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Munich | 29 SEP - 1 OCT 2024
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Some events are simply to big?

5,000 attendees is the perfect size. We value quality over quantity for your perfect network experience.
Founder-Investor Meetings*
You want to meet investors? This is the place.

Investors come to Bits & Pretzels to hunt for hot startups. Pack your day with meetings and have the most efficient three days of your year.
*numbers based on bits22 event app data.
3.4bn €
raised after bits22*
Top founders come to Bits & Pretzels year after year.

They know that once a year all their peers and investors meet in Munich. A can't miss opportunity.
*amount raised amongst startups exhibiting & speaking at bits22
390bn €
of assets under management
3-days in Munich during the Oktoberfest.

There is no better way to catch up with fellow VCs, LPs, and Founders from seed stage to unicorn status.

WHY is everyone at Bits & Pretzels?

We started with 80 attendees and big dreams.

Now, Bits & Pretzels hosts 5,000 founders, investors, and industry leaders for three days full of learning, networking & doing business during Munich Oktoberfest.
It's where networks thrive, and entrepreneurs get a boost.

Will you join us for this incredible experience?

What makes bits & pretzels so unique?

2 days of


A highly curated speaker line-up and tons of formats to match you with the most relevant people at the event. There couldn't be a better start.

1 day of


And how should it end? For the third day, we take 5,000 founders to the real Munich Oktoberfest to network. You don't want to miss. It's truly epic.

Everybody should know your startup.

Where founders grow

Become a better founder by learning from the experiences and mistakes of our handpicked speakers.

Where founders show

Get your name out: Join our Startup Exhibition, pitching in front of a huge crowd, or promote your company to hundreds of investors

Where founders do business

The leading decision-makers in the startup ecosystem join Bits & Pretzels. Use this chance to meet potential customers, partners or future employees.

Where founders get funded

Apart from any stages or formats, Bits & Pretzels is designed to connect founders and investors. That's why the best VC-firms come year after year.

Face to face with leading

Hundreds of startups, investors and corporates are joining Bits & Pretzels every year. They know that a network cannot be built from your office.

Skip weeks of business lunches and investor meetings – and do all your networking over the course of just three days.

Get your name

in the book

Our newly introduced Startup Book is what investors craved for.

All the data on the exhibiting startups has been featured in the startup book. A comprehensive list of data provided to 1,000+ attending investors.

Now is your chance to get your name in the 2024 edition.

Recap 2023

Where we come from.

Wild first years. Started with only 80 participants at Hofbräuhaus the event grows to 1,400 attendees.
For the first time the Festival lasts for three days. The grand finale gathers 3,500 founders at the Oktoberfest.
5,000 attendees come to see the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, and other inspiring personalities.
Bits & Pretzels establishes its quality over size rule and limits the number of attendees to 5,000.
Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement, opens the Festival to underline the commitment to diversity.
President Barack Obama joins Bits & Pretzels and leads an amazing speaker lineup.
What a return after a two year break. It was time to reunite the European startup ecosystem and everybody joined.
Bits & Pretzels is home. The Home of Founders. People came for Michelle Obama and they stayed for the community.

Munich, Germany
29. Sept - 1 Oct, 2024