What is betahaus?
betahaus is a community and coworking space in Berlin for people who want to work on their own projects and businesses while exchanging knowledge, ideas, and inspiration with others. betahaus is there to open doors and to expand possibilities. It fosters entrepreneurship, creativity, rapid prototyping and innovative product development.
The community consists of entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, innovative corporate teams, designers, and makers of all kinds, who to various degrees collaborate and cooperate. betahaus currently offers coworking in Berlin, Hamburg, Sofia and Barcelona. Our community in Berlin currently consists of over 500 members. Come work with us!
Let's backup a step. What is coworking?
Coworking is a exchange or collaboration between self-employed people or people working for different employers by working out of an open space. "Working together" in a coworking community can mean anything from working on your own business or project in a shared space to simply exchanging an idea in the hallway. Some people enjoy coworking spaces for the spontaneous jam sessions in the event spaces while others come to find freelancers or business partners. You can make this space whatever you want it to be.
What's the difference between working at a coworking space and a café?
In order to take your business or project to the next level, you’ll need to work alongside people with varied expertise. By working for a coworking space like betahaus, you'll find a professional network as well as a workspace. You might meet clients, customers, colleagues, or co-founders. By joining a coworking community, you'll be able to spend time with people and in spaces that foster inspiration, motivation, courage, and knowledge sharing
Why should I choose betahaus over other coworking spaces?
That’s an easy one for us to answer. There are three main things that make our space a bit different from the other coworking spaces.
1. We're community driven. Our space is driven by the ideas and creativity of our members.
2. We prioritize sharing. Rather than competing, we want you to feel comfortable contributing your ideas, expertise, and skills to the community.
3. We're grassroots. We were founded in 2009 by six students with an entrepreneurial mindset. Our space is designed by our members, and is meant to be flexible and collaborative. Most importantly, we know what it’s like to be a startup because we were a startup for years. In many ways, we still are! For this reason, we understand the needs of startups in a way few other coworking spaces do.
What is the community like?
We believe the core strength of our community is its diversity. Diversity in fields of expertise, professional background, ways of working, experience, age, and personality. These are the very factors that allow people to learn from each other, build powerful collaborations, and grow stronger and smarter, both as individuals and as a community.
The betahaus community in Berlin consists of around 1,000. We're made up of about 30% startups, 30% entrepreneurs or small business owners, 20% creatives or makers, and 10% innovative corporate teams. You’ll find founders, marketers, managers, legal advisors, architects, graphic designers, illustrators, programmers, photographers, journalists, writers, academics, non-governmental organizations, and remote teams of all kinds. We also have a gender balance with 40% female and 60% male members.
How do I get to know other people in the community?
For starters, there’s a community slack channel and a digital workspace where members can communicate. We also have lots of events going on! We organize several community events each week, and have another 1,000 meetups and tech events happening in our space each year. There are plenty of opportunities to meet people! The community events we organise are:
betabreakfast: Every Thursday from 10:00-11:00, we organize a community breakfast where you can meet other members and listen to three startups pitching.
Meet your Coworker: Join our community managers every Tuesday to ask for help or support and meet your coworkers!
betabeer: Every last Thursday of the month from 18:00-Late, we host our biggest community event, betabeer. Join us for free beers, ping pong, dancing, good music, and networking with other members.
Due to the corona pandemic, these events were brought online until further notice! Check our full event calendar here.
What’s the space like?
betahaus offers coworking spaces and rooms designed to flexibly serve diverse purposes. The ambiance of each space is different. Ranging from the laid-back atmosphere of a cafe, to the seriousness of purpose found at a campus library. There are coworking spaces, a community space, team rooms, meeting rooms and event spaces in various sizes. Whether you’re into network and collaborate, or to have a productive day; you’ll always find a place that fits your needs.
What’s the atmosphere at betahaus like?
Our spaces are casual, friendly, and laid back. We've aimed to create a productive workspace with a personal touch. Come by and see for yourself!
Can I make phone calls at betahaus?
We have couches, phone booths, and call boxes throughout our 'hauses. For phone calls that are important or private, we advise you to book a meeting room.
Do you have private meeting rooms?
Yes! We have several Meeting Rooms, Mini Meeting Rooms and Phone Booths available. Members can book them directly through Cobot or stop by the Front Desk with more complicated requests. Pro and Team Room members have 50 hours of bookable meeting room credits per month. Club Members can rent the Meeting and Mini Meeting Rooms for €20,- per hour.
Anyone wishing to book a meeting room that isn't a betahaus member should email email@example.com for prices and availability. Meeting rooms start at €30,- per hour and are subject to availability.
Does betahaus offer event spaces?
We have some incredible event spaces! Our spaces can host groups up to 200 people and can be combined to host more. The event spaces are equipped to serve diverse purposes from hackathons, seminars, and breakout sessions, to movie screenings, to product testings. betahaus event spaces have been used by Deutsche Bahn, Google, SAP, Greenpeace, Soundcloud and Zalando, to name a few. Members get a 50% discount on event space rental!
Can I bring over clients or guests?
We understand that you need to meet with clients or guests from time to time! But here are a few guidelines to ensure we're all on the same page.
1. Please inform the Front Desk in Slack or in person when you are expecting a guest or client.
2. Meet your guest at the Front Desk when they arrive For long meetings or big groups please book a Meeting Room to avoid disrupting other members.
3. For an informal get-together or conversation, consider inviting them to the betahaus | Café on the ground floor.
4. For clients or guests working whole days or visiting on a regular basis (5x per month), please ask the Front Desk about Day Passes or Membership options.
Can I receive my mail at betahaus?
We offer Pro Members mail service. That means you can use betahaus as your official company address and pick up your mail at our Front Desk.
Do you offer the standard office facilities?
Definitely! In addition to coworking areas, our spaces have community kitchens, meeting rooms, printers, and mail service. For full inclusions of membership, take a look at our memberships.
I want to work in a team. Is it possible?
Of course. If you sign up for 4 or more Pro Memberships, we’ll offer you a fixed team desk. We also offer team room memberships where you get to have your own private office in betahaus. Visit our Team Room page to get more information or enquire about available team rooms.
What are the opening hours?
Our Front Desk is open most weekdays at the hours listed below, and closed evenings, weekends, and public holidays*. Club Members only have access during these hours while Pro & Team Room Members have 24/7 access with the betahaus App.
Mon-Thu: 9:00 - 20:00
Fri: 9:00 - 18:00
betahaus | Kreuzberg Cafe hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 18:00 (temporarily 09:00 - 14:30 due to corona)
Are there more locations I can roam to?
With your betahaus membership you get free global roaming access at OneCoworking - usable in over 75 partner spaces around the world for 5 days per month. You'll get all the benefits of our community with the flexiblity to work from anywhere.
How does it work?
Open the app, find a workspace near you, easy check-in within one click, get work done around inspiring people.
Can I get a tour?
Can I bring pets? Do other people bring theirs?
We're definitely pet-friendly! We have a few office dogs that we consider as much a part of the community as anyone. But if you want to bring your pet to betahaus, here's what you need to know:
1. Ask our Front Desk if you plan to bring your pet on a daily basis. We need to make sure that we have the capacity for another pet in the house.
2. We only allow pets that are friendly and quiet. They should also be on a leash at all times.
3. Pets that are disruptive or aggressive may be asked to stay home.
How do I get there?
How do I become a member?
Learn more about becoming a member at betahaus or simply stop by our Front Desk. The coworking team will be happy to set up your membership with you!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.