Date: 25th March 2019
Place: Microsoft Eatery
Julia Krüger - Project Manager at Berlin Partner
Ricardo Garcia - Co-founder of Berchain
Berlin is the city that entirely inspires you to be creative rather than worrying about the limitations. Surely, its fast growing startup ecosystem is playing a crucial role for the city’s reputation.
Join us for a session to have a closer look at this unique startup ecosystem with Julia Krüger from Berlin Partner. She will tell us the secret sauce of Berlin and give insights about the leading players about the city that is ranked 7th within global startup ecosystem. You will also get some overview about the cities’ services for companies to launch, find investment, access finance, innovate and receive business & marketing support.
After having an overview of Berlin tech ecosystem, we will dive into blockchain ecosystem with Ricardo Garcia -Vice President & Co-founder of Berchain - which connects the blockchain community in Berlin. You will get to know the active and rapidly evolving key players of over 100 startups, numerous investors, corporates and academia.
About Berlin Partner
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology offers business and technology promotion for companies, investors and science institutes in Berlin. With carefully tailored services and excellent links to research, our experts provide an outstanding range of offerings to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin.
As a unique Public Private Partnership, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is a cooperation between the Berlin State Senate and over 200 companies dedicated to promoting their city. Berlin Partner is also responsible for the German capital’s global marketing, for example with the successful “be Berlin” campaign.
In the last five years, Berlin has rapidly grown into one of the global blockchain hotspots due to its favorable conditions as a startup location. Within the blockchain community, Berlin is frequently labelled as the next “Blockchain Capital”. With over 100 blockchain startups based in Berlin, it has one of the most active and vibrant ecosystems worldwide. Nevertheless, the local community is still highly fragmented, which makes it difficult to coordinate activities to further promote Berlin as a global blockchain hub. Additionally, stakeholders outside of the blockchain space don’t have a single point of entry to interact with the Berlin blockchain ecosystem. BerChain was started to solve this challenge and unite the Berlin blockchain community to help promoting Berlin as the next Blockchain Capital.