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Bits & Pretzels
Networking Week

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.

Sep 27 - Oct 02, 2020

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Limited Tickets available
100%
Virtually
6 Days
High-Class Content
400+
Speakers &
Table Captains
100+
Masterclasses
3
Main
Streams

Our Speakers. Your Inspiration.

Eric Schmidt

Former CEO Google,

Co-founder Schmidt Futures

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO

Thrive Global

Stewart Butterfield

Co-Founder & CEO

Slack

Jan Frodeno

Ironman World Champion

Margit Wennmachers

Operating Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Jeff Clavier

Managing Partner

Uncork Capital

Oliver Kahn

Member of the executive board

FC Bayern München

Michele Romanow

Co-founder & President

Clearbanc

Paul Ripke

Digital Creator

Ripky California

Nico Rosberg

Green Tech Entrepreneur and F1 World Champion

Pieter van der Does

CEO & Co-Founder

Adyen

Anne Boden

Founder & CEO

Starling Bank

Get Advice from our Table Captains

Chris Barton

Founder

Shazam

Gloria Seibert

CEO

Temedica

Nico Polleti

Co-Founder & CEO

Cluno

Dr. Christian Figge

Principal

General Atlantic

Katharina Mayer

CEO & Founder

Kuchentratsch

Jochen Engert

Founder & CEO

FlixMobility

Matthias Schranner

CEO

Schranner Negotiation Institute

Konstantin Mehl

Founder, President & CEO

Kaia Health

Dr. Cristian Grossmann

CEO

Beekeeper

Katharina Jünger

CEO

TeleClinic

Michael Fritz

CJO

Viva con agua

Matthias Laug

Co-Founder & CTO

Tier Mobility

No time is no excuse!

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!

Connect - Scale - Learn!

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.

Most efficient networking ever

Founders Roulette

Founders Roulette

This is for all curious minds who want to connect with like-minded doers. Join the roulette and get matched for a chat!

Table Captains

Table Captains

Access in small networking sessions truthful advice from the most experienced founders, investors, or experts: Our Table Captains!

Meet all Attendees

Meet all Attendees

Discover interesting people through our search and filters. Start a video chat and find out who’s truly relevant to your business.

Highest visibility for your startup

Startup Pitch

Startup Pitch

Take the stage and pitch your startup to the entire Bits-Community. Past winners made this the game-changer for their startup. Will you too?

Startup Village

Startup Village

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.

Most learning & inspiration

Bits Academy

Bits Academy

In 20-minute educational masterclasses, experienced founders, investors and CEOs upskill your founder-toolbox.

Virtual Café

Virtual Café

Our Virtual Café is where you exchange thoughts with like-minded in dedicated video-chat-rooms. Open up a room, join existing ones and address your burning questions.

Boost Talks

Boost Talks

Get great content shots and fresh impulses in 6-minute boost talks from top-tier international founders & VCs.

Our Table Captains. Your Mentors.

Meet

Chris Barton

Founder

Shazam

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.

Chris Barton

Founder

Shazam

Meet

Dr. Martin Enderle

Chairman

Delivery Hero

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!

Dr. Martin Enderle

Chairman

Delivery Hero

Meet

Jeff Clavier

Managing Partner

Uncork Capital

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.

Jeff Clavier

Managing Partner

Uncork Capital

Meet

Marie-Helene Ametsreiter

Partner

Speedinvest

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!

Marie-Helene Ametsreiter

Partner

Speedinvest

Meet

Katharina Mayer

CEO & Founder

Kuchentratsch

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.

Katharina Mayer

CEO & Founder

Kuchentratsch

Meet

Matthias Schranner

CEO

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!

Matthias Schranner

CEO

Schranner Negotiation Institute

Meet

Maria Sievert

Founder & Managing Partner

inveox

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!

Maria Sievert

Founder & Managing Partner

inveox

Meet

Simon Schmincke

General Partner

Creandum

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!

Simon Schmincke

General Partner

Creandum

Meet

Jochen Engert

Founder & CEO

FlixMobility

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.

Jochen Engert

Founder & CEO

FlixMobility

Meet

Zarah Bruhn

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!

Zarah Bruhn

Co-founder & CEO

Social-Bee & Bringandring

Meet

Dr. Christian Figge

Principal

General Atlantic

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.

Dr. Christian Figge

Principal

General Atlantic

Meet

Sonja Schwetje

Editor-in-Chief

ntv

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!

Sonja Schwetje

Editor-in-Chief

ntv

#bits20: Why we invented the Bits & Pretzels Networking Week

What we believe in:

Founders are always first

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.  

Quality Over Size

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 do things Bits-Style

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.

Power of Community

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.