Events Diary 12 – 18 January – 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.

Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living

Pitch Day Munich

width="139"Date:  14 January 2015
Place: Munich
Price: Free

Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living is coming to Munich for a Pitch Day on the 14th January. The startup accelerator is looking for the best top 10 startups in the smart city-related industry (IoT, retail, health, smart home, energy, mobility, collaboration).
Startups will have the opportunity to pitch and get 1-1 mentor feedback form a panel of experienced mentors, experts in the fields of startups and smart cities.
A great opportunity to receive constructive feedback about your startup, network and learn about the program.

New Years Designers’ Challenge – UX Hackathon

width="139"Date:  15 January 2015
Place: Betahaus Cafe, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20 10969, Berlin
Price: Free

UX Designers HQ is a meetup to unite the UX community in Berlin. UX’ers of all levels who want to make waves in the tech world are welcome. On January 15th the UX Designers HQ will kick off the new year with a Hackathon.
Everyone will be put into teams and given a product concept with business goals, a list of potential products will be announced before the event.
On the night everyone will be briefed on the UX process in 5 stages and will have a fixed amount of time to complete each stage:
Stage 1 – User research & prep, Stage 2 – User testing 1, Stage 3 – Divide, coordinate & conquer, Stage 4 – User testing 2, Stage 5 – Iteration & pitch
This event is run by the CareerFoundry team.

The SM-instrument: Up to 2,5 Mio. Euro EU-Funding for innovative projects

width="129"Date:  16 January 2015
Place: Berlin, BITKOM Akademie
Price: € 250

The SME-Instrument enables StartUps and SMEs to get EU funding for highly innovative projects. 50.000 Euro in Phase 1 and between 500.000 Euro and 2,5 Mio. Euro in Phase 2. Learn how it works, how to apply and how to write a successful proposal. The workshop will be given by Kumardev Chatterjee who has supported designing the instrument for three years.

DLD 15

width="129"Date:  18 – 21 January 2015
Place: HVB Forum, Munich
Price: Invitation only

Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees will touch base at DLD15. For the 11th time, “Europe’s hottest conference invitation” will bring together the most influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, start-ups and digital giants in Munich, January 18-20, 2015.

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22th #ebaytechalk:

Development Patterns loved by eBay Kleinanzeigen

width="139"Date:  22 January 2015
Place: mobilesuite, Berlin
Price: Free

Interested what kind of development patterns eBay Kleinanzeigen is using? Join the next #ebaytechtalk: Development Patterns loved by eBay Kleinanzeigen



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