Table Captain

Networking

Face-to-face meetings with

Europe's leading startup experts

Good advice

is priceless

The fastest way to succeed is by learning from those that have succeeded already. We want you to grow your business, grow as a founder and share your achievements – while being connected with like-minded entrepreneurs and investors. With our Table Captain Networking, every attendee has the chance to get valuable face-to-face time with Europe’s leading startup experts.

Get valuable feedback on your idea before you go all-in on it

Learn the secrets of successful unicorn builders

Make valuable connections that last a lifetime

Get inspired from personal stories of hand-picked experts and decision-makers

Use the Table Captain’s knowledge and experience to broaden your horizon

Most importantly: Enjoy the conversation!

What is a
Table Captain?

Our traditional Table Captain Networking with well-known startup experts is happening again at Bits & Pretzels 2022. These experts – investors, founders, CEOs and other decision-makers – are called Table Captains. Each one of them hosts a table, which can be joined by up to eight attendees.

This gives you a chance to expand your network, get real-world advice and benefit from exclusive insights. Ask questions and make connections that will take your business to the next level. In the end, everything starts with a conversation.

Meet our Table Captains

Meet

Sebastian Pollok

Partner

Visionaries Club

Sebastian Pollok

Partner

Visionaries Club

Meet

Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Partner

Auxxo Beteiligungen


Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Partner

Auxxo Beteiligungen

Meet

Michael Oschmann

CEO

Unternehmensfamilie MüllerMedien

Michael Oschmann

CEO

Unternehmensfamilie MüllerMedien

Meet

Konstantin Zedelius

Investor

Atomico

Konstantin Zedelius

Investor

Atomico

Meet

Julian Riedlbauer

Partner

GP Bullhound

Julian joined GP Bullhound as a Partner in August 2012. Before becoming Head of the German office, Julian was a Managing Director at Corporate Finance Partners. He got more than 12 years of technology investment banking experience. And prior to that, 14 years of experience as tech manager/entrepreneur with two exits and several add-on acquisitions. Don't miss the chance to get connected to an active technology M&A and growth equity specialist like him at #bits20!

Julian Riedlbauer

Partner

GP Bullhound

FAQ

How does the Table Captain networking work?

On 27 September, the third day of our event, around 150 tables will be hosted by Table Captains. Table Captains are well-known investors, founders, CEOs and other decision-makers. Each one of them can be joined by up to eight attendees. This gives you a chance to expand your network, get real-world advice and benefit from exclusive insights.

Where and when will it happen?

The Table Captain Networking will happen in person at the Oktoberfest.

How can I choose my Table Captain?

Every attendee at Bits & Pretzels can apply to join the Table Captain Networking. Shortly before the event, every ticket holder at Bits & Pretzels will receive an email where they can pick the Table Captain they want to join. We will do our best to accommodate the choices of all participants but cannot guarantee that you'll get your first priority.

What if my Table Captain cancels?

Unfortunately, a change in Table Captains cannot be ruled out. We will inform you as soon as possible, but we're not responsible for short-term cancellations. We'll ask the Table Captain to contact you directly via e-mail — so that you still have the chance to ask all your questions.