Judgement Day for TOA Crowd Funding

By David Knight |

It’s Judgement Day for the Tech Open Air Festival as the crowd funding deadline approaches. The total of €20,000 needs to be raised by the end of Thursday, and as of 11am the figure stood at just over €15,200.

And the organisers have warned that if the target is not met, the event will not take place as planned on August 24 and 25.

UPDATE: They did it! As of Friday morning, the total was nearly €25,000, with two more hours to go. Congratulations!

TOA is set to involve interactive talks, workshops, music performances, satellite events and parties, all with a healthy splash of Berlin style. Speakers announced so far include Felix Petersen of Amen, Paul Jozefak of Liquid Labs, Tine Thygesen of Everplaces and Fabian Siegel of Lieferheld.

Investors will be represented by Ciaran O’Leary of Earlybird, and there will be music by Berlin based DJ Daddy HemingwayAnsgar Oberholz of Sankt Oberholz will also speak at the festival.

Satellite events will be held at EyeEm, Gidsy, Leanovate, Startupbootcamp and Tumblr.

Niko Woischnik, who told Silicon Allee that unless the target is met, the event won’t take place, recently explained the importance of people connecting with others as a means of inspiration: “We were motivated to create a place where people from different backgrounds, different disciplines can come together, exchange knowledge, learn from each other and celebrate their creativity.”

French site KissKissBankBank is playing host to the €20,000 crowd funding campaign which ends today – so get donating.

And Niko also pointed out that tickets to TOA will get more expensive after the crowd funding ends, so if you want to get your hands on an early bird ticket, do it ASAP.