Events Diary 3-9 February – Our pick of the hottest startup events this week



Welcome to the VentureVillage Events Diary – read on and discover the hottest startup events of the week!

Pitchfreunde Vol.3

width="139"Date: 3 February 2014
Location: Paymentwall, Unter den Linden 16, 10117 Berlin
Costs: €8.70

On 3 February, Berlin’s coolest mobile startups will pitch to a row of TV cameras. Adrenaline is guaranteed. Berlin’s mobile scene will vote the latest mobile ideas, apps and services either “hot” or “not”. The stylish Paymentwall penthouse located on Unter den Linden in Berlin-Mitte will serve as a television studio, a career springboard and a meeting place for mobile experts. Snacks and drinks will be provided – register here for your chance at fame!

Startup Grind Berlin

width="139"Date: 4 February 2014
Location: St. Oberholz Apartments, Rosenthaler Straße 72a, 10119 Berlin 
Costs: €19 Euro, no box office

Startup Grind is an event format that started in the Silicon Valley. Today, it has spread to 50 cities across the globe. Top entrepreneurs share their personal stories with the local startup community. Arndt Kwiatkowski (founder of Immobilienscout24 & Bettermarks) will be speaking at the Berlin event about his learnings, how Immobilienscout has revolutionised the real estate market and what is up next for Bettermarks.

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Startup Weekend Film Industry

width="139"Date: 14 February 2014
Location: hub:raum Campus, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Costs: €70

The world’s first Startup Weekend for the film industry will take place during the Berlinale in Berlin. The film-focused event will bring together designers, developers, directors, producers, marketing and business people to work on new ideas for the film industry. No matter if you want to build the next Netflix or a micro-camera, this Startup Weekend is the place to turn your idea into reality. Even if you aren’t onto the next big thing or are not directly involved in the film industry, you’re more than welcome to join. Startup Weekend is open to everyone who wants to meet and work with other creative people and learn how fast an idea can be turned into reality.

OpenUp Camp

width="139"Date: 14-16 February 2014
Location: Grundig Akademie, Klingenhofstraße 58, 90411 Nürnberg
Costs: From €59

OpenUp Camp is an un-conference which unites experts, freelancers and high potentials for sharing knowledge and ideas about technology, innovation and business. It’s a whole weekend to discuss the trends that will shape our economy and society.

Online Marketing Rockstars

Date: 21 February 2014width="139"
Stage Theater Hamburg, Norderelbstraße 6, Hamburg
Costs: €299

The Online Marketing Rockstars will gather in Hamburg again on February 21. This year online marketing experts will rock the Stage Theatre, where the “Lion King” is usually the only thing making any noise. Here are a taste of some of the anticipated rockers: Jonah Peretti (, Ben Edelmann (Havard Business School) and Ben Huh (The Cheezburger Network), plus many more.

4 Years From Now

width="139"Date: 24-27 February 2014
Hall 1 FIRA Montjuic – Barcelona
Costs: €299, €199 early bird until January 25th

4YFN is a four-day, hands-on experience focusing on mobile entrepreneurship and innovation. Created by Mobile World Capital, the event is devoted to mobile startups and entrepreneurs and will bring together experts, investors, communities, incubators and accelerators from around the globe. Martin Varsavsky, founder and CEO of fon, will take to the stage as the event’s keynote speaker. Held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress, the 4YFN tickets also include a one-day EVP pass to the Mobile World Congress on Thursday 27 February.

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