Top Berlin Startup Events to Attend in 2017

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Radek Zaleski

Sep 30, 2017 • 5 min read

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.

How to Start a Startup in Berlin: Meet the Ecosystem Leaders

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

Admission: Free


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

Location: KulturBrauerei

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

START Call 2017

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

HEUREKA Founders Conference 2018

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

Location: TBA

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.

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