The Events: 23 – 29 May 2016

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Startup Confessions by BSC – Financing Innovation Edition

Time: 24 May 2016
Place: WeWork Sony Center – Potsdamer Platz Kemperplatz 1, D-10785 Berlin, Germany
Costs: €10 on Eventbrite

This edition of Startup Confessions will revolve around “FINANCING INNOVATION”. In short presentations and Q&A sessions, participants will dive deeper into the major financing instruments for innovation-driven startups (r&d/tech). 6-7 pm: Doors open – Networking & Drinks, 7-9 pm: Talks + Q&As. “Accelerators for innovation-driven startups” – Jesus del Valle (Head of Bayer Grants4Apps Acceleratorr),  “Crowdfinancing for innovation-driven startups” – Johannes Ranscht (Dealflow Manager at Seedmatch), “Leverage seed-funding through Public Grants” – Darius Moeini (MD at Berlin Startup Consulting), “Financing innovative startups through Venture Capital” – Speaker to be confirmed, 9-10 pm: Networking & Drinks

Fireside Chat with Jaleh Bisharat, CMO of Eventbrite

Time: 25 May 2016
Place: Ahoy! Berlin Coworking & Innovation – Wattstraße 11, 13355 Berlin
Costs: €10 on Eventbrite

Calling all marketers, PR gurus and communications mavens. Dreamers and Doers is excited to host an intimate chat with Jaleh Bisharat, CMO of Eventbrite. Jaleh will be asked about her experience working with Silicon Valley tech giants such as Amazon and UpWork; career advice for women in the workforce; marketing and career tips that she’s accumulated over her 20 years of industry experience; leadership lessons she’s learned through her diverse roles; qualities and habits that have contributed to her success and several other exciting topics. The event shall be as interactive as possible so please bring your questions and get ready to engage with Jaleh and fellow attendees.

Webfuture Award 2016

Time: 25 May 2016
Place: betahaus Hamburg
Costs: invite

In addition to valuable contacts and investors, startups can win prize money to the tune of a total of €8,000, workplaces in betahaus Hamburg sponsored by Airbnb as well as consultancy vouchers from KPMG.

Asia Pacific Weeks – Conference ‘Connecting Startup Cities’

Time: 25 May 2016
Place: ESMT (European School of Management and Technology)
Costs: free

Participants can register now for free for the conference “Connecting Startup Cities“ and get the chance tobe part of the Match & Make Session “Old meets New Economy“. Also, there are still some spots left for the pitch session with VCs and Business Angels from Asia and Europe.

Coming up:

IATA NDC Hackathon

Time: 27 – 29 May 2016
Place: Wir im Raum, Berlin
Costs: free / registration required

The hackathon focusses on improving business traveling.  NDC APIs will be the main tool for this hackathon, LinkedIn, SITA, British Airways, Timatic AutoCheck, Chatbots, and IBeacon will furnish alongside data just for the participants. The hackathon will be a 40 hour challenge. At the end the judges will award the winning innovative applications with a total of $12,000 cash, included an online incubation as well as a trip for two to Geneva.

HR Innovation – Leveraging the Startup Culture

Time: 31 May 2016
Place: WeWork Sony Center
Costs: €35

Club GLOBALS cordially invites the Berlin crowd to its next event on the topic HR Innovation. A panel discussion on the best practices on startup culture, tools, workplaces, education, and benefits will take place. Snack and drinks are served while networking with innovators, startups, investors, people from corporate and multiplicators. This time it is hosted at a new trendy location landing in Berlin. A beautiful and inspiring place with a growing community in the center of Berlin,WeWork Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz.

Speed Summit

Time: 2 June 2016
Place: Rainmaking Loft Berlin
Costs: free

Speed Summit gathers Berlin’s mobility enthusiasts for an afternoon and evening of idea exchange through speakers, panels, and pitches. Entrepreneurs, VCs, corporates, and mobility visionaries are joining to give their perspective and insights into the future of transportation.

IFAT 2016 ‘Circular Economy Startup Brunch’

Time: 2 June 2016
Place: Messe München, 81823 München | Halle B1 | Stand: 129/228
Costs: free / registration required

Veolia, EIT RawMaterials and Berlin Partner take advantage of IFAT, the world leading fair for water and waste management in Munich to invite young potentials, like startups or new founders to a circular economy startup brunch at IFAT on Thursday the 2nd of June. The “startup brunch” for young, innovative enterprises will give them the opportunity to meet potential investors and industrial partners in a relaxed atmosphere and to exchange on market trends and innovative concepts. The objective of the event is to connect the players of the circular economy in Europe and to boost the startups in the field.

Post/ bank/hackathon/cologne

Time: 3–5 June 2016
Place: Wohngemeinschaft Köln
Costs: Get notified when application is open via
The POST/ bank hackathon in Cologne will be the opening stage for the POST/ bank Hackathon Roadshow. The goal: to find out how the digital future of banking might look like. Participants work on developing innovative digital banking products, focussing on fintech/insurtech, smart data, service revolution, blockchain and related topics. The community-driven event series puts the developers in the heart of the action and supports the local community by enabling knowledge exchange and intense networking.

Codemotion Berlin

Time: 24 – 25 October 2016
Place: Kulturbrauerei Berlin
Costs: Standard: €165, Reduced: €70

Codemotion is one of the biggest tech conferences in Europe with an international network of 30.000 developers and 350 speakers. Codemotion Berlin provides a platform for international developers, engineers and coders in order to exchange ideas, raise awareness for new projects/topics, generally speaking to share the enthusiasm about all facets of coding.

Tech Open Air 2016

Time: 13 –15 July 2016
Place: Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin
Costs: €79 – € 420

Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading Interdisciplinary Technology Festival. Connect and learn with top-tier entrepreneurs, artists and scientists at the beautiful Funkhaus Berlin. Experience inspirational storytelling, interactive panels, knowshops, pillowtalks, art installations, live music and so much more… On top of that this year more than 175 satellite events will transform Berlin’s creative community into an interactive hub for tech.

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