2. July 2014–
Tech Open Air, short TOA, is taking place on July 16 – 17 at Alte Teppichfabrik, Berlin. Participants will get the chance to listen to speakers such as Georg Petschnigg (Fiftythree), Guy Galonka (Infarm), Philipp Baumgaertel (Protonet), David Noel (Soundcloud) and Courtney Boyd Myers (Audience.io) and join in on the talks about tech, art and science.
This year’s edition will feature a new “Hardware Pitch” contest. Any startup working with wearables, home automation, connected devices, health or security technology, or other devices that can make this world a better place can apply until July 6 to pitch at Unconference on July 16.
The two winning teams will receive a mentoring day with experts from MINI’s network from NY, San Francisco and Munich, as well as get a half page of advertising in the printed edition of Business Punk magazine. On top of that, the teams will enjoy three months of free co-working space at Betahaus Berlin.
"left"] Another highlight will be the first “Design Slam” where, unusually, designers won’t present their own ideas, but compete against each other. Over the course of three rounds they will have to solve three different problems with the help of nine materials and a limited amount of time. A jury will decide on the most convincing idea.
Also, as the TOA team got bored with common startup pitches, it will offer it as a dating game, a format that was already used during SXSW 2014. At TOA, CTOs, creative founders and VCs will do three rounds of fun, insights and matching.
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