How it works

How it works

Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • Startup SAFARI is basically days of open doors for startup ecosystems: startups, companies, VCs, and accelerators open their doors for attendees. Attendees register for sessions hosted by participating companies in their offices, travel around the city following their individual programs, interacting, learning and networking. Everyone is welcome to join.

  • Startup SAFARI will take place all over Halle. There is not ONE specific venue location. Every participating startup, VC, Accelerator or Coworking Space will open its doors and hold individual sessions – and you can put together your own agenda.

  • SAFARI begins on Tuesday, 18 September at 9 am and ends on Wednesday, 19 September after the last session.

  • Money should not stop you from attending Startup SAFARI. That is the reason why we decided to only raise a small commitment fee – some tickets are even free of charge. We will soon announce the ticket prices.

  • All sessions will be held in German.

Tickets

  • You can buy your ticket only online and not at the doors.

  • Startup SAFARI offers various opportunities to experience your local Startup Ecosystem. As a regular attendee (Jobseeker, Startup, Corporate) you will have access to all regular sessions of Startup SAFARI.

    The Afterparty and the Breakfast are additional networking Events, where you will need a Special ticket, to attend those. One Special ticket only counts for one special event, if for example, you want to go to both events, you will need two tickets.

    If the main purpose of your attendance is to network, the VIP ticket will give you access to any special Event, even the exclusive Sponsor Dinner. 

  • You will receive an email from Eventbrite with your ticket information and how to register for your sessions. Once we open the registration for the sessions, you will receive an email from our agenda tool letting you know that your profile has been created. Afterward, you are free to create your own schedule.

  • Unfortunately, that is not possible.

  • As much as we love to have plenty of people at the SAFARI, we need to keep organizational aspects in mind. For that reason, it is not possible to bring someone without a valid ticket.

  • Unfortunately, a ticket refund is not possible.

Sessions

  • First, make sure you have bought a Ticket. If you have bought a Ticket you should receive an automated e-mail for your registration. After that, you can log in to the Agenda and book your desired sessions. 

    After logging in you will see “ATTEND” buttons on the sessions, like in this example:

    Almost every session of Startup SAFARI is limited
    So better be quick since we have a “first come- first served” model.

  • You can start creating your personal agenda after you receive an email from our agenda tool. 

  • According to the ticket you got, you have access to unlimited regular sessions listed on the agenda, as long as seats are available.

  • Once we open the registrations on the schedule, you will receive an email from our agenda tool, letting you know that your profile on the site has been created. The email will provide a link to automatically log you in, where you’ll be able to pick sessions you’d like to attend and block your spot.

    If you’ve purchased multiple tickets under the same email address you will receive an e-mail with several links to the other tickets. It is important, that you send this link to the receiving person. If they don’t get the link an register themselves, they won’t be able to create their own session.

    If you do change your mind and decide to reschedule your program, please ‘unselect’ the sessions you don’t wish to attend anymore so that others who’re on the waitlist will have the opportunity to take your spot.

  • If you’ve purchased multiple tickets under the same email address you will receive an e-mail with several links to the other tickets. It is important, that you send this link to the receiving person. If they don’t get the link an register themselves, they won’t be able to create their own session.

  • A typical SAFARI session is 60-90 minutes long, with enough time between sessions to reach your next location.

  • Most sessions are located pretty central in the city, so you can walk or use public transport.

    Traveling between different locations is a great networking opportunity. Usually, you will be in a small group of just a couple of people, which makes connecting to each other much easier than in a room with a big crowd.
    Ask people around you if anybody is going in the same direction as you are. You will be surprised how many people were only waiting for somebody to initiate it.

    For sessions which are further away, we will provide some transportation, so you easily can get to the next session.

  • Better be quick! Sessions usually do have a maximum capacity which is set by the session host.
    If the session is full there will be an option to join a watchlist. As soon as seats are getting free, you will get notified.

  • Individual sessions will usually have limited capacity. It’s necessary because most of them are taking place in offices of participating companies. Each office is different and can hold a different number of people. We have to respect their hospitality and make sure that the crowd is not too big.

    This means that sometimes sessions will be able to hold fewer people that would like to join them. For this reason, you should create your agenda as early as possible. If despite that, a session you want to attend has already filled up, you can always join the waitlist.

    Very often we release some additional spots in oversubscribed sessions. Sometimes we are also able to add additional sessions at the same companies when they are in high demand.

  • There is a button on the Agenda page, where you will be redirected to a chronological list of your booked sessions.