The Big Berlin Breakdown: April 15 – 21

By Simone ODonovan |


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.


The annual Foursquare Day has arrived, with meet ups being held all around the world to celebrate. Berlin’s event will take place at the Sankt Oberholz cafe. The evening will involve mingling with fellow foursquare users and a few beers. Everyone is welcome. RSVP here. From 6pm at Rosenthalerstrasse 72a.


The Entrepeneurs Club Berlin’s first startup lounge of 2013 will be held at the Haus Ungarn. The evening will focus on Search Engine Optimisation. There will be lectures and a panel with DefShop’s Simon Pokorny, BARK TING’s Michael Fritz, Trust Agents’ Stephan Czsych and SEO consultant Borrish Häring. Register here. From 7pm at Karl-Liebknecht Strasse 9.


This year’s Berlin Email Summit will focus on lifecycle marketing in the email channel. Visitors at the event will learn all about email marketing and how to profitably manage and develop the customers’ lifecycle. Speakers will include Germanwings’ Mark Phillip,’s Christine Gerstenberger and optivo’s Ulf Richter. For a whole day filled with lectures, workshops and networking, the cost is €94. Register here. From 9.30am at Ohlauer Strasse 43.

In an attempt to place Norway in the startup scene alongside Berlin and London, Mesh, an entrepreneurial community and incubator will be holding an event called New Kids on the Block. There will be over 400 guests and speakers such as Sandbox’s Christian Busch, General Assembly’s Matthew Brimer, and 99Designs Eva Missling. If anyone is in Oslo over the weekend, it will be worth popping by. Tickets available here. From 5.30pm at Nedre Vollgate 11.

Saturday and Ploonge have teamed up to show Berlin’s first ever public collective screening of The Startup Kids. In the film, Icelandic directors Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir speak with young web entrepreneurs such as the founders of Soundcloud, Dropbox and Foodspotting. The evening kicks off with beer, wine and food, then the screening, and finally a DJ set. After many weeks of crowdsurfing it promises to be a good event. More details can be found here. From 8pm at Markgrafenstrasse 12-14.

Loopcam and HowDo are organising a 12-hour Life Hack which lets you create and discover ways to make your life a little simpler and less time-consuming. It’s the perfect chance to finish that product that you’ve never had time for including everything from your new knitting experiment to organising your finances. Free food, wine, speakers and craft materials will be provided. Sign up here. From 10pm at 229 Hermannstrasse.