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 will be held on July 7th, 2016. It is the second stop on Innovation Weekend's 2016 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 2016. 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?
Along with free food and drinks..!
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, this will be the second annual visit for Innovation Weekend to Berlin. Last years visited served to be quite a successful evening for all who attended. Many attendees in the audience found great German startups to join, and three of the pitching companies found their way to Japan later in the year (two to Tokyo and one to Osaka).
It is a great opportunity to learn more about the international startup scene and the connections made in the intimate but powerful entrepreneurial setting serve to be long lasting.
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 2016. 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: July 7th (Thur), 2016
Venue: INFARM, Glogauer Str 6, Berlin Basement At The Last Yard On The Left, 10999 Berlin, Germany
18:00 : Doors open
18:30 : Opening remarks by Ikuo Hiraishi, co-founder of SunBridge Global Ventures
19:00 : Guest speakers (To be announced)
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!