Achtung, kein S-bahn! Photo: Berlinow

Achtung, kein S-bahn!


Berlin Gets Its Own Startup Factory


A Stone’s Throw Away from the Berlin Wall

The remains of the Berlin wall at Bernauer Straße. Photo: Berlinow

SoundCloud has long ago outgrown its headquarters at Rosenthaler Straße. Now it seems like they have finally found the perfect place, not too far from Rosenthaler Platz.

A new 8,500 square-meter office building, one hundred meters away from the Bernauer Straße subway station and the former Berlin wall, will become the new startup hub in Berlin, according to its developers.

On the site of the former Oswald brewery, Berlin-based angel and seed investor JMES Investments has partnered with some private investors to develop the new building which will house SoundCloud and several other existing and new Berlin startups.

“We are creating a campus where startups can learn from each other and use collective knowledge to overcome early stage hurdles,” says Simon Schaefer, partner at JMES to TechCrunch.

Via TechCrunch

8th Lean Startup Meetup
Business Model Generation. Photo: Berlinow

Your Startup Business Model

Alex Osterwalder, co-author of Business Model Generation – a “handbook for visionaries, game changers and challengers”, will talk about The Business Model Canvas and how you can make use of it to develop your own startup. Afterwards there will be mingling, some snacks and drinks. – Berlinow

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YOU IS NOW, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 BerlinS3 S5 S7 S9 S75 Ostbahnhof26/04/2012, 19:30–22:00Foursquare
Thursday Club #2
Another event at Mobile Suite Co-working in Berlin. Photo: Berlinow

Mingle and Find Future Team Members

Startup Weekend’s second Thursday Club. Listen to short talks by members of the startup community, connect with potential team partners and mingle with friends and colleagues. Startup Weekend Berlin will present the winners of SWB 2011: Alexander Napetschnig and Alessandro Petrucciani with their idea “Lifeline”. – Berlinow

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Betapitch Berlin

The café in Betahaus Berlin at Moritzplatz. Photo: Berlinow

Betapitch is a chance for aspiring startups to get a temporary home in Betahaus at Moritzplatz, where they can develop their concept and get assistance from mentors, advisors and the Betahaus community.

The next Betapitch will take place on the May 3 2012. Applications, in form of one-pagers of your idea, can be submitted to until April 20 at midnight. 10 teams will be chosen to present their idea at Betahaus. One team wins, and gets to move into Betahaus Berlin and join the acceleration program.

Don’t wanna pitch yourself? Just join the audience, and get inspired by entrepreneurs and startup superstars. Be sure to book your ticket here.


Meta Mate Bar

Straßburger Straße 16, 10405 Berlin

Business Hours Tuesday – Friday: 10.00–18.00, Saturday: 11.00–16.00.

U2 Senefelderplatz

Mate as it’s normally served – as tea (file). Photo: Taras Kalapun/flickr[source]CC BY 2.0

Club-Mate is the drink of choice in Berlin’s startup community. Since a few weeks there’s a new Mate in town, Mier, a mate-beer.

Fabricio do Canto, a member of the German Pirate Party, is the man behind the new beverage.

“At the pirate meetings people always bring beer and Club-Mate. That’s why I came up with the idea of combining the two”, says the pirate to Berliner Zeitung daily.

Right now, Mier is only available in Fabricio’s Meta Mate Bar in Prenzlauer Berg for 3 euros a pop, but soon you might also find it in a kiosk and a few restaurants in Berlin.

Via Berliner Zeitung