There aren´t much visible similarities among coworkers except that most seem to have a Mac in front and headphones on their ears. I have used the services of a few co-working spaces in Berlin and San Francisco, but insights about the other people that were sharing the space were still to be discovered - their skills, their background, their ideals. I had quite some talks with Katy, the head of Front Office at betahaus, who knew all of betahaus coworkers, and tried to understand what could they benefit from. Then I've created a survey for them to fill in to express their wishes and I had also the invaluable guidance of Elizaveta, the director of the festival, who had the experience and creative insight to steer me in the right direction.
This is a very hard question because I feel very close to each of the workshops and talks that I brought on the lineup. On the day of the festival I would have loved to be just a regular visitor and be able to take part in all of them. In the end, I think the variety is what´s important so participants would have had a chance to find what they were looking for and I hope they did.
A doctor. Not the PhD type, but a real doctor who can heal people. However, I had to adjust this dream when I discovered that wounds (serious and nasty) make me faint. So, here I am today - just with a PhD in Economics.
I love to cuddle up with my husband, watch a movie and eat ice cream.
Spontaneity and humor. I admire those who are spontaneous, probably because I feel is something I lack, and I savor humor because it always makes your day a lot better.
Women freedom and health services. I can't imagine myself living in an age where there was no medical care, marriages were arranged and women were supposed only to cook and bear children.
Violence. I see no need for it.
Tea and, for long days, coffee.
Remember to smile :) It makes your life and that of the others much nicer ;)
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Every September, our co-founders take part in the Techfestival. in Copenhagen, spending a few days disconnecting from the daily life and focusing on creating a better, more human-centered tech future. This year the think tank which included our co-founders Madeleine and Max came up with the TechPledge. The Tech Pledge was made to emphasize the need for a new direction in tech. Similar to the Hippocratic oath for doctors, the Tech Pledge is a promise to make tech a force for good and ensure responsible and sustainable tech leadership. It’s a commitment to driving a new direction in technology.
One of the most exciting projects for betahausX this year (which is also continuing in 2020) is their new startup challenge called The Werder Lab - a global startup competition that aims to reimagine the way clubs like Werder work with athletes, fans and partners.
This year couldn’t end without us having our favourite events - the end-of-the-year holiday party and the BETAPITCH Global Finals. On the 6th of December we saw the 9 finalists of the regional BETAPITCH competitions pitching in front of our jury. Congrats to Troy from Hamburg for winning the big prize.
We finished the year at our Holiday Party celebrating anything and everything at betahaus | Neukölln together with our members, friends of friends and our favourite artists from Passiflora LIVE, Tapete and Kotoe.
Thank you for being with us in 2019. It's been a crazy big year for us and it wouldn't been possible without your support, trust and the hard work of our amazing team. Have an amazing holiday time and we'll see you again in 2020.