We won't tell you all the finalists yet - there should be some surprise! But you can be sure on July 6th you have the chance to meet the founders of some awesome startups located all around Europe! So make sure you save the date and book a ticket via eventbrite.
We'll have a few startups out of the travelling sector like goeuro which helps you to plan the optimal way to travel around Europe. The founder of goeuro Naren Shaam a former betahaus| member just collected 4million $ seed funding.
Also on stage will be our one and only solarbrush! Don't miss his pitch! It is hilarious! The winner of the last betapitch | Berlin Ridha invented the first wireless robot that is able to clean solar panels - it can even jump from one to the other! We are very curious with which new improvement he'll come up this time!
Of course there will be also a few Apps like Swipes from Copenhagen which is a great simple & powerful daily task planner. It is based on a 3 menu bar and swiping gestures, inspired by Mailbox & GTD methods. It will help you to get your things done within just a swipe!
And because the criterias of the betapitch are not only "innovation", "business" model and "team" but also "meaning", we have Farmhopping and bikeway pitching. Farmhopping connects farms to urban people worldwide. It is an interactive social crowdfunding platform “where Facebook meets e-bay for farms.”
Bikway the winner of betapitch | Copenhagen is an experimental urban mobility startup. It's a fertilizer to implement Copenhagen cycling experiences in cities all around the world. We are very curious how they will manage to change the world of biking!!
And last but not least we are very happy to have Zenguard amongst the finalists, a one-click solution which uses a lightweight browser plug-in to allow users to surf the net securely, using encryption. Super important if you wanna google something in China for example! Zenguard is part of the Axel Springer Plug n Play Accelerator and just won a wildcard to the betapitch | global!
So it's gonna be a thrilling evening and it won't be easy for our jury members - amongst them Jake the founder of Vimeo - to decide which team will get the winning package including half a year space at betahaus for free, 10.000€ cash by hub:raum, 2 weeks at blackbox mansion and at the Plug n Play Techcenter to check out the Silicon Valley not to mention the trip to Paris powered by mailjet.
More upcoming events and announcements you can find in our beta calendar!
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.