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betapitch: what it meant to us


We applied, we were shortlisted, we pitched and we didn’t win… But boy it was great!

I personally never presented anything in front of such a crowd in my life. It was a great exercise, and the feedback was not always positive but in all cases constructive.

We are not the new residents in betahaus, but the word is out now that OptimaLabs is in town, people know us, and they know what we do. We met great persons who now became friends and mentors.

Many thanks to the organizers and to people who supported us.
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Why Berlin?

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Berlin can easily become Europe’s startup capital if it isn’t already.

I read this article about the rise of original, successful tech startups in Berlin, and I think it summarizes my ideas about Berlin, and why it is one of the best places for a company like Optima Labs to see the light and grow. Here is the link for the full post, but I copied a few parts below:

“The new-generation startups and their founders no longer shoot for successful companies in their country (or in Europe), their mission is pure world domination,” says Reber. “If you want to reach this ambitious goal, you have to compete with the most-talented designers, coders and managers on the planet. I can only speak for myself, but I read the most relevant design blogs on a daily basis and I’m also trying to understand how leading tech-companies serve their products to millions of users. I try to understand every new trend that pops up, and I’m pretty sure that the combination of state-of-the-art design, development and the drive to create an extremely successful product pushes the quality of Berlin startups enormously.”

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