Networking and learning are key to becoming a successful startup founder. And what a better way to network and learn than to attend events? If you’re a startup founder in Berlin, these are some of the events that will help you extend your network, find mentors and partners, learn, stay inspired and move forward with your business.
A smaller event to start with - and what an excellent start does it offer. The organisers’ goal is to help people involved in the Berlin startup scene by teaching them about all the resources available to them and how to choose the best ones. You’ll have a chance to meet investors, accelerators and other founders.
Speakers with entrepreneurial expertise will talk about how to take full advantage of Berlin’s startup ecosystem and how to be successful in this quickly developing startup hub. As the format is a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the experts questions.
Time: Oct 5, 6:30 PM
Location: Microsoft Berlin, Unter den Linden 17
This next conference is certainly a larger event, with the expected attendance of over 500 visitors, partners and speakers. The organisers promise a relaxed atmosphere and focus on topics like UX, DevOps, the Cloud, big data, game development, data security and programming languages. Considering the name of the conference, its focus on technology is no surprise.
The conference will foster community involvement, offer valuable tech talks and keynotes, as well as provide social spaces where attendees will be able to relax and network. The main premise? “Sharing the enthusiasm about all facets of coding.”
Time: 12-13 Oct
Admission: Tickets from 85 EUR
Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
The idea here is to gather entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and anybody else with enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, to share ideas and innovate together. More than 100 experts from various fields are expected to attend and share their knowledge with 1500 participants. The organisers promise keynotes, impulse groups and interviews.
Time: 21 Oct
Location: Henry-Ford-Bau der Freien Universität Berlin, Garystrasse 35
Admission: Tickets - 66 EUR
This conference is all about focusing on the future of marketing, media and related areas. You’ll find out how digital brands are innovating their fields while still taking full advantage of old methods, how adtech startups are changing the market, and more. If you are interested in state-of-the art marketing technology, this is the conference to attend.
Time: 26 Oct
Location: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstrasse 33
Admission: Tickets from 19 EUR
This conference is targeted at young startup enthusiasts: students and recent graduates. It offers workshops, speeches, a startup tour and a job fair. Whether you’re looking for a partner, a job opportunity at a startup, fantastic employees or the chance to learn from successful young businesses, START Call will give you the right opportunities.
Time: 17-18 Nov
Location: BTK - University of Design (Campus Berlin)
Admission: Tickets from 20 EUR
This is a bit of an honourable mention, since it’s happening next year, but it’s a fantastic conference and you can get the tickets already. Speakers will share important insights on both startup success and failure, with a focus on keeping success sustainable. They’ll do this through panel discussions, motivational talks, interactive workshops, experience reports and Q&A sessions. As an added bonus, a hardware area will allow attendees to get their hands on innovative tech and learn about new tech trends.
Time: 12 Jun, 2018
Admission: Tickets from 25 EUR
Attending conferences is a fantastic way to grow your network and learn from industry experts. Don’t miss out on these events, and maybe keep an eye out for smaller ones. Also, let me know in the comments if I’ve missed an important event - I’ll be happy to update this list.