In case you are a human being, there is one thing for certain about you – you are challenged by the ´presents issue´during the Christmas time. Well, there are at least 2 ways to make your life easier:
1. Wash and nicely re-pack the sweater with a rain dear that you got for Christmas last year (promise you, no one´s gonna notice)
2. Get a voucher for something your beloved one is into
Therefore, we are happy to announce that this year we are finally doing it! We have just issued special Christmas Gift Vouchers! But how to know if they are right for your fellow ? Check the following points..
The betahaus| Christmas Voucher is the right thing to give in case:
1. the receiver is interested in Technology/Business/Art/Design/DIY AND is always interested in improving his/her skills and learning more
BECAUSE: the Voucher is valid for absolutely any course or workshop out of betahaus| Education program .. up till the veery end of March. (so there´s enough time to make the final choice)
2. the receiver is interested in Meeting awesome people/Becoming a part of innovative community/Enjoying the working time/Good vibes
BECAUSE: the Voucher is valid for any sort of desk at betahaus| Berlin.
If you are tempted, we are there for you. The voucher can be issued for absolutely any amount of moneyS.
To get it fixed, just drop by betahaus Reception or drop us a line at email@example.com
We are happy to announce that this year betahaus| Berlin is organizing a Christmas market again. This year we go under the name DIYmonds MARKET, highlighting all the brightest creative minds of Berlin. It will take place on the 14th of December, 2-10 PM. We will open our doors for the market and create a nice and inspiring atmosphere to relax within the Christmas time, which can sometimes be hectic. (weiterlesen…)
Hello betahaus | friends and fools!
You already know that with your betahaus | membership you can not only work at Berlin but also check in for 3 days/ month in any other betahaus around Europe! You can also work at republikken an awesome space in Copenhagen. Here is a visual tour through republikken.
Isn’t this awesome?! You can spend the summer in the windy always fresh Hamburg or Copenhagen and enjoy the Fall and Winter in Sofia or Barcelona and stop by in between in the city of startups: Berlin.
If you like to reserve a flexdesk at one of the other betahauses or at republikken just click on this form. The local team will then get back to you asap.
Brace yourselves – Christmas is coming!
Our current mission is to get you Christmas-ready. We’ll do it with plenty of possibilities to complete your gift-list, stuff your winter belly with lots of waffles and Gluehwein, and get you into that love-is-all-around-me-vibe by providing you with a variety of social mixers with interesting people.
Our line-up consists of:
- Free DIY workshops to make presents for your dear ones (or yourself)
- Sinterklaas Community Party + Awesome Award
- DIYmonds MARKET
- betahaus | vouchers: the ultimate gift-idea
More infos about each and every single one of them:
Whether you love the festive season or are a Grinch and think all of that is humbug, let’s all come together and celebrate the end of a fantastic and inspiring year of coworking together.
The idea is just to mix and mingle, get into the holiday spirit and have a good time with the people you see walking in and out of betahaus every day. Feel free to join even if you’re not a betahaus | member and also feel free to invite your friends and family. The more the merrier, and isn’t the festival season all about being with your friends and family (and coworkers)?
During the party the Awesome Foundation is giving away a special grant - 1000€ goes to the most awesome local project in Berlin (weiterlesen…)
10 teams from all around the Europe came to Berlin to experience a week full of educating, mentoring and pitch training which pushed their business forward. They attended workshops on how to scale a business, raise capital, the legal issues of sharing stocks with employees, how to maximize the user experience and many more. Some of the best Berlin based startups visited BHA to share their experience and lessons learned.
Now the startup teams have last few hours to pimp their pitches for the Demo Day. And you can see the results! Come to watch the pitches of the new promising HW startups at betahaus, Friday 3pm. Sign up here! (weiterlesen…)
Have you ever heard of a party that starts on Sunday morning? Well at betahaus we have one. Berlin Hardware Accelerator was kicked off by the Waffel-DJ who made the right mix of waffles for the brunch and brought out the 10 selected hardware startups on the dance floor.
The day continued with an inspiring speech of Edward Eichstetter who built the world’s fastest electro car and marked his name into the Guinness Book of Records. His success story proved that doing hardware is hard but worth it.
The tough schedule of the accelerator now runs from Monday till Friday. The startups will receive mentorship from (weiterlesen…)
After graduating as an industrial product designer, Vegter worked for a few companies before coming to Berlin and getting trapped in a more contemporary field of prototyping… 3D printing! And finally becoming a course holder of our 3D PRINTING COURSE.
How did you get involved with 3D printing?
As a student in industrial product design at the Saxion university in Enschede (the Netherlands), we had quite some theory about rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing and 3d printing. Also, we had a 3d printer at the university, but at that time (which was only 3 years ago) it was very difficult and expensive to use the machine, and students weren’t really allowed to use it.
So after my studies, I saw an advertisement for a relatively cheap 3D printer and decided to buy one. At that time I started working at betahaus and decided to join in on the 3D printing course that Bram de Vries from open3dengineering.org was giving at betahaus. That’s how the story started…
You have been the course holder of the 3D printing courses and workshops for quite a while now. How did you get started at betahaus? (weiterlesen…)
Our friend Deskmag is crowdfunding! Deskmag is the biggest coworking magazine in the world and platform that wants to help improve coworking and give easy access to a ton of valuable stories and statistics. (weiterlesen…)
Hardware is hard, though we make it easier.
We are very excited to announce that the Berlin Hardware Accelerator – Class of 2013 will include the following teams: Lumedo, AirboxLab, Luuv, CloudYourCar, BrightUp, PocketEthernet, BabyWatch, DeMifi, Rockatoo, ChargeShare, & DronesRevenge.
Over the course of the accelerator the teams will be mentored by Guinness world record holding engineers, investors, makers, business pros and pitch experts. This unique program helps startups to answer questions like:
Are you tired of not knowing the coworkers you see every day but have never really talked to? Do you just want to meet different people when going for a lunch? We’ve just developed a simple solution for you, networkers as well as secretly outgoing introverts!
Betahaus Lunch is a very simple app (weiterlesen…)
Anthony Forsans (Founder einfach), Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (Serial Entrepreneur) , Liva Judic (MerryBubbles), Hans Raffauf (founder Clue) and Toshio Matsushima
The Hardware Revolution is happening right here! Two weeks ago we at the BerlinHardwareAccelerator.com organised the first Hardware Pitch which took place during the packed People in Beta Festival and it was off the hook!
An all star cast of jury members joined us to support young teams and give out awesome prizes worth over €10.000.
The day before: Pitch training (weiterlesen…)
Hi dear all,
Upon requests from your side we have scheduled a new Product Design Intensive Course within betahaus| Education program. I admit we had a bit of doubts, as 3 months in a row led us to an idea that we may give this course a little break for month or 2 and give a spot to new content. However, requests which we were getting through reception during last weeks forced us to admit that Product Design accepts no rest. Well, if so, than it certainly deserves a warm Welcome Letter and here it is. (weiterlesen…)
<BOTH POSITIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR APPLICATIONS!
FEEL FREE TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP, BUT CONSIDER STARTING DATE IN FEBRUARY/MARCH>
We are searching for 2 best people ever, who are just missing bethaus | Berlin to be a part of their lives to start MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.
We have 2 open internship positions @ Open Design City – (weiterlesen…)
Wondering what got born in the innospace on our 4th floor in November 2012?
Back in the summer last year, Stefan Haas was just holding the workshop about Cultural Hacking when he met Catherine, the girl with the same interests as he has – the passion for artful interventions and cultural hacks which improve the world of work. Since then they’ve been developing the community and blog to share stories with like-minded change makers and business pranksters.
In November 2012 they initiated the PoDojo learning community of fearless Product Owners at the betahaus | Berlin which is growing since then. (weiterlesen…)
Betahaus put together it’s beach volleyball team and now competing with other startups on the sand courts. You’d enjoy watching this spectacle of life-and-death dives for the ball and hearty cheering of others. This is also one of the results of the work of the Urban Sports Club.
The traditional way of doing sports in Germany is out-dated while a modern alternative has not been thought of…so far. Old-fashioned sports clubs with their inflexible contracts make the Urban Sports Club an essential addition to the obsolescent sports club landscape in Germany. Lots of possibilities come along with it, just check them out:
Hey Moritz, how does the Urban Sports Club work?
Hello betahaus | friends and fools!
Do you know that with your betahaus | membership you can not only work at Berlin but also check in for 3 days/ month in any other betahaus around Europe?!
Isn’t this awesome?! You can spend the summer in the windy always fresh Hamburg and enjoy the Fall and Winter in Sofia or Barcelona and stop by in between in the city of startups: Berlin.
If you like to reserve a flexdesk at one of the other betahauses just click on this form. The local betahaus | team will then get back to you asap.
To check out what is happening at the other spaces just have a look on the calendars:
Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg and Sofia are looking forward to host you!
For the startups amongst you there is another startup competition coming to town! Our friend from 1776DC a neat incubation space in Washington DC are traveling around the world to invite the best startups to pitch – the winner of each local event will then travel to Washington DC for the global Challenge Cup. Apply now for the Challenge Cup in Berlin via challengecup.1776dc.com/apply. The deadline for the Berlin round is October 18th. So go get your stuff together this weekend! The competition date is November 13, 2013 at betahaus | Innospace. The Challenge Cup is a global competition in 16 cities across the world to identify and celebrate the most promising startups tackling the biggest challenges. The competition will center on startups innovating in four primary categories: education, health, energy, and smart cities.
The prize for the regional competition in each category is an (weiterlesen…)
Oh what a weekend! Puh we are all still suffering from the hangover of the People in Beta Festival 2013! And we want to say: Thank you!! To the workshop holders, to the speakers, to the bands that played during the Battle of the Startup Band, to the startups that pitched at the hardware pitch, to Pedro and his team for setting up the most amazing “Something Strange Will happen Party” as well as to the DJs and the betaradio which provided us with great beats and drugs… ah no just kidding!
And we want to shout out loud to our friends from elance, amazon web service, orderbird, somewhere and despark - you guys rock! Thanks for getting involved as sponsors and make this happen!
You all made last Saturday an unforgettable day (weiterlesen…)
Our whole team was busy during the last weeks! And finally we can say: “Yes the People in Beta Festival is really happening!” This Saturday at betahaus | Berlin. We are looking forward having you around for a day packed with awesome ideas, innovative startups, inspiring workshops and talks! If you haven’t signed up for the workshops yet, do it quick: betahaus.de/peopleinbeta
We collected a few specials for you:
10am – 8pm fashion market: we will host the first Style Market powered by our friends from stylemarks. 10 of Berlin’s best labels will offer their most exciting products. Find & meet the designers behind the products. stylemarks is a marketplace for the best fashion and design labels beyond mainstream.
5pm – 7pm hardware pitch: 8 innovative hardware startups will (weiterlesen…)
September the 3rd is the day when betahaus | coworking & café are closed.
Enjoy your Freizeit, go out or plan your future education in our program.
betahaus | team
You know we love to celebrate! Because we love our lifestyle! All the Berlin startup, freelancer and maker ecosystem will be on their feet.
On Sept 28th we want to celebrate with you, those who have the guts to believe in their ideas and work hard to accelerate them! Therefore we are making the People in Beta Festival.
Join us for a day packed with awesome ideas, innovative hardware startups, lot s of DIY & TECH & DESIGN workshops and inspiring talks! And a “something strange will happen” party to say good bye to the wonderful summer we had. Winter is coming!
Don’t miss to book the early bird tickets!
Here is a sneak peak of the program we have set up for you: (weiterlesen…)
Sebastian Michel is a passionate web consultant and developer and has been working with WordPress for over six years now. Since 2007, he has been creating professional and personal websites, blogs and portfolios. He started his teaching career by launching an online education platform wonderpress together with a friend. But since few months Sebastian is a teacher in offline reality as well - the course holder of the ‘HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE’ course.
- What was it that brought you to WordPress and how did you start working with it? (weiterlesen…)
We are continuing our challenging journey on the road of. `Maybe you´d rather learn how to make it than buy it 800th time?` Today´s stop – Learn How To Make Your Own Clothes. (weiterlesen…)
You missed the last hardware meetup in Berlin?! No worries there is a new hardware event coming up! The hardware pitch during People in Beta Festival on Sept, 28th. Come along and join us for some awesome inspiring hardware ideas! The Berlin Hardware Accelerator Team is busy preparing a great event! Here is the link to RSVP.
Jeremy, Moji and Ali just moved to betahaus. The international or “multikulti” team, as Germans would put it is working on their startup “deMIFI”. They have travelled a long way just to help us out of a misery. We present to you: The saviors of German WIFI. Let’s thank them in advance.
Hi Jeremy, what’s your product deMIFI all about? We provide portable WIFI hotspots that you can just carry around in your pocket. Everyone who comes to Germany to visit knows the WIFI problem over here. It is always such a mess trying to find the right SIM card or even cafés with WIFI connection. (weiterlesen…)
After being an architecture student and researcher at Berlin University of Applied Sciences and several international architects studios in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro, Dirk became.. ta-da-da-dam, an architect! (how unexpected!) But what´s even better, he´s going to hold the professional 3D modeling course in Rhino @ betahaus.
What brought you into architecture?
The process of creating a space for our needs and the creativity in this lively process is what I love about architecture. What feeds my curiosity is discovering our relations to space and the perception of ´architectural´. Well, design generally for me is a creative process full of curiosities.
How are your design ideas born? (weiterlesen…)
Autumn comes over not only with rains and shortage of sun, but also with hell load of great Berlin-based festivals.
As you know, we are bussy preparing our People in Beta Festival. However, fair enough, there is a live outside of betahaus! At least in the close neighbourhood. So we decided to OPENiT ! We met the incredibly inspiring organizers of this project a couple of days ago and joining in was just the only option we saw. Openit is an open, green Guerilla Festival SEPT 26th – 29th in Berlin Kreuzberg, around Moritzplatz and Oranienplatz. It is about hacking the city, opening it, experimenting within it and together inventing our open source, green and economically sustainable future. So we with People in Beta Festival are in the program of 28th Sept. But see the whole of it at OPENIT.CC!