at Bits &
Pretzels 2023

Join Michelle Obama at the 10th anniversary of the Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival.

The most requested speaker of a decade

Every year, we ask the Bits & Pretzels community which speakers they want to see next.

Michelle Obama has topped the list year after year.

So, we listened.

We strongly believe in our mission of helping founders to shape a better future. And Michelle Obama’s story of determination, community, and personal conviction is nothing short of inspiring.

Drawing on her experiences as an accomplished attorney, bestselling author, Grammy winner, loving wife and mother, and former First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama will encourage the audience to embrace their unique strengths and push past self-doubt while discussing the importance of inclusivity and diversity.

We are thrilled that Michelle Obama will join us at Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival 2023. Without our determined and loyal community, this wouldn’t have been possible. 

Join us and 500+ more speakers for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival this September here in Munich.









Our values

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

We do things Bits-Style

We always give 110%. This ambition makes us pioneers of our time, looking ahead - ready to tackle problems with our community. With enthusiasm for technology and precision, we provide an exciting environment that enables founders to shape a better future.


We love progressive change-makers. Always questioning the status quo and looking for new ways to improve our environment. We want to create a world of possibilities with true & sustainable impact for everyone who joins Bits & Pretzels. Our aim: to constantly develop and benchmark a better future.

Speakers Lineup 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
“Success isn't about how much money you make;
it's about the difference you make in people's lives.”

- Michelle Obama


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