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The exclusive community of digital pioneers.
Only the best and brightest top 100 gather at Berlin 2.0 every six months.
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It all started in the Internet's ice age.
Back in 2003, there wasn't much glory or confidence in the future of Internet businesses. Many online companies vanished and countless of spacious loft offices in Berlin were suddenly left empty. The term "dot com company" was no longer something to be proud of. But we saw light at the end of the tunnel and didn’t give up. So GameDuell founders Boris Wasmuth, Kai Bolik and Michael Kalkowski created Berlin 2.0.
The best & brightest.
It all started as a small dinner of eight friends in 2005 which grew rapidly to a circle of trust of 100. Today this high level of trust is still in the event’s DNA. Only the best and brightest digital pioneers gather at Berlin 2.0 every six months.
Networking at its best.
No lengthy presentations, no sales pitches. Instead, look each other straight in the eye and have in-depth discussions. Share experiences and take home learnings. All this together with highly inspiring people.
In 2005 we had a vision
that if key web leaders worked together, Berlin could become one of the most important locations of the digital economy. Now it is the Silicon Valley of Europe and its digital economy is the one the world is talking about. In Berlin you meet the people behind the scenes.
Managing Director Project A Ventures
Berlin 2.0 has established itself as one of the most substantial and useful networking events in the German-speaking internet field.
What I find so great about Berlin 2.0 is the consistency in the number of visitors. There's always someone new but never too many people at once. As the group has always been relatively small (and will hopefully stay that way), there is a feeling of intimacy and trust. The connections made there were, and will continue to be, one of the drivers which makes Berlin Europe's internet metropolis.
The main reason for Berlin's success is the high number of creative and innovative people that have chosen Berlin as their place to live and work. With Berlin 2.0, we have created a regular event to bring leading internet pioneers together, discuss ideas and exchange experiences. We hope that this is a small piece in the puzzle for Berlin's continued success as the internet hub of Europe.
Managing Director Berlin Ventures
Berlin 2.0 is probably the oldest and definitely the most distinguished meeting of the Berlin Internet industry. This long-standing and ongoing gathering of the decision makers and creators of the Berlin web scene has surely contributed to making Berlin one of the most important cities in the Internet industry after Silicon Valley.
Co-Founder Berlin 2.0 & Managing Director Marketing GameDuell
The dot-com crash in 2001 destroyed the early blossoms of the German Internet Age within a few months. But we believed that the Schumpeter'sche creative destruction in combination with the non-conformist spirit of Berlin can become a powerful entrepreneurial mix. We saw great need to connect the Internet community and move forward. That's why we founded Berlin 2.0.
CEO of Taxfix Berlin 2.0 is clearly one of the key networks to connect with the influencers of Berlin's tech scene. In reality, this is a very vibrant and inspiring "Berlin 4.0" crowd paired with "Berlin 2.0" decades of experience and success.
This mix of entrepreneurship, willingness to take risks, creativity, curiosity, questioning, thinking differently, openness to new things, internationality - you only find it in one place in Europe. That's Berlin.
Founder Idealo Cool, fun, exclusive and held in the most beautiful venues. For years now Berlin 2.0 has been the best networking event of the Berlin internet start-up scene! The GameDuell team organized a magnificent event, “for Friends by Friends”, the most pleasant forum for getting to know new bright minds in the Berlin entrepreneur scene.
Managing Director Google Germany
Berlin 2.0 has become an integral part of the new "Digital Berlin". It's a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and friends and to find out about the latest ideas in our industry. Berlin 2.0 has been a fixed date in my calendar for a long time.
Co-Founder of Forto & Co-Founder of Leaders for Climate Action The Berlin digital scene is more vibrant, innovative and successful than ever before. Events such as Berlin 2.0 significantly contribute to creating this special spirit and encourage the cultivation of this unique synergy.
Blogger & Author
If it’s being said in the media around the world that Berlin has become a capital city for start-ups, then it can only be attributed to years of intensive work toward this development. The Berlin 2.0 event is at the root of this.
Founder Fox & Sheep
To me, Berlin 2.0 is the perfect combination of an evening full of interesting conversations with friends and an authentic “capital city feeling” in a special atmosphere.
HV Capital is one of the leading early-stage and growth investors in Europe. With a deep track record of spotting European technology winners, including the first generation of German billion-dollar businesses, and new disruptors like Flixbus, Enpal, SumUp and Isar Aerospace, HV Capital is continuously looking for the next generation of disruptors from every industry, including FinTech, SaaS, climate tech, and consumer goods.
GameDuell builds multiplayer games for the mass market around the globe. They use cutting-edge open source technologies to create a rich gaming experience across multiple platforms - iOS, Android, Facebook, and their own websites. GameDuell is one of Europe's most experienced games studios with over 70 multiplayer titles and more than a decade of success in the online world.
Author of "BIG TECH MUSS WEG!"
He teaches digital media at the University of Cologne. As a habilitated media scientist, he has been researching the supremacies of Big Tech for more than 15 years. He is also the founder of AMP Digital Ventures with a focus on AI and performance marketing.
Swiss Solar Group
His early involvement with solar panels sparked a lasting passion for renewable energy and tech-driven efficiency. Prior to joining Swiss Solar Group and Blue8, he worked in marketing, analytics, and data science. Now at Swiss Solar Group, he supports the group companies in marketing, sales, data, and strategy. Beyond work, he finds joy in cooking, running, exploring tech, and spending precious moments with his daughters, aged 9 and 5—his primary motivation.
Write to Chi Pham und Karen Saren at event(at)gameduell.de or +49 30 288 768 210
Company: GameDuell GmbH
Company location: Berlin, Germany
Company register: Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg, HRB Nr. 90891
VAT number: DE 813829498, tax number: 30 / 300 / 31448