The Big Berlin Breakdown: November 19 – 25

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.


General Assembly are running a workshop for online service design, to keep up with the rapid pace of technological development. Speaking will be Phi-Hong Ha, designer and teacher based in New York and Berlin, and  Jeanny Wang , head of product at Suitable for design beginners, as well as more experiences desiginers, tickets are €20. From 6pm at betahaus.


The Founder Institue‘s Legal Orientation Day is a chance for applicants to the Institue’s 2012 programme to ask questions about the course, and get free incorporation advice from legal partners TaylorWessing. Registration is now open, at Ebertstraße 15 from 6.30pm.

Ploonge‘s Startup Pizza is now in its third edition, and this week will see them team up with lawyers who specialise in startups. It will feature a Q&A session with lawyer Raphael Thomas and his team – useful for budding businesses, plus there’s free pizza. Ploonge also have a mystery game planned, the winner of which will receives five hours free consulting from Raphael’s team. The event’s free, but you have to register. From 7.30pm at Oranienburger Straße 23.


Quantified Self’s Show and Tell is for people to take advantage of various personal self-tracking tools and methods to gain more knowledge about themselves, others and the world around them. This is the first Berlin edition, with the format originating in Silicon Valley. There will be talks by Steve Dean organiser of the event in New York, and Denis Harscoat, co-founder of DidThis. There’s also an open mic slot. From 7.30pm at co.up.

The AllFacebook Marketing Conference is dedicated entirely to discussing marketing opportunities and strategies on the social network. There’s also the chance to chat to those familiar with using the platform for marketing. Speaking will be Stephanie Baltes, social media manager at denkwerk, and Christoph Bornschein, managet at TLGG. From 9am both days at the Meliá Hotel. Tickets start at €300.
Meet Innov, held in Paris, brings together innovative companies, and introduce them to new concepts changing business practices. Key topics will be the usual suspects – pitching, and fundraising, but there will also be talks on how social networks and smartphones are changing innovation. Tickets start at €100. From 8.30pm at Orly Airport, South Terminal.


The AllFacebook Developer Conference – run in conjunction with the Marketing Conference – is for those interested in utilising the different APIs the platform offers. Speaking about making full use of the opportunites the social network has, will be Craig Cmehil of ADTELLIGENCE. Tickets start at €300, the event is in German. At the Meliá Hotel from 9am.

This week’s FridayatSix will feature three guests, Marc-Alexander Christ, co-founder at SumUp, Nenad Marovac, Chairman at DNCapital, and Waldemar Zeiler, CEO at Digitale Seiten, hosted by Derk Marseille for some serious startup talk. With two startup pitches, there’s also an after party, and the chance to explore SumUp’s new offices. Tickets are free. At 39 Paul-Lincke-Ufer, from 8pm.

Friday – Sunday 

This weekend is the final of Open Innovation Slam, which aims to tackle private household energy consumption. Submissions for innovative solutions have already closed. The purpose of the event is to sharpen up ideas, and give startups expert advice on how to further a concept. The winner, from 12 finalists, will receive up to €95,000 from the Climate-KIC Incubation Programme, with the runner up getting free business coaching. Sadly, there are no spectator seats available.

 Also this week: Esri Developer Summit Europe
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