The Big Berlin Breakdown: July 29 – August 4

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.


The second Pitch Marathon will feature 42 startups from across Europe pitching in front of investors. The companies are all less than two years old, have a product or demo to show and are ready to raise capital. Participants include local hopes such as fraisr, G1obals and CleanBerlin. More info here. At La Luz at Oudenarder Straße 16-20, from 12-7.30pm.


Tech Open Air is back – and like last year, the event will take place over two days. Thursday will see the ‘Unconference’ at Kater Holzig with speakers including Jens Begemann of Wooga, Lukasz Gadowski of Team Europe, Stefan Glaenzer of Passion Capital and renowned blogger Robert Scoble. More info here; you can still get tickets here. At Michaelkirchstrasse 23, from 9am-6pm.


On the second day of TOA, there will be a host of satellite events held across the city. They include the Axel Springer Kater Frühstück, the Urban Sports Club and the Factory Summer Fair. The Factory will also hold the closing party. More info on all the satellite events here.

Friday will also see the latest Co-Found Berlin, which is a meet up to help potential co-founders find each other. It attempts to create an environment where you can make the right connections and form a great startup team. It’s open to everyone – aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, freelancers, hackers and others. Sign up and more info here. From 6pm, at the Hotel Amano Rooftop Terrace.

TechCrunch will also be in town ahead of its Disrupt conference in Berlin later this year – sign up for the Meet Up, Pitch Off and Office Hours here.

Party with a Local, a free app that connects travellers and locals who want to party, will launch in Berlin by teaming up with the Pong Network for table tennis and beers at Dr. Pong, Prenzlauer Berg’s famous ping pong bar. You can check out the Facebook event page here. At Eberswalder Strasse 21, from 6.30-10pm.