❤️‍🔥 FOMO Berlin - FOMO for Valentine's day and Berlinale: February 12 - February 18

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Hi Berliners 👋

Get ready for another exciting week in Berlin! 🔥 With Valentine's Day on Wednesday and Bernile happening this week, there's no shortage of things to do. Join the "One Billion Rising" movement to stand against violence towards women and promote respect for all. And if you're feeling a bit of FOMO, you're not alone – our WhatsApp Group has grown to 324 members, mostly Germans chilling in Cape Town! 🤯 Let's make this week unforgettable!

FOMO Shout-outs 📢 
  • Who said that Valentine's Day is all about romance? Join us for an unforgettable experience designed for those looking to make new and meaningful connections. This Wednesday in Cape Town: FOMO Sundown Sail: FOMO Independent Valentine's Voyage 💙 powered by Boardroom 

  • Who else is going to Cape Town this February? 🙈 Join our FOMO Cape Town Whatsapp Group today, so you don't get FOMO on the down south - we will announce our next event soon 😎

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What did you FOMO last week 📸 ?

Our FOMO Monday Dinner #3 at our beautiful Villa at Hout Bay ✨ @Cape Town

FOMO Top Picks of the Week 🔥

These are the events that I would attend this week if I were in Berlin:

  • Boldheart x FeMentor Valentine‘s Day 😍 | Wednesday (invite only), 3 pm - Secure your spot at the exclusive gathering hosted by Anastasia Barner and Julian Willner—just comment "FOMO Valentine" for one of the few remaining spots!

  • Black History Month Connect: Celebrating Our Achievements 🔝 | Thursday, 5 pm (free) - Celebrate Black History Month at dynamic event fostering community, circular fashion, empowerment, and diverse perspectives in the fashion industry, powered by Zalando, ZEOS, and TikTok

  • Financing Climate Tech Ventures 💸 | Thursday, 6.30 pm - Join Growth&Glory's exclusive gathering with climate tech investors Matthias Engel and Sebastian Heitmann, unveiling financing secrets for visionary founders. Subscribe or contact Karo directly!

The FOMO Berlin week 💙 (12.2 - 18.2):
Monday 12th
Tuesday 13th
Wednesday 14th
  • Boldheart x FeMentor Valentine‘s Day 😍 | 3 pm (invite only) -
    Win an exclusive spot to Anastasia Barner and Julian Willner's private gathering! Comment "FOMO Valentine" for your shot at one of the few remaining spots! 🎟️

  • Pitch Me! - Test your pitch! 🚀 | 5 pm (free)- Join the BPW event series for startups to test pitches, receive feedback, and network in a friendly environment

  • One Billion Rising  | 5.30 pm (free) - Participate in a movement against violence! Dance in public settings to encourage respect for all - Let’s stand together!

  • Valentine's Speed Dating 💘 | 6 pm (free) - Discover your match made in heaven this Valentine's Day at The Social Hub's extraordinary speed dating event that goes above and beyond expectations

  • AI Enthusiasts - Drinks & Chat 🤖 | 7 pm (free) - Enjoy casual drinks and an open debate about AI with enthusiasts and industry professionals

Thursday 15th
  • Berlinale 🎥 | Attend the International Film Festival to experience cinema's enchantment and dynamic atmosphere! Watch interesting films, discussion , and celebrate storytelling

  • Black History Month Connect: Celebrating Our Achievements 🔝 | 5 pm (free) - Celebrate Black History Month at dynamic event fostering community, circular fashion, empowerment, and diverse perspectives in the fashion industry, powered by Zalando, ZEOS, and TikTok

  • BNVC RealTalk: The Gender Gap In Culture & Tech 🤝 | 6 pm - Enjoy an electrifying evening with Best Night VC! Attend the February RealTalk Networking Salon to connect and empower!

  • Fireside Chat by Reaktor.Berlin | Insolvencies and how to deal with them ❤️‍🔥 | 6 pm - Dive into the topic of insolvencies, learning practical solutions in a relaxing, campfire-like setting, asking personal questions, and receiving useful insights

  • Financing Climate Tech Ventures 💸 | 6.30 pm - Join Growth&Glory's exclusive gathering with climate tech investors Matthias Engel and Sebastian Heitmann, unveiling financing secrets for visionary founders. Subscribe or contact Karo directly!

  • Climate networking evening 🌱 | 7 pm - At Facilitators for Future Berlin's networking event, learn about PlanB, Fridays For Future, and other climate initiatives. Connect and collaborate!

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Friday 16th
  • WEINmesse🍷| 1 pm - Explore Germany's largest public wine fair, delving into a world of 200+ exhibitors, 2,000 wines, and unique food pairings at STATION Berlin

  • "IPAs & APIs" Freelancer Meetup - Ping Pong Edition 🏓 | 5 pm (free) - Join lively networking at the classic Berlin-style IT Freelancers meetup, featuring ping pong, drinks, and pizza - a perfect evening awaits!

  • FEMboss offline networking event for female founders 🤝 | 7 pm - Seize the chance to connect with like-minded businesses, boost your visibility, and ask FEMboss hosts questions to make your business stand out!

  • KW x Flipping the Coin Afterparty 🪩 | 12 am - Embark on an electrifying afterparty with Riotbutt, Alva Noto, and Projekt Gestalten; artistic interventions and stunning visuals await!

Saturday 17th
Sunday 18th
  • Valentine's Run 🏃🏽‍♀️ | 9 am - Ignite your passion for running - lace up for a love-filled race with heartwarming vibes and fitness fun!

  • Vegan Buddy Exchange 🌱 | 2 pm - Discover Berlin's vibrant vegan community! Join a welcoming community to meet other vegans, whether you're new or longtime

  • Berlinale Special präsentiert: Love Lies Bleeding 🎬 | 9 pm - Immerse in the international premiere of Rose Glass' second film - a dreamy and nightmarish tale that unfolds the magic of endless, lonely roads

Upcoming top events - February & March 🚨
  • The 10th Expo Festival: A Showcase of Wahlberliner*innen 🍿 | From Feb 15th to 29th - Experience twelve productions showcasing international artists in the city's independent performing arts community

  • Project A Perspectives 🔥 | Wednesday 21st, 6 pm (free) - Explore the synergy of AI and HR in 'People Horizons: Navigating AI & Measuring HR Effectiveness' at Project A Ventures meetup

  • Compass Demo Day 🔝 | Friday, March 15th, 5 pm (invite only) - Immerse yourself in founder pitches, connect with influential investors, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks! This event is focused on investors and angels.

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FOMO Carve Out:
  • Discover the must-watch movies 🔥 at this year's Berlinale by clicking the link 

  • Google launches the AI Opportunity Initiative 🚀 - pioneering effort fostering innovation, providing resources, and funding transformative AI solutions for a brighter future!

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