The Big Berlin Breakdown: June 17 – 23

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.


Founding a technology-based startup when you are not a tech expert yourself can be daunting. So how much do you really need to know about IT? What should you look for in a potential tech co-founder? The IT for CEOs event will help you define your IT set up with talks from the likes of Markus Kempkes, CEO of Auxo, Footstep Ventures CEO Weston Hankins, and Philipp Kandal, CEO of There is also the possibility of pitching your idea – see here for further details and tickets, which cost €8 + fee. At Wooga’s offices at Saarbrücker Str 38, from 7-10pm.


The Startup Lounge, led by the Entrepreneurs Club Berlin, meets the Berlin chapter of the Location Based Marketing Association for a discussion about the state of location-based marketing in Germany, and the opportunities and challenges it presents for startups and marketers. Tickets cost €10. At the Franz Club, from 7pm.


Allversity, a new e-learning platform, is throwing a launch party ahead of going live in more than 50 community knowledge centres across Africa and South-East Asia the following day. Students will be able to access courses about health, life and business skills, agriculture, human rights, math, science, history, applied sciences, the arts, and more. The event is free; sign up here. At the Mille Pezzi Mosaic Shop at Crellestrasse 3-4, from 7-10pm.

Futurice’s bimonthly Afterwork event is focusing this time around on how the Internet is enabling the transformation of the car industry. It’s an opportunity for you to get up to date on trends in car connectivity with the likes of Volkswagen, Aupeo, ConMotive and Hubject in an informal setting. There will be talks followed by drinks and networking. Tickets are free; register here. At Schützenstraße 6, from 6pm.


GeoMonday is a meet up dedicated to exploring the location space; be it geography, innovation or research. The next session takes place in conjunction with WhereCamp Berlin and the Berlin Pub Summit. Participants can expect insights into the geo space and plenty of opportunity for some quality networking. Tickets are free, sign up here. More information on signing up.

Friday to Saturday

WhereCamp itself, meanwhile, offers two days of presentations and talks about maps and geolocation. You can choose to present, host a debate or discuss a geo-topic. At Luxemburger Strasse 10, from 9am on June 21 to 8pm on June 22.