We'll starts with an Awesome breakfast (10:30am) where we hand over the Awesome Award. During the community breakfast, the finalists of the Awesome Foundation will entertain us by pitching their wicked ideas. The winner will get 1000 bucks in cash. Please register here!
During the day we have several talks and workshops with people out of our community, like Edial Dekker from Gidsy and Fadi Bishara from blackbox.vc. The workshops will reach from DIY like Screen Printing or building the Berliner Hocker, via community enhancing workshops such as Skills Exchange, to knowledge workshops like Embodying Social Networks or how to enter the American market.
We invited several whizzes who will talk about various topics concerning startup culture. Mostly only slightly but humorously touching it though.
During the day you will also find yourself tumbling from one special to another. The Jazzy Berlin Community for example will send out some great musicians to play for us.
Our friends from the Urban Sports Club will take care of your bodily wellbeing and exercise you up with different activities, from table tennis to .. Wait! Let's not take away the tension yet.
Kreamancer some friends from the Spanish coworking space Utopic_Us will perform one of their audio-visualization projects in the evening. And wonder what Loopcam and Twittratr will be pulling off. And if tumbling becomes falling over you can still drop by our in-house masseuse Nina at the Rest and Relax counter.
The grand-finale of startup related activities will be another round of the meanwhile renowned betapitch in the evening where ten hand selected startups' ideas are trying to resist in front of a world proficient jury and 150 guests. (You can register as a guest here.)
Afterwards, you are all invited to underline the announcement of the betapitch winner by joining our evening kick-off betajam session in the yard. Whether having a cold beer to start the evening, lining up in the BBQ cue, playing the tuba, beatboxing or dancing, everything will be happily welcome. If you wanna join us with your trumphet or tuba drop us a line (email@example.com)
Of course we ll end the day with a huge "Goodbye summer" party. So even if you don t have time during the day, you can also join us for a night of great music and artperformances!
Check the General & Upcoming section for more announcements and upcoming events in 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.
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.