Past Meetup

m3 - The Manufacture & The Business of Drones. [+ Free BBQ]

This Meetup is past

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First part:

Join us for an evening of networking and discussion around drones (unmanned, uninhabited or unpiloted aerial vehicles. Short: UAVs), the manufacture thereof, and how businesses can apply them.

Imagine a future with docking ports attached to our buildings & drones flying around delivering all sorts of goods. Or, are we going to see drones rather in rural areas and working our fields? How crowded will the sky in Germany/Europe become? What nation/hub will be the leading manufacturer of these flying helpers? Does Germany has a chance to add drones to its renowned manufacturing specialities? Which of today's companies are poised to succeed this race? Have startups a chance? If so, what funding is needed to kickstart and scale a drone manufacturing business? How do you manufacture a drone in Germany? How crucial is the added value of software? Do you have the answers?



Jarno Puff
Managing Director at LikeAbird (

Prior to becoming managing director at LikeAbird S.L., Jarno worked at the Advanced Aviation Technology in Italy and served as a R&D director and chief technology officer. He is also member of the EUROCAE WG-73 FCL subgroup and was member in the european FP7 program ULTRA Consortium. In addition, Jarno is the initiator of the open source initiative "AdaPilot - Open Source Safety Critical Autopilot Project" and currently serving as the project coordinator.

Jasper Heyden
Founder at Dronesperhour (

Jasper spent 4 years building and managing various ventures in Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Manila, & New York. As an avid drone enthusiast and licensed drone pilot he took his passion and channeled it toward building Dronesperhour as a synthesis of his business and drone experience.

Dronesperhour is an online platform that helps companies find the right drone operators for the best price. We allow firms to submit drone related projects that they need completed, and then our community of drone pilots in the area can bid on these. Companies than can choose the best pilot that fits their needs and price range. Whether your firm is a large construction company or simply a small family owned business, Dronesperhour can help you find the right drone operator for you.


Second part:

Stay and enjoy our first makers & manufacturers - tech - meetup - summer fest.

This will be our first summer fest, and it’s going be cozy, super chill, with lots of nice people and FREE BBQ! The event space is pretty cute and it’s right next to the well known Mauerpark in Berlin! We might even have some drones delivering beers or these little glasses with sparkling wine!

Let’s thank alpha board ( for the free BBQ! :) We highly recommend alpha board ( to any hardware startup that needs agile hardware engineering form a team in Berlin that supports the hardware startup scenery like no other!


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