This Week in the Village: Berlin’s Top Tech Events (10 Apr – 15 Apr)

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VentureVillage Events

Nothing like a short week – especially when it ends with a party or two! We’re throwing a tweetup at Betahaus on Friday and there are plenty of catchups and talks to inspire and inform before that…

Tue 10 April

An informal gathering of founders, freelancers and entrepreneurs… Take a trip to Kreuzberg to wine (or beer), dine and chat to friendly peers.

WHERE Johann Rose, Forster Strasse 57 (near U1 Görlitzer Bahnhof)
WHEN 7.30pm
HOW MUCH €8 (includes welcome drink and “simple but adequate” buffet) and a 10 per cent surcharge on your drinks from there (it’s a good cause)

Also tonight, Berlin’s up.front user group (web design and frontend development) is meeting – and promising a big one. Come along for talks and cheap drinks. This month: Kelly Sutton on LayerVault’s nine-month rise – and the challenges that came with it. Is “just ship it” always the best advice? What’s the best way to deal with copycats? Plus HelloMe design studio founder Till Wiedeck on “big pictures, small things”.

WHERE co.up co-working space, Adalbertstraße 7-8, Kreuzberg
WHEN 7.30pm
HOW MUCH Free

Wed 11 April

Designer who needs a programmer? Founder in search of a co-founder? Musician who needs a new logo? All are welcome at this month’s Berlin Skills Exchange, a monthly opportunity to meet people, network, share talent and start projects.

WHERE Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20
WHEN 7pm
HOW MUCH Free

Thu 12 April

It’s the Thursday Club – run by Startup Weekend Berlin and, this month, with a talk by Alexander Napetschnig and Alessandro Petrucciani on “lifeline”, the idea that scooped the 2011 prize. There’ll also be info on hand about this year’s comp.

WHERE mobilesuite Coworking, Pappelallee 78 – 79
WHEN 7.30pm
HOW MUCH Free

Fri 13 April

Dare we say it, it’s the party of the week – #BLNtweeps, the meetup to follow our list of the hottest Berlin Twitter accounts. Join us at Betahaus for cold beer, hot social networking (of the traditional type) and special-guest DJs, as well as the chance to dance the night away at the after-party at one of Berlin’s hottest nightspots, the Prince Charles. Message @VentureVillage to be added to the guest list.

WHERE: BetahausPrinzessinnenstrasse 19-20
WHEN: Friday 13 April, from 7pm
HOW MUCH: Free entry to Betahaus (guestlist), plus special afterparty guestlist for 50 on-the-night-Tweeters at Prince Charles

Image credit: flickr user kowitz