The Big Berlin Breakdown: October 22 – 28

By Conor Rushby |

Check out Silicon Allee’s weekly rundown of all the best events going on in our fair city: what’s happening, what’s coming up and what may be of interest; whether you be investor, entrepreneur or hacker.


Co-founder speed dating is a chance to find your dream business partner. Applications are screened to make sure participants are of the right caliber. Successful entrants find out the location upon signing up, from 7pm.

Stammtisch, a friendly informal gathering for Berlin’s startup scene are meeting from 7pm at c-base. All welcome.


Startup Crawl Berlin promises a sneak peek in the Berlin tech scene. It’s a one-day tour of four hyped companies in Berlin, and a chance to meet the teams, see the internal set up and ask the founders questions. They will be Projjol Banerjea, head of marketing and talent at SponsorPay, 9Flats co-founder Roman Rochel, Roman Kirsch, the senior VP of marketing at FAB, and Delivery Hero co-CEO Fabian Siegel.  The sold out event kicks off at Sankt Oberholz from 9am. A must for all interested in what’s going on in Berlin’s tech scene, and how some of the city’s biggest names operate.

The Investors’ Dinner, the fourth event of its kind, will see early seed investors sitting down with founders from the mobile, games, media sectors. The dinner will have three courses – after each course participants switch tables to pitch their idea to a new set of  industry experts. From 12 noon at Soho House.

The Coursera Functional Programming Principles meet up is about learning Scala in a group, using free material provided over the Internet. The aim is help each other get to grips with the programming language. From 7pm at Warschauer Straße 70A.

B4B is a chance to sit down with like minded people, and discuss ideas and businesses to gain valuable advice and tips. Bring along a laptop and the desire to contribute. At Webworker from 7.30pm.

Wednesday and Thursday

Gamification expert Gabe Zichermann will be holding a workshop at gsummitX on October 24, as well as holding a talk the following day on how to create breakthrough engagement with customers, build communities, and manage employees. The event will appeal to all interested in gamification, however tickets are steep for the workshop at €1,399, though more affordable at €12 for the speech on the second day. At Nokia House from 9am both days. Despite the price tag, worth a look if you want first hand expert advice on your own gamification projects.


Mobile Meets Facebook, is a one day event, on Facebook’s open graph and its potential for mobile. Heiko Hebig, manager of Facebook platform partnerships in Northern Europe will deliver a speech, and presentations will be given on how it can be used. As many predict the Internet’s future will be strongly linked with mobile, the event promises to be some indication as to what’s in store for the digital age. At Rosenthalerstraße 38 from 8pm.


This weeks FridayatSix sees guests Maria Molland, chief European officer of FAB, Marcel Duee, CEO of Tweek, and Martin Elwert, founder of CoffeeCircle discussing startup issues with host Derk Marseille. There’s also the chance to explore the offices of CoffeeCircle, yourPainting and ApeUnit who are hosting the event. From 8pm at Schlesische Straße 26.

Friday and Saturday

DeGUT, the trade show specifically aimed at startups and entrepreneurship kicks off on Friday. Boasting talks, workshops, and the attendance of a mixed bag of businesses, it’s a good way to check out what’s going on in the German business world.There will also be the GründerChampions pitching competition, with participants expected to have a creative and sustainable business ideas that benefit society at large. It’s €15 for a two day ticket,  and hosted in Hangar 2, Tempelhof Airport.


Startup Poker is an interesting way to see out the week. Playing Texas hold’em, there’s a €20 buy in or 1 percent of your startup – not to be sniffed at if your startup is the next Instagram. At Webworker from 7.30pm.

Saturday and Sunday

Community Camp Berlin is a conference devoted to social media. Discussion will focus on community management, visitor loyalty, and how to best utilise an online community. All participants must contribute to at least one discussion, or alternatively volunteer. From 8.30 pm both days at Windscheidstr. 18.