Events Diary 7-13 October – Our pick of the hottest startup events this week

Events Diary
Events Diary

Events Diary

Welcome to the VentureVillage Events Diary – a round-up of the hottest startup events of the week. As a bonus this week, we’ve got a 25 per cent discount code for readers who want to scoop up a last-minute ticket to IDCEE in Kiev.

FbStart Berlin

FBStart BerlinDate: 10 October 2013, from 2pm to 7pm
Location: Gasometer Berlin, TorgauerStrasse 12
Price: Free – capacity limited so registration recommended
Highlights: Guests will include Facebook’s Managing Director Northern Europe Martin Ott and Konstantinos Papamilitiadis, Head of Platform Product Partnerships EMEA.

Come hang out with Facebook and learn directly from the team – accelerate user growth, improve targeting, increase loyalty, optimise conversion, best practices for Facebook Connect, using Parse, how to drive mobile app installs… and any other questions you need answered to transition from local startup to, potentially, successful multinational.

Spätschicht Berlin

width="139"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).

IDCEE – Internet Technologies and Innovations

IDCEEDate: 10-11 October
Location: NSC Olympiyskiy, Kiev, Ukraine
Price: €149 to €399 (different prices for geeks and investors) – VentureVillage readers can claim a 25 per cent discount on the participant and investor ticket types by using the promo code VentureVillage&IDCEE
Highlights: Seventy outstanding speakers, 150 startups at Startup Alley and a €30,000 total cash prize for winners of the IDCEE Startup Competition

IDCEE is a high-end international gathering for entrepreneurs, investors, startups, leaders of IT companies, geeks and bloggers with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Guests this year range from Deutsche Telekom CTO Stas Khirman to the co-founders of Wix, Coursera and Prezi.

Berlin Geekettes Hackathon

Berlin GeekettesDate: 11-13 October 2013 for participants, open to the public from 2.30pm on 13 October for the final hack presentations
Location: Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 Berlin
Price: Free but registration required if you want to hack
Highlights: Prizes for winning hacks include a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to meet top women execs at Coca-Cola, iPads, Kindles and swag from Etsy and Berlin Geekettes

Members of the Berlin and Hamburg Geekettes organisation have joined together to create a hackathon like no other – following up their first all-women hackathon with another this October. Hack over two days with real food not junk fund, an exercise area – and prizes.

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