Berlin to Host 24 Innovative US Companies at Disrupting Europe

By David Knight |

A series of events across Europe showcasing 24 US technology companies looking to expand across the Atlantic will hit Berlin next month. Disrupting Europe will feature talks around six disruptive categories – such as cloud strategies for business and the future of big data – with each category featuring four American companies.

Organised by Sampha Ventures, the roadshow from March 4-7 will be a great chance for tech scenes in Europe to build better relationships with some of their counterparts in the US. The tour will make its final stop in Berlin on March 7 at Villa Elisabeth in Mitte.

Each category has an enormous impact on the way businesses and governments operate. They also include collaboration in the workplace, mobility in enterprise, social networks and marketing and smart urban solutions. The organisers say the participating companies, such as Acquia and Innocentive, are all considered leaders in their field, are well-funded and are actively trying to expand on this side of the Atlantic.

There will be panel discussions in each of the categories as well as two more focused on the location. In Berlin, they will be ‘Germany, our gateway to Europe’ featuring companies which have made Germany their European base such as Rally and SoundCloud, and a second looking at what makes Germany in general and Berlin specifically such a great place to do business. The latter will have representation from the Berlin Senate, while Berlin Partner is a sponsor of the event.

Sampha Ventures was founded in 2012 in the UK to help innovative companies with international business and market development, assisting them in finding partners, distributors, founding customers and talent in locations other than their home market.

Tickets to the conference, which starts at 12.30pm and lasts into the evening, cost €249 and are available here – but readers of Silicon Allee can get a pass for just €99 by using the code siliconallee.