Author: Frederik v. Mohl
We had swipes (CGN), zenguard (BLN), statace (SOF), solarbrush (BLN), farmhopping (SOF), get2play (HH), diagsum (BCN), bikway (CPG), goeuro (BLN), permondo (HH), preplounge (CGN), reputami (CGN), lionsharp (SOF), getnetworker (VIE), flatout (VIE), on stage.
As you can imagine, the jury had a hard time deciding which team is most suited for what prize because as the competitors had high potential, the rewards were no less spectacular. The decision phase was well used by the guests who found their way down to the BBQ and enjoying the smooth betajam by Jaschar!
After an one hour discussion amongst the jurymembers we announced the winners: Most successful was statace from betahaus | Sofia an online statistical system. The team won 6 month of free space at betahaus | Berlin, 10.000€ cash sponsored by hub:raum and two weeks at the startup mansion blackbox.vc to check out the Silicon Valley.
A one way ticket (!) to the Silicon Valley as well as a 3 month program at plugandplaytechcenter was given to the E-Learning software for music instruments get2play grown up at betahaus | Hamburg.
The blindness preventing software diagsum will get a wildcard to the next hub:raum accelerator program. Last but not least, mailjet sponsored a trip to Paris to bikway, a startup from Copenhagen that offers an easy and affordable way to plan, test and implement biking infrastructure.
But despite the competition the betapitch| global was a thriving evening with lots of interesting and cool people to meet and share ideas.
We are looking forward to the next round! Stay tuned!
A special thanks goes to Heisenberg Media who took the most awesome pictures!
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.