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Munich | 24–26 September 2023

Join Bits & Pretzels 2023 and meet 5,000 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts for three days full of learning, networking & inspiration.

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Some events are simply too big?

5,000 attendees is the perfect size. We value quality over quantity for your perfect network experience.


Founder - Investor Meetings*

You want to meet investors? This is the place.

Investors come to Bits & Pretzels to hunt for hot startups. Pack your day with meetings and have the most efficient three days of your year.

*numbers based on bits22 event app data

3.4bn €

raised after bits22*

Top founders come to Bits & Pretzels year after year.

They know that once a year all their peers and investors meet in Munich. A can't miss opportunity.

*amount raised amongst startups exhibiting & speaking at bits22

390bn €

of assets under management

3-days in Munich during the Oktoberfest.

There is no better way to catch up with fellow VCs, LPs, and Founders from seed stage to unicorn status.

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We've consciously limit Bits & Pretzels to 5,000 attendees to improve your personal experience and enable truly meaningful networking. Despite over 10,000 hopefuls on our waitlist annually, we strive for fair registration through periodic ticket drops.

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Why Do Founders Come to Bits & Pretzels?

With only about 10% of startups making it past the five-year mark, it's clear that certain practices set the most successful founders apart.

At Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival, we're helping entrepreneurs thrive by fostering a strong network with potential investors, customers, and employees, as well as remaining vigilant across industries for unique opportunities.

With over a decade of experience behind our backs, we have successfully stimulated hundreds of businesses to achieve growth and success.

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Our Speakers 2023

Michelle Obama
Former First Lady
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CSO
Daniel Dines
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Robert Habeck
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Oliver Kahn
Founder & Entrepreneur
Oliver Kahn Foundation
Cathie Wood
Founder & CEO, CIO
ARK Invest
Verena Pausder
Managing Partner
Pausder Ventures
Klaas Heufer-Umlauf
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Entrepreneur & Investor
10 more in
Alexander Rinke
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Jonas Andrulis
CEO & Founder
Aleph Alpha
Joe Kaeser
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Siemens Energy

should know your startup.

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Grow as

A Founder

Bits & Pretzels is the only major startup event that limits its number of attendees. We make sure that you'll get the most out of the Festival: Learn from the experiences and mistakes of our handpicked speakers and improve your knowledge and skills at the Startup Masterclasses.

Share your


Bits & Pretzels is an event from founders for founders. At our Festival, it is easy to get your name out: Join our Startup Exhibition, pitch in front of hundreds of investors or promote your company by partnering with us.


Your Business

The leading decision-makers in the startup ecosystem join Bits & Pretzels. Use this chance to meet potential customers, partners or investors. Our Table Captain meetings make it easy to create meaningful connections that accelerate your business.

Join the


Our community wants to create real and sustainable impact through innovative ideas and technology. Imagine how inspiring it is to meet people who actually do stuff for three straight days. Be open and talk to each other – you'll make connections that last for a lifetime.

Face to Face with Leading


Hundreds of startups, investors and corporates are joining Bits & Pretzels every year. They know that a network cannot be built from your office.

Skip weeks of business lunches and investor meetings – and do all your networking over the course of just three days.

recap 2022

Where we come from.


Andy and Bernd initiate the first Founders Breakfast. Eighty participants join them at the famous Hofbräuhaus.


Felix joins the team and 1,400 attendees gather for the first edition that is called Bits & Pretzels.


For the first time the Festival lasts for three days. The grand finale gathers 3,500 founders at the Oktoberfest.


5,000 attendees come to see the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, and other inspiring personalities.


Bits & Pretzels establishes its quality over size rule and limits the number of attendees to 5,000.


Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement, opens the Festival to underline the commitment to diversity.


President Barack Obama joins Bits & Pretzels and leads an amazing speaker lineup.


What a return after a two year break. Reuniting the European startup scene was so much fun.

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