What goes on behind closed doors isn’t usually for public consumption – that’s why Startup Safary is back for a second year to open those doors. The event will see a myriad of Berlin companies invite the public in and give you the opportunity to go behind the scenes, from innovative startups and tech companies to incubators, accelerators and VCs.
The idea is to enable participants to better understand how they function, see what they are working on and meet the teams and founders in person. There will be workshops, office tours, networking events and Q&A sessions at companies including Google, Twilio, Stripe and Eventbrite – and last year’s inaugural Startup Safary proved a hit especially with jobseekers.
Taking place on September 4 and 5, there are more than 100 individual events planned at offices around Berlin. There will also be hubs where attendees can network, including at the Rainmaking Loft and Betahaus in Kreuzberg and at the Postbahnhof, where you will certainly be able to hit the right note – it will simultaneously be hosting Berlin Music Week, an official partner of Startup Safary, where you can check out the Startup Track.
Clarissa Steinhöfel, co-founder of Startup Safary, said the event was a win-win for the people and the companies participating: “After last year’s event, we were surprised by how many people reached out to us because they found a job through Startup Safary Berlin. There’s something here for everybody, no matter whether you want to meet the founders, want to check out the product or are looking for a new career challenge.”
To help achieve that, there will be different themed routes that you can use to plan your day according to different interests and topics. For example, you can check out the E-Commerce, Funding of Social Entrepreneurship schedules, as well as creating your own. Pre-selecting events is free but also obligatory in order to give the companies an overview of who is coming to their offices. Tickets are also free, but limited – you can sign up to be told when registration begins here.