Innovation Weekend Berlin


What is Innovation Weekend Berlin?

Innovation Weekend Berlin is a pitch contest for early stage Berlin based startups looking to expand internationally. It is the third stop on Innovation Weekend's 2015 world tour which will visit New York, Silicon Valley, Berlin, Osaka Japan and will culminate in a season ending Grand Finale event in Tokyo.

During each stop on this year's world tour, two start ups will be invited to Tokyo to participate in the Innovation Weekend Grand Finale for 2015. During this event they will learn about the startup ecosystem in Japan and meet Japanese investors and companies that can assist them with global expansion.

Why should I join the event?

Innovation Weekend Berlin is an night of inspiration and celebration for Berlin's leading entrepreneurs. Berlin currently has one of the world's most exciting startup communities and through Innovation Weekend Berlin, attendees will get the chance to hear first hand how some of the leading startups in the area plan to globally scale their businesses.

Innovation Weekend Berlin will also touch upon its Japanese roots through a keynote address by its Founder, Ikuo Hiraishi, who will provide an overview on the startup ecosystem in Japan.

Additionally, Innovation Weekend Berlin will provide a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to learn more about the Japanese market. Ikuo and other members of SunBridge Global Ventures will be in attendance to meet members of New York's startup community.

Innovation Weekend Berlin will be hosted by Betahaus and this will provide a chance for attendees view the Betahaus space and learn more about the great work they do to support entrepreneurs and startups who use their workspaces everyday.

Why should I pitch?

The winner and runner-up of Innovation Weekend Berlin will be invited and flown to Tokyo to attend the Grand Finale at the end of 2015. Participation in the Grand Finale is an invaluable experience for a startup looking to expand internationally as they will be amongst an international audience and startups from cities all around the world.


Date: November 18th (Wed), 2015

Venue: Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Charge: Free!



18:00 Doors open

18:30 Opening remarks by Ikuo Hiraishi, co-founder of SunBridge Global Ventures

19:00 Guest speakers ( Boris Friedrich Milkowski of Goodpatch, a UI Design Company and Gen Sadakane of EyeEm )

19:30 Break

19:45 Innovation Weekend Live (Startup Pitches!)

21:00 - 22:00 Reception party and announcement of the winners


Please make sure to fill in your first name and last name, otherwise you may not enter the building!

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Wed Nov 18, 2015
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