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where Industry leaders meet

Bits & Pretzels is your one-stop destination to deeply understand the startup ecosystem and secure partnerships with founders across Europe.

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connect with 1,500 executives

With over 1,500 C-level executives converging from FinTech, SaaS, E-mobility, Energy, IoT, and AI — Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival is more than a conference — it's a nexus of cross-industry innovation and business-making.

This is the place where business meets vision, ideas turn into opportunities, and connections count.

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who attends

We have an incredible lineup of global executives, who have been in your shoes, have weathered the storm, and have emerged victoriously to lead organizations like Airbnb, UiPath, Stripe and NIO.

Speakers 2023

Michelle Obama
Former First Lady
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CSO
Daniel Dines
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
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
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Alexander Rinke
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Jonas Andrulis
CEO & Founder
Aleph Alpha
Joe Kaeser
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Siemens Energy
Zeynep Yavuz
General Catalyst

Find your perfect MATCH

Say goodbye to time-consuming, outmoded networking!

With our App you can dive into a pool of 5,000 investors, founders and C-level executives and start networking 8 weeks before Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival 2023.

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What makes Bits & Pretzels so special?

2 Days of conference

We immensely cherish all members of the startup ecosystem - enabling founders to build a better future is our ultimate goal.

agenda coming soon

1 day of Oktoberfest

On the thirds day of Bits & Pretzels, 5,000 founders enter the Munich Oktoberfest. You don't want to miss this.

It's truly epic.

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Munich, Germany
24-26 september


Where and when does the Bits & Pretzels HealthTech take place?

The Festival lasts for two days from 20 - 21 June 2023 at the ICM Munich - the international congress center of the Messe Munich. (Google Maps)

Can I buy passes on behalf of my team members?

Yes you can. After purchasing the tickets you can assign each ticket to different owners by personalizing each of them. Please make sure to use an individual email addresse for each user. Additionally, you can forward the tickets to the respective attendees for personalization.

Can my company become a Bits & Pretzels HealthTech partner?

Yes, you can apply for becoming a partner. We collected everything you need to know on this page.

Can I transfer a ticket to another person?

Yes. If a ticket has already been assigned you can re-assign the ticket until two weeks before the event. To do so please use the link in the email you received after your purchase. Pro-Tip: Search for “Vivenu” in your email program.

Is there a possibility to get a refund if I am not able to come?

Unfortunately, the tickets are non-refundable.If you can find someone who can attend the event instead of you, it’s possible to transfer the ticket to another person as long as the change has been made before the event. To do so please use the link in the email you received after your purchase. (Pro-Tip: Search for “Vivenu” in your email program).

Please be aware that the new ticket holder has to fit the ticket category. Otherwise the exchange might be denied.

What are the different ticket types?

We want to price each ticket accordingly to what the user should be able to afford.

Startup Ticket

This reduced rate is only guaranteed for startups and scaleups founded after 2013 with a headcount of fewer than 300 employees.

Startups are defined as young, often tech-driven, companies aiming for rapid growth with a scalable business model. If you don't belong to this category, please choose a General Admission, Corporate Vendor, or Consultant Ticket. This might be the case if you have an agency-like business model or an consulting approach.

Please not the all purchases of startup tickets will be checked manually.

Investor Ticket

Our Investor Ticket is for individuals working for entities making direct investments in startups or venture capital funds – VCs, CVCs, LPs, Family Offices, Busines Angels, and M&A Investors. This category is also for founders or employees of accelerators and incubators. This will be checked after the purchase.

General Admission

Choose this ticket if you belong to a clinic, HCPs, insurance company, regulatory or governmental institution, scientific research or non-profit organization.

Corporate Vendor

Choose this ticket if your company was founded before 2013 or has over 300 employees.


Choose this ticket if you work for a consulting or a freelance consultant.

Can I book meetings with other attendees before the event?

Yes, you can, and most of the meetings are booked already prior to the event, right after we’ve opened our Matchmaking Tool (will go live upt to 4 weeks before the event).

Our Matchmaking tool allows you to:

  • Discover any registered visitor, startup or investor, based on your search criteria
  • Book and manage meetings
  • Have meetings with prospective attendees in the Meeting Area.
  • Chat with people prior to the meetings