What we're about

Startup Grind (https://www.startupgrind.com) is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs (https://www.googleforentrepreneurs.com/). We host monthly events in more than 360 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, our extended network of Startup Grind chapters are located around the world. Start a Chapter (https://www.startupgrind.com/start/) in your city or school, become a sponsor (https://www.startupgrind.com/sponsor/) or suggest a speaker (https://www.startupgrind.com/speak/)!

OUR VALUES

We believe in making friends, not contacts.

We believe in giving, not taking.

We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed.

We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.

Upcoming events (1)

Fabian Westerheide - Founder, Venture Capitalist & an international expert on Ar

Space Shack Coworking (Hangout Area)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-berlin-presents-fabian-westerheide-founder-venture-capitalist-an-international-expert-on-artificial-intelligence/ Fabian J. G. Westerheide (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fwesterheide/), Founding Managing Partner of Asgard Capital (https://asgard.vc), is an international expert on Artificial Intelligence strategy, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Fabian advises governmental institutions including the European Commission, European Space Agency, German parliament, Chinese ministry of technology and departments such as the secretary of defense and foreign ministry, as well as Fortune 500 companies, think-tanks and startups. Furthermore, Fabian is host of the annual ‚Rise of AI (https://riseof.ai/)‘; the European conference for 800 leaders in AI. Prior to Asgard, Fabian was a founding employee of the Berlin-based Venture Capital company Point Nine Capital, where he invested in and helped launch companies such as Delivery Hero. Fabian previously joined the company builder Team Europe where he helped startups scale ideas to exit within a few years. He then founded Wunsch-Brautkleid, building Europe’s largest marketplace for wedding dresses, which was sold to a German wedding media platform. Additionally, he is a renowned TEDx speaker (“AI Is Eating Our World (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPWa-8DgrHo)”) and regular guest at international tech conferences. An avid Sci-Fi lover from childhood, Fabian has turned his lifelong passion for technology and human progress into investment expertise. Fabian launched Asgard in 2014 to combine his wealth of knowledge of Artificial Intelligence with his ability to grow companies and pick startup winners. Fabian holds a master’s degree in strategic and international management from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Münster (Germany). Join us for a very exciting evening about the Artificial Intelligence landscape, Singularity and our human future. Agenda 6:30 PM: Welcome - meet & greet 7:30 PM: Fireside Chat with Fabian 8:30 PM: Audience Q&A 8:45 PM: Networking, Food & Drinks 10:00 PM: End of Event --- Speaker Fabian Westerheide - Asgard Capital Fabian is the Founding Managing Partner of Asgard Capital and an international expert on Artificial Intelligence strategy. He advises governmental institutions incl. the European Commission, European Space Agency, German parliament & departments such as the secretary of defense & foreign ministry. Moreover, Fabian is host of the annual ‚Rise of AI‘; the European conference for 800 leaders in AI. Hosted By Mareike Popp, Director Thrilled about life and an avid traveller, I used to live and work in several cities and countries - currently based in London and Berlin. Following several years working in the consulting, finance and investment industry, I am now actively involved in the VC and startup world. Verena Victoria Scheffczyk, Co-Director Passionate traveller, thrilled about VC, Startups and Tech, I used to live in New York, Paris and Beijing. I gained first working experiences in banking and consulting and hold a Bachelor degree in Business from Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Apart from my current studies, I am running the Startup Grind Chapter in Berlin whereby we invite local entrepreneurs and investors to share their success stories with our startup community. Besides, I am currently getting first-hand experiences in Venture Capital at Earlybird VC and OSRAM Ventures. Tom H. Lautenbacher, Startup Grind Berlin I have been an entrepreneur as long as I can remember, making my first sales in primary school and founding my first company at age 18. Since then I have founded and led another 2 conventional companies and 2 tech startups. I have also worked in sales, as a business developer and as an IT manager and I have consulted tech startups, SMEs, big corporations and public institutions in business and IT matters. Having grown up in Germany and Greece, I am a bi-cultural and trilingual Third Culture Kid and I have alternately lived, worked and founded in both countries. I hold the business management degree of «Diplom-Kaufmann FH» of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and have published a scientific monograph called «The Development of Business Ideas – A guide to the systematic generation, evaluation and selection of ideas for new business fields within the scope of Internal Corporate Venturing», which ranked #2 at Amazon's bestseller list in the category “Business Planning”. I joined Startup Grind Berlin as Head of Marketing in May 2018 and my objective is to establish these event series to become the most significant monthly meetup event of Berlin's startup community, aiming to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs in this world class startup hub. Hank Glauser, Team Member Born with excitement for event making and getting people to connect and help each other. First with personal development seminars, second with parties in Berlin's nightlife and now with Startup Grind Berlin. Currently studying sports and marketing. I spend my work hours helping people to become stronger and healthier through CrossFit. Always willing to partner up and develop projects. Eva Nguyen, Team Member Besides growing up in Germany, I have also lived and worked in Asia and Africa. Meanwhile, I have studied business & informatics in Berlin and Munich and have gained work experience in the area of consulting, IT and education. Furthermore, I am passionate about entrepreneurship & startups. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, culture, music and food. Tjun Mok, Team Member --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER Rechtsanwälte mbB (http://bmh-partner.com/en/) BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER is a Berlin based corporate law firm that advises entrepreneurs, founders and investors from Germany and abroad. The team delivers quick, smart solutions, whether for incorporations and structuring, financing rounds and convertibles, or international roll-outs and exits. BMH Bräutigam advises on option programmes, IP/IT, data protection and regulatory matters. Partners Space Shack (https://space-shack.com) Space Shack is an innovative Co-Working space and event venue in Berlin. With 3.500 sqm it is one of the biggest independent co-working spaces in Germany and home to tech startups of all kinds of industries, from Fintech to Blockchain to artificial intelligence to EduTech to Digital Arts. Through a cooperation with the ESMT, a top tier Berlin based business school, the space serves a unique platform for interdisciplinary work and fosters synergies and innovation. Surfshark (https://surfshark.com/de/deals?coupon=SGBerlin&transaction_id=1020a6e442f4b19cd9d7293e301450&offer_id=68) Surfshark is an award-winning, secure VPN that encrypts your online data to help you stay private & protected every day, hassle-free. Techstars Startup Digest (https://www.startupdigest.com/) Techstars Startup Digest is the personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in your community and around the world. A @techstars Startup Program. German Startups Association (https://deutschestartups.org/en/) The German Startups Association was founded in 2012 and is the representative of startups in Germany. Our unique bottom up approach is reflected in all that we do. Headquartered in Berlin with fourteen regional representations, we are constantly growing. Bringing together more than 700 startups from various sectors and in all stages and over 50 corporate members and business angels to create synergies between old and new economy. It is our aim to advise on legislation, connect founders, startups, and investors to create a broad network within an entrepreneurial friendly environment. By fostering these relationships, the German Startups Association builds bridges between global startup hubs, nations and continents. We undertake research both on a national and international level to create much needed evidence for the importance of startups and foster active international exchange with startup tours to New York, Tel Aviv and the Silicon Valley. German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) (http://www.gtec.center/) Founded in 2015 in Berlin, GTEC is on a mission to inspire people, guide entrepreneurs, and grow sustainable companies. As an independent and value-driven ecosystem, GTEC educates and brings together corporates, academia and entrepreneurs to jointly address challenges through the application of technology. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-berlin-presents-fabian-westerheide-founder-venture-capitalist-an-international-expert-on-artificial-intelligence/

Past events (37)

Panel Discussion: The Past, Present and Future of LegalTech in Germany

Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs Berlin

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