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Bits & Pretzels -
From Founders for Founders

September 27 - October 2, 2020

Started as founders breakfast with 80 participants, Bits & Pretzels developed into the Burning Man Festival of startup conferences.
The spirit of supporting founders continues in 2020 with the Bits & Pretzels Networking Week.

A virtual conference from founders for founders, that really understands your needs and values your time.

You don't want to miss it.

Eric Schmidt

Former CEO Google,

Co-founder Schmidt Futures

Dirk Nowitzki

Former NBA Player

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO

Thrive Global

Stewart Butterfield

Co-Founder & CEO


Jan Frodeno

Ironman World Champion

Margit Wennmachers

Operating Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Jeff Clavier

Managing Partner

Uncork Capital

Markus Söder

State Minister of Bavaria

Oliver Kahn

Member of the executive board

FC Bayern München

Michele Romanow

Co-founder & President


Paul Ripke

Digital Creator

Ripky California

Nico Rosberg

Green Tech Entrepreneur and F1 World Champion

Pieter van der Does

CEO & Co-Founder


Anne Boden

Founder & CEO

Starling Bank

Joko Winterscheidt

Entertainer & Entrepreneur

Taavet Hinrikus

Co-Founder & Chairman


Nobody knows
your startup?

We change that!

Bits & Pretzels is the stage for founders. It's home of 5,000 attendees craving to find hot startups like yours. Go where people are open instead of fighting for their attention during their everyday life.

Startup Pitch

Get your name out!

This is the stage for founders who want to skyrocket their startup. Pitch your startup to top-tier investors from all over the world.

Take the stage in front of the entire Bits-Community and fight for the attention of investors, media and business partners.

Win the "Golden Pretzel Award", funds and media coverage.

Make this years pitch the game-changer for your company.

Go to pitch website

The stage for founders. Pitch your idea to hundreds of international investors.

Press Awareness

Where to meet journalist looking for hot stories? It's here and you are the story!

No time is
no excuse!

By spreading out the event's agenda over the late afternoons of six days we enable you to craft your personal schedule around your office duties.
Get your work done, become a better founder, and find new clients. All at the same time!

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 5,000 players of the ecosystem than keep growing and sacrifice the quality of your event experience.