It's been a decade since we opened our first coworking space at Moritzplatz and there’s no way we're skipping our 10-year anniversary without a huge birthday bash. For this one, we've invited Berlin-based artists and creatives to take over our building in Neukölln and generate a full art experience.
In 2009, six twenty year olds decided to reinvent the usual working environment to build a space where they could collaborate with friends and try out creative ideas. It became a safe space for prototyping, learning and reinventing the work dogmas. Soon enough, betahaus turned into a meeting point for creatives and innovators from all around the globe.
10 years later, we’ve grown together with our community to have two locations in Berlin and 500+ world-movers sharing their entrepreneurial path with us. To celebrate our journey and the beautiful crew we now have on our side, we’re throwing a party with (and for) the community.
On 27 April, we're celebrating not only a decade of coworking, but a decade of growth, changes and togetherness. We’re inviting old friends, current members and newcomers to celebrate 10 years in beta with us! No matter if you've been with betahaus for quite some time now, you just joined or you're still planning to get into our community - this party is for you!
It’s been a while since our last big wing-ding, so we’re compensating for our short absence from the Berlin party scene with this one. The team we have working on it have been behind the wheel for some of our craziest parties (incl. People in Beta) and are cooking up something pretty special. We’re starting already in the afternoon and won’t leave before the sun rises up again on the next morning. Our line-up is all set with favourite DJ's from the local scene and live bands that know how to get you moving.
We've opened more than 200qm to creative artists and makers to set an immersive exhibition and pack our brand new building in Neukölln with art. While you’re digging the music and drinking some botanical cocktails, Berlin-based artists will be transferring the party vibe into a mural. In the meantime, professional modern and pole dancers will be creating art with their bodies directly on our dance floor.
When you feel like taking a break you can enjoy a VR experience of our old house, jump into a room filled with balloons or simply relax in our chill out room with a traditional tea ceremony and connection focused led meditation. And FYI, to make it all even more fun, we’ll have FREE beer during the whole night, cocktail bar, great food from some of our favorite food trucks and a huge birthday cake.
The birthday bash for 10 years in beta will take over the first floor and the maze of betahaus | Neukölln. This is our second location in Berlin which is all about going back to our roots and reconnecting with the makers scene that we came from. The party will be our very first celebration in the space so get ready to be taken on a journey around its wide rooms, darkest corners, chill areas in the backyard (where we even have a piece of the Berlin Wall) or just let loose on the dance floor!
Don't be shy and go crazy with it! The theme of 10 Years in beta is UtopiaX. Feel free to come in the most extravagant, experimental and utopian version of yourself. Interpret it as you like. And if you’re struggling with picking up your outfit we’ve hired a Total Makeover Crew to help you get more colourful and glittery and set your style on point for the night.
If you’re a Berlin-based artist and you’re searching for a venue to present your art, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and become a part of our party! We’re looking forward to you applications!
Thanks to our partners, this year we will be the ones making the presents as a thank you for sticking up with us for these 10 years! Make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite and grab your free ticket so we put your name into our Happiness Jar. Also join the Facebook Event here!
Creating utopias since 2009
In the summer, we launched a couple of new events in Neukölln like Freelancers, Unite!, The Backyard Sessions and My friend’s BBQ.
Freelancers, Unite! developed as our productive coworking session with freelancers from in and outside the ‘haus. Once a month, we picked an important freelance topic (such as taxes, time-management, etc) and invited experts to give us insights on the topic. We saw so many new faces and had the chance to come back closer to where we started from - the freelance, grassroots culture.
Another event, which started in July (and turned out to be our favourite events) were The Backyard Sessions. Organised by our queen of Neukölln - Robbin – the Backyard Sessions are our creative evenings with live music jams, movie screenings and cocktails.
This last event was hilarious because for quite some time, nobody knew exactly who organised it or invited them. The friend was throwing a BBQ for the community in the garden and this led to all our members joining and staying after for a beer or two with us.
‘’My favourite moment this year was the second friends bbq which was actually cancelled because of the rain forecast. But despite the bad weather, people show up and it turned into a super nice intimate evening with Elizaveta and Paul giving a garden concert.’’ - Robbin (Community Manager, betahaus)
''In July, it was great how the casual after-work BBQ turned into an impromptu acoustic blues jam session with Elizavetta Barsegova and Paul, who have the voice of an angel. Actually, all of the My Friend's BBQ's and Backyard Sessions were AWESOME.’’ - Paige (Head of Marketing, betahaus)
This year we released a new event format in Kreuzberg called ‘’The betaSalon’’. It's an open panel discussion which aims to give stage to important topics and give free speech on them. The fist one we did on the EU elections, last month we talked about changemakers, but our favourite one for this season stays ‘’Mother + Founder’’ where we partnered with FemGems podcast and recorded a live podcast episode for them having Madeleine Gummer von Mohl (betahaus co-founder), Kristine Zeller (co-creater of ooshi period underwear) and Luisa Hoffman on the stage.
Every September, our co-founders take part in the Techfestival. in Copenhagen, spending a few days disconnecting from the daily life and focusing on creating a better, more human-centered tech future. This year the think tank which included our co-founders Madeleine and Max came up with the TechPledge. The Tech Pledge was made to emphasize the need for a new direction in tech. Similar to the Hippocratic oath for doctors, the Tech Pledge is a promise to make tech a force for good and ensure responsible and sustainable tech leadership. It’s a commitment to driving a new direction in technology.
One of the most exciting projects for betahausX this year (which is also continuing in 2020) is their new startup challenge called The Werder Lab - a global startup competition that aims to reimagine the way clubs like Werder work with athletes, fans and partners.
This year couldn’t end without us having our favourite events - the end-of-the-year holiday party and the BETAPITCH Global Finals. On the 6th of December we saw the 9 finalists of the regional BETAPITCH competitions pitching in front of our jury. Congrats to Troy from Hamburg for winning the big prize.
We finished the year at our Holiday Party celebrating anything and everything at betahaus | Neukölln together with our members, friends of friends and our favourite artists from Passiflora LIVE, Tapete and Kotoe.
Thank you for being with us in 2019. It's been a crazy big year for us and it wouldn't been possible without your support, trust and the hard work of our amazing team. Have an amazing holiday time and we'll see you again in 2020.