Berlin @ SXSW 2019
South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries during various sessions, screenings, showcases, exhibitions, parties, art installations, and networking in Austin/Texas. It is one of the world’s largest events for the international digital and creative economy and attracts more than 400,000 visitors from more than 90 countries each year.
SXSW is the ideal location to present Berlin as Europe’s leading startup metropolis. In 2018, more than 100 companies from Berlin attended SXSW, including startups, corporates, VCs, science institutions and more. Berlin represented one of the biggest European city delegations at the festival. Berlin will be represented with various activities in Austin for the ninth time in 2019.
- Start Alliance goes SXSW (8 to 12 March 2019) in cooperation with Capital Factory
- Berlin Saloon - March 8th -10th
1) Start Alliance goes SXSW
Start Alliance Berlin was initiated by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology in 2015. Its main goal is to internationalize and scale up startup businesses faster and use Berlin as one of three hubs in Europe. Furthermore it aims at acceleration of corporate innovation and efficient connection of global startup hubs.
For SXSW 2019, Start Alliance selected 10 innovative startups from Berlin who will each receive 1 SXSW Interactive Badge as well as an Exclusive Workshop, Exhibition and Networking Program for up to 3 team members. The program is offered in cooperation with Capital Factory, the largest incubator-accelerator-investment facility in the State of Texas and one of the largest in the USA.
Berlin will bring the following innovative startups under the roof of Start Alliance to Austin:
Grover brings the freedom of renting to the consumer electronics market, offering flexible, worry-free monthly subscriptions to the best in tech. Grover is the first fintech and subscription company of the circular economy, breaking the link between ownership and use by purchasing products so people don’t have to. Customers gain access to a multitude of hi-tech products, including smartphones, laptops, VR and gaming gear and wearables, use them as long as they please and simply send them back when they are done and maximize the value of the tech in their lives.
Anacode’s SaaS platform MarketMiner collects unstructured data found in social media, news, blogs and company reports and structures it in a user-friendly way using a variety of AI and NLP algorithms. The resulting MarketMiner SaaS provides smooth access to billions of relevant data points. Users can browse market feedback data from over 1.5 billion customers, filtering it to match their specific industries and research needs. Data gets updated continuously, giving users real-time market feedback. This allows companies to gain insight into user opinions, brand and product associations, current innovations and their competitors.
DiscoEat is a technology-based restaurant discovery platform that allows users to discover and book restaurants with a time-based discount. For restaurants, the platform is a yield management tool that is designed to fill empty tables and to cover high fixed costs, especially during off-peak hours. Depending on the day and time, restaurants can choose the discount on the regular menu and attract new guests - at times when they have space.
Opinary’s technology aggregates, visualizes and analyzes opinions with interactive tools that are distributed right into leading publishers‘ content - helping users to share their view with a tap and understand opinion trends at a glance. Publishing partners use Opinary to engage and monetize their audiences, while global brands boost attention, create conversions and generate insights.
Cellbricks is a specialist in Bioprinting and focuses on three-dimensional printing of biological material. Driven by the vision to advance human health care the company produces mini-organs for drug development and vital tissues for regenerative therapies. Cellbricks manufactures tailor-made biological products to individual customer specifications as well as standardized biological assays.
Developing enterprise software should be as simple as building your webpage! Humanitec helps you to reuse, share and monetize code with our revolutionary IP model on our Marketplace. Massively speed up the deployment and development process of microservice architectures with our platform Walhall. Works with any stack and needlessly integrates with all your existing solutions to build software your users actually use.
LAMA is providing video interviews as a service. We help businesses produce personalized video interviews in minutes, for a fraction of the cost of a professional video team. Users can conduct an interview directly through our app, and seamlessly integrate the video on their websites, blogs etc. We also have our own magazine, where we help entrepreneurs promote themselves and learn from each other.
GDPR and other privacy regulations heavily restrict how camera data can be uploaded, shared, analyzed or used for AI models. Most use cases of cameras, from surveillance to autonomous driving, involve personal data like faces and license plates. Based on state-of-the-art deep learning, Brighter AI anonymizes camera data in a natural, yet GDPR-compliant way that allows for advanced analytics and AI. Thereby, Brighter AI enables companies to use the full potential of their camera data.
Do what you have never done before! CHALLENGE8 is the only platform for the adventure traveler seeking a challenging outdoor expedition. We only offer the highest quality expeditions led by experienced local guides that will test your limits. Unlike other existing tour platforms, CHALLENGE8 empowers mentally strong adventurers, helping them to push their limits and reach new horizons. Scaling the highest mountain in Latin America sound daunting? Fear not, we will ensure that you are prepared to reach the summit and achieve your dreams!
Passengers of public transportation want to travel easy to a destination without caring about a valid ticket. BlueGo provides an automatic ticketing system that doesn’t requires any knowledge about the tariff systems by the passenger and doesn’t require any manual action to buy a ticket. All the passenger needs is the BlueGo App on their smartphone.
See all of these startup pitch to international VC's at the Berlin Saloon on March 10th at 3pm.
Mingle with Berlin’s tech and creative scene at our Official Berlin Interactive Night on March 10th from 8pm.
2) Berlin Saloon
The BerlinSaloon is an official SXSW location, powered by Infopark and supported by Berlin Partner. From March 7 to 10, we will host an exciting mix of entertainment, talks and meetups, presenting the best of Berlin’s creative and tech economy as well as the latest innovations from one of Europe’s leading startup cities! Come join us at Buffalo Billiards at the corner of the famous W 6th Street and Brazos!
Official SXSW showcases powered by Berlin Partner on March 10th
You might have heard of Berlin being one of the leading startup hubs within Europe. Time to prove that reputation! Get to know the best of Berlin's startup scene first hand at the BerlinSaloon. You will learn about different business ideas from varios fields of innovation ranging from food to fintech and AI. Find out which concepts can withstand the investor's expectations.
They will be judged by a jury consisting of the following members:
- Christina Bechhold Russ I Samsung NEXT
- Rob Tompkins I Silicon Valley Bank
- Jeannine Koch I re:publica
- Ali Syed I Capital Factory
- Carl-Luis Rieger I Kompass Digital
- Ludovic Copéré | Sony Innovation Fund
Berlin x London Tech Meetup, 4:30 pm
Ever wanted to know what the startup scene is like beyond Silicon Valley and the US? Meet successful founders, tech enthusiasts and decision makers from the leading startup hubs Berlin & London who can tell you how to do it right in Europe!
Curated content hosted by re:publica, Europe’s largest festival for the digital society as part of their Sequencer Tour during the “Deutschlandjahr USA“ Details tba soon!
Official Berlin Interactive Night, from 8 pm
....Because it wouldn't be a proper Berlin showcase, if it didn't end on a bang. On our last night we will bring some legendary Berlin nightlife vibes into the BerlinSaloon. Register now and join an awesome night with live music, drinks and DJ's !
- SOFIA PORTANET
Berlin's new duchess of alternative pop Sofia Portanet brings post punk and Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) into 2019 in her very own contemporary style.
- DANIEL BRANDT
Daniel Brandt, co-founder of acclaimed ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, released his second solo album Channels recently. It is Brandt’s biggest statement yet, with the album’s thrilling avant-garde framework interweaving chord-driven techno, orchestral flourishes, rich electronic textures and hints of dark cinematic pop.
We make music for people with long hair but also with short hair. GURR is a punk and garage band from Berlin. Lots of love. Andreya Casablanca & Laura Lee Jenkins