The Big Berlin Breakdown: February 11 – 17

By David Knight |

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.


How’s your poker face? Do you fancy your chances of taking on the techies at the king of card games? Berlin Startup Poker returns at Webworker Berlin. The Texas Hold’Em tournament is for the city’s startup and tech communities and has a buy in of €20 (or, of course, 1 percent of your startup…). From 7pm at Ohlauer Strasse 43.

What kind of beer could be better than Big Data Beers? The third such meeting takes at the Beuth Hochschule with talks from Stefan Edlich on Clojure and why it is used by so many big data startups and Christoph Bauer on the power of Apache PIG. More info here; from 7.30-11pm at Limburger Strasse 42.


Check out the funding scene in Berlin with General Assembly’s Assembled Capital. The intimate one-day conference will include talks, panels and personal conversations about fundraising strategies featuring experienced Berlin entrepreneurs as well as top European VCs who will share their tales of successful – and not so successful – attempts at securing financing. Tickets here; from 9am-7pm at betahaus.


Join the OpenTechSchool Berlin for a micro hack day at Mein Haus am See. It’s a regular Saturday afternoon meet up where you can get together with like-minded people and spend a few hours coding and hacking your own projects, whether that be a secret mobile app or just learning the basics – when there will be plenty of people to ask for advice. From 2pm at Brunnenstrasse 197.