SEP 24 - 26, 2017 IN MUNICH
3 days of vision, learning and networking.
Bits & Pretzels is a 3-day founders festival that connects 5.000 startup enthusiasts with Speakers and Table Captains like the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, Evernote or Zendesk. Bits & Pretzels creates unique networking around Munich Oktoberfest and encourages meaningful relationships between founders, investors and the media.
"Combining a startup conference 
with the Oktoberfest is brilliant."
Kevin Spacey
Speakers at Bits & Pretzels 2017.
Some of the most successful national and international entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs shared their insights on stage and opened up new perspectives for Bits & Pretzels attendees.
Stefan Raab
Entertainer & Entrepreneur
Philipp Lahm
Partner at Fanmiles, Founder of Philipp Lahm Holding
Fabian Schmidt
Chief Executive Officer at Fanmiles
Alan Sternberg
Chief Revenue Officer at Fanmiles
Andy Cunningham
Former personal advisor to Steve Jobs at Apple, Pixar, and NExT
Klaus Hommels
Seed Investor of AirBnB, Facebook, Freenet,, Skype, Klarna, Xing and Spotify
Rolf Schrömgens
CEO & Co-Founder Trivago
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
CEO at Klarna
Dr. Philipp Kreibohm
Founder & CEO Home24
Kevin Novak
Chief Data Scientist at Uber
Ralf Wenzel
Founder & CEO at Foodpanda, Chief Strategy Officer at Delivery Hero
Jeff Burton
Co-Founder of Electronic Arts
"Highly professional and as much about having fun as about bringing together a fascinating array of speakers"
Richard Branson
Oh captain. My captain. 
Table Captain.
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.
Dorothee Bär
State Secretary Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Gabriele Böhmer
Director Munich Startup
Stephanie Czerny
Managing Director DLD Media GmbH
Lukasz Gadowski
Entrepreneur & Investor
Heiko Hubertz
Founder & CEO WHOW Games
Dr. Paul-Bernhard Kallen
CEO Hubert Burda Media
Alexander Kudlich
Member of the Management Board Rocket Internet SE
Dr. Florian Langenscheidt
Business Angel Langenscheidt Verlagsgruppe
You're in good hands.
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.
This is our story.