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join bits & pretzels 2018
To guarantee the best networking, learning and a highly relevant group of startup enthusiasts, we limited the number of attendees to 5,000 and introduced an application process. Want to be part of this year’s festival?
Apply now
(takes only 1 min!)
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Highly professional, fun and a fascinating array of speakers.

Richard Branson at #bits16
Founder Virgin Group
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The perfect combination of startups, investors and corporates.

Werner Vogels at #bits 17
CTO Amazon
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A good hunting ground.

Andy Cunningham at #bits17
Former PR-advisor to Steve Jobs
FAQ
What is the price for a ticket?
Corporate
Happy Bird
1.699 €
Lazy Bird
1,999€
Institutional
Investor
Happy Bird
799 €
Lazy Bird
1,199€
Private Investor
Happy Bird
699 €
Lazy Bird
999€
Small
Agency
Happy Bird
699 €
Lazy Bird
999€
Later Stage Startup
Happy Bird
499 €
Lazy Bird
799€
Early Stage Startup
Happy Bird
399 €
Lazy Bird
699€
Academia
Happy Bird
399 €
Lazy Bird
699€
Private
Person
Happy Bird
399 €
Lazy Bird
699€
all prices excl. VAT

Category descriptions

Corporate

Founders and employees of companies older than 10 years or with more than 300 employees. Founders and employees of consulting companies and agencies.

Institutional Investors

Founders and Employees of venture capital & private equity companies, accelerators & incubators.

Private Investor

For business angels.

Small Agency

For founders and employees of small agencies with up to 10 employees. Does NOT include consulting as part of the main business.

Later Stage Startup

Founders and employees of later stage startups. A later stage startup is a company younger than 10 years and with less than 300 employees. The business model consists of the realization of an innovative business idea (NOT: consulting & agencies).

Early Stage Startup

Founders and employees of Early Stage Startups. An early stage startup is a company younger than 3 years and with less than 10 employees. The business model consists of the realization of an innovative business idea (NOT: consulting & agencies).

Academia

University employees and employees of public organizations.

Private Person

This is a PRIVATE ticket purchase and those tickets cannot be acquired / paid by any company. Your badge also won’t state any company name.

Who is eligible to apply?

Founders, startup employees, investors, accelerators, incubators, CDOs, CIOs, corporate innovators, students and everyone who is interested in the startup ecosystem, digitalisation and technological innovation. Our goal is to have the best startup and digital enthusiasts at our festival.

When do I know if I am accepted?

Please give us two weeks to check the application carefully. During that time, you will get an email with more information and the link to buy your ticket.

When and where does Bits & Pretzels take place?

Bits & Pretzels 2018 takes place from September 30th 9am until October 2nd 2pm. The first two days take place at the International Congress Center Munich and the third day at the Schottenhamel tent at the Oktoberfest.

Can I transfer my ticket?

Ticket transfers are only possible in very limited cases until two weeks before the event. The transfer has to be approved by us. If you have an internal change from one colleague to another with a similar background, let us know and we will help you.

What is included in the ticket?
  • Participation on all three-day festival days (30.9.-1.10.18 at ICM, 2.10.18 at Schottenhamel tent at Oktoberfest)
  • Access to the official after party (Sunday night) and Startup Night (Monday night)
  • Free food and beverages during the first two conference days
  • Access to all networking platforms including matchmaking area and app
  • Access to Table Captain and Topic Table selection process
  • Access to all masterclasses at the Startup Academy