🦁 Become a VC, Asia x Berlin, Startup Safari, Korean Giveaway – Silicon Allee Newsletter #103

By Andrew Green | Other

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Hi I’m Andrew Green, Platform Manager for the Berlin Founders Fund.

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I’m curating this twice-monthly newsletter to give you a convenient single source of inspiration and news about Berlin’s early-stage startup scene. Whether you’re a founder, an investor, or anyone in between, I hope to deliver 5 minutes of gold to your inbox every other Wednesday. Be sure to tell me what you think by leaving feedback at the bottom of this email. Cheers, Andrew
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🧐 Editors Intro: A contact at Berlin Partner shared some great news with us this week, which we can all be proud of… Berlin is now the startup capital of Europe!
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In 2020, 681 startups were founded in Berlin, that’s more than Paris. FYI: London is no longer part of Europe. The established and new Berlin startups employ 35.3 people on average, well over double the national number, totalling over 78,000 people, half of whom come from abroad. Watch out Silicon Valley, Berlin’s coming for you. Data originally collected from startupdetector report 2019 & 2020, Dt. Startup Monitor 2020, dealroom.co
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🧠 Think Bigger Than BerlinAsia Berlin Summit Lights Up Next Week Join the hybrid AsiaBerlin Summit 2021 ( 4-10 October), connecting startup ecosystems in Asia and Berlin. Connect with over 150 speakers in one week, participate in Startup Pitches, Masterclasses, VC talks, and expert panels. Network with thousands of innovators from Berlin and Asia with online tickets that are open to all.  
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📅 Monthly Meet (AsiaBerlin x Silicon Allee)Meet Up before We Freeze Up Come to our last meetup in our courtyard for the year. We will continue hosting meetups throughout the winter months. But, no amount of layered VC vests will beat away the cold Berliner luft, which means we will be moving inside and limiting attendance in line with Covid-19 guidelines. This Meetup is an official AsiaBerlin event, so expect to meet even more talented people. Join us at Spielfeld Digital Hub, Skalitzer Str. 85/86, 10997 Berlin.
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🍜 After Being Inspired at AsiaBerlin Get a Korean Food Box Delivery from Berlin Startup Easy Cook Asia
Easy Cook Asia delivers authentic Asian cooking boxes, including insights into the meals’ stories and culture. On October 3 (German reunification day), they launch a special “One Korea Box.” The box introduces North, and South Korean food and shares hope for the peaceful reunification of the peninsula. In the box are three dishes related to the Korean Peninsular and a memorable storybook called Culture Guide. Silicon Allee readers get 15% off any order until the end of October. Use code: SiliconAllee 15
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⚡ This week’s edition is sponsored by Easy Cook AsiaTo sponsor our newsletter, please get in touch with green@siliconallee.com
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💡 SAMS#2 (Free workshop from the BFF)How to Hire and Grow Your Team, Hosted by Acceler8 The success of your Startup is mainly dependent on the talent you hire. But how do you go about hiring the right people? We’ve got you covered; on October 14, we bring another value-packed free-to-attend online masterclass on How to Hire. It will be led by our friends at ACELR8 who are experts at helping startups build successful tech teams.
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🔮 Meet Steph at Future FemalesGet Inspired about how to Build with Purpose Our Director of Strategy, Stephanie von Behr, will be speaking about her multifaceted experience as a founder on Thursday, September 30, at 7 PM CET. Join in to hear about her entrepreneurial journey, how she learned to trust her intuition, and build with purpose.
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Silicon Allee Recommends
📚 Study: It’s Time to Shake up the Stereotype of EntrepreneursA study from Chalmers University in Sweden says that even with 582M entrepreneurs globally, we are still plagued with non-representative stereotypes like the singular godlike ‘Hero’ entrepreneur. The study says the common stereotypes are ‘strong and limiting, framing entrepreneurship as attainable only through exceptional skill and talent, and are often characterised by exclusively masculine qualities.’ And that the first step to change is recognising there is a problem.Read more (paywall warning)
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🆕 Community News – Notes from Silicon Allee ReadersTo share your projects and updates, please fill out this form. 💞 2Hearts to make Germany’s tech scene more diverseMin Sung Kim is a good friend of Silicon Allee and co-founder of 2Hearts Community. Despite being deep into Health Tech, Min Sung’s project, 2Hearts, is not a medical device. 2Hearts is a business community of tech professionals with immigration backgrounds. They want to empower people with a similar history to enrich Europe’s tech economy. Get involved.
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🦁 Apply for the Namibia Startup Safari (free co-working and a Safari tour while you build your startup) Silicon Allee reader, Kumbirai Chipadza from Deutsch Connect, extends an invitation for you to apply for the GIZ sponsored Startup Safari package. Startup entrepreneurs who want to travel to Namibia for a holiday over an extended period and continue working on their enterprise are eligible to apply. Apply now and start packing your Khakis.
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👩‍💻 Apply for Featured Jobs from Our FriendsFind your next career step through our jobs board. 🪴 Deborah Choi, a friend of Silicon Allee, and Co-founder of Bosque is looking for a social media superstar. Bosque delivers long-living plants that are sustainable, pre-potted, and come with 24/7 plant care support. So, if you’re a master on Instagram and TikTok, Bosque wants to meet you! Read more. 🩺 Emily Jordan is also the co-founder and COO of Ancora.ai. They help people find and connect with medical trials and are seeking a Patient Engagement Intern. Apply. 💊 Phillip Krüger was on our stage for Pitch Up in August. He’s looking for a co-founder/CPO at Pharmio to help him change pharma manufacturing by building IoT-powered and modular factories. Join him. ✍️To post on our jobs board, email sophie@siliconallee.com.
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🏁 Endnote:We celebrated our 10 year anniversary recently (see above photo). Thank you to the family that joined us at Berliner Berg Brewery. And thank you for your support and readership. I couldn’t wrap this issue without mentioning the German election results. While the result may not move Germany towards a green economy as fast as I’d hoped, rather than feel disappointed, I’m reminded that we in the tech and startup community are not the mainstream. We are the outliers, the ones who already live in a future world where things function better and more fairly. We should not expect people from outside of our community to understand our vision for sustainability, opportunity equality, creative business freedom, and the end of having to submit every official document by post (or fax) 😉 Instead we should continue to lead by example, show what’s possible, inspire others to broaden their imagination, and to build solutions to the big problems of our time. Let’s get to work on building the world we want to live in, and eventually, the politicians will catch up. Cheers for reading,AndrewIf you have feedback or ideas about providing more value in the newsletter, please share your feedback in this form.🙏If you enjoyed this newsletter why not forward it to a friend or colleague?
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