Startup Events in Hamburg 2017

What’s happening in Hamburg’s startup scene during the next months? We summed up the the events you shouldn’t miss. Your event is missing? Then simply send us a message to info(at)

These events are looking forward to your participation:

Event Description Date and place
DIGITAL-TECH-EVENTS This events main topic is the accelerated development of mobile technologies. After the main panels a discussion about insight, tips and hints on a quicker time-to-market-development of digital products is planned. Of course there will be plenty of opportunities for networking. 27. and 28. March 2017
Hanse Ventures@LaborX LaborX offers Entrepreneurs a great platform to present their business idea and further develop it with the help of  experts and the audience. At the same they also get a great opportunity to network with other founders and interested parties. 28. March 2017

Hamburg Games Conference

The Hamburg Game Conference is an interdisciplinary congress for the video game industry. Spotlights with different topics inform about the different aspects of the industry and showcase the potential for colaboration with other media- and entertainment-industries 4. April 2017

12min.GAMES @Hamburg Games Conference 2017

This event will offer an interesting discussion on gaming, with Melanie Taylor, co-founder of Osmotic Studios, and Wolf Lang, co-founder of Threaks as speakers. You are also invited to stay afterwards and mingle with the other guests. 4. April 2017
Social Media Day This event, held by the Hamburg Media School aims to give you the most information on the topics of online-marketing and social marketing. Sven-Olaf Peeck as well as other experienced speakers will convey this knowledge in their panels. 6. April 2017
Office Opening – Friendsfactory HafenCity The Friendsfactory is delighted to open their location in Hamburg, offering more than 40 offices, cubicles and meeting rooms. You are invited to explore and enjoy a special kind of work atmosphere, accompanied by live music, cold beverages and tasty snacks. Let Friendsfactory show you their idea of a coworking-space! 6. April 2017
Gründerszene Spätschicht Hamburg Gründerszene Spätschicht provides a platform for old and new faces of the founders’ community, to indulge in conversations over snacks, drinks and the compulsory kicker tournament. 6. April 2017
Startup Weekend Lüneburg 2017 This is the perfect event for all those, that always wanted to found their own company. Here you have the opportunity to create startup and get to know  important experts, Business Angels and other members of the global startup-community. The event will conclude on Sunday with the juries prizes for the best startups. 21. – 23. April 2017
Hanse Ventrues Ideensturm The Ideensturm is a pitch by Hanse Ventures that they host four times a year in the Hafencity of Hamburg. The theme of the Ideensturm is “5+5+5“- five minutes of pitching, five minutes Q&A and five minutes of qualified feedback by a jury from Hanse Ventures. 26. April 2017
Start & Found Start & Found is a 54 hours journey for developers, designers and hustlers, who want to found their own startup and become an Entrepreneur or for passionate and creative minds who want to be part of a startup in the earliest stage – at it´s birth. It could be described as startup hackathon, but it´s more than that. Our mission is to educate entrepreneurial methods and help aspiring Entrepreneurs on their journey of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. 28. – 30. April 2017
Event Academy powered by Eventbrite & Facebook The headquarters of Facebook Germany are the location for the Event Academy Roadshow in Hamburg. Latest trends in marketing, brand-new tools and handy tipps to optimize your events will be presented in detail. Special guests like Alexander Seifert, CEO of Supreme GmbH & Co. KG, will attend. 4. Mai 2017
14. Hamburger Indie Treff This time around, we’re going to try something new with the “Indie Treffs” format: we’re going to invite experienced entrepreneurs and challenge them to start all over again like so many other young founders. Their experience should grant them a certain advantage and allow them to give advice for others in the same situation. 5. May 2017
Gründerpokern v3.1 Gründerpokern is a series of networking events ,that comes in innovativ and fresh. With a free of charge poker tournament the organizers gather founders, those interested in getting a startup going and stakeholders of the startup ecosystem in a casual atmosphere for exchange and networking. 5. May 2017
Get Started Gründerfrühstück The focus of this events discussion will be on startup-politics. Hamburgs mayor Olaf Scholz and André Bajorat, founder of figo, will be the main guests. SPIEGEL-editor Ann-Kathrin Nezik will be the discussions host. 10. May 2017
Online Marketing Camp The online-marketing-business is getting more complicated and intricate day by day. The classic ad-campaign is being replaced by SEO, affiliate-concepts, performance-campaigns and more. The Hamburg Media School offers knowledge tailored exactly to the demands of this development, taught by professionals. 10. – 13. May 2017
nextMedia.Elevator New name, new look: the Webfuture Award turns into the nextMedia.Elevator. The idea stays the same: 10 digital startups from Hamburg compete for the title, glory and fame. 14. Juni 2017
TEDxHamburg “Rock the Boat” We live in a rapidly changing world, in a time of transitions and challenges, that many of us find increasingly complex and difficult to handle. It takes guts, passion and stamina to navigate these times, to be empowered, to insist in change and to disrupt the status quo. To rock the boat. But thankfully, there are always some of us who are brave and fearless enough to rise up to the occasion and to take things on by embracing the unknown and completely rethinking the approach. Who are these change makers? Meet our TEDxHamburg speakers. We will let them reflect on how rocking the boat changed their lives and will find out if their visions and ideas made a difference… today, tomorrow and way beyond. Join us! 25. Juni 2017

These events are held regularly:

Event Description offers lectures, presentations and events with a diverse range of topics and partners. Have a look at the specific events for more details.
betahaus Education In different sessions on “Lean Startup” founders have the chance to educate themselves.
TUHH Startupdock   The Startupdock supports founders and young companies at Hamburgs universities and scientific institutions by strengthening the infrastructure and entrepreneurship around the campus and offering events with a focus on education and networking
Fin-Tech Meetup The Networking Event of the Hamburg fin-tech scene.
FuckUp Nights Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to publicly share stories of failed businesses. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session, as well as time for networking.
Gamecity Treff The Game City Club is the established, regular get-together for the games industry in Hamburg. Industry representatives hold short introductory speeches, report on the latest developments in their companies or lead panel discussions on current topics. Networking and the exchange of ideas on Games and beyond are being focused in particular
Webmontag Talks and networking-events about changing technologies and digital issues

Small note: You’ll find the upcoming schedule of our networking Event the Hamburg Startups Mixer here.

Calenders with important events for the Hamburg startup community

In order to stay up to date with the events of Hamburg’s founder community, we highly recommend to check the following calendars regularly for interesting updates.

The Startup Digest: This calender is curated by betahaus Hamburg and others and will soon be embedded in the website. But you can also subscribe the Digest as a newsletter.

The betahaus Hamburg: with this calendar you stay up to date on the events, taking place in the co-working space in the Eifflerstraße.

Digital Media Women: Here you will find the numerous events of Digital Media Women as well as various other exciting networking Events.

Nextmedia.Hamburg event calendar: The nextmedia.Hamburg initiative maintains a calendar with their own events, such as the Webfuture Award as well as other events from the digital world of Hamburg.

Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft: It’s the right calender for folks who are eager to stay up to date about news about creative-scene of Hamburg.

Hamburg@work: Being a cross-industry business network, Hamburg@work publish their relevant events in their own calender.

Startup Guide Hamburg: This information plattform for entrepreneurs from Hamburg offers an interesting event calender.