Connecting digital start ups between the UK and Germany – Berlin 15th Sept 2011

A unique opportunity to meet the hottest Berlin digital start ups and network with key German media businesses and financiers. 

Berlin is the centre of the German creative economy, with 30,000 businesses turning over around €20Bn per year. In addition to strong traditional creative sectors, such as Film, TV, Design and Music, it is the main cluster for innovative digital start-ups across online, social media, games and mobile.

The Creative Industries KTN will partner with Berlin Brandenburg Medianet (key industry led media network), the UK Science & Innovation Network and UK Trade & Investment Germany in order to deliver a unique event in Berlin, on 15th September 2011, exploring this landscape and making active connections for UK digital start ups.

The event will coincide with the launch of the Medianet Catapult mentoring programme and will be attended by the 25 Berlin based digital start ups selected for the 2011/12 scheme, along with the major businesses and financiers who will act in mentor roles.

Over the course of the day attendees will hear keynote presentations from high profile digital entrepreneurs, gain insight on two dynamic European marketplaces and participate in panel discussions contrasting the experiences of UK and German digital start ups and exploring the landscape of European capital finance. Importantly there will be a chance to network with like-minded digital businesses and instigate opportunities for commercial collaboration.

 

Who should attend:

The event will focus on start up media businesses with a concentration on digital technologies – whether communications, applications or services and ranging from social media to the distribution of digital content to software as a service.

 

Businesses will benefit from:

  • An introduce to the vibrant German media marketplace (and wider European landscape), both through presentations and specifically commissioned research
  • An introduction to the German finance network in order to understand current models and opportunities
  • An opportunity to generate business potential through networking with German start ups and more established businesses

 

The first 10 UK digital start ups to register their interest will receive a bursary of up to £250.00 towards the cost of travel and accommodation.

Additional opportunities for company visits or specific company introductions can be added to the itinerary – details on request.

 

Event detail:

Date:                         15th September 2011

Time:                         1000 > 1700 (plus option for evening networking dinner)

 Location:            British Embassy, Wilhelmstr. 70, 10117 Berlin

 Cost:                        £100.00 per person

 Support:            Bursaries of up to £250.00 to cover travel and accommodation costs are available to the first 10 digital start ups to apply (companies must less than 2 years old and able to articulate their potential in the European market).

Application:            To register your interest in attending please apply here – places are limited (final closing date 2nd September 2011)

 

For more information contact:

Mark Leaver                         CIKTN Producer            mark@markleaver.net

Miriam Ducke                        UKTI Germany            miriam.ducke@fco.gov.uk