The Events: 25 April – 1 May


Webfuture Award 2016

Time: 25 April 2016
Place: betahaus Hamburg

The Webfuture Award enters the ninth round and nextMedia.Hamburg is looking for the best digital Startup in the metropolitan region of Hamburg. 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. The submission deadline is April 25th 2016.


Time: 26 April 2016
Place: Munich
Costs:  Free (via elevator pitch to

Target Partners, one of the leading venture capital investors in Europe, are inviting founders and those who wish to become such, to the upcoming TechBrunch networking breakfast. This time, Michael Münnix and Raphael Weiner will be on board to answer participants’ questions. Just send an elevator pitch to – as always: keep it short and simple. TechBrunch is limited to 30 participants.

Ecosummit Berlin 2016

Time: 26 – 27 April 2016
Place: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin
Costs:  €1,000 for investors, €500 for startups

Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation and impact conference for startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam and London. The flagship event Ecosummit Berlin 2016 takes place on 26-27 April 2016 at the Radialsystem and features the Ecosummit Award 2016 that brings fame and fortune to the best smart green startups in Europe.

E-commerce Berlin Expo

Time: 27 April 2016
Place: Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof
Costs: free

This event is part of a network of events hosted in capital cities around the CEE market. The exhibition is dedicated to circuit E-commerce, Online Marketing, Hosting & Cloud Computing, Social Media and Mobile services for e-commerce industry. Main goal of the event is to create an opportunity for individuals from Europe who are involved in modern e-businesses to meet each other. Organizers invite the e-commerce industry for a day packed with knowledge, networking and business opportunities. In addition to the events on the main floor, the attendees will be able to join in for exciting workshops and presentations, where top industry professionals will share their experience.

Corporate Startup Summit International

Time: 27.–28. April 2016
Place: Swiss Life Binz Center, Grubenstraße 49, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland
Costs: Online Ticket Reservation on Eventbrite
The Corporate Startup Summit is an exclusive networking event with the goal to support corporates to act as a startup. 250+ Participants learn from experienced change makers, exchange on and discuss best practices with other ambitious intrapreneurs and get inspired by international makers and doers. The event offers a line-up of international experts on intrapreneurship with diverse backgrounds. There will be a full day of workshop sessions, as a warm-up ahead of the next day summit. For the summit’s day you will be able to choose from several formats such as keynotes, best practice slams, panel discussions and workshops.


Time: 28 April 2016
Place: Heeresbäckerei, Köpenicker Str. 16-17, 10997 Berlin
Costs: starting at €249 (plus VAT)

WIRED Money is a conference for decision-makers, visionaries of the banking and insurance sector, political decision makers as well representatives of research centres and fintech companies. On 28th April, a hand-picked delegation of national and international speakers come together in Berlin to discuss the future and digitalization of our financial system.

Youth Startups in Greater Europe: Networking, Experience, Opportunities

Time: 28 –29 April 2016
Place: Deutschlandstiftung Integration and Hub:raum
Costs: Online Ticket Reservation on Eventbrite
This conference welcomes young and innovative youth from EU, CIS and Balkans who have a startup in the early stage or a startup idea. If one wants to get good network and valuable experience for the development of a startup, this is it. During two days participants will have the opportunity to get a highly professional and usually expansive business trainings by Orange Hills. They will attend workshops with two of the most renowned accelorators in Berlin and meet successful and inspiring entrepreneurs. And of course they will have plenty opportunities to network with entrepreneurs from Western and Eastern Europe. On top of that, the organizers can provide free tickets for two participants for the East Forum in Berlin, where they can meet high ranking politicians and businessmen, valuable contacts they can use to promote their idea.

Coming up:

Year of the Monkey

Time: 21 May 2016
Place: Backstage, Munich
Costs: €444

A digital transformation and innovation festival – in Munich, Germany on the 21st of April 2016. Along with more than 500 attendees participants will experience creative and business talks from more than 30 international speakers, participate in extremely interactive workshops (become a hacker, prototype an app…) and experience the future of technology first hand.

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.

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