The Events: 11 – 17 July

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13 – 15 July

Tech Open Air 2016
Place: Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin
Costs: €79 – €420
Website: www.toa.berlin

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.


13 July

Beats, Bites, and Beers: Blinkist TOA Satellite Event

Place: Griessmühle, Sonnenallee 221, Berlin
Costs: free
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/beats-bites-and-beers-blinkist-toa-satellite

Blinkist is hosting a food, drinks, and music networking event as a part of Tech Open Air on Wednesday July 13th 7-10pm. The event will offer participants an opportunity to unwind after the first TOA conference day together with members from the Berlin startup community.


Reply Moonshots Party

Place: Ewerk Rooftop Terrace, Wilhelmstraße 43, 10117 Berlin
Costs: free, register
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/reply-moonshots-party

Be there when the internationally renowned consulting collective Reply invites you to an evening with some of the best and brightest minds from the Berlin tech community. Join Reply on an amazing rooftop terrace for a dancing party and some networking. Use the opportunity to get in touch with the tech scene and mingle with innovators from incubators and accelerators.


KAYAK Explore Pitch Challenge: TOA Satellite Event

Place: KAYAK Technology Center, Str. der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin
Costs: free, register
Website: www.kayak-PITCH.eventbrite.com / www.kayak-PARTY.eventbrite.com

KAYAK’s Explore Pitch Challenge is happening on Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Teams will compete to prove their genius in front of KAYAK leaders and a panel of industry influencers in four minute slots. Audience tickets are available (pitch submissions are now closed) and there will be a networking party into the evening on KAYAK’s roof terrace.

14 July

Boat Pitch, Beer & BBQ, Tech Open Air – Satellite Event

Place: ]init[ AG, Köpenicker Straße 9, 10997 Berlin
Costs: free
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/boat-pitch-beer-bbq-tickets

Get Started by Bitkom, EIT Digital and ]init[ have teamed up again to connect ambitious startups with investors, business angels and the tech industry. Join the awesome rooftop terrace of the ]init[ headquarters for a barbecue and amazing views of Oberbaumbrücke to network. Selected startups will get the chance to take short boat trips with a bunch of investors.


Challenges of Scale

Place: Glispa Global Group, Sonnenburger Straße 73, 10437 Berlin
Costs: free
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/challenges-of-scale-tickets

Glispa Global Group is excited to team up with Stack Overflow to host an exclusive event focussed on how data-driven companies can scale up their architecture and continue to make extensive use of data in an efficient and effective manner. The event will see three experts in the fields of data and software development share their insights when it comes to scaling data architecture. This event is part of Tech Open Air festival.


Irish Startup Wake

Place: Factory, Berlin
Costs: free
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/irish-startup-wake-tickets

Dublin Makes Me presents the Irish Startup Wake. A wake for dead startups, their founders, fans and sympathizers at Factory on Thursday, July 14th, at 18.30. In true Irish wake style, there will be a book of condolences, whiskey, ham sandwiches and live Irish music. The celebrated speakers include Connor Murphy, Konstantin Mehl, Marc Mogalle, Lynne O’Donnell and Jens Urbaniak.


15 – 16 July

Green Hack – Open Innovation for Climate

Place: Ahoy! Berlin
Costs: free
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/green-hack-open-innovation-for-climate-tickets

As a Satellite Event of this year’s Tech Open Air, Openers organizes together with the Zeitbild Stiftung, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and the NKI the Green Hack taking place from 15th to 16th July 2016 @Ahoy! Berlin. The majority of young people is not interested in environment and climate protection so it’s time to sensitize them. The best idea to change this is indeed to motivate and engage the.! Some teens will therefore have the chance to participate in the Hackathon, develop their own ideas.


Coming up:

21 July

Spätschicht

Place: Birgit&Bier, Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin
Costs: €25 / via application
Website: www.gruenderszene.de/spaetschicht-berlin

Small talk, big business – that’s the idea of the successful networking event series Spätschicht, that is hosted by Gründerszene. Spätschicht allows guests to meet and mingle exclusively in a relaxed, low key, summer-themed location. Forget your regular event schedule and enjoy a chilled summer evening to feed the networking world with new ideas. Join in with founders, investors and digital experts to exchange ideas about the hottest trends in 2016, make meaningful connections and share your passion for the digital scene.


POST /bank/meetup/hamburg

Place: KAI 10, Hamburg
Costs: free
Website: www.eventbrite.de/e/post-bankmeetuphamburg-registrierung

What will the digital future of banking look like? And how do topics like retail and smart data play into it? These questions and many more will be addressed as part of our Post/ bank hackathon series. We are looking for developers, designers, start-ups, students and everyone who’s interested to join us for the meetup in Hamburg.


Masterminds – Your Own Founder “Mafia”

Place: WeWork
Costs: €7
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/mastermind-trial-your-own-founder-mafia

Imagine having the ANSWER or CONNECTION for any business problem, just one phone-call away. Specifically, imagine being part of a group of six entrepreneurs, each with a specialized skill set, who meet regularly to share experience-based advice, share network resources, and help solve each others’ business problems. From famous industrialists like Henry Ford & Andrew Carnegie, to “lending-circles” in Microfinance, to the notorious “Paypal Mafia” (pictured above) – the peer-mentoring format known as a “Mastermind” has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs grow faster and better.


28 July

RuhrSummit 2016

Place: Zeche Carl, Wilhelm-Nieswandt-Allee 100, 45326 Essen
Costs: For Startups application and participation of conference, pitch-competition and Speed-Dating is for free. Students-Tickets starts at €24.90, all others at €79
Website: www.summit.ruhr

RuhrSummit is the biggest event for startups and social entrepreneurs in “Ruhr area” by hosting far more than 50 high profile speakers and many interesting candidates. Get connected to other startups and participate from experience and thoughts of success stories like Trivago, Betterplace and Ergobag.


15 – 18 September

Digital Festival & HackZurich

Place: Zurich
Costs: CHF 750
Website: www.digital-festival.org

The Digital Festival is a new premiere tech- and digital-event in Switzerland. It is meant as a platform where true exchange between corporates, startups and innovators happens – a platform with not just inspiring top-notch speakers, but also hands-on workshops and world-class technical talent. One of the most important parts of our vision is to unite some of the major players in the startup-, tech- and digital scene, all while guaranteeing top quality. We understand Digital Festival as a open platform, where other high quality insti-tutions and initiatives can join.


25 – 27 September

Bits & Pretzels

Place: Messe München (ICM)+ Oktoberfest München
Costs: 369 – 2,099 Euro
Website: www.bitsandpretzels.com

Bits & Pretzels is a 3-day conference for founders and people from the startup ecosystem starting September 25th – 27th 2016 in Munich. The founders festival brings together the world’s leading entrepreneurs and investors to share their ideas on emerging technologies and trends in digital business. Expect high quality speeches, exciting panel-discussions, startup-specific workshops, as well as unique matchmaking & networking opportunities, with a grand finale at the original Oktoberfest.

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