Alice Nell
July 9, 2013

The Winner is...

The long awaited betapitch| global was a complete success! 15 winners of betapitches all around Europe competed against each other on Saturday, July 6th at our sold out Innospace. The best of the best, or if you like, the Champions League Final of Pitching awaited the audience. As the competitors had high potential, also the rewards were no less spectacular. From a robot that is able to clean solar panels and a software which helps preventing blindness to a platform that provides online-lessons to learn music instruments, most fields of interests were covered.

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. 

betapitch Jury

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 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!


Claudius: Design is the core of what we do and what we’re all passionate about, but hardly our only focus. Design, at LAUDO, stands more for designing a whole strategy, often very close connected with marketing. We’re developing websites and apps for our clients, but also help them reach their target audience through SEO, Google ranking developing newsletter systems, print brochures etc.

Claudius: A lot of other companies are seeing themselves as a service provider and don’t really question what their client wants and why. We pay very close attention if the work we provide for a client is in line with our personal values and vision. It’s not just delivering a product to the client, getting the pay check and leaving, but also building relationships with clients and collaborating. Because they are often our doors to new opportunities.

‘’We see LAUDO as an airport, where the clients are our gates to new guests, new perspectives and new potential clients. It happens all the time that whoever we’re working for, from there we get a new project, which wasn’t planned before. So we open up a new gate. That’s how we were able to grow and why good connection with our clients is so crucial for us.’’

Orietta: I think one thing that make us stand out on the market and our strength number one is the team. We’re a small team and we all look in the same direction and have the same approach and vision. That makes the communication go smoothly.

Joey: Another thing is that we have a very hands-on approach. We are the guys, who say: ‘’Okay, let’s do it’’. That’s our culture.

After you’ve taken care of your paperwork and you’ve signed up both in Bürger- and Finanzamt, you are all set up to start working. One of the best ways to get integrated into the city fast, meet like-minded people, and even find clients is by working from a coworking space. There are tons of benefits for freelancers and luckily Berlin has a lot to offer in this way. A coworking space is a physically collaborative shared workspace, which brings all kinds of creatives and entrepreneurs together. It’s a perfect place for startups, freelancers, digital nomads and even corporates searching for innovation. And it’s the biggest advantage towards the typical office space is that it pushes a collaborative exchange between its members and facilitates the creative process and networking.

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