The Berlin Garage in London – your go-to spot for Internet Week Europe


London – Flickr user TJ Morris

Noticed that Berlin feels a little empty this week? Seems like everyone has jumped ship to head to London for NOAH and, from the 12-16 November, for Internet Week Europe.

For those of you already in London, make sure you head to The Berlin Garage (at 178 Hoxton St, Shoreditch) where VentureVillage’s own Managing Editor Linsey Fryatt is organising a couple of fun and handy events, to make the trip over the channel worth it.

London vs Berlin: The true story

The panel is hosted by Linsey Fryatt and Silicon Allee Editor Dave Knight, both UK natives who made the inspired decision to move to Berlin and set up their own English-speaking startup and tech blogs. They’re in London to give the Brits insight into what’s happening in continental Europe’s most dynamic and bustling startup city. They’ll also provide non-Berliners with advice on how to crack (and profit from) the Berlin startup scene.

On the panel: Bill Earner, Managing Partner Connect Ventures, Nina Faulhaber, early-stage investor at Index Ventures, Jay Patani, UK Economics grad and soon to be at Berlin-based Team Europe (a shareholder in VentureVillage’s parent company).

When: 12:30pm, Monday 12 November

What’s the wurst that can happen?

For a bit of light-hearted fun and a few ales, head to the Howl at the Moon Pub in Shoreditch (also at number 178 Hoxton St) and get your thinking caps on to find out how much you actually know about Berlin and London. And you could even win yourself some “sausage and sauerkraut-based prizes”. What’s not to love?

When: 7pm, Monday 12 November

Getting started in Berlin

This quick and easy bootcamp will get you setting up your company in Berlin quicker than you can say currywurst. Linsey Fryatt and Expath (the company that wants to make your relocation to Germany as quick and painless as possible) will provide all the info you need before you set up shop in Berlin. The event promises a Berlin checklist, budget sheet and a run-down on where to find (and avoid) the city’s hipster hotspots.

When: 2-3:30pm, Tuesday 13 November

Featured image credit: Flickr user TJ Morris

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