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Potluck & pitching with Vegan entrepreneurs | Berlin

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Summer Time is Potluck Time <3
For the next meetup of the v-entrepreneurs we will meet at the Landwehr Kanal to eat some good food, do a pitching round and have sometime together. It is the perfect opportunity to get to know other vegan entrepreneurs in a relaxed atmosphere and to PITCH YOUR STARTUP idea or project. You will meet bunch of committed people with an entrepreneurial mindset who are keen to share advices and ideas. Furthermore, we would be very grateful to receive your feedback about our meetup series and how we can support you with our network in the future.

New to the topic and do you want to become part of an exciting and supportive startup network where you can bring in your passion for vegan innovations and entrepreneurship? Do you want to share your plant-based business idea and receive valuable feedback? Come to our potluck and learn more about what we do.
The meetup starts at 18:30. We will meet at the Landwehrkanal, close to Van Loon Restaurantschiffe und Reederei, a restaurant on a boat you can’t miss out.

How does it work?
• Bring a vegan dish you would love to share with the group. The dish can be savory or sweet
• A serving utensil for your dish
• If you prepare a soup, smoothie or anything in liquid form, also bring mini-cups
• If you don’t have the possibility to prepare a dish, a good thing to bring is a fresh fruit for dessert, chips or something to drink.
• To keep our events earth-friendly, please bring your own (reusable) plate, fork, and glass/cup.

We are looking forward to meeting you all. Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you have questions about the upcoming event. You’ll find further information about us and the network on www.v-entrepreneurs.com

See you there! <3 <3 <3
Danielle and Mirjam

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Kickstart Your Social Media Marketing and Create Your Brand Identity | Berlin

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How do I build a community that supports and loves my business idea? What is the secret to engaging social media content? How can I successfully communicate my values and brand identity using storytelling?

These are difficult yet important questions for every founder! Everyone who wants to create positive impact with their business needs to know about the full potential of social media and brand communication. If you have a vegan/sustainable product it can even be more difficult to get your message across in an appealing way.

For this event we teamed up with the recently launched Founders Union. Together we bring three amazing speakers for you on stage who will tell you how to kick start your social media and brand identity.

At the event you will learn about how to build up a community around the work you truly care for. A good community is key for spreading your message and finding your customers.
We will also discuss how you can stand out in all the social media noise and how to attract the right audience. Furthermore, you will learn about the importance of defining your values and a coherent brand communication to win loyal followers and customers.
Especially as a business with ethical values at its core it is important to know what and how to communicate.

Speakers are:

– Andro Kubonin, co-founder of Jambl With Jambl you can turn your beats into mini music videos. The managed to successfully create a community that goes crazy over the app. They are super experienced in digital marketing.
– Roxy Velez, founder and CEO of Vexquisit Studio. Vexquisit specialize in Storytelling that captures human’s hearts. Working with the ethical and kind industries: Vegan / Plant-Based, Ecological and Sustainable. She will talk about how to create Storytelling that connects generation Z with vegan brands.
– Daniel Levelev, Country Manager of Growth Accelerator Berlin. Daniel is teaching growth to entrepreneurs at Growth Acceleration bootcamp in Berlin. He will tell you how to go from 0 to 100 customers and beyond.

Learn best practices from experienced entrepreneurs who will share how to grow your community and create a loyal customer fan base. And get a better understanding about how to communicate your values to your community and beyond.
After the talks there will be enough time to exchange and connect with other like minded people in a relaxed atmosphere.

The event will take place at the co-working space Space Shack, Akazienstraße 3A, 10823 Berlin. Drinks are kindly offered.

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ABOUT the v-entrepreneurs network
We are a community of passionate entrepreneurs, vegan startup founders and people with an entrepreneurial mindset wanting to challenge the status quo across all industries ripe for plant-based disruption.
We organize regular networking events for (future) entrepreneurs, curious explorers and people interested in plant-based entrepreneurship.
You don’t need to run a vegan business yet or be fully vegan. Just bring an open mind and get inspired by our speakers and the community.
Learn more about the v-entrepreneurs: https://v-entrepreneurs.com/

ABOUT Founders Union
Founders Union° is a supportive community and your new home as entrepreneur or creative. Transform yourself and cultivate the business of your dreams. We know founding is tough. But you are not alone:
Let us reach goals together as a network of entrepreneurs, investors & brands. We join forces to create an environment made by trust, liability and connectivity which is beneficial to all of us
We create the place where collaboration turns ideas into innovation and instant solutions through our Colalb Parties and Pitching Nights. We also run formats for a more balanced and a healthy lifestyle. Last but not least, we offer the opportunity to spread the word through our PR channels and to receive benefits from our partners & network.
More info: https://www.foundersunion.de/

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Branding and food packaging with founder of Cheese the Queen | Berlin

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Do you already have a vegan food product but don’t know how to start dealing with branding?
Not sure whether you should use the vegan label or not?
Did you get lost in all the requirements for packaging?

Come and meet Vera from Cheese The Queen who will share her experience with food packaging.  She will also share insights about branding and visual language to create a strong and appealing language on the shelves of the supermarkets.

In the event we will have the great opportunity to taste Cheese the Queen products and hear directly from Vera the founder about her entrepreneurial journey in establishing her super attractive business. We will charge 3 euro from each guest to cover for the wine expanses so please bring small coins with you.

About Cheese the Queen
The product you are supporting is compassionate to animals and beneficial for humans. But our process is also ethical and eco-sustainable, and our production is harmless to nature.

By supporting Cheese The Queen, you are supporting a healthier life, wholesome food, a conscious approach to a cleaner environment and local artisanal production.

We believe that all living beings deserve nutritional food and nature to support their well-being.
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ABOUT the v-entrepreneurs network
We are a community of passionate entrepreneurs, vegan startup founders and people with an entrepreneurial mindset wanting to challenge the status quo across all industries ripe for plant-based disruption.
We organize regular networking events for (future) entrepreneurs, curious explorers and people interested in plant-based entrepreneurship.
You don’t need to run a vegan business yet or be fully vegan. Just bring an open mind and get inspired by our speakers and the community.
Learn more about the v-entrepreneurs: https://v-entrepreneurs.com/

Vegan Hamburgers and the power of the community | Berlin

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Join us for some vegan hamburger event combined with the great opprotunity of knowing the community better. We plan an easy going evening that would allow you to have discussions with the people you meet regulary every month but don’t know their story.
Besides that we would love to hear what you think about our work and this community that we built together with you in the past year and a half- so prepare you pencils (:

ABOUT the v-entrepreneurs network
We are a community of passionate entrepreneurs, vegan startup founders and people with an entrepreneurial mindset wanting to challenge the status quo across all industries ripe for plant-based disruption.
We organize regular networking events for (future) entrepreneurs, curious explorers and people interested in plant-based entrepreneurship.
You don’t need to run a vegan business yet or be fully vegan. Just bring an open mind and get inspired by our speakers and the community.
Learn more about the v-entrepreneurs: https://v-entrepreneurs.com/

Pitch Training | Berlin

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You believe in your startup idea or project and you want to convince others to follow your vision? Usually, you get very little time to present yourself and your idea – this makes pitching very challenging.
Yet, it is a skill that everyone needs.
So let’s start this year with a pitching workshop that will help you to get your startup/idea/project off the ground in 2019.

Together with the recently opened Proveg Incubator we will provide you with some tools and strategies you need to know to make your pitch most effective. This workshop is the perfect place to improve your pitch, sharpen you idea, and to learn about common pitfalls and mistakes. The talk will be by Jörn Gutowski, founder of TryFoods and mentor at the incubator.

It is also a great opportunity to learn more about the incubation programme of Proveg. The second batch will start in spring 2019. The startup Cheese the Queen will give practical insights into the program and tell how their business benefits from the incubation.

This is the program:
18:30 Pizza snacks, welcoming and get to know each other
19:00 Intro v-entrepreneurs
– Presentation of the Proveg Incubator by Jitka Vršovská
– Hands-on experiences and insights into the incubation program by Vera Tinkova, Cheese the Queen
– Talk and Workshop: How to pitch by Jörn Gutowski, Try foods
20:30 Networking and closing

Read more about the Proveg Incubator: https://provegincubator.com
Learn more about the v-entrepreneurs: https://v-entrepreneurs.com/

Vegan Fine Food Mini-Market! Special Christmas Startup Edition | Berlin

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For this special Christmas edition we invited the food and beverage startups of our community to present their products in a v-entrepreneurs mini-market. You will have the chance to taste muffins, vegan cheese, sweets, drinks and much more. Every startup will also share their story and valuable insights. Get to know the entrepreneurs and find some surprising and delicious gifts for your loved ones for Christmas.

Get in touch if you want to share your food or drinks with the community. Something else to share? We’d love to hear your idea 🙂

Let’s celebrate a year full of great events, wonderful encounters, new startups and amazing ideas! We are looking forward to a cheerful evening with you 🙂

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ABOUT the v-entrepreneurs network
We are a community of passionate entrepreneurs, vegan startup founders and people with an entrepreneurial mindset wanting to challenge the status quo across all industries ripe for plant-based disruption.
We organize regular networking events for (future) entrepreneurs, curious explorers and people interested in plant-based entrepreneurship.
You don’t need to run a vegan business yet or be fully vegan. Just bring an open mind and get inspired by our speakers and the community.
Read more about the v-entrepreneurs: https://v-entrepreneurs.com

The Startup That Wants to Create a Global Vegan Ecosystem on Blockchain | Berlin

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We have invited an exciting and visionary speaker for our next meetup: The founder of VeganNation!

VeganNation use blockchain technology to create a powerful and global vegan ecosystem. The founder Isaac Thomas will share his vision at the next event of the v-entrepreneurs network.
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VeganNation is bringing the global community together by creating a fully functioning ecosystem. The cryptocurrency VeganCoin is the driving force behind all operations, empowering the new vegan economy.

We are happy to announce that the founder of VeganNation, Isaac Thomas from Tel Aviv, is in Berlin in the beginning of November and will share his vision with the V-ENTREPRENEURS community.
VeganNation is bringing the global community together by creating a fully functioning ecosystem. The cryptocurrency VeganCoin is the driving force behind all operations, empowering the new vegan economy.

We are happy to announce that the founder of VeganNation, Isaac Thomas from Tel Aviv, is in Berlin and will share his vision with the v-entrepreneurs community.
Isaac will talk about:

– What is VeganNation and the VeganCoin and how they want to create the global community
– Their international business model and how to enter in different markets
– How can you apply the VeganCoin to your business and how can you become part of the global network
– Insights about the global vegan startup scene with special focus on Germany and Israel (the hot spot for vegan innovations!)
– Q & A

P.S. VeganNation will initiate a Vegan-tech incubator to help
innovative startups, and connect them to other like-minded
innovators, investors, corporates, and influencers. This is your chance to get first-hand information about their plans and when the incubator will be launched. Isaac also has a great overview about the v-tech scene in Israel.
Read more about VeganNation: https://vegannation.io
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ABOUT the v-entrepreneurs network
We are a community of passionate entrepreneurs, vegan startup founders and people with an entrepreneurial mindset wanting to challenge the status quo across all industries ripe for plant-based disruption.
We organize regular networking events for (future) entrepreneurs, curious explorers and people interested in plant-based entrepreneurship.
You don’t need to run a vegan business yet or be fully vegan. Just bring an open mind and get inspired by our speakers and the community.
Read more about the v-entrepreneurs: https://v-entrepreneurs.com

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Pizza night with vegan entrepreneurs and friends | Berlin

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After an intense series of startup talks, it’s time again to sit down and share startup stories and ideas in a more personal and relaxed environment.
It is a great opportunity to learn more about the other members and to become part of an exciting and supportive startup network where you can bring in your passion for vegan innovations and entrepreneurship. Share your plant-based business idea, ask for feedback and get inspired by some vegan entrepreneurial vibes.

Join us for a yummy PIZZA NIGHT at Pizzare, Eberswalder Str. 21, 10437 Berlin

***The owner kindly offered 20% discount on food during the event for any attendees.***
The owner turned vegan two years ago and now tries to make his menu more vegan friendly. He will share a bit of his journey and the challenges he has encountered. Please feel free to share your feedback about the vegan pizza on the menu so that he can further improve his offer.

Don’t know the place yet?
Pizzare is an exciting new fast casual pizzeria offering a tailor-made, in-front-of-you pizza. The pizza is baked with a mouthwatering perfection in in a retro designed ambiance. It is the first European fast casual pizzeria bringing high-end quality fast food to the market. All with a unique customer experience to have an artisanal style pizza craft and perfectly baked in front of them, in only about 3 minutes. We also serve an extended VEGAN & Gluten free menu. Pizzare is considered the Best Vegan Pizza in Berlin and they proudly are #1 Vegan Pizzeria on Deliveroo Berlin. More: https://www.pizzare.com/

We’ll have to make a reservation in the restaurant so please sign-up only if you plan to attend. If your plans change then please cancel in advance so other members can attend. Thank you 🙂

We are looking forward to meeting you all. Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you have questions about the upcoming event. You’ll find further information about us and the network on www.v-entrepreneurs.com

See you there!

Get to know a place to grow your vegan food startup and pitch your startup | Berlin

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Dear vegan entrepreneurs and food startup founders

Ever dreamt of your own food startup? Or did you already test your smoothie, tempeh, v-cheese, v-sausage, yogurt etc. and now you need a professional kitchen space?
Do you wonder what business models exists for food startups beyond selling your product?
This meetup is for you!

For this event we teamed up with Kitchentown https://www.kitchentown.de/
KITCHENTOWN Berlin fuels startups for growth by providing them with the necessary facilities and know how to take their business to the next level. They have successfully accelerated the growth of food businesses in Silicon Valley since 2014. Now it’s time to bring that proven concept to Berlin. Their facilities and program are accessible as a paid service or in exchange for shares.

The Kitchentown team of Berlin will present their concept and share their experiences made in the Silicon Valley.
We will also talk about different business models for food startups because there is much more than just selling your product.

Prepare a short pitch of your food startup. Share your pitch with the experts of Kitchentown and the participants. Don’t forget to tell the crowd what you are looking for and how they can help you.
A jury will provide you with valuable feedback and challenge your business model. <<< JURY TO BE ANNOUNCED >>>

***Please notice: Kitchentown supports not only vegan food startups. Due to hygienic reasons no meat will be processed in their facilities.***

About the VEGAN ENTREPRENEURS

We believe in vegan entrepreneurship as a driving force for change. This is a group for people who have a vegan startup or are generally interested in vegan entrepreneurship. Share your ideas, challenges and successes and learn from each other’s experiences. Of course, non-vegans are welcome too to join us along the entrepreneurial journey.

How to build and launch a successful marketing system | Berlin

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Digital Marketing or How Multiply Your Impact, Without Multiplying Your Workload!

It is crucial to understand the importance of implementing digital marketing in your business strategy. You may be missing out on an untold number of leads, partners and clients if you are not properly utilizing some simple digital marketing techniques. But don’t worry, it can actually be made quite simple if you are willing to invest some time and knowledge. This is what this meetup is for:

We will dive deep into the topic of digital marketing.
Our guest, Gareth Robinson is a digital marketing hero and a business growth hacker. He will share his wisdom about:
– How to create marketing funnels that lead to sales
– How to automate marketing actions
– Lead generation or how to capture interest in a product
– Paid traffic and how to send visitors to your website using search engine marketing

No idea what this is all about? Don’t worry, join the meetup and learn the most important digital marketing concepts from an expert.

Prepare you questions and pitch your strategy to Gareth. He is keen to give you feedback and share his experience.
After the talk of Gareth you will also have time to get to know the other participants and to network.

More about the digital marketing agency of our guest Gareth: https://www.connectingdots.marketing/

ABOUT GARETH ROBINSON
Gareth

With over 13 years in Business, Gareth has always been growing businesses. From running a highly profitable eBay store at 23 to opening new markets in London, Netherlands and Switzerland in the Executive Search industry. Following the traditional “get a job” path, he quickly became “successful” and was already earning a 6 figure salary by his mid-twenties.

At 31, he found himself with everything society had told him success was – good salary, nice apartment in the city, good clothes…. yet, there was something missing in his life. He lacked purpose.

Gareth quit his job and decided it was time to find a more fulfilling life, something that made a difference in the world. Something he could be proud of. He spent the next years exploring his spirituality and who he truly was and wanted to be in life. At 33, he found himself debilitated by Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an auto immune disease which left him unable to work or even leave his apartment most days due to depression, fatigue and brain fog.

Gareth learnt first hand that you cannot guarantee you will always be able to work. During his recovery he began studying everything he could on business automation and how to ensure a business would continue to run whether he worked one day or not.

Around that time he joined a Personal Growth Startup with responsibility for Marketing and Business Systems. During the next 2 years the business grew by over 800%, now has a turnover of CHF 1.5m (and growing) and is helping hundreds of people every year, all over Europe to discover their genius, who they want to be in the world and live a meaningful life.

After this success Gareth was being asked to help out other businesses and at the end of 2017 decided he needed to live his mission more fully. So went out to start his Digital Marketing Agency – Connecting Dots Marketing.

Gareth’s personal mission is help people fulfil their potential.

Connecting Dots whose tag line is “Inspired Growth Marketing” is a full service Digital Marketing Agency based in Zürich, Switzerland that works with mission driven entrepreneurs and businesses to grow their impact.

Mentored by some of the leading marketers in the world, Gareth has learnt from Frank Kern (the #1 direct response marketer in the world), Eben Pagan (over $100m in online products and services sold) and is currently being mentored by two of the best growth marketing experts in the world. He’ll be sharing with you what he’s doing and how you can apply the best most effective marketing strategies, tools and techniques to multiply the impact your business makes in the world.