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Reuniting
Founders

On 20 - 21 January 2022, Bits & Pretzels returns with a physical edition of Europe’s leading founders festival.

Pre-register now

Bits & Pretzels
returns to Munich

20 - 21 January 2022

For over a year, all of us have been sitting inside – working, hustling, wondering what the future holds. Soon, all this built-up energy and creativity needs to be released.

It's time to start looking forward again – and we can't wait to make it happen: In January 2022, we will finally reunite with the exceptional community we missed so much.

Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience and pre-register now. We'll notify you once ticket sales open.

Pre-register now


Taking place in Munich, Bits & Pretzels is a two-day festival for 5,000 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts.

Started as a small founder’s breakfast with 80 participants, Bits & Pretzels quickly developed into Europe’s leading founders festival – attracting the world’s greatest companies, speakers and entrepreneurs alike.

See the greatest
personalities of our time

Our audience of impassionate and enthusiastic founders draws the best speakers in tech & society year after year.

Barack Obama
Jessica Alba
Founder
The Honest Company
Reid Hoffman
Co-Founder
LinkedIn
Richard Branson
Founder
Virgin Group
Dirk Nowitzki
Former NBA Player
Drew Houston
Founder & CEO
Dropbox
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb
Eric Schmidt
Former CEO Google,
Co-founder Schmidt Futures
Arianna Huffington
Founder & CEO
Thrive Global
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
CEO & Co-Founder
Klarna
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Founder & Advisory Board Member
Amorelie
Joko Winterscheidt
Entertainer & Entrepreneur
Oliver Kahn
Member of the executive board
FC Bayern München
Nico Rosberg
Green Tech Entrepreneur and F1 World Champion
Jochen Engert
Founder & CEO
FlixMobility
Niklas Östberg
Co-Founder & CEO
Delivery Hero
Philipp Lahm
Founder Philipp Lahm Holding, Partner
Fanmiles
Mitchell Baker
Executive Chairwoman
Mozilla Foundation & Corporation
Stefan Raab
Entrepreneur & Entertainer
Jan Böhmermann
satirist, tv host, and multiple award-winner
Margit Wennmachers
Operating Partner
Andreessen Horowitz
Barack Obama
Jessica Alba
Founder
The Honest Company
Reid Hoffman
Co-Founder
LinkedIn
Richard Branson
Founder
Virgin Group
Dirk Nowitzki
Former NBA Player
Drew Houston
Founder & CEO
Dropbox
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb

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%. 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.

THE 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.

Be part of #bits22

Join us in Munich when Europe’s leading founders festival returns. Pre-register for the Bits & Pretzels Festival January 2022 and we'll notify you once ticket sales open.

Pre-register now

FAQ

Will the Bits & Pretzels festival be a virtual or physical event?

Since the beginning, Bits & Pretzels has been about the power of community. After more than a year of virtual events, we believe that our physical festival is the perfect occasion to reunite founders, investors and startup enthusiasts.

Where will the Bits & Pretzels festival be held?

The Bits & Pretzels Festival will be held physically at the ICM Munich on 20 - 21 January 2022.

How many visitors can attend the Bits & Pretzels festival?

Traditionally, Bits & Pretzels is the only major startup event that limits its number of attendees. We focus on quality over size. This stays the same in 2022 where we will have a maximum of 5,000 attendees at our festival.

What is your COVID-19 health and safety concept?

The safety of all attendees and speakers is our first priority. We will introduce a range of new safety measures so that you can have every confidence that we are taking all reasonable precautions to keep you safe. We will strictly follow the rules that will be set out by the authorities in January 2022 . This allows you get on with the most important thing: gaining access to the connections, conversations, and ideas that will transform not just your business but the whole startup ecosystem.

Will there be multiple festivals in 2022?

Yes! For the first time, there will be two editions of Bits & Pretzels in one year. On top of our great comeback on 20 - 21 January 2022, we will host our Bits & Pretzels festival at the the ICM and the Oktoberfest on 25 - 27 September 2022.

Will there be a Bits & Pretzels festival in 2021?

No, there won’t be any edition of Bits & Pretzels in 2021 – neither virtual nor physical. We are convinced that January 2022 will be the perfect time to reunite with the community we missed so much.

I am interested in partnering with you, who do I contact?

For sponsorship inquiries, please write to hello@bitsandpretzels.com