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November 8, 2018

Investors Day & BETAPITCH Global Is Back, and it's More International Than Ever!

Mark 15 November in your calendar, because our biggest startup event is back! This year we're giving you the chance to make connections from every corner of the globe in one day, under one roof.

Every year Investors Day and BETAPITCH Global brings together startups and investors from all over the world. It’s the best opportunity to present your startup and meet potential partners. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s event.

Check out the Complete Program here!

INVESTORS DAY

Investors Day is all about creating opportunities for you and your startup. Dive into a day of curated meetings with potential investors and partners, panel discussions on the hottest topics and some serious networking. We've come up with interactive ways of matching you with the right partners to ensure you make the most of the day. Within Investors Day, you can also attend the Pitch Flip where we let the investors take the stage, convincing startups why they should work with them. You can also speed date with investors in cars or take to the open mic to spread your idea. Just make sure to sign up for match-making in advance!

This year's Investors Day will be a deep-dive into the subject of future city and emerging tech. Our panellists will discuss their first-hand experiences of re-shaping the urban landscape and tell you what you can expect for the future of city life. Key players from the global and local startup scene will all be there, so make sure to pack your business cards!

BETAPITCH GLOBAL

The search for the most innovative startups has taken us all over the world; it’s been sweaty, intense, and absolutely wonderful! From Kuala Lumpur to Lisbon to Seoul, the twelve finalists for this year’s BETAPITCH Global are coming from all over the world for an intense pitching battle in Berlin. The winner will leave with 5000€, a trip to Silicon Valley, and 6 months of betahaus membership.


AFTER PARTY

We'll finish the day in true Berlin fashion – with drinks, dancing, and music. After a long day on your best behavior, there's nothing like a good party to help you wind down. We promise this will be one to remember!

All community members can join the event for FREE. Make sure to save your spot here or grab your Investors ticket!

Here’s a wrap-up video from last years event and we'll see you on 15th!

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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