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Christoph Fahle
February 14, 2013

Hub:raum Demo Day: How Do the Accelerated Startups Look Like?

8 weeks of acceleration, 3 days of intense venue preparation, media, cameras and a live stream, 15 well trained pitches and 130 people in the audience. No need for judges, the audience full of investors and corporates took over the startups’ questioning. These numbers and the nice booklet predicted an interesting event. The event was already 2 weeks ago. But we still want to share a few insides with you.

This is how the final Demo Day of the hub:raum accelerator started. The program for accelerating the web and mobile startups went a long way till it exposed the startups to the investors. Enjoying almost whole floor in betahaus since November 2012, they got intense educational coctail from the General Assembly, and weeks of continuous networking and pitching in betahaus. Once a week the doors opened for external guests to meet the startups and give insights from different backgrounds. The startup funders have become the masters of pitching after 8 weeks of regular Friday pitching when have collected tons of feedback. Joyful time.

The Demo Day brought together investors which could feel the passion of the teams and question these young startups. The corporate roots of the event might be recognised by surprisingly many suits on this startup event.

Pitches started with quality, yet nervous, pitch of 36pics. Then the appetico tweeted the food right from the demo table. Outstanding presentation of Capsule.fm made us question the future. The collection of prizes which this startup has won over the last few months is promising.

The idea of Priya with her startup Changify resonated in many heads. Cliperize helps to keep track of the favourite music & video bookmarks.

A perfect presentation of the techie startup Codeship which entered the program as Rails on Fire proved, that also non-technicians can understand when the pitch is good.

Well known Eisenhower was already famous when entering. Program brought big changes, guys turned to work on premium mobile apps for anybody, the new business is called Rheinfabrik.

Maschinendirigent is reacting to the market demand for managing the farming resources.

During the break Master&Slave offered some tempting chocolate and subsequntly pitched their solution on overcoming temptations whilst be productive. Would Alex from Mighty-Office leave his job right away? Tricky question... Oliver from Scolibri amused the crowd with their showcase of a regular teacher. The promising Solarbrush - he already won the betapitch and hyberlin  - has already presented his solution in Abu Dhabi.

Stylish Oliver from Stylemarks wants to make the sharing of clothes easier.

Time to retire? No, do a startup - 60 years young Beate is with The New//Africa planning a TechCrunch for Africa.

Toywheel gives wings to kids' games, the demo with a bit of augmented reality was compelling.

Today the pitching startups are mostly back to work, reviewing the contacts they acquired and implementing the feedbacks collected from experienced audience.

Most of the startups have already cleaned up their desks and left for a the big wild world. We are happy that the teams enjoyed working at betahaus and some of them keep on working in here for longer.Even though we know that the global growth requires moving around the world, we are looking forward to host you when ever you are around!

Next hub:raum accelerator is opening in October, so don't miss the chance to kick off your startup with the support of this promising program and stay tuned.

And last words to the startups that already took off: We will miss you guys, especially your willingness to socialize and asking for the free coffee!

Now, Rock and Roll the world!

Don’t forget to check our calendar for more events coming up.

From 8pm on, we'll open The Club where the DJ booth and the dance floor will turn into our playground. We've invited hip hop and pole dancers to open the dance floor and have a friends-only crazy-cool lineup planned for the night. We'll be mixing botanical cocktails with Fritz Cola and inviting you into our Photo Booth Room so you can take home some silly photos from the night. In The Club, you will also find The Balloon Room and The Zen Zone which will be our chill spot for the night. Check out the timeline in The Club and learn more about The Zen Zone below.

The Club
20:00 - 22:00 Dj Niggo
21:00 - 22:00 Hip-Hop Dancers
22:00 - 22.30 AinTheMachine
23:00 - 01:00: Michal Vagner
01:00 - 03:00: Asia

The Zen Zone
(to be announced): Cacao Experience with Moruga Cacao
19:00 - 21:00: Tea Ceremony with Thirsty Moon

Make sure to join our Facebook Event and RSVP on Eventbrite, so we can put your name into our Happiness Jar. This birthday bash is all about our community, and together with our partners we've prepared a special Prize Draw.

Throughout the whole night, you will find the rooms of The Basement filled with art pieces from our favorite Berlin-based creatives. From illustrations to paintings to wooden sculptures and installations - we've made sure to host an inclusive Berlin-like mix of all things art. Let us introduce to you to some of the artists, who you will meet down in The Basement:

Have you met .. the Softblobs? Since moving back to Berlin from the US, Gesine Krätzner has been making strange creatures out of fabric that she calls Softblobs. They are cute, random, and they'll be waiting in The Basement if you want to try playing around with them.

From toys made of fabric, we’re moving onto wooden sculptures. Matt Danko knows how to bring wood to life and does it amazingly in his free time. In The Basement, he’ll show his latest furniture pieces and sculptures.

In the same room as Matt, you’ll find Lisa Büscher, who has prepared for us a hyper realistic sculpture presentation that gives it the touch of the extreme, surrealistic and absurd. She de- and reconstructs and reorganizes human bodies like Utopia does society.


In our Photo & Video room you will find works from Collette Pomerleau and Ocean.Now.

Colette is a Berlin-based creative working in photography, art direction and set design. Through her visuals she explores intimacy and anonymity. The space that falls somewhere in between.

Ocean. Now! is a collective that accelerates ocean protection. They work with different types of art to motivate our society to protect the Ocean -Now!

In the early afternoon, based in The Garden, you’ll meet Amaury BOUQUET. He’s a Berlin-based French artist from Saint Maur des Fossés, who has a background in social innovation and loves to play with symbols in his works. At 10 Years in beta, he’ll do his special Humanist Tarot readings from 4-6pm.

Parallel to him, also in The Garden, Sebastian Olivares will be painting live a special Mandala created for betahaus. Sebastian is a Berlin-based visual artist who specializes in painting mandala murals and has painted murals in Germany, Chile, Australia and Thailand.

Throughout the day ilan katin will be putting the party vibes onto a mural, specially created for betahaus. He's a Neukölln-based artist with experience in visual work, both static and performative, graphic design, illustration, comics, installations, animation and live video.

We think this one speaks for itself. If you need a little glitz or glitter to get you into the party spirit, come early and we'll do the rest.



Last, but not least, special thanks to our lovely partners who are helping us making this event happen.
Pilsner Urquell and Fritz Cola for the drinks, Emmy, Drivy, FrameRight, CoffeeCircle, Dream Facilitation, Moruga and BioWine for supporting our Prize Draw and our media partners from Silicon Allee, ASK HELMUT, Creative City Berlin and TechCode.

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