It’s time to head out on safari – and you don’t even need to don your khaki shorts or find your binoculars. Startups across Berlin are throwing open their doors for Startup Safary this September 6, giving everyone the chance to meet the founders and their teams as well as network with tech folk from across Europe.
Participants will be able to take part in office tours, workshops and Q&A sessions in offices scattered across the city, creating their own schedule or following one of the pre-ordained routes. The idea is to give ‘ordinary’ people an insight into the Berlin startup scene and what it’s like to work for a tech company.
Among the firms who are taking part are Delivery Hero, SponsorPay, Dawanda, Kinderfee and 6Wunderkinder, as well as Google. The event, which has also teamed up with Berlin Music Week and Berlin Media Week, is set attract more than 200 people from around the world.
You can grab a ticket for just €10 here. That will grant you access to five office events during the day – and be sure to get an earlybird ticket before the price goes up on September 1.
The program will be announced on August 26, after which ticket holders will be able to register for specific sessions. Once you have created your schedule you can import it into the official Startup Safary app.
You can check out this video to find out more about how the event will work.
That weekend is set to be a busy one yet productive one for Berlin, with the separate Lange Nacht der Startups event taking place on September 7. Unlike Startup Safary, which allows participants to travel around the city to see startups in situ, the LNdS – which follows in the footsteps of other successful Lange Nacht events – will be centred around one location, and will also feature a hackathon and conference.