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Christoph Fahle
October 11, 2012

Proud Winners, Thank Yous and Shout Outs!

Two weeks ago the latest edition of BETAPITCH went down, and it was a blast!

The house was packed, the audience great, the jury experienced and the pitches awesome. Just like last time, the Jury was a tiny bit indecisive (the pitches were good and it was hard to decide) and chose two proud winners:

The first prize went to Solarbrush, which produces a robot that cleans large fields of solarpanels (and it can climb from panel to panel!). By the way: you can support Solarbrush here!

The other first prize went to GoEuro, who are building the single, complete source of all Pan-European travel where you can find the travel options you want based on your own desires and be sent to the right booking pages to buy your tickets.

We are really really happy to welcome them here in our halls!

It was an amazing event, but of course we couldnt have done it alone. betapitch is a communal event, based on the support of the betahaus community and the help of a lot of friends. Thats why we would like to say THANK YOU! to the following peeps: Thomas Madsen Mygdal, Jörg Rheinbolt, Peter Bihr, Fadi Bishara, Philipp von Bieberstein for the feedback, critique, insights and support they gave to the startups, and for taking over the difficult task of deciding on a winner!

We would also like to thank

  • CiteeCar
  • AirBnB
  • KetchumPleon
  • Index Ventures
  • Seedcamp
  • Pioneers Festival
  • Xing
  • mka Anwälte
  • mindmatters
  • Skippr
  • WirGründer e.V.
  • Technologie Stiftung Berlin
  • pidoco
  • Coffee Circle
  • Foodloose

for their support in putting the package together. And last but not least: The Twitradar people, that made a custom Twitterwall for us!  THANKS A LOT! We are looking forward to the next episode!

Click here for more announcements and events at the 'haus! 

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.

The Club
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.

In our Photo & Video room you will find works from Collette Pomerleau and Ocean.Now.

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.

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