Bits &
Pretzels
Stage

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The Bits & Pretzels stage is the heart of the festival. This is where the most famous speakers and the largest companies present their visions for the future. Here everything is about inspiration and learning. Don’t miss it.

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Hosts

Curating awesome content is a lot of work and deserves to be presented in the best possible way. Therefore a great thanks to our stage hosts.

Céline Flores Willers
Founder & CEO
The People Branding Company
Flo Akinbiyi
MC I Speaker I Coach
Mitchell Baker
Executive Chairwoman
Mozilla Foundation & Corporation
Stefan Raab
Entrepreneur & Entertainer
Philipp Lahm
Founder Philipp Lahm Holding, Partner
Fanmiles
Jan Böhmermann
satirist, tv host, and multiple award-winner
Bastian Nominacher
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Celonis
Margit Wennmachers
Operating Partner
Andreessen Horowitz
Barack Obama
Jessica Alba
Founder
The Honest Company
Reid Hoffman
Co-Founder
LinkedIn
Richard Branson
Founder
Virgin Group
Dirk Nowitzki
Former NBA Player
Drew Houston
Founder & CEO
Dropbox

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Stage Speakers

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Businessman, Investor, Environmentalist, form. Governor of California
Hanno Renner
Co-Founder & CEO
Personio
Kelly Rutherford
Hollywood Actress & Investor
Whyzzer
Daniel Krauss
Co-Founder & Chief Organizational Plumber
FlixMobility
Ana Ivanović
Former tennis world #1 & Founder
Ana Ivanović Natural Performance
Katharina Wilhelm
Partner
Index Ventures
June Sarpong OBE
Broadcaster & BBC Director of Creative Diversity
BBC
Lubomila Jordanova
Co-Founder & CEO
Plan A
Roland Weigert
State Secretary
Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
Simon Schmincke
General Partner
Creandum
Eko Fresh
Co-Founder
Liefertürke
Micha Fritz
Co-Founder & Activist
Viva con Agua
Judith Gerlach
Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs
Seth Pierrepont
General Partner
ICONIQ
Niklas Adalberth
(Co-) Founder
Klarna & Norrsken Foundation
Bobbie Serrano
Boss
Bobbie Serrano
Fridtjof Detzner
Co-Founder & General Partner
Planet A Ventures
Janna Linke
Chefin vom Dienst / Moderatorin Wirtschaftsmagazine
ntv
Christoph Magnussen
Founder & CEO
Blackboat
Frank Niederländer
Member of the Board
BMW Foundation
Christian Hülsewig
Founder & CEO
Schüttflix
John "Slick" Baum
Entrepreneur, Fighter Jet Pilot and Philanthropy Director
Polaris Program
Philippe Huberdeau
Secretary General
Scale-Up Europe
Ricardo Schaefer
Partner
Target Global
Louis Coppey
Partner
Point Nine
Marc Schachtel
Co-CEO
ParshipMeet Group
Roger Rekless
Artist
Good Luck Kid
Anne Lamp
Founder & CEO
traceless materials
Tanja Richter
Chief Networks Officer
Vodafone
Delara Burkhardt
Member of European Parliament
European Parliament
Nick Antipov
Co-Founder & Project Manger
MAKEOUT
Josh Thompson
Co-Founder & CEO
Civics Unplugged
Thanasi Dilos
Co-Founder and CGO
Civics Unplugged
Ragnar Sass
Co-Founder
Pipedrive
Martin Villig
Co-Founder
Bolt
Lauri Haav
Managing Director
e-Residency
Sandra Särav
Deputy Secretary General for Business and Consumer Environment
Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Henrike Hahn
Member
European Parliament
Kathrin Anselm
General Manager DACH, CEE & CIS
Airbnb Germany
Daniel Cronin
Co-Founder
AustrianStartups / Vienna Mentoring Group / Daniel Cronin
Maja Schaefer
CEO
Zowie
Markus Dickhardt
Founder & CEO
Roadsurfer
Zoé Fabian
Managing Director
Eurazeo
Dr. Roman Ehrhardt
Managing Director Germany, UK & Ireland
Vitra
Peter Bakenecker
President Central Europe
Mastercard
Bernhard Kowatsch
Head of Innovation Accelerator
UN World Food Programme
Maja Göpel
Owner
Freelance
Karim Jalbout
CPO
Lilium
Lilian Schwich
CEO
cylib
Dirk Didascalou
CTO
Siemens
David Bell
Co-Founder
Idea Farm Ventures
Sven Smit
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company
Tobias Henz
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company
Babs Ogundeyi
CEO
Kuda
Tesh Mbaabu
Co-Founder & CEO
MarketForce
Ludwig Ensthaler
General Partner
468 Capital
Alexandre Prot
Co-Founder & CEO
Qonto
Michael Stephan
Chief Operating Officer
Raisin
Kirsten Dunlop
CEO
EIT Climate KIC
Holger Volland
CEO
brand eins Medien
Bennet Barth
Managing Director
RESPOND I BMW Foundation
Aaron Samuels
Founder & Managing Partner
Collide Capital
Gregor Voigt
Country Manager DACH
Witco
Claudiu Leverenz
CEO
munevo
Alexander Giesecke
Founder & CEO
simpleclub
Nicolai Schork
Co-Founder & CEO
simpleclub
Michael Reinartz
Director Innovation
Vodafone
Nikolay Kolev
Managing Director Germany & Member of the Global Executive Committee
Doctolb
Fredrik Harkort
Co-Founder & CEO
Cleverly
Alexander Matthey
CTO
Adyen

Stay tuned.
More speakers will be announced soon!

Mitchell Baker
Executive Chairwoman
Mozilla Foundation & Corporation
Stefan Raab
Entrepreneur & Entertainer
Philipp Lahm
Founder Philipp Lahm Holding, Partner
Fanmiles
Jan Böhmermann
satirist, tv host, and multiple award-winner
Bastian Nominacher
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Celonis
Margit Wennmachers
Operating Partner
Andreessen Horowitz
Barack Obama
Jessica Alba
Founder
The Honest Company
Reid Hoffman
Co-Founder
LinkedIn
Richard Branson
Founder
Virgin Group
Dirk Nowitzki
Former NBA Player
Drew Houston
Founder & CEO
Dropbox

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