If you've been at betahaus for a while, you've probably seen Expath co-founder, Tia Robinson, offering monthly office hours, but helping people successfully relocate to Germany is just another day at Expath. Through training, consulting, and German classes, she and co-founder Stephan Brenner have helped thousands of people get settled in Berlin since 2011. By now, they're really great at what they do.
Looking for someone to help with your move to Germany? We're excited to partner with Expath to offer you exclusive benefits on language classes and coaching!
Ready to start speaking German? Join the A1.2 German intensive course at betahaus! Expath offers some of the quickest progression and lowest prices in Berlin.
A1.2 will complete your foundation in German and allow you to give you confidence with everyday situations in Germany. Please note that A1.1 is a prerequisite for A1.2.
Schedule: Varies / See Course Schedule
Price: The price is 216,— per course. betahaus members pay 172,—.
How to Enroll: Follow this link to see all dates and to register for next German course at betahaus. After you sign up, you will receive an email with more information about the dates and the payment methods.
Already know your basic German? Expath also offers courses A1.1 - B2.2 at their locations in Neukölln and Mitte. Register online if you already know your level or take a placement test to determine which class is right for you.
Schedule: Monthly / 120 minutes / 10:30am - 12:45pm OR 1pm - 3:15pm OR 6:30pm - 8:45pm / See Course Schedule
Price: The price is normally 150,— to 216,— per course. betahaus members pay 120,— to 172, —.
How to Enroll: Select your course here, and enter code "BETAHAUS" in the discount code field. You will receive an email with the payment instructions.
Are you looking for one-on-one language tutoring or classes for your team? Expath is also offering a 10% discount on all individual or company language courses.
How to Enroll: Contact Expath directly to arrange these courses.
Are all things taxes, insurance, and invoices making your head spin? Expath will now be hosting their Freelancing Workshop once a month in reception at betahaus. Come with all of your questions and they'll help you sort out your paper work so you don't get in trouble with German authorities!
Schedule: Monthly / 270 minutes / 10:00am - 2:30pm
Price: The price is normally 48,— but betahaus members get 6,— off!
How to Enroll: Register for the Freelancing Workshop here
Happy language learning from betahaus and Expath!
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.
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.