The ground floor of betahaus | Neukölln is now officially open for Club Members. Remember The Club from 10 Years in beta? We transformed it into a coworking area with Flexdesks where our Club members can work on their projects. On the ground floor you will also find the Front Desk and our Community Managers, who will welcome you, explain everything about the space, and answer any questions that might come up.
Learn more about our Coworking Memberships at betahaus | Neukölln here.
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 at 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.
On the 27th of April, we celebrated 10 years in beta. For our big anniversary in woworking, we transformed the space 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.
In May, we also welcomed the LongHash Crypto conference and enjoyed 3 days of workshops and panel discussions on all things blockchain. 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 gathered in Harzer Straße 39 to brainstorm on the future of tech.
We believe that the most significant part of every coworking space are the community events. It's the best way to meet like-minded people and why not even future colleagues. That's why we don't want to wait much longer before launching our Community Events at betahaus | Neukölln. From the start of June, we're having a mid-day and afternoon yoga flow guided by Arrive Yoga, we'll be hosting regular weekly breakfast for members, and much more. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar so you don't miss out.
And speaking of community, we're genuinely excited about the new teams joining betahaus | Neukölln and their missions. Let us introduce you to some of them.
Laudo is a Berlin-based design agency that develops digital products (websites, apps, etc) with high quality design for upmarket brands. If you want to learn more about Oriëtta (UI/UX-Designer), Alex (Design Intern) or Joey (Frontend Developer), meet them in 3C or follow their Instagram account.
Wonderwerk helps sales teams onboard new employees so they can hit quota faster.They strongly believe that people should not change jobs every two years and empower their employees to learn at work and keep developing.
Second Elements is a SEO agency, founded in Hamburg in 1999, helps businesses from all sectors and all sizes of companies use their website as an effective and efficient sales channel with their website. Through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and AdWords Management (SEM) they optimize websites and pages so they perform better in search engines.
In the next couple of days BE-AT.TV is joining betahaus | Neukölln as well. They are an online global community connecting clubbers and electronic music fans with big-name DJs, venues and festivals.
A centralized platform, hub or network for similar companies, could do the trick to fill up the delivery vans & trucks that are barely loaded. Parcels could be distributed more efficiently between different companies and their delivery vehicles.
Like a big pool of parcels from different companies with every single parcel going into that one van with the same route!
Delivery Driver Experience and Smart Delivery Vehicles are also areas with huge potential for improvement and innovation.
Ellie: Two years ago we adopted a new legal structure for Jolocom GmbH according to the purpose model of ownership, manifesting our commitment and dedication to building a self-sovereign organization. That means we can’t take VC funding or sell public shares of the company.
Volker: Jolocom is a community driven organisation – both in a tech sense but also much further beyond. We’re hugely involved in the DWeb community where we organize and attend events for the decentralized community. Every year we also help organize and attend the DWeb Camp in San Francisco, which brings together all kinds of creatives so this technology of tomorrow is built in a collaborative way.
Next to that on-demand experiences have become firmly embedded into people’s everyday lives - be it a mobile app to book a ride, send flowers to your loved ones or order lunch to your office. It’s all possible and has made premium features like real-time tracking a standard. The online consumer expects nothing less and certainly doesn’t like to wait.
Making that quick and instant gratification happen is another story though. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations are needed to tackle all these factors. Does your startup have one?
Volker: There is this really nice place, called Green Rabbit with salads and baked potatoes where I like to go to. Sometimes I just keep it simple and go to Lidl.
Ellie: I eat a lot in west.berlin cafe which is here around the corner and I love the Matcha Lattes from Starbucks.