Uniting the startup world
during the Oktoberfest.

5,000+ Attendees 300+ Table Captains 400+ Journalists
Bits & Pretzels connects more than 5.000 participants with Speakers and Table Captains like founders of Virgin (Richard Branson), Airbnb, Evernote, Kayak, Home24, Runtastic or Delivery Hero. Bits & Pretzels creates unique networking around Munich Oktoberfest and encourages meaningful relationships between founders, investors and the media.
25 – 27. September 2016
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Speakers at Bits & Pretzels 2016.

Our Bits & Pretzels speakers will open up new perspectives for your startup in countless awesome sessions and panel discussions.

Ilse
Aigner

Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology Deputy Minister-President

Nathan
Blecharczyk

Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb

Mitchell
Baker

Executive Chairwoman
Mozilla Foundation & Corporation

Neil
Patel

Co-Founder
Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, KISSmetrics

Steve
Hafner

Co-Founder & CEO
KAYAK

Sportfreunde
Stiller

Live in concert

Tony
Fadell

Founder
Nest & Creator iPod

Riccardo
Zacconi

Co-Founder & CEO
King Digital Entertainment PLC

Leila
Janah

CEO
Sama and Laxmi

Jochen
Schweizer

Founder & Chairman
Jochen Schweizer Group

Brand-new: Our Industry Clusters

Choose an expert-hosted table
at the Oktoberfest.

There’s this shy species everybody speaks about and only few catch a glimpse of: infuential executives. But once a year they gather at the Bits & Pretzels Oktoberfest tables. Lured by socialbility and lots of fresh talents. Choose one of the CEOs, editors-in-chief or investors as your Table Captain and enjoy their experience!

Nathan
Blecharczyk

Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb

Jess
Erickson

Programm Director
500 Startups

Katharina
Borchert

Chief Innovation Officer
Mozilla

Dorothee
Bär

State Secretary
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Andrei
Brasoveanu

Investment Team
Accel Partners

Sonja
Schwetje

Editor in Chief
n-tv

Dr. Joana
Breidenbach

Co-Founder
Betterplace.org

Konstantin
Urban

Co-Founder & CEO
Windeln.de

Academy: Enjoy Masterclasses,
specially designed for startups

We love learning! And as founders we know that founding is a process of constant learning. That’s why startups can expect 13 masterclasses from experienced entrepreneurs like Neil Patel, Florian Gschwandtner or Carsten Maschmayer on our academy stage.

Find people who really matter to you by using our networking app.

You’ve already scheduled meetings with 3 investors and 2 well-known jounalists – before the event even started. Wouldn’t you consider this a success? With our newly developed networking app we make this possible for you. Just install the app, find interesting contacts, connect with one click and directly schedule a meeting at the event!