We are very happy this week to be a part and main sponsor of Friday at six, the monthly event for start-up entrepreneurs, taking place today at our office here at MakeaStartUp in Friedelstrasse 27 at 8 pm.
We had a great chat yesterday with Derk Marseille, the organizer of the event, who gave us a few highlights on what will be going on.
8 tech interviews, along with live music by shonabrammusic.com, will be at the heart of the event.
Within the hour, CEOs and entrepreneurs will take the stage:
- Philipp Hartmann, VC at Rheingau Founders.
- Christin Friedrich, Innovestment
- Christoph Raethke, Berlin Startup Academy
- Erik Heinelt, Founder of Tirendo
- Francesco Baschieri, CEO at Spreaker.
- Nathan Williams, Startup Camp Berlin
- Kerstin Bock, Tonka PR
It’s a great panel, and they’ll be discussing the startup ecosystem in Berlin, which entrepreneurs come, and why and what are the real opportunities that can be found in the German capital. Our CEO Francesco Baschieri will join the discussion, telling us about his lengthy experience as an entrepreneur from his long stay in Silicon Valley, where he saw the quick growth of monsters such as Facebook and Twitter, to his decision to move Spreaker’s team to Berlin; and why it’s so important to get into the startup community.
We are really happy to assist in the debate about the future of the German Startup Association with Erik Heinelt, as well as join in the conversation with Christoph Raethke, talking about startups from a legal perspective and analyzing the best steps to take – a new topic up for debate in the startup scene.
Friday at Six has become the event that those who want to begin a startup in Berlin just can’t miss, and Derk himself is happy with its results: “As an organizer, I started this event in August 2011 to create networking opportunities for startuppers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The event has grown so much; at the beginning we had ten visitors, now I’m really proud to announce that we registered 250 tickets two days before the event. This is proof that the ecosystem is growing, and Spreaker can add a huge value to this with its experience in Silicon Valley. I’m curious to find out if Spreaker will receive any funding in the USA”.
Hot topics of the startup scene together with live music and good vibes, these are the ingredients of the next @fridayatsix. See you there!