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May 29, 2019

Here’s What Is Happening at betahaus | Neukölln

For a few weeks now, our second location in Berlin – betahaus | Neukölln – is up and running. Teams are settling in, our Club Area is filling up and the spring sun is shining over our backyard. Here is the latest news from the space and an overview of our upcoming events on Harzer Straße 39.

The Club Lounge

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.

Photo by: Dominik Tryba


Learn more about our Coworking Memberships at betahaus | Neukölln here.

The 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 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.

Photo by: Dominik Tryba

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.

Photo by: Dan Taylor

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.

Photo by: Dominik Tryba

The Community Events

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.

Photo by: Dan Taylor

The Teams

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

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


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


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.


Upcoming: BE-AT.TV

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.


So that's what's going on around betahaus | Neukölln! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and keep an eye on our upcoming events so you stay up to date with the latest news around our new haus! 

Toni: Currently, we’ve somehow ended up in this niche of building a lot of internal tools for startups and teams. But this is not the only thing we want to do. What I like about it is that we’re starting projects from scratch and we have full control over them. 

Martin: The first project we worked on was a tool for a large scale real estate development company. What they needed was a tool for their Sales people - to be able to mark their different spots and locations at different stages of the sales funnel. So we created a tool that helps them in this process.

Toni: And this one actually served as a starting point for the tool we’ve developed for  betahaus, which aims to allow the Sales and Management team to see which team rooms are occupied right now, which ones are free or will be occupied in a few weeks or months, so no double bookings appear. 

Alex: These two projects were more focused on real estate, let’s say, but we’ve also done more design-heavy projects like the one we did for Artique which is an online artists agency. For them, we built a whole website and an online system to present their artists starting only from their logo. It had to be very flexible, because the artists needed to be able to edit their own profiles, putting their resume, changing colours.



Toni: Honestly, we have skillsets that you don’t usually find in developers. Because we've had lives that were not just about computer science. I think to some extent this is what makes us different. 

Martin: I believe one of the reasons why people pick us over other studios is because it can be very hard working with developers. If you’re not understanding their work, if the communication is not flowing, you, as a client can feel lost. We're easy to communicate with and we’re always open to feedback and we're open to discuss anything. In the end, after all iterations, if you say we need to start the website from scratch and that you don’t like the idea, we won’t take it personally. 

Alex: Also, I think, since we all work as coding teachers, we are officially qualified to explain what coding is to people who don't code, which is actually really rare because a lot of developers, as Martin says, don't want to, or literally just don't know how to articulate what they're doing. Whereas we are trained in articulating what it is that we're doing, why it's meaningful and why it takes a certain amount of time.

Photo by Lea GK


Alex: Zimt & Mehl - the Turkish bakery around the corner. It’s just soo good.

Martin: Oh, there is this Italian restaurant called Ristorante del Arte

Tony: Oh, my God, this place is so funny. It looks like a pretty average Italian restaurant, but the whole interior design inside is just decorated in such a weird way. The entire place is covered in frescoes. They have crystal chandeliers and Easter bunnies. Some Greek columns. It has a different name on the menu, on the side and on the Internet. And it was an ex-shoe-store.

Want to get in touch with Obst Digital? Come around betahaus | Neukölln and meet them here or send them an email to contact@obst.digital !

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