Events Diary 16 – 22 February – 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.

Cleanweb Meetup 7: “Warm homes, cool planet”

width="139"Date:  18 February 2015
Place: hub:raum campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Price: Free

As temperatures plunge around Berlin, there will be two speakers talking about how they’re using the web to help Germany stay cozy without cooking the planet: Sebastian Metzger, co2online gGmbH, and Kristofer Fichtner, thermondo GmbH. After the talks, there will be time for open conversations with a fishbowl discussion. A fishbowl is like a panel discussion, but open for anyone in the audience to join the stage, to make the most of the knowledge in the room.

Meetup:“Crowdsource” Your Elevator Pitch Competition

width="139"Date:  19 February 2015
Place: hub:raum campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Price: Free

Experience the power of the crowd at Speech Party’s first friendly pitch competition! The concept of this event is inspired by viral TED Talks and Steve Jobs’ Keynotes. It was recently discovered that all presentations that go viral share 1 thing in common: The speaker would practice repeatedly with people and get feedback. They would use the feedback to tweak their material and style of delivery to come up with the ultimate presentation. Essentially they “crowdsourced” their presentation.
This meetup is built to replicate this style of preparation to help prepare the best 90 second elevator pitches. The participating startups will have a competition at the end to test the results. This will help entrepreneurs get feedback not only on the content of their pitch but also help them perfect their physical delivery of it.

Spätschicht Berlin

width="139"Date:  19 February
Place: Roadrunners Club, Saarbrücker Straße 24, 12045 Berlin
Price: € 25 (application only)

Make the most of networking at Spätschicht in 2015 and join in with other founders, investors and digital experts to talk about the hottest trends in 2015, tie exciting new connections and share your passion for the digital scene.
On Thursday, 19th of February 2015, Gründerszene will host its unique networking event Spätschicht again in order to connect the key thinkers of the digital scene. Apply now:

33entrepreneurs startup contest- Berlin

width="139"Date:  20 February 2015 – Application Deadline
Place: Founder Institute- Monbijouplatz,5, 10178 Berlin
Price: Free

33entrepreneurs is the world’s very first tech startup accelerator dedicated to wine, food and tourism.
Come and blow the jury’s minds at the next #33contest in Berlin to win 1 week free coaching in Bordeaux, along with 500 euros to cover travel expenditures, the opportunity to potentially meet enthused investors and 3-year access to Microsoft products!

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Scaling new heights in Berlin Tech, an evening with Balderton Capital

width="139"Date:  25 February
Place: Axel Springer Entrepreneurs Penthouse, Markgrafenstr. 12-14, 10969 Berlin
Price: Invite only

Meet Balderton Capital Partners Daniel Waterhouse (investor in EyeEm, Qype, Hailo and Yplan) and Suranga Chandratillake (founder of blinkx PLC, previously US CTO of Autonomy) for a fireside chat, moderated by Nikolas Woischnik (Founder of Tech Open Air Festival), and networking followed by drinks powered by Balderton. Sidestage will treat the crowd with some DJ spinning.

3 lucky startups will also get the chance to pitch their business ideas to Daniel and Suranga & our audience and get their direct feedback on stage. Apply here:

Startup Weekend Berlin Future Shopping

Date:  27 February – 01 March 2015
Place: Service Werkstatt Berlin
Price: € 45 – 70

54 hours to go from idea to founding a company: At the Startup Weekend Future Shopping you will find co-founders, turn one of your ideas into reality and receive coaching by experienced entrepreneurs and experts.


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