The big day of August 29th starts with big hearty beta breakfast: coffee, tea, delicious sandwiches and some fruit to get you going. When you finish your croissant, there'll be things to do throughout the whole house! Pick and mix like you're in a candy store: whatever suits you best, whatever you fancy the most. Christoph Fahle (betahaus| Berlin) will be there to tell you about the 5 fails you have to make before you make it. Ansgar Oberholz (St. Oberholz) will tell you everything you haven’t heard about the information revolution yet. Christoph Raethke (Berlin Startup Academy) will roll out his well-known G Force workshop to honestly explain you how to "Put your idea under pressure" before others do it. Marcus Krautkrämer (Mediawox) will give a workshop on the must-know of the modern age - Search Engine Optimisation - and tell you how to get the traffic to that website you’ve been working on for so long. Focusing on good life, Edward Mark Vero (Meditation Minimalism) will show you some meditation practices to make sure you don't come home with a burnout a day before your launch.
A DIY heaven will unfold in front of your eyes, and of course there'll be hackathons, round tables and discussion groups: all the hands-on stuff that can provide solutions to your problems and boost your creative thinking.
BETAPITCH will be throwing an Investors Day on the 4th floor - this one is very different from the ones you've been to before. There'll be reversed investors pitches, pitching in cars, panel discussions on hot topics and group sessions to get you connected. In the evening BETAPITCH | global will introduce you to the hottest international startup finalists and you’ll be drawn into the show. In our outdoor area you’ll find a market with new gadgets and the most mind-blowing products and prototypes of today. There will be also a BBQ, and of course: we'll be dancing until the sun comes up.
Got intrigued? Last early bird tickets are still available 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.