Christoph Fahle
June 27, 2014

5 years of betahaus

In the beginning of the year we suddenly realized it has been five years since we settled down with the first desks to Moritzplatz and started the coworking revolution in Berlin and Europe. Having survived as a coworking space is reason enough to celebrate but we met awesome people on the way and learned a lot about collaboration, creatives, friendship, business and creating things together. The good and the bad.

For one day this August we want to put the past, the present and the future together at one place. We want to see all those beautiful people again that crossed our ways over the years. We'd like to talk about ideas long gone and projects that failed or flourished. It's time to look back and forward. The next five years are coming surely. Join us for a very special day that only a coworking space can offer. Yes, this is also a festival. There will be party there will be talks there will be hanging out. This is our current outline, object to change until it is actually happening:

 We are planning a STARTUP-ish track to let people talk who founded their companies in and around betahaus in the last 5 years. Starting from the likes of Coffee Circle and Orderbird to this years cutting edge Hardware Accelerator Teams. We'll listen to their assessment of the last 5 years and where they see themselves in the future. The punchline is going to end with betapitch | global including winner startups flying in from all over Europe.

We also want to open up a more Freelancer-coworker-ish kind of track with many workshops and interactive sessions focusing on all the needs of freelancers and digital nomads. It will be just as eclectic as our 350-member community based in the house. Expect all the range from speed dating to networking-salad-making and watching independent film works done by coworkers. We'll have speaker and facilitators like Christoph Bornscheidt from TLGG or Holm Friebe from Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur among others trying to make sense of their past freelancing life and and what's up for their future.

We also need to CREATE STUFF of course in a  MAKING TRACK:  Workshops from Makers for Makers and Artists from all over the globe. From building a drone to researching concrete design with A&Re Studio and re-defining your understanding of democracy in design with Van Bo Le-Mentzel or a talk by Stefania Druga. 

Well, on top of that we will make sure it ends with a BANG and an unforgettable day is finalized with the loud celebration of our birthday and your glory! - an Open End Party.

 

Now GET YOUR TICKET!

 

 

Eventbrite - People in Beta Festival

 

 

Any other idea you like to contribute. Join us with your thought and drop a line to elizaveta@betahaus.de. For other announcements, check out the following link

OKAY BUT HOW IS BESPOKE SOUND DIFFERENT THAN PLAYING MY "DISCOVER WEEKLY’’ OR ANY OTHER AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED PLAYLIST ?

Well, both. Currently we offer the following two options: shorter publicly available Brand Playlists and long-form private Soundtracks for spaces. For both of them we work closely with the client to understand how sound fits into their brand DNA and what their audience is like.

We believe that the guests’ experience with a particular space doesn’t have to begin and end with their stay. The idea of the Brand Playlist is to be a public brand playlists designed to engage the customers before, during, and after their visit at a space. It’s always accessible for them and serves as a new, dynamic marketing channel.

The Soundtrack is slightly different. It takes sometimes up to weeks of work and is designed by a world-class artist, DJ, or tastemaker. For it we first work with you to develop a deep understanding of your business and style. Then we match you with the perfect artist, DJ, or tastemaker to create unique, always fresh playlists, custom tailored to match your brand. 

In both cases, we update them regularly based on guest habits and clients’ needs. 

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound



The way we engage with the music community is something really important for us and honestly, what makes us different than other background music providers. A lot of the background music providers out there have internal teams of maybe five or six DJs that do all of the music for their clients. We aim to connect with the local scene and always work with local DJs. There's some kind of magic in finding the exact right artists for the brand.

And on the flip side of it, when we hire artists, we make sure that the project is also inspiring for them and that they would be interested in participating. We always make sure to pay them well. The whole project creates for them a new income stream that they wouldn't have otherwise.

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound

Yes! This was really fun. The objective with the betahaus "betabeer sounds" playlist was to showcase the community side of betahaus. There are so many cool, interesting people in the betahaus community and we thought a playlist could be a perfect way to not only help bring the community together but also show the diverse funkiness of the communities of Berlin and Neukölln, which is why Hazy Pockets, a longtime local Berlin DJ known for his eclectic mixes, was perfect for this project.

This playlist moves from bluesy 60s rock into surf and tropicalia, picking up momentum into Motown and onwards through some laid back disco tunes. Perfect for the betabeer events betahaus hosts monthly!


YOU’RE CURRENTLY ENJOYING THE SUN FAR FROM BERLIN. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES in berlin that YOU MISS THE MOST?

Oh, there are just so many! Like the Imren Grill for instance where you can find the best homemade Turkish food or Das Gift and Gordon which are both run by great music people. Kohelenquelle in Prenzleuer Berg is my favorite local bar (or rather kneipe). To satisfy my  techno / electronic records needs I always go to Hard Wax and one of my most special places is the Zions Kirche steeple, which has an awesome view of the city and a great Weinerei close by. 


You can see me around betahaus. Online, you can always check out my website and listen to our public playlists on Spotify. We’re also currently working on a collaboration with betahaus, so a special Playlist curated by is will very soon sound around the spaces in Kreuzberg and Neukölln. 

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