Europe’s biggest founders festival brings true founder spirit into virtual space!
Don’t miss the festival that connected Barack Obama, Richard Branson, Jessica Alba and many other world leaders with the startup ecosystem.
By spreading out the event's agenda over the late afternoons of six days we enable you to craft your personal schedule around your office duties.
Get your work done, become a better founder, and find new clients. All at the same time!
The Bits & Pretzels Networking Week is designed to accelerate your ideas, network and business. Each format we developed gives you exactly what you need to hack your startup’s growth.
Discover interesting people through our search and filters. Start a video chat and find out who’s truly relevant to your business.
Get a virtual booth in our Startup-Village and make it easy for investors and potential business partners to find you and not your competition.
Chris Barton is one of the masterminds behind the music recognition app Shazam and a true entrepreneur. Before founding Shazam he worked for companies such as Google and Dropbox. Throughout his career he has collected a wealth of knowledge and experience within the digital field - especially mobile applications - which you can learn from at #bits20.
Martin Enderle was CEO of Scout24 from 2005 until 2014 before becoming Founder and Managing Director of allmyhomes. Since 2017 he is Chairman of Delivery Hero SE and holds several other board roles. At #bits20, he makes some space in his super busy schedule to get connected with the next generation of globals leaders so don't miss this rare chance to talk to a guru of ecommerce and marketplaces!
Jeff Clavier is Founder of Uncork Capital considered one of the most active established seed funds in Silicon Valley. Since 2004 he has closed more than 200 investments in startups like Fitbit, Eventbrite, Postmates and more occasionally sold to companies like Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. At #bits20 he will talk about how to stick to commitments, even in hard times. Don't miss the chance to discuss with a real expert of Silicon Valley at #bits20.
Marie-Helene is General Partner at Speedinvest, an early stage venture capital fund with 400 million euros and 160+ investments across Europe. She provides seed financing to support the digitization of Europe’s industry by focusing on startups active in industrial tech or construction tech. Take the chance to pitch your idea to one of the most active investors in Europe at this year's Bits & Pretzels Networking Week!
CEO & Founder
A big heart for grannies & cakes: Katharina's startup Kuchentratsch employs 50 elderly who bake 40.000 cakes per year and ships them nationwide! Learn from her that a successful business model and social impact are not opposites but an ideal match.
Schranner Negotiation Institute
Matthias Schranner was originally trained by the police and the FBI as a lead negotiator for high-stakes situations. For the past 15 years, he and his team at the Schranner Negotiation Institute have been advising clients including the UN, global corporations and political parties in difficult negotiations. His background and his deep passion for solving the most difficult negotiations makes Matthias the one and only person, you should listen to when it’s about how to negotiate!
Founder & Managing Partner
Maria Sievert, Founder and Managing Partner of the Munich-based startup inveox, strives with the medtech company to make cancer diagnosis more accurate. The alumna of TUM and Manage&More has won various awards, including placing 3rd for the 2019 EIT Health Woman Award and she even won the Golden Pretzel at Bits & Pretzels 2018. Don’t miss the chance to get inspired by a successful power woman like her!
Simon is a developer at heart and a venture capitalist in mind. German born, Simon gained operational experience building three companies for Rocket Internet between Asia, Latin America and the US before starting his Investment Career at Earlybird Venture Capital. Simon will share his experience on how to pick your investor & partner wisely and why VC is the best job in the world!
Founder & CEO
During the lockdown the boom of FlixMobility came to a sudden hold. The co-founder of one of Europe's largest mobility providers describes his masterplan for worldwide growth in 2020.
Co-founder & CEO
Social-Bee & Bringandring
Find a subject you’re passional about and just get started - that's what you can learn from Zarah, a serial social entrepreneur. As Founder of Social-Bee and Bring & Ring she wants to establish Social Entrepreneurship as a strong sector within the European economy - with the support of prominent startup figures like Alexander Samwer. Get inspired by Zarah and help to create a more sustainable route for a better future!
Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2012, Christian was a Research Assistant at the Technical University of Munich with a focus on empirical entrepreneurial finance topics. Join his session to learn more about the State of the Nation: Growth investing in DACH.
After studying economics and journalism at the University of Hamburg, Sonja began her career as a trainee at RTL Nord. Afterwards, she held different positions within the RTL Media Group including reporter, TV presenter and Head of the editorial department at RTL. In 2014 Schwetje became Editor-in-Chief of the news channel ntv which focuses on the importance of start-ups as a relevant driving force for our economy. Sonja will share her media and PR tips at her virtual table!
Bits & Pretzels is an event from founders for founders. We don‘t compromise when creating content for our fellow entrepreneurs. Everything we do is about giving founders what they need to achieve their goals and reach for the stars.
Bits & Pretzels is the only major event for startups that limits its number of attendees. To us, it’s important to rather gather the best players of the ecosystem than keep growing and sacrifice the quality of your event experience.
We always give 110%. It’s bold, brave, brezn! This ambition makes us pioneers of our time, looking ahead - ready to tackle problems with our community. With enthusiasm for technology and precision, we provide an exciting environment that enables founders to shape a better future.
We love progressive change-makers. Always questioning the status quo and looking for new ways to improve our environment. We want to create a world of possibilities with true & sustainable impact for everyone who joins Bits & Pretzels. Our aim: to constantly develop and benchmark a better future.