, the High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Vattenfall. The winning 3 teams will receive a prize package including integration into EIT ICT Labs’ network of more than 120 organizations and a cash prize of up to 40.000 €.

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Health Startups Get-together

width="139"Date:  04 November 2014
Place: Startplatz, Köln
Price: Free

Five European digital health startups currently working in Berlin in Bayer’s Grants4Apps Accelerator are visiting Cologne and will present their projects and companies. Other Digital Health Startups, investors, students, entrepreneurs interested in innovations in health care are expected to attend.

Venture Capital Forum

width="139"Date:  6 November 2014
Place: Kalkscheune, Berlin, Germany
Price: Free of charge for Portfolio Companies, For more information contact

The EVCA Venture Capital Forum is the only cross-sector venture capital event in Europe. Early stage to late stage/growth capital VC firms investing across all industries are invited to join the debate of unique challenges and opportunities of investing and operating in Europe. Sessions will include enhancing the VC business model, venture capital firms, institutional investors, VC-backed and how to deliver a sustainable European venture capital ecosystem. There will also be lively networking sessions connecting leading venture capital firms, VC-backed corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

New for 2014: Venture-Backed Executive Workshop
The Venture-Backed Executive Workshop is a rare opportunity for venture-backed portfolio companies to discuss with their peers the next phase of their growth and operational strategy, after receiving VC funding.

GameDuell TechTalk

width="139"Date:  6 November 2014
Place: GameDuell Head Office, Taubenstr. 24 – 25, 10117 Berlin
Price: Free

During his GameDuell TechTalk on November 6th 2014 Emil Eifrem, CEO and Founder of Neo Technology, will introduce the audience to the architecture and the technology of graph databases and highlight what their benefits are in comparison to more traditional relational databases. He will also demonstrate the power of the graph through several use cases from various industries. The TechTalk will take place at the GameDuell headquarters in Taubenstr. 24 – 25 in Berlin-Mitte and start at 19:00, doors open at 18:30. Further information and free registration are available here:

Spätschicht Cologne

width="139"Date:  6 November 2014
Place: Salon Schmitz, Aachener Straß 28, Köln
Price: 25 Euro, via application

Spätschicht is back in Cologne. On Thursday, 6th November, Gründerszene’s exclusive networking event Spätschicht will take place at Salon Schmitz. Apply now, and be part of an evening, were founders, entrepreneurs, investors and business angels will come together and discuss todays and future trends of the digital scene.
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