The Events: 29 August – 4 September


30 August

Demo Day Batch 2

Place: Mindspace Berlin
Costs: €10 (+ food and drinks)

After six months in Germany, the international teams of startups at next media accelerator are graduating. They will be presenting in front of investors and the startup community what they have done during this time and will show to the audience why to invest on them. This event will kick off with a panel discussion (in German) with selected and experienced participants about the last 20 year in media and what is to be expected in the future to come. Do not miss the opportunity of mingling and exchanging ideas with the most and less experienced.

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6 September

CTO Dinner

Place: Kantine Kohlmann, Skalitzer Str. 64, 10997 Berlin
Costs: €30/via application

Exchange and connect – Gründerszene brings on the second edition of the CTO Dinner. Tech leaders are invited to Berlin’s lively spot Kantine Kohlmann, on 6th September. CTO Dinner is one of the offsprings of the renowned CEO Dinner series. The dinner is an intimate gathering of tech executives to foster exchange of visions and ideas across leading individuals in Berlin tech. The CTO Dinner is an invite-only event. Applications are now open and advised to complete rather sooner than later as seats are limited to a total of 40 guests.

6 – 7. September

Pirate Summit

Place: Odonien, Cologne
Costs: Applying for particitpating on

Every year 650+ rockstar startup founders, 250+ leading investors and a bunch of media- and corporate executives gather in a scrapyard-turned-outdoor-art-gallery in one of Europe’s most underrated cities – Cologne, Germany. In its sixth year, Pirate Summit stays true to its core principles and values: no bullshit and startup superficiality, a hand-picked crowd (the event is application only) and solely interactive formats. The mission: to foster meaningful connections across the world’s startup ecosystems and celebrate true entrepreneurship.

9 – 11 September


Place: Entrepreneurship Center Garching (Munich)
Costs: free / apply online

From 9-11 September, 300 hackers, makers and innovators from all over the world are going to rock Munich: For the first time, UnternehmerTUM is organizing the TECHFEST MUNICH, in which participants can develop and implement their ideas with the latest technologies and materials. Topics are Robots & Machines, Art & Visuals, Web & Mobile, Data Vis & Lights, Internet of Things & Maker projects and Virtual & Augmented Reality. Art, music, video installations, barbecue and yoga sessions provide the perfect festival atmosphere.

12 September

Flink Forward 2016

Place: Kulturbrauerei Berlin
Costs: €450

Flink Forward 2016 is a conference dedicated to Apache Flink and related data streaming technologies, bringing together the Apache Flink developer and user community.

15 – 18 September

Digital Festival & HackZurich

Place: Zurich
Costs: CHF 750

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.

20 – 22 September

CODE_n new.New Festival

Place: ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
Costs: starting at €25

This event includes an exclusive conference program, plus musical accompaniment and arts events. It will also be an ideal opportunity to delve deeply into the four key event topics of Applied FinTech, Connected Mobility, HealthTech, and Photonics 4.0. Another highlight of the festival is the Award Show for the winners of the CODE_n16 CONTEST for startups.

25 – 27 September

Bits & Pretzels

Place: Messe München (ICM)+ Oktoberfest München
Costs: 369 – 2,099 Euro

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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