Tech Open Air 2016, Berlin

Published on: 21st June 2016
Tech Open Air, Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival, returns to Berlin this summer - 13th to 15th July. A blend of conference and festival at once. At TOA their mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and  collaboration. Now in it’s fifth year, the festival takes place over three days with 150+  speakers and 175+ satellite events, enabling attendees to connect and learn with industry experts in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin. Attendees will experience inspirational storytelling, interactive forums, art installations and live music at a beautiful riverside location and across town.
Tech Open Air 2016
About the Conference:

Tech Open Air 2016 is just over a month away, and speakers continue to be confirmed daily. For more info, and to get your ticket, head to Here are just a few of the many speakers taking part in this unique Berlin conference:
  • Yancey Strickler - Kickstarter - CEO & Co-Founder
  • Daniel Barenboim - The Berlin State Opera - General Music Director
  • Serkan Piantino - Former Co-Head of Facebook AI
  • Caterina  Fake  - Flickr - Co-Founder
  • Luis von Ahn - Duolingo - CEO
  • Michael Ronen - Splash - Co-Founder
  • Rodrigo Niño - Prodigy Network - Founder & CEO
  • Mathias Döpfner - Axel Springer - CEO
  • Alex Schleifer - AirBnB - VP of Design
  • Niklas Jansen - Blinkist - Co-Founder
  • Ida Tin - Clue - Co-Founder
  • Jesse Hertzberg - Livestream Movi - CEO
  • Gabriel Flateman - Casper - CTO
  • Giorgos Zacharia - KAYAK - CTO
  • Rem Koolhaas - OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) - Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design // Partner OMA
  • Greg Lutze - VSCO - Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer
  • Bear Kittay - WLT Group - Co-Founder
  • Remi El-Ouazzane - Movidius - CEO
  • Susan Etlinger - Altimeter@Prophet - Industry Analyst
  • Daniel Mullins - Daniel Mullins Games / Pony Island - Indie Game Developer
  • Christoph Auer-Welsbach - IBM Watson - Partner Innovation Lead Europe
  • James Haliburton - Topp - CEO & Co-founder
  • Ryan Evans - Inboard Technology - CEO
  • Philipp Kreibohm - Home24 - Founder/MD
  • Philippe von Borries - refinery29 - Co-Founder & CEO

About Satellite Events:

TOA satellite events allow the community to take over the festival and transform Berlin’s creative community into an interactive hub for tech. Visit some of Berlin’s most unique social and startup spaces and network at memorable meet-ups, workshops and parties city-wide.

  • Network - Diverse networking events bring together like-minded individuals to eat, drink and talk tech
  • Learn - Attend talks and presentations from inspirational companies on a variety of fascinating subjects
  • Make - Participate in workshops, classes, hackathons and countless creative hands-on events
  • More… - There is no limit to the type of unique experience you can enjoy when attending TOA Satellite Events
TOA 2016
Satellite Event Highlights in 2016:

>> Join TechCrunch for their legendary meetup + pitch-off, a battle to the death to see which entrepreneurs can dazzle and excite the judges in under sixty seconds
>> adidas x Urban Sports Club invite you to explore the city and meet new people at their Run and Rave event
>> Foreverly, HeyCater, Fempreneur, Careship, and Selosoda have joined forces, and invite you to meet the coolest female founders in Berlin. Drinks, food and views on the HeyCater rooftop.
>> Have a startup and need some investment? Bitkom to the rescue! Meet the team for a BBQ and the chance to win a boat trip with an investor!
>> Come play with AR and celebrate the launch of the world’s largest proximity playground at Kontakt's offices in Kreuzberg!
>> Learn how to Snapchat and enjoy tasty vegan treats at the Einhorn 'Sneaky Snapping & Einhorny Vegan BBQ'
>> Mourn dead startups over shots of whisky at the Irish Startup Wake, hosted by Startup Dublin iUeMagazine is the community partner for TOA 2016.
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