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Christoph Fahle
November 25, 2013

Betahaus | Actually

Brace yourselves - Christmas is coming!

Our current mission is to get you Christmas-ready. We'll do it with plenty of possibilities to complete your gift-list, stuff your winter belly with lots of waffles and Gluehwein, and get you into that love-is-all-around-me-vibe by providing you with a variety of social mixers with interesting people.

Our line-up consists of:

- Free DIY workshops to make presents for your dear ones (or yourself)

- Sinterklaas Community Party + Awesome Award

- DIYmonds MARKET

- betahaus | vouchers: the ultimate gift-idea

More infos about each and every single one of them

 

FREE OF CHARGE WORKSHOPS - December Series @ o2 Live Concept Store

Within our December Series, we will hold 3 free of charge workshops for you. Each of them is supposed to hit 2 aims with one bullet: introduce you to a specific craft or design field and get an awesome Christmas present as a result.

Pick up what's yours and join in. Sadly, the number of places is limited, so first come first served.

- IPhone Case Design

- Christmas Tree Bubbles

- Eat Design

- SINTERKLAAS PARTY -

This is our community gathering. We would like all the coworkers to grab a Gluehwein and waffle in good company and enjoy the evening together. Among other funky actions, you can expect the Awesome Award and the Secret Coworking Santa reveal. The “Secret Santa” is  for all the coworkers who would like to receive some special Christmas care and give some too. You are very welcome to join in! Just drop by reception, they'll fill you in on all the details. Another highlight is the DIY WORKSHOP: YOUR GLOVES ARE BORING, during which you can create gloves that allow you to use your touchscreens without having to take them off! In addition to making them functional, you can also embellish them however you please and thus make a fantastic personalized present for someone special.

- DIYmonds MARKET-

Come around to betahaus on December 14th if you’re up for an unconventional, interactive bet(t)a Christmas Market. Find a special christmas present for your friends or family, hand-crafted by selected artists, get creative and make one yourself (we will hold a Christmas Special MAKE AFTERNOON for it!). Obviously, besides all 'unconventionalism', you'll be still more than welcome to have a hot drink with your friends and simply enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere.

- betahaus | VOUCHERS -

Since we already got several requests for it, we decided to launch it officially.

We have produced beautifully designed vouchers which a lucky receiver can use for absolutely any course or workshop from the betahaus| Education program. At the moment, we have more than 10 different education directions - from 3D printing up to Fashion Design and PR, so they´ll have a wide selection. The vouchers will be valid up until the end of March, so there's enough time for deciding on the right course. Moreover, if they wish, the voucer could also be used for renting coworking spaces at betahaus.

If your nearest and dearest are hungry for knowledge people, willing to explore something new and to try something unknown, the voucher is there to make your pre-christmas life easier.

That's it, hope you enjoyed the list. If you have any questions about any of the happenings, just drop a line to reception@betahaus.de

Be motivated, be inspired and be there - or be square!

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Probably the biggest benefit of coworking is community and events. Now we know it may not be the first thing you’re looking for as you seek out your next office space, but bear with us.

Imagine using your lunch breaks to chat with someone in your industry. Meeting freelance developers at after-work beers. Networking with investors at BETAPITCH. Pitching at our weekly betabreakfast and getting support and feedback on your new ideas.

betahaus has spent the last 10 years cultivating a community of people who we genuinely like working with. And when you join, your team will become a part of it, too.

" People matter! Community was always what we were all about. ‘’

In June we launched #PeopleInbeta - our monthly blog post series in which our Content Manager - Vihra interviewed teams and freelancers from the betahaus community to present the variety of creatives we have in ‘haus, to understand their missions and get some useful advice for our audience. We talked on topics such as sustainability (with PlanA) , decentralized digital identity (with JOLOCOM), curated music experiences (with Bespoke Sounds), freelance photography (with Sara Herrlander), full-stack development (with Obst Digital), design (with LAUDO) and much more.

Interview with LAUDO at betahaus | Neukölln
Interview with Obst.Digital at betahaus | Neukölln

"The Summer is the best time to host Backyard sessions and BBQ’s’’

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. 

Freelancers, Unite! at betahaus | Neukölln

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. 

The Backyard Sessions at basement.berlin
Movie Screening at basement.berlin

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) 

The Garden at betahaus | Neukölln
My Friend's BBQ at betahaus | Neukölln



"As a coworking space, you have to give stage to important topics.’’

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.

betaSalon at betahaus | Kreuzberg

"We should fight for a more human-centered tech development’’

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.

Techfestival. 2019 in Copenhagen


"Startups are transforming European football as we know it.’’

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.



"You should leave time for the things you love most’’ 

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.

Love at The betahaus Holiday Party 2019


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.

With love,
betahaus

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