In less than two weeks, Europe’s largest interdisciplinary technology festival, Tech Open Air (TOA), is bringing together some of the leading minds of the international startup and tech scene for the 7th time in Berlin. The unique festival-meets-conference format creates unexpected connections between some of the most diverse disciplines, such as technology, music, art, and science.
TOA 2018 will gather 150 speakers, 120 satellite events, and about 20,000 participants from 19.-22. June. Satellite events will be held by big corporations, startups, scientific institutions, etc. all over the city on the 1st and 4th day of the festival, as well as on the evenings of the 20th and 21st of June. The outdoor area is ideal for networking and the former broadcasting halls will host panels, keynotes, knowshops, and various art and music installations. Founders will present their innovative projects at the Haus of Tech, covering an area of 4.000m². 50 early-stage startups will have the opportunity to showcase their business in the Startup Alley at the House of Tech.
In conjunction with Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet, TOA is also hosting the Digital Top 50 (DT50) pitch competition for the first time, where the most innovative European companies in the following categories will be awarded: B2B Startup, B2C Startup, B2C Scaleup, Tech and Social Impact. The participants have been announced here.
The list of TOA speakers includes the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat; Mute Records founder Daniel Miller; NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps; founder of the Google Empathy Lab Danielle Krettek; Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas; founder of e42 and “Die Höhle der Löwen“-investor Frank Thelen. More speakers and partners can be found here.
TOA founder Niko Woischnik stated: “The 7th TOA edition will showcase the latest trends from all over the world by offering an even broader spectrum of topics that move the international tech scene and society in general. The global TOA network is reflected in the diversity of the speakers and participants. With the combined expertise in a multitude of current developments of all of our speakers, the interdisciplinary technology exchange will be more diverse and engaging than ever before.”
Ticket Raffle: As a media partner of TOA, we’re now doing a raffle and giving away four tickets for the event. Wanna win? Just write a short email to [email protected] and tell us within one sentence why you deserve it most. The four winners will be selected/informed on Friday afternoon.
You don’t wanna bet on your luck? Tickets are available here!