The Big Berlin Breakdown: April 29 – May 5

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.

Wednesday to Friday

The UIKonf Berlin is one of the biggest conferences for serious iOS developers. It will begin with lightning talks and drinks on the Wednesday at Supermarkt while Thursday will be the main conference day at Heimathafen Neukolln, and Friday kicks off with the hackathon at the Readmill office. Tickets can be purchased here. From 6.30pm.


Startup Safari Office Tours is back with its second edition allowing participants to see behind the scenes of three Berlin-based startups including Ebay, Paymentwall and hub:raum. The €30 ticket includes lunch at the eBay office and a shuttle bus to and from all venues. Buy tickets here. From 9.30am.

Google Developer Groups’ monthly meet up is set to deal with HTML5 and Ninja Web Framework on AppEngine. Google Paris’ Martin Görner will speak on the current state of animation in HTML5 and WebGI and Raphael Bauer will present a new lightweight Java framework for AppEngine. Register here. Begins at 6.30pm and location is announced to members.

The Startup World initiative is travelling around the world to 36 tech hubs and Berlin is its third stop. Each regional pitching competition will involve 10 entrepreneurs pitching to a panel of expert judges. The winners will travel to Silicon Valley for a grand showdown. Register here. From 6pm at Markgrafenstrasse 12.


AngelHack aims to organise 100 hackathons this year in over 50 countries, one of which is Berlin. Winners from each hackathon are put through to the AngelHack Accelerator Programme where they are mentored for 12 weeks before being flown out to Silicon Valley. Other prizes include entry into the AngelHack finals, tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt SF and a potential booth at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Register here. Begins at 9am at ImmobilienScout24, Andreasstrasse 10.