The Startup Events Overview: 28 April – 3 May 2015


The weekend is over but there are plenty of great events ahead. Mark your calendar and make sure not to miss out!


27 April – Introduction to the Techstars METRO Accelerator

Place: Arminiusmarkthalle, Arminiusstraße 2, 10551 Berlin
Price: Free tickets on Eventbrite

Building on successful accelerators across the globe, Techstars has partnered with METRO and R/GA to bring the world’s first hospitality and food tech accelerator. The program kicks off in October and offers intensive mentoring and unprecedented access to the resources of one of the world’s largest hospitality and retail companies.

28 April – Frankfurt FastTrack Day

Place: UniCredit Bank AG, 60310 Frankfurt
Price: Apply on the SBC website

Startupbootcamp FastTrack will make a stop in Frankfurt as part of it’s international tour to support the world’s top startup cities. 10 FinTech startups are invited to get on the fast track by meeting Startupbootcamp mentors during a series of 20 minute 1-1 feedback sessions.

29 April – Regional Cup Bodensee-Oberschwaben

Place: Weingarten
Price: for free

The Elevator Pitch BW is a pitch competition for young entrepreneurs in Baden-Württemberg in search of the best founders in the fedaral state, initiated by ifex of the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Entrepreneurs and startups get a platform to convince in three minutes with their business idea while developing valuable contacts to customers, partners and potential investors. The winners of all 18 preliminaries (Regional Cups) will compete against each other in the great finale in summer 2015.

2 May – Open Tech Startup Forum 2015

Place: Campus Berlin-Adlershof
Price: for free

The Open Tech Startup Forum organized by FIWARE and Media Deals is a vivid exchange forum for tech entrepreneurs, researchers and investors interested in the latest technologies for the future internet.

Coming up


Place: Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin
Price: Students: €50, Startups €249, Service & Corporates €549

The program of this year’s HEUREKA, which has its 4th anniversary on May 5th 2015, delivers stunning numbers: 50 top-class speakers on two stages, 13 workshops, a Speed-Pitching competition with 12 high-level investors and countless quality companies of the startup industry. Furthermore, two startup newcomers of the year 2014 will be receiving a Gründerszene Award on stage.

6 May – Celebrating Innovation

Place: HdDW, Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin
Price: Register at website/eventbrite
Celebrating Innovation is the place where Global Thinkers, Digital Innovators and Technology Enthusiasts will meet international guests, industry leaders, politicians and acceleration pioneers.

6 May – StarTUp Day

Place: StarTUp Incubator (TU Berlin)
Price: for free, registration required
Start up information day with workshops, presentations, inspiration talk and get-together at TU Berlin.

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