Chat with StartupBus and Elance at Our November Breakfast Meet Up

By David Knight |

Our legendary breakfast meet up is back – join us next Tuesday as we congregate at Sankt Oberholz to discuss the latest happenings in the busy world of technology. The monthly event has been taking place since February 2011 and is Berlin’s biggest regular meet up. The November edition is being sponsored by Elance and the StartupBus.

If you haven’t been before, it’s a simple concept. We’ll be at the famous cafe on Rosenthaler Platz from 9am on Tuesday, November 5, downstairs in the corner near the counter – just come along and join us!

There’s no RSVP needed (although feel free to sign up on the Facebook page), and there is no agenda or talks. It’s all about networking. There is always a good mix of people at the meet up, including entrepreneurs, investors, techies, media and other startup folk.

And it’s also a great opportunity to meet the veterans of the 72-hour StartupBus tour, which started in Berlin and has taken in has taken in Cologne, Karlsruhe and Munich, finishing in Vienna on Wednesday for the Pioneers Festival.

One of the sponsors of the StartupBus is Elance, and meet up-ers will also get the chance to chat with representatives from the freelance work platform. Elance, dubbed the “startup staff accelerator,” is focusing on helping young companies solve their workload problems, big and small.

Hiring staff directly can be time-consuming and expensive, and one answer which an increasing number of startups are turning to is using freelancers. This enables companies to bypass Germany’s strict labour laws and bundles of red tape.

More than just a marketplace, Elance acts as a tool to enable better collaboration. It boasts an average ‘time to hire’ of three days, bringing together 800,000 businesses and more than 2.8 million registered freelancers in more than 170 countries.

We’ll see you on Tuesday!