Events Diary 20–26 January – Our pick of the hottest startup events this week

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

DLD14

width="139"Date: 19-21 January 2014
Location:
Various locations in Munich
Costs: 
Invitation-Only
Website: http://dld-conference.com/DLD14

Burda‘s exclusive DLD conference celebrates its 10th anniversary this year by inviting over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees to various locations in Munich. Get excited for a top event that’s sure to start the year right.


39. Social Media Club Berlin – Trends of dating

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Location: 
Grüner Salon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 2, 10178 Berlin
Costs: 
Free, for members of the Social Media Club Berlin only
Website:  
https://www.xing.com/events/39-social-media-club-berlin-trends-dating-1348774

Tonight the Social Media Club Berlin will host an evening talk in trendy Mitte location Grüner Salon. Under the topic of the “trends of dating”, Benjamin Bak, founder and CEO of Lovoo, will tell us his story and provide an expert insight into the dating industry.


CO-FOUND BERLIN #7

width="139"Date: 30 January 2014
Location: Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin
Costs: €10, including one drink
Website:  http://www.meetup.com/Co-Found-Berlin/events/159582192/

It’s been said that the number one cause of a startup’s failure is its team. However, there are also plenty of great entrepreneurs that can’t find a promising idea. That’s where Co-Found comes in – the event aims to bring potential cofounders together with the startups that spark their interest.


Lean Startup Meetup

Date: 30 January 2014
Location: You is Now ImmobilienScout 24, Andreasstr. 10, Berlin
Costs: Free, registration prior to the event
Website: http://www.meetup.com/startlean/events/152939012/

The organisers of the 27th Lean Startup Meetup have invited these promising speakers to share their knowledge with the crowd: Julia Lazaro of Task36.com, Magdalena Böttger of LookMommy.com and Danielle Jabin of Spotify.


Plan ahead for…

Pitchfreunde Vol.3

width="139"Date: 3 February 2014
Location: Paymentwall, Unter den Linden 16, 10117 Berlin
Costs: €8.70
Website:  http://pitchfreunde.eventbrite.com/

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 http://pitchfreunde.eventbrite.com/!


Online Marketing Rockstars

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Location: 
Stage Theater Hamburg, Norderelbstraße 6, Hamburg
Costs: €299
Website:  http://www.onlinemarketingrockstars.de/

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 noise. Here are a taste of some of the anticipated rockers: Jonah Peretti (buzzfeed.com), 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
Location: 
Hall 1 FIRA Montjuic – Barcelona
Costs: €299, €199 early bird until January 25th
Website:  www.4yfn.com

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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