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Christoph Fahle
July 3, 2013

Check Out the Prizes at BETAPITCH | Global!

What is all this show for? Read on and see what a spaceship loaded with goodies the winner of betapitch | global will get on!

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.

Still paying attention?!

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:

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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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