The Big Berlin Breakdown: November 4 – 10

By David Knight |

Want to know what’s going on in the world of tech events? The Big Berlin Breakdown, the city’s original and best curated events guide, will help you discover what’s happening, what’s coming up and what may be of interest be you investor, entrepreneur or hacker.


The famous Silicon Allee monthly meet up is back. This month, we’ll be joined by some of the people who took part in the recent StartupBus tour through Germany and Austria, as well as representatives of Elance, a freelance work platform. There’s no need to RSVP, you can just turn up on the day. We’ll be at Sankt Oberholz, downstairs by the server counter, from 9am. You can sign up on Facebook, and there’s also info here. At Rosenthaler Platz, from 9am.


The latest graduates from the Startupbootcamp Berlin accelerator will have their demo day. This is a popular event and is already sold out, but you can join the waiting list here. At Ohlauer Strasse 43, from 11am-3pm.

Learn how to make a website from scratch in just one hour with this free workshop for beginners from doBranch. The course will be held online on Google Hangouts so you can join from anywhere. More info here. From 7-8pm.

Friday and Saturday

MaketechX is a two-day conference focused on “things that matter” – there will be talks and presentations of products and projects that are helpful and meaningful in for your daily routine or even life-threatening situations. Among those speaking will be South African inventor Richard van As who together with physician Ivan Owen created the so-called Robohand, a prosthetic suitable for printing with off-the-shelf 3D printers. Ugandan Josiah Kavuma of Matibabu will talk about the development of his malaria detection device that does not require a blood sample to identify the disease. Ticket info here. At the Platoon Kunsthalle at Schoenhauser Allee 9, from 10am.

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