Events Diary 10-16 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!

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Inside Bitcoins

width="139"Date: 12-13 February 2014
Location: Kalkscheune Johannisstr. 2 10117 Berlin
Costs: From €445
Website:  http://insidebitcoins.de/

Hundreds of attendees came together at the Inside Bitcoins New York event, complete with networking and discussions on replacing an archaic financial system, freedom of speech, and the Bitcoin revolution. Now, the conference and expo is heading to Berlin – held on February 12-13th, the event will explore the growth of virtual currencies, FinTech business trends, investment strategies, and more. The programme is designed to provide an overview of where the virtual currency industry is today, while a panel of top VCs will discuss what business opportunities are on the horizon. 


WEFOUND

width="139"Date: 12 February 2014
Location: AJLart Gallery, Potsdamer Str. 98a, 10785 Berlin
Costs: from €9
Website:  https://www.eventbrite.de/e/opening-event-wefound-tickets-10358848595

The WEFOUND World Women Startup and Entrepreneurs Foundation aims to empower women to found companies and grow their wealth. On 12 February, female founders and founders-to-be will gather to  listen to a Forbes nominated speaker, hear Berlin founders pitch and network with a crowd that includes accelerators, entrepreneurs, incubators and investors. Launched last September, 150 members have already joined the WEFOUND network.


13th eBay Tech Talk

width="139"Date: 13 February 2014
Location: Mobilesuite, Pappelallee 78/79, 10437 Berlin
Costs: free, with registration
Website:  http://www.meetup.com/eBay-Europe-Technology/events/162282892/

The 13th eBay Tech Tak will take place on February 13th at Mobilesuite in Berlin. Participants can expect two presentations of 30 minutes: the first about “Portfolio Kanban – How eBay Kleinanzeigen builds products”  and the second about Continuous Delivery at mobile.de. Food and drinks will be provided.


Startup Weekend Film Industry

width="139"Date: 14 February 2014
Location: hub:raum Campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Costs: €70
Website:  http://berlin.startupweekend.org

The world’s first Startup Weekend for the film industry will take place during the Berlinale in Berlin. The film-focused event will bring together designers, developers, directors, producers, marketing and business people to work on new ideas for the film industry. No matter if you want to build the next Netflix or a micro-camera, this Startup Weekend is the place to turn your idea into reality. Even if you aren’t onto the next big thing or are not directly involved in the film industry, you’re more than welcome to join. Startup Weekend is open to everyone who wants to meet and work with other creative people and learn how fast an idea can be turned into reality.


OpenUp Camp

width="139"Date: 14-16 February 2014
Location: Grundig Akademie, Klingenhofstraße 58, 90411 Nürnberg
Costs: From €59
Website:  http://www.openup-camp.de

OpenUp Camp is an un-conference, which brings together experts, freelancers and high potentials to share their knowledge and ideas about technology, innovation and business. It’s a whole weekend to discuss the trends that will shape our economy and society.


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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.


START Summit – Application period ends February 14th!

width="139"Date: 14 March 2014
Location: 
University of St. Gallen
Costs: €60 for students, €125 for startups
Website:  www.startsummit.ch

With more than 450 participants the START Summit St. Gallen is Switzerland’s biggest entrepreneurship conference. Top-notch speakers including Morten Lund, Klaus Hommels and Evernote MD Europe Cristina Riesen will be present and there will be the opportunity to join inspiring tech and business workshops run by Swisscom, Rocket Internet or AxelSpringer. Startups have the chance to win 10,000 CHF at the Public Pitching. They are also invited to participate in Speed Pitching with investors and in Speed Dating with other startups. Along with the extensive conference programme, the ticket price also includes full catering, accommodation in a St. Gallen student college, the after party and free bus transfer.

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