Events 2012

As of March 20, 2012

re:publica 2012

May 2-4, 2012
ACT!ON – head to the re:publica in Berlin. The sixth re:publica will take place in Berlin from May 2 to 4 with the motto “ACT!ON.” What began as a “class reunion” for bloggers, Internet activists and researchers has become Germany’s largest and best known conference for the digital community. The combination of high quality talks and a relaxed festival atmosphere thrilled 3,000 participants last year during 160 hours of events on eight stages in three days.

Luckenwalder Straße 4-6
10963 Berlin

Opening hours during re:publica
May 2, 2012: 08:30 – 24:00
May 3, 2012: 09:00 – 24:00
May 4, 2012: 09:00 – 24:00

Program event times during re:publica:
May 2, 2012: 10:00 – 21:15
May 3, 2012: 10:00 – 21:15
May 4, 2012: 10:00 – 18:00

re:publica participants will benefit from more than 200 hours of events in three days for 130 EUR.

Press Contact
Jana Geitner, Tel.: +49 (0)30 921 05 968,

NEXT Berlin 2012

May 8-9, 2012
The NEXT Berlin 2012 is the leading European conference for the digital industry and will take place in STATION-Berlin on May 8/9. At the NEXT, start-ups and investors, brands, companies and agencies, developers and ‘creatives’ learn and discuss what the interactive consumer on the Web will do ‘next.’ The motto for this year’s NEXT 2012 is “Post-Digital” and 2,000 participants are expected.

Luckenwalder Straße 4
10963 Berlin

Opening hours
May 8-9, 2012: 9:00 – …


Press contact: Ina Feistritzer,, +49 (176) 232 182 93

European Venture Market

May 8-9, 2012
Twice a year Continua from Berlin coordinates the EVM (spring/fall) – a two-day event directed at active investors, first-class businesspeople and relevant partners from industry in Europe. The goal is to offer those involved an ideal stage for introductions and for getting to know each other in depth through individual conversations.

Palais am Festungsgraben
Am Festungsgraben 1
10117 Berlin-Mitte

Opening hours
May 8 and 9, 2012 09:00-18:00

Pitch presentation tickets starting at 180 EUR (following an approved application); investor participation starting at 450 EUR. Details at

Sven Jaschke,, +49 (30) 44038648

Heureka Conference

May 7, 2012
As part of the one-week Berlin Web Week, the online magazines for entrepreneurs Gründerszene and Venture Village will host a one-day conference called Heureka!, which will focus on future trends for the online sector. The English-language conference for specialists, VCs, entrepreneurs, incubators, start-ups and everyone else who wants to learn more or feel inspired will take place on May 7 in the Energieforum. More than 500 participants are expected for the day.

Stralauer Platz 34
10243 Berlin

Opening hours
May 7, 2012 09:00-18:00

Preis für geladene Gäste: Early-Bird: 149,-€, Standard: 249,-€ Preis für VCs, Dienstleister und Agenturen: Early-Bird: 449,-€, Standard: 799,-€Applications for accreditation and for conference participation at:

Price for invited guests: Early-Bird: 149 EUR, Standard: 249 EUR; Price for VCs, service providers and agencies: Early-Bird: 449 EUR, Standard: 799 EUR

Startup Weekend Berlin

May 4-6, 2012
Getting started is one of the most important things, according to the Startup Weekend Berlin (May 4 – 6, 2012):
No Talk, all Action – in 54 hours from idea to start-up
Over 100 developers, designers and those interested in founding companies will decide for themselves which ideas they choose to realize and make ready for the market during this weekend. In the end, they will present these ideas to a jury of company founders, investors and experts. Experienced mentors accompany them during the process. Entrepreneurship, expertise and creativity not only foster start-ups, but they encourage an interdisciplinary network.

Accompanying events
Thursday Club: Startup Weekend Berlin invites Berlin’s entrepreneur scene to network on the first Thursday of each month. On the plate are: short talks, an exchange for company founders and their teams and intensifying contacts that were made at the Startup Weekend.

Radical Game: In preparation for the Startup Weekend Berlin, and in cooperation with TrendONE, there will be a creative and innovation-focused workshop on April 16, 2012. Here, 20 people interested in starting companies will have the opportunity to work on their ideas, based on the trend prognosis for the Startup Weekend. Apply at: http://berlin.startupweekend.orgAddress
Cluboffice Coworking Space
Bundesallee 171
10715 Berlin


EARLY BIRD (until April 4) 50.00 EUR
REGULAR (until May 4) € 75.00 EUR

Opening hours
May 4, 2012 17:00 – Sunday, May 6, 2012 21:00

Press: Anne Koehler,, +49 (178) 312 97 85
Project Director: Eric Lindig,, +49 (173) 644 00 77
Christian Simon,, +49 (175) 595 94 94

Investor´s Dinner

May 3, 2012 berlinbrandenburg is inviting 24 start-ups to a “Matching Dinner” with 12 leading seed-investors at the Ernst & Young Berlin Belle Etage on May 3, 2012. The aim is to bring technology-oriented German start-ups in contact with uncomplicated early-phase financing. We are pleased to have confirmations from bmp, PDV Inter-Media-Venture, High-Tech-Gründerfond, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Early Bird, Holtzbrinck Ventures, eVenture Capital Partners, Partech, Dumont Venture, NWZ Verlagsgesellschaft and Care4.

The “Matching Dinner” will be organized by the berlinbrandenburg network, generously hosted by Ernst & Young and supported by the cooperative partners eventurecat, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg and newthinking communications.

The application period for the third Investors’ Dinner is closed.

Zahra Nedjabat,, +49 (30) 2462 857 – 11


May 8-10, 2012
The Informare! is a new innovative-creative event with a conference, workshops, posters, exhibition and a ‘long night of search engines’ from May 8 – 10, 2012. It will answer questions on pressing matters like content, technical topics, organization, political and socially-minded issues for making information available. It will also focus on creating information and transferring knowledge to the general public in a digital environment. Existing solutions and expertise from the professional information sector will also be introduced.
The event is organized by Arnoud de Kemp, a publisher for the scientific sector, Internet pioneer and a person who understands the scientific connection of knowledge with IT supported media.
Sponsorship: Frankfurt Book Fair

May 8-10, 2012: Conference Fair “Informare! The Way to Knowledge. Digital!”
May 8, 2012: 19:30 – 23:00: “The Long Night of the Search Engines” at Informare!
May 9, 2012: 19:00 – 23:00: The “Informare! BarCamp”
May 10, 2012: “EWO 2012 – Wanted – Excellent Organization of Knowledge!” at Informare!
May 10, 2012: 16:30 – 18:00: “Obi-Wan Kenobi and Internet of the Future. Panel in the style of a Late Night Show” Moderation: Gunnar Sohn (Economic journalist, Blogger and Media advisor, Bonn)

Moskau (Berlin Mitte)
Mauerstraße 78 – 80
10117 Berlin


betapitch the next start up call

May 3, 2012
betapitch will take place on May 3,2012. Applications (one page) may be submitted until April 19, 2012 to: 10 Teams will be invited; one will win.

Prinzessinnenstr. 19-20

10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

Opening hours
May 3, 2012 18:00 -22:00



May 4, 2012
Unter dem Motto „Kreativität und Startups gemeinsam finanzieren“ findet am 4. Mai 2012 die 2. co:funding Konferenz als Subkonferenz der re:publica statt. Auf Deutschlands größter Crowdfunding-Konferenz kommen Plattform-Betreiber, Finanzexperten, Kreative sowie Gründer zusammen, um sich rund um das Thema Crowdfunding und Crowdinvesting zur Finanzierung kreativer Projekte und Startups auszutauschen.

Luckenwalder Straße 4-6
10963 Berlin
Genauer Veranstaltungsort: Stage 3 auf dem re:publica Gelände.

Opening hours
co:funding: 10:00 – 18:00

Accreditation and Registration
Da die co:funding eine Subkonferenz der re:publica ist, wird die Akkreditierung sowie der Ticketverkauf komplett von der re:publica gehändelt.

Mit einem re:publica-Ticket im Wert von 130€ kann gleichzeitig auch die co:funding am dritten Tag der re:publica besucht werden. Tagestickets gibt es leider nicht. Die Tickets können online auf der re:publica Ticket-Seite erstanden werden.

Für die Presseakkreditierung muss man sich auf der Presseakkreditierungs-Seite der re:publica anmelden.

Anna Theil (Kuratorin/Koordination),, +49 (30) 39821476