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Events Diary 4-10 November – Our pick of the hottest startup events this week


Welcome to the VentureVillage Events Diary – a round-up of the hottest startup events of the week!

Spätschicht Cologne

width="139"Date: 7pm to 1am, Tuesday 5 November 2013
Engel & Weiß, LoungeClub, Mozartstraße 35-37, 50674 Köln/Cologne
€25 plus VAT – this gets you snacks and two free drinks

Spätschicht, the popular evening networking event for Germany’s digital economy, is expanding from Berlin and Munich to, for the first time ever, Cologne. It’s a great way to catch up with old contacts, make new ones and just have some fun after work. The event is invite-only and numbers are limited so early registration is recommended.

Startupbootcamp Berlin Demo Day

width="139"Date: 6 November 2013
Location: Umspannwerk, Ohlauer Straße 43, 10999 Berlin
Price: Free, register at

Over 400 key European investors and thought-leaders will gather together to watch Startupbootcamp's Class of 2013 pitch their final products to their toughest audience yet. Startupbootcamp teams have been described by Earlybird's Ciaran O'Leary as “ambitious, disruptive and with global potential”.

Founder Night Out

width="139"Date: 6 November 2013
Location: Glockenbach Café, Müllerstr. 49, 80469 München
Price: Free

The Founder Night Out is a unique opportunity to enjoy a collaborative and open environment where you can meet local startup founders and CEOs, discuss your ideas, ask questions, and learn about the Founder Institute. Many current Founder Institute applicants will be in attendance, along with the local directors Jan Kennedy and Jan Küster, and some prestigious local technology CEOs. Join us for drinks and some startup networking!

Venture Capital Forum

width="139"Date: 07 to 08 November 2013
Location: Kalkscheune, Berlin
Price: EVCA Member: €590 (excl VAT), EVCA Non-Member: €800 (excl VAT), Limited Partner: free; register here:

The VC Forum is celebrating the important contribution of venture capital to Europe’s competitiveness, productivity and economic growth. Held at the heart of one of Europe’s most exciting startup capitals, the forum has attracted an impressive list of speakers, such as Christophe Maire (txtr) and Bernard Dallé (Index Ventures). They will share their insight into how vision and expertise can take a small idea and turn it into a billion-euro company; why in constrained times of capital VCs can offer a lifeline to small companies; and why, for today’s investors, great returns are being realised.


width="139"Date: 8-9 November 2013
Location: Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin
Price: €25-€35

With a firm focus on technology, innovation and development, the MaketechX conference opens its doors for the first time ever. As part of the two-day event, inspired – and inspiring – thinkers, makers, artists, scientists and developers meet and mingle to share ideas, learn, network and actively design solutions.

The goal? To explore ambitious tech visions – and turn these into concrete projects with plenty of smart tech and DIY savvy. At MaketechX, audience and lecturers see eye-to-eye. The project is initiated by Lizzy and René Herzer with the aim to explore humanity’s options within this framework.

Plan ahead for...

Pitch Marathon – apply until 5 November!

width="139"Date: 22 November 2013
Location: LaLuz, Oudenarder Straße 16-20, 13347 Berlin
Price: Free for startups, apply here:; for investors, from €120

The Pitch Marathon is a startup competition that brings together 42 top startups from all over Europe and interested investors for a one-day event. Startups must be less than 24-months-old, have a demo product and be ready for investment to be eligible to apply. Investors who are curious to learn and invest in European startups and entrepreneurs ready to take their company to the next level are welcome to this other kind of marathon. Application deadline: 5 November, 23:59 CET.

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