Jack Henderson
August 18, 2016

Our new partner Emmy: Log On. Jump On. Drive Off.

You’ll have seen their red scooters dotted around the city, but how many of you have actually ridden one? Well now’s your chance! betahaus just became a registration point for Emmy sharing and with the sign up code ‘betahaus’ you get your first 20 minutes of driving for free!

Here’s how it works

They also come with two helmets, so you can always give your friend a lift. As well as that, you don’t have to worry about charging them, as Emmy takes care of that. Besides, even if you do jump on a scooter with 12% charge, that’s still 12km driving distance. They’re not just for city use, if you go out of the city the Emmy will still work. Note, you’ll have to spend 5ct per minute parking when you’re out of the city area, but it means you can go on that day-trip to the lake!

 

Step 1
First, either go online and register or come to the betahaus reception and have your driving licence verified on the spot!

Step 2
Download the Emmy-app to see all the scooters in your area. Then, select a scooter that’s close to you and reserve it.

Step 3
Open the scooter with the app. As soon as you’re next to the scooter you’ll be able to hear the loud “CLICK”. This means the back box is unlocked, then you can grab the key and a helmet. Safety first!

Step 4
Put the key in the ignition, retract the stand and take off. Remember that since the scooter is electric no one can hear it.

Step 5
Once you’re at your destination, park the scooter on the sidewalk, don’t worry it’s allowed! Then put everything back where it belongs. Close the helmet box and lock it by pushing the button in the app which says “end reservation”. Then once again, you’ll then hear the “CLICK” sound which shows that the box is locked and the rent has ended.

Step 6
You’ll get an email billing you with your journey, so you know how much money it cost you or how many free minutes you have left.

Click here to find out more about being a betahaus member. 

Claudius: Design is the core of what we do and what we’re all passionate about, but hardly our only focus. Design, at LAUDO, stands more for designing a whole strategy, often very close connected with marketing. We’re developing websites and apps for our clients, but also help them reach their target audience through SEO, Google ranking developing newsletter systems, print brochures etc.

Claudius: A lot of other companies are seeing themselves as a service provider and don’t really question what their client wants and why. We pay very close attention if the work we provide for a client is in line with our personal values and vision. It’s not just delivering a product to the client, getting the paycheck and leaving, but also building relationships with clients and collaborating. Because they are often our doors to new opportunities

We see LAUDO as an airport, where the clients are our gates to new guests, new perspectives and new potential clients. It happens all the time that whoever we’re working for, from there we get a new project, which wasn’t planned before. So we open up a new gate. That’s how we were able to grow and why good connection with our clients is so crucial for us.’

‘’We see LAUDO as an airport, where the clients are our gates to new guests, new perspectives and new potential clients. It happens all the time that whoever we’re working for, from there we get a new project, which wasn’t planned before. So we open up a new gate. That’s how we were able to grow and why good connection with our clients is so crucial for us.’’
Photos by Lea GK

Orietta: I think one thing that makes us stand out on the market and our number one strength is the team. We’re a small team and we all look in the same direction and have the same approach and vision. That makes the communication go smoothly.

Joey: Another thing is that we have a very hands-on approach. We are the guys, who say: ‘’Okay, let’s do it’’. That’s our culture.

Orietta: When we started looking for a place I was already involved in the betahaus community. Working from previous betahaus locations and attending the community events, I already knew a lot of people in the 'haus ...

Joey: Yes, I remember on the first day we came to betahaus Orietta was like ‘’Oh, hey! Hi! Hey, how are you doing? Hi!'' giving high-fives to everybody and we were like: What is going on, why does she know everybody?!

Orietta: Well, the vibe in betahaus is just super easy going. You directly feel that you can meet people easily. If you go to the kitchen for example and just ask ''Hey how are you, what are you working on?''. We made many new contacts too.

Claudius: What makes it nice here is that people are enjoying being here and working on their projects.

Photos by Lea GK

Claudius: The truth is, we could probably afford an office for the same price, but that would put us between these four walls, which put you into a box, much harder to exit and to connect with new people. We went for a Team Desk because here we have so much more space and everything seems much more connected. You can easily meet people.

Orietta: And it’s just so spacious here. We have this super nice garden.

Claudius: I like being focused on my work but I also like if someone disturbs me from time to time. It helps when the door opens. In an office we would work in a whole different way. Here Gillord (Coworking Manager) is coming in everyday, giving me a hug, telling me about his workout .. that’s the main reason - the personal connection.

The day in betahaus starts with a hug and ends with a hug. The time in between is pretty much spent on doing what you love.
Photos by Lea GK


After you’ve taken care of your paperwork and you’ve signed up both in Bürger- and Finanzamt, you are all set up to start working. One of the best ways to get integrated into the city fast, meet like-minded people, and even find clients is by working from a coworking space. There are tons of benefits for freelancers and luckily Berlin has a lot to offer in this way. A coworking space is a physically collaborative shared workspace, which brings all kinds of creatives and entrepreneurs together. It’s a perfect place for startups, freelancers, digital nomads and even corporates searching for innovation. And it’s the biggest advantage towards the typical office space is that it pushes a collaborative exchange between its members and facilitates the creative process and networking.

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