When the news of betahaus Hamburg’s insolvency hit us last June, we were not only worried about the future of the second betahaus in Germany – a lot of people began questioning the viability of coworking as a business model in general, and we had to face quite a few skeptical comments on the future of all the betahaus | spaces.
Alas, reality proved them wrong betahaus | Berlin, Sofia and Barcelona are growing each day and Hamburg faced a series of miracles:
Beginning right with betahaus | Hamburg’s insolvency, all of the cities’ forces seemed to join in an effort to save the betahaus | Hamburg – the coworking and startup community, established companies, and city officials all alike did what was in their power to keep the betahaus | Hamburg running.
And betahaus | Hamburg’s team did their part, too: They completely changed their pricing model, reformed their organization, and bundled efforts to move to a larger space (the lack of which we had identified as a main reason for failure). And in a matter of weeks rather than months, betahaus| Hamburg was thriving again – and more than ever. We are very proud of the Hamburg team!!
To keep betahaus | Hamburg on this trajectory, only one thing was missing at the beginning of 2014: the larger space! Eifflerwerk to the rescue: In mid-January, the building once planned as the future home of betahaus | Hamburg (and long since become unavailable) appeared back on the market. And once again, all forces joined, planets aligned, and betahaus Hamburg made the leap from under 300 to over 1,300 sqm, to be set up in only three months’ time.
Which brings us to the present: betahaus | Hamburg is moving (estimated date of arrival at the new space: 12th of April), and they need our (read: your) help! They are fundraising on startnext.de, and you can help by becoming a fan, spreading the word, and/or donating to get one of the fabulous perks they set up!
Rock n Roll! Oh and save the date: huge opening party in the new betahaus will be on June, 6th! See you all there!
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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 in 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 27th of April we celebrated 10 years in beta. For our coworking anniversary we transformed betahaus | Neukölln 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.
We also welcomed the LongHash Crypto conference and enjoyed 3 days of workshops and panel discussions on all things blockchain. And 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 came to
After you’ve taken care of your paperwork and you’ve signed up both in Bürger- and Finanzamt, you are all set up to start working. One of the best ways to get integrated into the city fast, meet like-minded people, and even find clients is by working from a coworking space. There are tons of benefits for freelancers and luckily Berlin has a lot to offer in this way. A coworking space is a physically collaborative shared workspace, which brings all kinds of creatives and entrepreneurs together. It’s a perfect place for startups, freelancers, digital nomads and even corporates searching for innovation. And it’s the biggest advantage towards the typical office space is that it pushes a collaborative exchange between its members and facilitates the creative process and networking.