Thanks to Hackevents, I heard about this upcoming hackathon in September, around the topics of TV and media. Also since I’m looking to ideally already team up beforehand with some people, I decided to post about it. Register for it on Eventbrite. If you are also going to the his hackathon and would like to work together, let me know on Twitter. I want to work with Rails, so I’m looking for other people using that, designers, front-end people etc..
Is there a lot going on in eMobility in Berlin? I wasn’t sure, so I started to put together a list… I split things over a couple different categories, to make it more organized.
- Ubitricity: Works on electric car charging stations, integrated in street lights.
- Unu: Well-funded startup that is building and selling electric scooters.
- eMio: Electric scooter rental startup, currently focused on Berlin city center (area within the S-Bahn Ring).
- coModule: Smart electronics for light electronic vehicles, partly in Berlin, partly in Estonia.
- Grace Bikes: E-Bike constructor and producer, with connections to Biesenthal, north of Berlin.
- Boréal Bikes: E-Bike and smart bike component constructor and producer.
Is this even really an “event”?!? I’m not sure. In any case, Tech.eu, the English-language blog that currently is arguably the most active and relevant in it’s coverage of Berlin startups, is hosting – but not paying for 😉 – some drinks in Berlin. Join the event on Facebook, if you want them to write about your startup etc.!
Last Saturday I did something I otherwise basically never do: I (intentionally) passed by a protest, in this case one for press freedom (see Landesverrat.org) and even walked along, for most of it (shortly before the end, I had to leave). Admittedly, I most likely would not have bothered to go, if I did not have a meeting nearby soon after anyways. I am politically interested, maybe even somewhat “engaged”, compared to the average, but in relation to the total time and energy I have, I do not put a whole lot of it into politics at the moment.
Anyways. As there were not always (engaging) speeches or something else interesting going on, I read along the Twitter timeline for #Landesverrat, practiced some clicktivism/slacktivism by retweeting things I found interesting, writing a few Tweets myself etc.. Then I came across this Tweet that I found interesting: “You know whom I never see at these kind of protests? The Berlin startup scene. #Landesverrat” – I think it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what the startup scene is really “about”.