The Big Berlin Breakdown: July 1 – 7

By Silicon Allee |

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.


Silicon Allee’s monthly meet up is back, with the July edition featuring the opportunity for you to pitch the Berlin Startup Academy directly. There will also be free coffee courtesy of Eventbrite – but only if you sign up (for free, of course) for the event here. The event is a great place to meet and network with entrepreneurs, investors, techies and other people involved in Berlin’s buzzing startup scene. At Sankt Oberholz, from 9am.

SoundCloud is holding a tech talk on REST aimed at those who already have some experience with its structure. The public lecture is being held at the company’s new office and there will be a Q&A session afterwards. More info here. At Greifswalder Strasse 212, from 7-8pm.


The BizSpark European Summit promises to be a melting pot of the tech scene focusing on the ramifications of global business models, with a major announcement due from Microsoft which it says will redefine its relationship with the entrepreneur ecosystem. The event – which comes just a week after the opening of the startup-focused Microsoft Center in Berlin – will also include a Startup Showcase, where companies will pitch their ideas to the audience and a panel of judges. You can register here. At Unter den Linden 17, from 9pm.

Want to hack something with some like-minded people? OpenHack is a meet up for just that, with only two rules: Introduce yourself and what you want to do, and just hack, whether on your own project or with someone else. There are no restrictions, either in terms of language or framework. At Co-Up at Adalbert Strasse 7-8, from 7.30pm.


Betahaus is offering a €10,000 prize – as well as a six-month tour around the co-working company’s European spaces and trips to both Paris and Silicon Valley – to the winning startup in its betapitch global contest. Guest tickets for the event, which is sponsored by hub:raum, cost €25 and can be bought here. At Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20, from 6-9pm.

Saturday and Sunday

If you have ever wanted to create apps, the RubyMotion iOS workshop is running on both Saturday and Sunday. This course is aimed at both extant developers of either iOS or RubyMotion as well as the uninitiated. More details here; tickets cost €300 + fee. At Arnimallee 3, from 10am.