Come in and enjoy a day packed with everything we stand for. Powerful talks, panel discussions, interactive workshops, DIY culture, endless networking possibilities and a big party so you can dance until dawn. Like always, the festival also hosts the global finals of our international startup competition BETAPITCH, this year for the first time accompanied by its very own Investors Day.
"With over 600 participants from different places and disciplines, the festival & BETAPITCH create a launchpad for knowledge exchange, creative innovation and future collaborations. Startups, entrepreneurs and innovators, business gurus, tech nerds and creators.. The festival puts the most vibrant and emerging individuals and ideas into one place and jointly shoots them into another galaxy for one day" betahaus CEO Christoph Fahle explains.
The festival events will be take place throughout the whole ‘haus and outdoor area. BETAPITCH | Investors Day and BETAPITCH | global will take place on the top floor of the ‘haus. During the Investors Day, startups will be empowered with exposure to a targeted audience, in-depth feedback on their product and personal investment talks. There will be panel discussions, group sessions and personal meetups. In the evening during BETAPITCH | global, the 7 finalists (out of 300+ applicants!) will pitch. They’ll compete for a trip to Silicon Valley (sponsored by Axel Springer Plug n’ Play), 5000€ cash (given by hub:raum), a trip to Taipei (sponsored by HWTrek) and a whole bunch of betahaus benefits and services.
Come in and enjoy a year worth of beta, all in one day. Join a workshop to learn something new, enjoy a panel discussion to gather ideas for your project, create something cool in Conrad Electronics’ hardware.co lab and have a coffee with that person you’ve been wanting to meet (we’ll make sure he’s there). Get to know the startups of the future in BETAPITCH | global and then dance the night away with the co-founder of future Soundcloud.
We’ll announce the full program of both People In Beta Festival and BETAPITCH | global & Investors Day in a few weeks. Don't wait and get your Early Bird ticket to the whole People In Beta festival or tickets to the BETAPITCH program only, HERE! We’re looking forward to seeing you here!
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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.
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.
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.