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from FOUNDERS
FOR FOUNDERS
SEPT 27 - 29, 2020 IN MUNICH
Join 5,000 founders, investors & startup enthusiasts
for three days of vision, learning and networking
at Europe's biggest founders festival.
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5,000
attendees
Founders, Investors & startup enthusiasts
7
stages
inspiration, learning and matchmaking
100+
speakers
share their insights on stage
150+
experts
you can share a table with at Oktoberfest
The Founders Festival
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.
Sunday
27 SEPTEMBER
ICM Congress Center
Day
(9am - 6pm)
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Startup Exhibition
  • Matchmaking Area
  • Startup Pitch Stage
  • Google Stage
  • Founders Stage
  • Audi Mobility Stage
Night
(7pm - 1am)
  • Official After Party
  • Drinks & Music
Monday
28 SEPTEMBER
ICM Congress Center
Day
(9am - 6pm)
  • Startup Exhibition
  • Startup Academy
  • Matchmaking Area
  • Spotlight Stage
  • Impact Stage
  • Corporate Innovation Stage
Night
(7pm - 1am)
  • Startup Night
  • 50+ events all over Munich
TUESDAY
29 SEPTEMBER
Oktoberfest Munich
Day
(9am - 2pm)
  • Share a table with an expert
  • Secret music act
  • Liquid networking
  • Join 5,000 startup enthusiasts at the Oktoberfest
Latest Podcast
Podcast

Out of macho land

Jessica Alba talks about how she started her  and gives advice in the Bits & Pretzels Podcast about how she succeeded as an entrepreneur and gives advice about female leadership

Former Speakers
Bits & Pretzels offers you inspiration as well as relevant business content. Our speakers are successful national and international entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs and will share their insights on stage.
Former Speakers
President Barack Obama
Jessica Alba
Founder
The Honest Company
Richard Branson
Founder
Virgin Group
Drew Houston
Founder & CEO
Dropbox
Tarana Burke
Founder
#MeToo Movement
Reid Hoffman
Co-Founder
LinkedIn
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb
Donna Carpenter
Co-founder & CEO
Burton Snowboards
Klaus Hommels
CEO
Lakestar Advisors
Nico Rosberg
Former Formula One World Champion & investor
Why ATTEND

become a

Better leader

Connect with

Decision makers

Bits & Pretzels brings together decision makers from all over the startup ecosystem. Use the chance to make appointments with potential partners, clients or investors. Our  matchmaking  and  Oktoberfest Networking  will help you to make kick-ass connections.

We handpick our  speakers  to help you learn from their experiences and mistakes. Especially when you are or want to become a founder, you shouldn't miss the "How to...-Sessions" at the  Academy Stage .

Enjoy liquid

networking

promote your

company

Make people know your company and get out your name by  exhibiting ,  pitching or even by becoming a  sponsor .

An after party with free drinks, the Startup Night all over the city - nice! But entering the Oktoberfest with 5,000 fellow startup enthusiasts is INCREDIBLE!

Connect with

fellow investors

FIND THE HOTTEST

STARTUPS

No matter if you want to discover early stage startups in the  exhibition  and at the  Pitch Stage  or later stage companies at the  Spotlight Stage  - Bits & Pretzels attracts Europe's hottest tech-startups.

More than 300 investors attended Bits & Pretzels in 2017 and even more will join this year. Catch up on the latest rumors and don't miss your next deal.

Enjoy liquid

networking

An after party with free drinks, the Startup Night all over the city - nice! But entering the Oktoberfest with 5,000 fellow startup enthusiasts is INCREDIBLE!

Learn about

Corporate innovation

Connect with

Decision makers

Bits & Pretzels brings together decision makers from all over the startup ecosystem. Use the chance to make appointments with potential partners, clients or investors. Our  matchmaking  and  Oktoberfest Networking  will help you to make kick-ass connections.

Discover successful  corporate innovation  projects and learn from the experiences of its makers. We selected outstanding projects that use leading edge technologies to drive innovation.

enjoy liquid

networking

Find the hottest

startups

No matter if you want to discover early stage startups in the  exhibition  and at the  Pitch Stage  or later stage companies at the  Spotlight Stage  - Bits & Pretzels attracts Europe's hottest tech-startups.

An after party with free drinks, the Startup Night all over the city - nice! But entering the Oktoberfest with 5,000 fellow startup enthusiasts is INCREDIBLE!

Former Attending companies
You won't regret it
Ask our former attendees...
"Worth the money, time and invest - highly recommended!"
Andreas Heyden, CEO at DFL Digital Sports GmbH
"Great Event, Great Networking, Awesome speakers, beer and good vibes!"
Stephan Dörner, editor in chief at t3n magazin
"A must-attend for founders. Always a pleasure!"
Daniel Wingen, founder of BlockKeeper
"Absolutely amazing, sparkling, inspiring event and attendees!
- the best startup festivals of my life!"
Kárpáti Tímea, founder & CEO of BeMyBoss
"Awesome Event! Top-Speaker, high-quality audience and wonderful atmosphere!"
Ingo Kamps, journalist
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