Christoph Fahle
December 14, 2011

Awesome Foundation Next Round

The Awesome Award is an initiative by the Awesome Foundation, an international network founded in 2009, devoted to “forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe” through the support of various small-scale projects across the world. This support comes in the form of small grants, distributed monthly by an autonomous group of “micro-trustees” to projects based in various fields, including arts, sciences, technology, and social causes.

On February 2nd 2012, the Awesome Foundation Berlin will be handing out the next Awesome Award at betahaus| Berlin.

The Awesome Award is an initiative by the Awesome Foundation, an international network founded in 2009, devoted to “forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe” through the support of various small-scale projects across the world. This support comes in the form of small grants, distributed monthly by an autonomous group of “micro-trustees” to projects based in various fields, including arts, sciences, technology, and social causes.

These awards are given without any conditions, and have been described as “a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance”.

The Awesome Foundation Berlin awards grants of EUR 1,000 several times a year to any project based in Berlin that is truly “awesome”. Anyone can apply for this award if they feel their idea is awesome - whatever the word should mean to them personally!

The application form can be found at: http://awesomefoundation.org/submissions/new - under the Berlin Chapter.

Applications will be reviewed by the Trustees of the Awesome Foundation Berlin. The three shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to present their projects at Betahaus on Thursday, 2 February. The Trustees will then announce their final decision, and the winner will receive EUR 1,000 in cash in a brown paper bag!

Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

In the last few weeks the event spaces at betahaus | Neukölln were packed with cool events. We opened up the Hide-Out with BETAPITCH Berlin 2019 in the start of April. The hotly contested pitching event saw 12 startups reveal their visions for improving accessibility in public transport. Here’s a recap video from the event.

Photo by: Dominik Tryba

On 27th of April we celebrated 10 years in beta. For our coworking anniversary we transformed betahaus | Neukölln into a party venue and an art exhibition. Artists from our community filled The Basement with art, The Garden was full of fun activities and inside in The Club we had our favourite DJ's playing. In case you have missed it, here’s a recap video from the event.

Photo by: Dan Taylor

We also welcomed the LongHash Crypto conference and enjoyed 3 days of workshops and panel discussions on all things blockchain. And speaking about conferences, our friends from GitHub also chose the betahaus | Neukölln spaces for the workshop day of their biggest event - The Satellite conference. More than 600 developers, executives, and industry leaders from around the world came to

Photo by: Dominik Tryba

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.

Landscape not supported.
Please switch your smartphone back to portrait view!