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October 22, 2015

Team building in Albania

A couple of weeks ago we were in Tirana, the capital of Albania, for our betahaus camp. The two questions we got upon arrival back home were: ‘Why Tirana?’ and ‘I saw lots of fun-photos, what did you actually do there?’ Let our CEO's Max, Madeleine and Christoph answer them for you.

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Why we went to Albania (and not to something more obvious, like Barcelona)?

Max says that "Albania is the country in Europe with the youngest population. It has an inspiring cultural heritage, which is a unique combination of Orient and Occident. In Tirana there’s a good vibe and there’s a spirit all around that gives you the feeling something big could happen soon."

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Also, we will probably be opening a new betahaus in this beautiful space!

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Madeleine explains that we “Usually meet once a year with all the local teams for a "betahaus | Summit" where we work on our global milestones. Such summits are always very intense and packed with work sessions. In 2015 our Berlin team grew in highspeed and betahaus | Hamburg welcomed two new CEO’s. For both reasons we felt the need for some off-time. Time for everyone to get to know each other a bit better on a personal level. So we decided to spend three days of doing fun things and add a few inspiring talks on the side!”

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And Christoph tops it:

“Whenever we do those getaways with our betahaus teams I realise that spending quality time with each other is one of the most important things we have to do as company and as a team. We need it to work together well and to be good hosts to our members. Of course we do some formal things, like workshops and keynotes, but the things that happen before and after have much more impact. Getting to know each other, having meaningful conversations and learning of each other’s dreams and fears is what’s making us a good team. Then when we get back home, there is a slight increase in smiles and heaps of new stories to refer to in our day-to-day jobs. It makes things much more easygoing and joyful. Ultimately I believe we should take on tour the whole betahaus community with us.”

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Long story short: We had a blast and can't wait for next year's betahaus camp. Want to share your team building experiences and beliefs with the betahaus community? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you.

Want to get to know your betahaus coworkers and our betahaus | Berlin team a bit better? Let's meet at our betabeer upcoming Thursday, October 29th, 6 to 9 pm (members only). We'll all be there, because we're planning to celebrate the opening of our 2nd floor! Ideas for an afterparty are very welcome (shoot us an e-mail). Hope to see you there!

 

Don’t forget to check our Event page for more events coming up.

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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