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.
Stacktrace Berlin RC.4
Date: 7 October 2014
Location: Wooga, Saarbrücker Straße 38, 10405 Berlin
Price: Free, limited spaces, join through meetup page
The 4th edition of Stacktrace is taking place on Tuesday, 7 October, called “Stacktrace Berlin RC.4 – Jesper, Head of Engineering @ Wooga”. The venue will be at Wooga offices, Saarbrücker Straße 38, 10405 Berlin. Stacktrace is a bimonthly event series for developers, system engineers, technical product managers, CTO’s and everyone with a technical background. Stacktrace supports the Berlin tech community with a platform to share knowledge and insight on how to design, develop and grow a digital company from the tech perspective. The speaker is Jesper, Head of Engineering at Wooga. His job is to make sure that developers can work happily and efficiently and usually he does that by letting those who know things best make their own decisions: the developers themselves.
Web Devs HQ – Pricing 101 for developers & designers
Date: 9 October 2014
Location: Betahaus Cafe, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20 10969, Berlin
For the next instalment of Web Devs HQ we’re discussing how much you should charge for building a website. It’s often the trickier part of your first conversation with a client but you need to be confident enough in your abilities to ask for a fair price. The Web Devs HQ has invited Jake Jorgovan, web designer and business coach from the U.S. to talk about the different pricing methods and strategies for web developers, covering hourly rates, raising rates, project-based pricing and value-based pricing. Jake works as a freelance web developer and is currently doing some globetrotting, which is what brings him to Berlin this month! Jake is not just a freelancer, he’s launched a successful video production agency and is writing a book called The Creative’s Guide To Freelancing. Drinks will be sponsored by CareerFoundry and Elance.
Wear It Maker Day, Party and Conference
Date: 11 -12 October 2014
Location: Betahaus Berlin
Price: Maker Day: € 25 – 95, Party: € 10 (included in conference ticket), Conference: € 135
On the 11th and 12th of October 2014 the “Wear It” festival will take place at Betahaus Berlin. There will be two days dedicated to fashion, electronic textiles, music and wearable sensors. The festival kicks off with the Maker Day full of workshops where you can build your own peice of wearable electronics like a LED jacket or a wearable theremine instrument.
On saturday night the festival continues with a party at Platoon Kunsthalle. The experimental art venue provides the perfect setting to see the work of professional wearable artists like Maartje Dijkstra and her baroque techno dress or her Mi.Mu data glove, used by the London based musician Imogen Heap. The evening also includes exciting performance acts including a laser hula hoop show and “Jenny´s Playlist” a band clad in interactive LED costumes.
The second day of Wear It showcases international speakers from across the field of wearable technologies. The Wear It lineup includes Kate Hartman from Social Body Lab in Toronto. Hartman was a star of the wearable electronics scene long before her TED talk in 2011 brought her work to wider attention. Hartman creates items of clothing and accessories that communicate with each other and the surrounding environment. Her work has been shown at Museum of Modern Art in New York among other renowned spaces. After the talks conference attendees are invited to an after hours party, hosted in the same venue as the conference, providing a great opportunity to socialise and discuss new ideas over a few drinks.
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Date: 15 October 2014
Place: Base Camp, Berlin
The new m3 meetup in Berlin starts out to connect advanced makers and talents from the manufacturing industry. The goal is to connect makers and manufacturers before the actual buyer and seller relationship to talk about collaboration, innovation and advance the production of anything in Germany. The event starts out in German, but the initiators hope to build an international community. The event is recommended to anyone curious about hardware, but also fashion and other physical products.
Angels Den: Speed funding / Angel Meeting
Date: 15 October 2014
Location: hub:raum Campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Who Should Attend? Entrepreneurs looking for funding who have already been pre-screened by our experts. High Net Worth Individuals who are interested in meeting great businesses face-to-face and investing.
What Should I Expect? The concept is rather like Speed Dating. Entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to pitch their business for 3 minutes to one potential investor at a time. The investor has the chance to ask the business owner any burning questions before they move straight on to the next potential investor. It’s a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere. Also there will be a seminar by Weitnauer’s Prof. Dr. Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne on Preparing and Drafting of Financing Agreements: How to avoid Pitfalls, Setting-up your Business: The Basics and Protection of IP: How to Safeguard the Key Values.
Date: 16 October 2014
Place: Kunztschule, Schützenstraße 6, 10117 Berlin
Price: € 25
Small talk, big business – that’s the idea of the successful networking event series; Spätschicht, hosted by Gruenderszene. It’s an occasion allowing exclusive guests to converge on an unusual location. Forget your ordinary nine to five events and enjoy a chilled and animated evening to feed the networking world with new ideas. Spätschicht gives founders, investors and business angels the chance to network and exchange ideas. In order to make sure you’ll meet your perfect match, participants receive different coloured lanyards according to their background (startup, investor or service provider).
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.
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