Hello World: We're inviting 50 international startups to join #bits17
In 2017, we'd like to see even more great international startups at our festival. As money is usually short among startup founders and international travel costs are high, we'd like to invite 50 INTERNATIONAL startups to join our startup exhibition FOR FREE! The package includes three free conference tickets for startup employees and an exhibition booth for one day. Apply now using the form below, and we will select the best startups afterwards. 

Exhibition booths will be sorted by these clusters:
Your benefits
Conference Tickets
Three 3-day festival tickets for your team are included in the package
Exhibition booth
Showcase your startup on one of the conference days at a much reduced price.
Printed company profile
To help you traveling with small luggage. Your booth already comes with a branding.
1-on-1 meetings
Get the most out of your stay and arrange 1-on-1 meetings with investors and other attendees.
1-on-1 meetings
Get the most out of your stay and arrange 1-on-1 meetings with investors and other attendees.
Preferred Table Captain selection
Select your Table Captain before everyone else does and meet the person that elevates your startup the most.
fill out the form and we will select the best startups until July 31th
Good luck!
Apply Now
What is the purpose of exhibiting?

It's all about boosting awareness that will help you grow, increasing your media exposure and helping you to build profound business relationships with corporations and investors. Use your chance to get in touch with thousands of attendees, present your company, find new clients and business partners.

How do I participate?
  1. Enter your email address in the field above (you will immediately receive an email with the link to the official application form)

  2. Apply by giving us detailed information about your startup

  3. Get nominated

  4. Buy the exhibition package including 3 tickets for your team.

  5. Exhibit at Bits & Pretzels
When will participants be announced?

The earlier you apply the more likely you get chosen. In order to make planning your trip easy, we choose the start-ups in three batches. If applications in the earlier batches exceed the limit of available spots, no more start-ups will be chosen to participate. So make sure you apply as early as possible.

What is included?

Before Bits & Pretzels

  • Company logo and link on event website and exhibitor listings

During Bits & Pretzels

  • Personal exhibition counter for one day (September 24 OR 25)
  • Three 3-day tickets for Bits & Pretzels
  • Wi-Fi and electricity provided
  • Printed company logo with company description
  • Brand inclusion in event app and exhibitor listings
  • Preferred right to choose a Table Captain
  • Invitation to launch party
I have specific questions, whom do I contact?

Please contact for any further exhibition queries.

I have already bought tickets, can I return them?

Yes, you can. As soon as you have purchased your new exhibition ticket, we will refund your previous one. Please note that in case you own a discounted ticket (e.g. from Crazy or Early Bird ticket sale), the discount cannot be applied to the new exhibition ticket.