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About the Festival – Performing Arts Made in Berlin

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival celebrates the diversity of Berlin’s independent performing arts community at numerous theaters and performance venues throughout the entire city. Since 2016, this annual week-long festival has presented the work and artistic positions of Berlin’s performing artists and groups working in all genres.

LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin is serving as the organizer; the festival is presented by the independent performing arts community itself: Professional artists, groups and performance venues can offer their contributions in response to an open call. Young artists who are new to the community also have the opportunity to present their work within the scope of a curated Newcomer’s Platform “introducing”.

The festival’s schedule of programming is intended both for a Berlin-based audience as well as interested parties and professionals throughout Germany and abroad. The schedule of programming will be supplemented by ancillary programming as well as special formats and events for German and international professionals.


Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth: A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. This year marks Maker Faire's third annual festival in Berlin, at Station on June 10/11.


Wear It Festival

Be part of one of the most forward-thinking events of the year on June 8 & 9 at Palais in the heart of Berlin! The event gathers designers, technologists, investors, entrepreneurs, business & science. Find the right partner in crime to develop the next wearable product or become a game changer of tomorrow’s fashion tech ideas. Experience two days filled with inspiration, learn from successful companies & meet the most important influencers within industry. Various talks, workshops, performances, an exhibition & pitches are shaping a unique program. Special highlight is the kick off event of our Wear It Hub, the innovation network that connects the creators of the future & boosts sustainable & interdisciplinary partnerships.

More information here: and get your ticket now:

Palais Kulturbrauerei
Schönhauser Allee 36
10435 Berlin

Wear It Festival Berlin


The #gamesweekberlin (April 24–30) is the leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, development and culture in Europe. On seven days, the #gamesweekberlin combines multiple events for 15.000 industry representatives and game enthusiasts alike. We see games as cultural and technological vanguard, #gamesweekberlin want to mirror their impact on our daily life and on sustainable business.

Come as a business insider and visit panel talks, presentations and demos on the conferences Quo Vadis or A MAZE. Get together in several networking events and parties. As a gamer you can try out new indie games, visit the Computerspielemuseum or match with 350 other game enthusiasts in front of a cinema screen, playing so called local multiplayer games.

The venues are spread all across the cultural epicenter of Berlin – in Kreuzberg (STATION-Berlin), Mitte (Babylon) and Friedrichshain (RAW site, Computerspielemuseum).


HEUREKA Conference

HEUREKA – The Founders Conference is hosted by Vertical Media, publisher of the online magazine Gründerszene. With more than 800 attendees, it is one of the biggest events for founders in the German startup scene. Since 2011, HEUREKA has inspired and prepared young entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts for their long and winding journey as a founder. Furthermore, the conference introduces them to like-minded founders and investors, facilitating meaningful connections.

The 2017 edition of HEUREKA is all about founders’ stories. In talks across two stages and in workshops, we will share success stories, and stories of failure, from across the digital landscape. Our lineup this year features new and old faces from the startup community. Mark Williams, co-founder of Firefly Vapor, joins from the Valley to discuss market entry into the digital weed business. Florian Bräunlein of Research Labs demonstrates how to manipulate plane tickets in a live hack. Not to mention the panel “Berlin – Living in the founder’s paradise?” brings together several of Berlin’s most renowned founders: Jan Beckers (Hitfox), Maru Winnacker (Oona Project) and Gen Sadakane (EyeEm). Together they will explore what makes Berlin a startup hub and explain how the city affected their businesses.

HEUREKA is an “invitation only” event. Prospective attendees qualify for a ticket by applying through an application template. The event welcomes everyone interested in or currently founding a startup, as well as those who are looking to invest in digital business models. We handle tickets this way in order to ensure we create a platform where all attendees can establish meaningful contact with other participants and leave the conference with new and valuable insights.

HEUREKA Conference

Torstraßen Festival 2017

In cooperation with venues, cafés, shops and bars in our neighborhood the curators Andrea Goetzke, Kevin Halpin, Norman Palm und Melissa Perales put on a music festival: Starting out as a matinée one day festival, over the years TSF has turned into a four day event that takes a current look into the local and international music scenes and encourages: community, discovery, and diversity.

Torstraßen Festival sees the festival goers and their own team as explorers, who are not afraid to trust their curiosity. The festival presents music that feels at this moment relevant, locally and in the world at large. It strives to be a forum for current developments within Berlin’s music scenes and beyond, promoting and supporting local artists, transients and their influencers.

The festival works with a mix of old and new structures in the neighborhood Berlin Mitte and invites the neighbors to participate. It showcases and supports venues that bring music culture into the city, many of them for years. And it cultivates a few unlikely venues which allow the music to shine in a new light. It provides a meeting place for the various music scenes in the city, and keeps ticket prices affordable to encourage new musical discoveries for fans, neighbours and music lovers.

Torstraßen Festival


CUBE Tech Fair

CUBE, a global ecosystem dedicated to bridging the gap between top B2B startups and major industry leaders, is hosting the first CUBE Tech Fair from 10th – 12th May 2017, welcoming 3,000+ guests for an exclusive invitation-only event, that brings global visibility to the most important industries in startup innovation by promoting projects between leading industry players and startups. The event will offer great talks and panels as well as startup pitches in the areas of Life Sciences and Digital Health, Machinery and Manufacture, Infrastructure and Interconnectivity.

CUBE has built its ecosystem for startups for the top event that will take place at the Tech Fair: The CUBE Challenge. This competition encourages all CUBE startups to break barriers and push themselves to the next level. Backed by a massive award of €1 million in cash with no strings attached, one lucky startup will win a rare opportunity to help spark the fourth industrial revolution. An independent jury of industry experts will be choosing the winning startup of the CUBE Challenge.

CUBE is excited to announce some of the top speakers who will take an active part in CUBE’s Tech Fair:

Steve Wozniak will appear in a fireside chat on global developments in technology, and will host an exclusive session for a handful of our selected startups. Additionally, he’ll be on the jury for the final pitching round of the €1 million CUBE Challenge.

The Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Mrs. Brigitte Zypries, will open the final day of the CUBE Tech Fair and will meet startups that bring innovative solutions for drones and air space.

Robin Wright, award-winning actress and philanthropist, will be speaking on the utilisation of conflict minerals when creating and developing tech.


CUBE ( is a global ecosystem dedicated to bridging the gap between top B2B startups and major Industry leaders. With a deep understanding of startups and corporations and their vastly different cultures, CUBE connects these unlikely partners through a network of touchpoints worldwide, and acts as the most efficient B2B matchmaking service available. Through a year-round program CUBE also offers Industry and startups a space to collaborate via its Cooperation Space in the heart of Berlin. Highlight event of the year is the CUBE Tech Fair in May 2017, an exclusive by invitation-only event, that brings global visibility to the most important industries in startup innovations by promoting projects between leading industry players and startups. CUBE was founded in June 2016 with Dr. Torsten Oelke as executive chairman and global founding partners VW, Bayer and Messe Berlin.

CUBE Tech Fair

CUBE Tech Fair Teaser

CUBE Website


Welcome to #verlagebesuchen!

It’s World Book Day again! This year for the first time many publishing houses open their doors for you! You can choose between a variety of events: lectures, guided tours, workshops, talks, program presentations and many more – each of the participating publishers will create their own event for this purpose, which will take around one or two hours.

The participating and hosting publishing houses are of all kinds: big trade publishers, small and independent labels, publishers specializing in science, politics or special interest topics, poetry, bestselling or experimental fiction, children books, cookbooks, crime, thriller …

The entrance to all the different events is free!