What is Innovation Weekend Berlin 2016

Innovation Weekend Berlin will take place on July 7th, 2016. It is a pitch contest for early stage Berlin based startups looking to expand internationally. It is the second stop on Innovation Weekend's 2016 world tour which will visit New York, San Francisco, Osaka, Tokyo and will culminate in a season ending Grand Finale event in Tokyo in December. 

During each stop on this year's world tour, two startups will be INVITED to Tokyo to participate in the Innovation Weekend Grand Finale for 2016. During this event they will learn about the startup ecosystem in Japan and meet Japanese investors and companies that can assist them with global expansion. 


Berguide: Book unique tours with local mountain guides. Explore the mountains in safe hands.

Optiopay: OptioPay payment software lets your recipient receive your payments with multiple options, including retailers gift cards with an increased cash value.

Mesh:ine: Mesh:ine connects people, communities and machines in decentralized wireless mesh networks. We create a world where your smartphone is the infrastructure.

Preply: Preply is a global SaaS based marketplace for private tutoring

Raklet: Keep your contact database up-to-date, collect fees and donations, stay in touch with email and sms, and organize fantastic events.

Mimi: With Mimi Music you can create your own earprint and unlock your music to your full potential.

Chatshopper:  A revolutionary service for mobile shopping.

VaiKai: Crafted wooden toy twins that enable kids to discover free play and a connected world without screens.

Conichi: The Hotel App. Fast Check-in/out, keyless door opening and mobile payment in hotels. Over 23M guests trust Conichi to revolutionize their hotel stays.

Dycle: Diaper Cycle, a non profit initiative to support parents who want to dispose of baby diapers in a sustainable way.

Details and Venue Map

Run of Show                                              


18:00 : Doors open

18:30 : Opening remarks by Ikuo Hiraishi, co-founder of SunBridge Global Ventures

19:00 : Guest speaker
- Erez Galonska, Co-founder of INFARM (Innovation Weekend Grand Finale 2015 Winner)

19:30 : Break

19:45 : Innovation Weekend Live (Startup Pitches!)

21:00: Euro 2016 Semi Final Germany vs. France Live stream to begin! We will put the game on the Live Stream.