The winner, who will be picked by our gorgeous jury from the pool of all the European local betapitch winners will indeed break the bank!
10 000 EUR which they’ll receive from our partner hub:raum, the accelerator of Deutsche Telekom.
A weeklong stay in the blackbox mansion, home of non-US startup rockstars where the winning team will get a great network and see how others pursue the going global.
Axel Springer Plug n’ Play will provide some premium meetings in the Silicon Valley at Plug n’ Play Tech Center as well as the German part of the couple, Axel Springer, will give them an access to the introduction week for new startups in their accelerator.
In the Valley the winner will visit our partner Google and have priceless meetings with BoostrapLabs, the Seed+ Venture firm which will give them expert advices on what it takes to make it in Silicon Valley when being a foreign born startup. Let’s make a new Prezi or Zerply out of our betapitch | winner!
Focusing on the core business and outsurcing the rest will be easier with our prize from Elance, who will provide the winning startup with $500 in Elance credits to spend on the services of Elance freelancers – just choose some freelancers out of their 2.5 million pool.
Legal services will be solved with the prize of mka.
A free 6 month business pack of development tools and app communication features will be provided by netmera.
All the 3 first startups will get free amazon web service credits, which will make you worry less about your cloud infrastructure.
Startups need to learn continuously and for that we have some multidisciplinary education provided by GA.
The seedcamp is giving the winner a headstart for the next seedcamp and a spot in particular Mini Seedcamp.
And here’s some promo for the winner. The biggest startup festival in Europe, the Pioneers festival will host two members of the winning startup team on their next event in Vienna in October.
Not to foget the lovely prize from our friends at Camaloon, who is giving out coupone for pins production in customized design. They can even glow in the dark! And you know how the startups always crave for promo materials.
The winner will spread the business in Paris where he’ll go for a trip with Mailjet, the French startup making emailing easy. Mailjet will guide them through the startup scene in Paris as well as help them out to make the best out of their emailing.
Now we’ll spin it!
From betahaus | Berlin the winning startup will get 6 months of deskspace for the team and trip around Europe tailored to the needs of the startup! This way the winning team will spread its business idea in Europe hands on, will meet & pitch to gazillion of local investors – surely they will feel like gazillion – and build a successfull European rockstar!
Yes, that’s going to be THE ride!
Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gens, the show starts in 3 days! We have 4 tickets left...
Kudos to our partners for their love:
Did we mention this was going to be easy?
Just kidding. We definitely did.
But, look. Your space will be fully-furnished from the day you move in. We’ll have the WiFi up-and-running and printers online. The meeting rooms will be ready to go. The kitchenette stocked with mugs and freshly brewed coffee. And you’ll have the support of our coworking team. They’ll provide everything from reception to package handling to space maintenance. They’ll get you oriented in the space and make sure you have what you need to get to work.
New office without the downtime.
Some office spaces have a one-size-fits-all approach, but that's not really our style. The reason no two betahaus locations look the same is because they’re locally designed. And we give our Team Space members this same opportunity to customize their space.
Choose a room with a view of the city or one on the ground floor with easy access to the garden. Change the lighting fixture or bring your own bookshelf. We want teams to be able to white label, decorate, and really make the space their own if they want to.
And if you’re really looking to customize, Team HQs allow teams to collaborate with our architects and coworking team to create a space that is completely bespoke. Whether it’s additional meeting rooms, unconventional seating, or a yoga room, we apply our 10 years of experience in building functional workspace to your creative vision to create something that’s just right.
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.