The second meetup of the Berlin Startup Slack chat group is coming up this Wednesday, at The Factory. The first meetup at Rainmaking Loft featured some ping pong and seemed alright, so let’s see how this one will turn out! Register on Eventbrite. – Since it’s close to my place, I might pass by as well.
This week, again, Recommended Reading for… everyone that likes to read! 😉
Startup Guide Aarhus: Also recommended – if you are interested in Aarhus.
- ‘Berlin isn’t really a beer city yet.’ Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch Embraces Opportunity in Germany by Julia Neumann at Silicion Allee: Widening the perspective beyond actual startups, it’s interesting to hear where Berlin’s development is at, in terms of (craft) beer.
I have to admit that I missed most of the last couple episodes of DHDL – since I have regular full-time work now, I rather spend my free time with basketball or meeting friends, rather than at networking events or watching TV – however, I still think the German version of Shark Tank is worth watching. A more interesting setting to watch it, rather than just alone at home, is the meetup organized by the Berlin Startups meetup group at Hubraum. The next one is this Tuesday, starting at 19:45! I was there a couple times during the first season and it’s quite fun to exchange opinions on the presented ideas, the behavior of the investors etc. with other people that are interested in startups.
If you can’t make it to Berlin, you can just watch it on VOX at 20:15 instead and discuss about it with random people on Twitter (if you’re into that).
What was interesting in the last week? Let’s see…
No posts in non-European languages, this time around.
- My friend, the software-fraudster (in German) by Hans Bonfigt: Hard to verify, but Volkswagen might have been cheating already in the early 80s (with their catalytic converters) , according to this story. The author seems to have a pretty clear bias though, to be fair.
Recommended Reading is back yet again for another edition!
- Selling Out and the Death of Hacker Culture: Rodney Folz on Hackathons and why everything was better in the old days.
- You keep using that word—“MVP”…, by Eric Karjaluoto: As it happens quite often, people use a generally sound concept, misinterpret its most important message and thus make bad decisions with even more confidence. Continue reading