Bits & Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. The festival takes place in a unique setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich from September 30th – October 2nd, 2018. The most successful founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for inspiration, learning, and matchmaking. On the last day, all attendees and speakers come together in one tent with one goal: liquid networking.
Our THEME FOR 2018:
DIVERSITY - UNLOCK ITS ENTREPRENEURIAL POTENTIAL
Diversity in our workforce, in new markets, in our products, in our endeavors, in our community - in our thinking in general - will be the key for new and bigger opportunities ahead.
Andy came to Silicon Valley in 1983 to work for Regis McKenna and help Steve Jobs launch the Macintosh. She continued to work with Steve for several years and now she is sharing her knowledge about PR with 5,000 founders at our Startup Academy.
Stefan Raab will open this year's festival with his first major public appearance for one and a half years. We are stoked to see the TV host, entrepreneur, songwriter, musician, and TV- and music producer on stage.
Once a year the most influential executives gather at the Bits & Pretzels Oktoberfest tables. Every table at the grand finale is hosted by a Table Captain and all attendees can choose one of those handpicked CEOs, editors-in-chief or investors before the event even starts. Through that we make sure that everyone gets the most out of Bits & Pretzels and enjoys the best networking experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
Partnerships with the aim of forming long-lasting relationships with mutual benefits forms the basis for the success of the founders festival. Amazing companies join the event as a partner year for year.
Our main theme for 2018: Diversity in our workforce, in new markets, in our products, in our endeavors, in our community - in our thinking in general - will be the key for new and bigger opportunities ahead.