Table Captain
Networking

Face-to-face meetings with leading startup experts

Three ways to choose your Table Captain

- For attendees only -

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What's a

Table Captain?

On the last day of Bits & Pretzels 2022 all attendees will gather at the real Munich Oktoberfest.

Also 300 Table Captains will join us there. A Table Captain is a handpicked expert from the startup ecosystem – like an investor, founder, CEO or other decision-makers.

Each one of them hosts a table, which can be joined by up to eight attendees.

Ticket-holders will be able to select their Table Captain a few days before the event.

Where

and when?

Day 3 - 27 September - will take place at the biggest tent of the original Munich Oktoberfest.

At 9:00 in the morning 5,000 attendees will gather at the Festhalle Schottenhamel.

An experience you don't want to miss!

Pre Event

Now

Buy your ticket

Only ticket holders can participate.

1 week before the event

Choose your Table Captain

You will receive an email invite to choose your Table Captain - be quick, it's first come - first served.

On Event - Sep 27

09:00 - 09:45

Find your table

Get to the Festhalle Schottenhamel and find your table.

09:45 - 10:30

Table Captain Round 1

Pitch, chat and discuss as much as you can.

10:30 - 10:45

Switch tables

Captains stay at their table and attendees switch.

10:45 - 11:30

Table Captain Round 2

A new captain, a new topic and a new round of people at your table.

Good Advice is

priceless

The fastest way to succeed is by learning from those that have succeeded already. This is what you get out of the Table Captain Networking:

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

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

Most importantly: Enjoy the conversation!

Our

Table Captains

Lea-Sophie Cramer
Founder & Managing Director
10more in & Pink Capital
Robert Lacher
Founding Partner
Visionaries Club
Nina Pütz
CEO
Ratepay
Dagmar Chlosta
President
Faber-Castell Cosmetics
Micha Fritz
Co-Founder & Activist
Viva con Agua
Janna Linke
Chefin vom Dienst / Moderatorin Wirtschaftsmagazine
ntv Der Nachrichtensender
Peter Specht
Partner
Creandum
Moritz Kreppel
Co-Founder & CEO
Urban Sports Club
Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
Artist
Michael Wax
Co-Founder & CEO
Forto Logistics
Jan Goetz
Co-Founder & CEO
IQM Quantum Computers
Dr. Martin Enderle
Chairman of Supervisory Board
Delivery Hero SE
Zarah Bruhn
CEO & Commissioner for Social Innovation in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
socialbee
Jonas Rieke
COO
Personio
Michael Oschmann
CEO
Unternehmensfamilie MüllerMedien
Fridtjof Detzner
Co-Founder & General Partner
Planet A Ventures
Markus Dickhardt
Founder & CEO
Roadsurfer
Jakob Berndt
Co-Founder
Tomorrow
Jan Becker
CEO
10xFounders
Andrej Henkler
Founder & CEO
Leblon Capital
Claudius Jablonka
General Partner
10x Founders
Florian Weber
Managing Director & CCO
Seven Ventures & ProSiebenSat1
Marcel Vogler
Partner
Freigeist Capital
Christina Kyriasoglou
Journalist
manager magazin
Alexander Schwenck
Director Marketing & Press Relations CEE
IWC Schaffhausen Richmont
Kati Ernst
Co-Founder & CEO
ooia
Adam Bonnifield
CEO
KONUX
Thomas Oehl
General Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Daniel Thung
Co-Founder & Boardmember
brillen.de
Dr. Dr. Andre Heeg
Managing Director & Partner
BCG Digital Ventures
Nenad Marovac
Founder & Managing Partner
DN Capital
Tanja Emmerling
Partner & Head of HTGF Berlin
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Fredrik Harkort
Co-Founder & CEO
CLEVERLY
Oliver Trinchera
Founder & CEO
KINEXON
Martin Ott
CEO
Taxfix
David Löwe
Co-Founder
everdrop
Dr. Josef Vollmayr
Co-Founder & Managing Director
limehome
Christian Hülsewig
Geschäftsführer
Schüttflix
Alex von Frankenberg
Managing Director
High-Tech Gründerfonds
David Baumgartner
CEO
dean&david
Stefan Rothlehner
CTO
Selfapy
Wolfgang Gründinger
Chief Evangelist
Enpal
Stefan Wagner
Managing Director SAP Labs Munich & SAP Munich Location Head
SAP SE
Nathalie von Seyfried
Managing Director
MUC SUMMIT
Carsten Rudolph
CEO
BayStartUP
Florian Geuppert
CEO
Stylight
Roman Rittweger
Founder & CEO
ottonova
Ann-Sophie Claus
Founder
The Female Company
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner & Head of DACH
GP Bullhound
Heiko Hubertz
CEO
Oxolo
Stephen Weich
Co-Founder and CEO
flaschenpost SE
Julian Weselek
CEO
Tourlane
Fritz Oidtmann
Managing Partner
Acton Captial Partners
Chris Mangold
CEO
Fraugster
Oda Heister
Partner Ashoka Europe
Ashoka
Michael Stephan
Chief Operating Officer
Raisin
Niklas Hebborn
Partner
Freigeist Capital
Konstantin Koenig
Investor
Frog Capital
Paul-Christian Brenndörfer
Strategic Lead
Jung von Matt START
Jan Gutknecht
Co-Founder SAP Hypergrowth Catalyst Program
SAP
Viet Le
Principal
La Famiglia
Dominik Stein
Founding Partner
EQT Growth
Christoph Pietsch
Chief Growth Officer
Publicis Groupe Germany
David Bell
Co-founder
Idea Farm Ventures
Andy Weinzierl
Founder & CEO
SUSHI BIKES
Maximilian Meyer
CMO
Scalable Capital
Klaus Schröder
Member of the executive management and head of services & logistic at the cooperative DATEV eG
DATEV eG
Spyro Korsanos
Managing Partner
Fuse Venture Partners
Dieter Kondek
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Transatlantic Venture Partners
Daniel Besendorfer
CEO
Allianz Technology
Chris Sheldrick
Co-founder & CEO
what3words
Michael Reinartz
Chief Innovation Officer
Vodafone
Florian Otte
CTO
KELLER Group
Isa Daur
CEO
IDeeDialog
Jan Hase
Co-Founder & CEO
Wunderflats
David Armstrong
CEO
HolidayPirates Group
Marius Lissautzki
Co-Founder & CEO
tink
Deepa Gautam-Nigge
Snr Director Corporate Development
SAP SE
Frank Karlitschek
Founder & CEO
Nextcloud
Pranjal Kothari
Chief Digital Officer
Sparkasse Bremen
Daniel Bartsch
Co-Founder and CFO
creditshelf
Tassilo Raesig
Managing Director
Joyn
Philipp Sayler von Amende
CEO
carwow Deutschland
Rob Peters
Chief Revenue Officer
Teufel Audio
Danusch Mahmoudi
Managing Director
Designit
Martin Roemhild
Managing Director
EPHNY
Thomas Zeller
Managing Director
UnternehmerTUM
Tim Ringel
Founder & Global CEO
Meet The People LLC
Rolf Christof Dienst
Managing Director
Wessel Management
Sven Schuett
CEO
IU Group
Zoé Fabian
Managing Director
Eurazeo
Jörg Koberling
CEO
Speexx
Christian Hubmann
Vice President Platform Strategy
Conrad Electronic SE
Kirstin Hegner
Managing Director, Digital Hub Mobility
UnternehmerTUM
Gloria Seibert
Founder & CEO
Temedica
Saina Bayatpour
Founder & CEO
PW & BWS
Toon Bouten
CEO
tado
Phil Patel
Director
Vodafone Group
Dorit Posdorf
Chief Commercial Officer
Flaconi
Dr. Roman Ehrhardt
Managing Director Vitra Germany, UK & Ireland
Vitra
Thomas Ehemann
Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation
FC Bayern München
Leo Hillinger
Founder & CEO
Leo Hillinger
Jan Krüger
Managing Director
Pelion Green Future
Christopher Trummer
Managing Director, VL Quantum
TUM Venture Labs
Jaclyn Schnau
Founder & CEO
Pumpkin Organics
Dr. Florian Haagen
CEO
finAPI
Jens Löhmar
CTO Continental / DACH
Workday
Tomas Peeters
CEO
Baufi24 Baufinanzierung / Bilthouse
Phil Chambers
GM Peakon
Workday
Alexander Joel-Carbonell
Partner
HV Capital
Marcus Fienhold
Member of the Management Board / Chief Digital Officer
Interhyp Gruppe
Dr. Alexander Henschel
COO
Telio Group
René Maudrich
CEO
FastBill
Sam Clark
TAM
DoiT International
Alexandra Pederzani
Vice President - Growth
Eurazeo
Fabian Tausch
Founder
Unicorn Bakery
Daniel Wild
CEO & Board Member
Tiburon / Mountain Alliance
Mario C. Bauer
Co-Founder & CEO
Curtice Brothers
Bastian Lechner
Founder & Managing Director
Lehner Investments Management
Olya Klueppel
Partner, Head of Credit
GP Bullhound
Markus Sander
Managing Director
Häcker Küchen
Stefano Vaccino
Founder & CEO
Yapily
Katharina Kreitz
CEO
Vectoflow
Maximilian Rast
Co-Founder & CEO
Klar
Andreas Wixler
Co-Founder & CTO
FINN
Maurizio Rossi
vicechairman
Talenthouse
Philippe Rogge
CEO Vodafone Germany and Member of the Vodafone Group Executive Committee
Vodafone Germany
Felix Wannemacher
CEO
Jaguar Land Rover Austria & Czech Republic
Katrin Mohr
Founder & CEO
Innovation4Good - The Sustainable Innovation Company
Simon Brunke
CEO
Exporo
Rolf Moelter
CMO
wetter.com / Pro7Sat1
Daniela Todorova
Director Small & Medium Business
Microsoft Deutschland
Dorothee Ritz
Managing Director
E.ON Energie Deutschland
Nadine Geiser
Principal
Redalpine Venture Partners
Svetlana Bekker-Thamm
Business Advisor, Mentor, Coach, Board Member & Investor
various international startups
Tom Schulz
Co-founder & Managing Director
AQAL Capital
Michael Stix
CCO
ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4
Matthias Winkler
CEO
Sacher Gruppe
Michael Brehm
Founder & Co-CEO
i2x
Chaichana Sinthuaree
Chief Digital & Media Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team
Eckes-Granini Group
Katja Ruhnke
Co-Founder & CEO
CK Venture Capital
Eva Wittka
Managing Director & COO
Jochen Schweizer Mydays (part of ProSiebenSat.1)
Malte Rau
Co-founder & CEO
Pliant
Lauren Lentz
General Partner
Revent
Bernd Scharrer
COO
VHV digital services AGS
Elly Oldenbourg
DEI Manager, Consultant, Guest-Lecturer
Google & Sidepreneur
Andreas Fruth
Co-Founder & CSO
Global Savings Group
Sönke Martens
COO
ZEAL Network SE (LOTTO24)
Manfred "Luigi" Lugmayr
CMO
burgerme
Marcus Englert
Senior Partner
Texas Atlantic Capital
Thomas Regier
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
DataGuard
Dr. Jörg Rahmer
CEO
F24 AG
Fabian Eckert
Founder & Managing Director
RECUP | REBOWL
Marcus Aschauer
Managing Director – Corporate Finance
UBS Switzerland
Eva Adelsgruber
CEO
Fairrank
Hanna Asmussen
Co-Founder & CEO
Localyze
Markus Pflitsch
Founder & CEO
Terra Quantum
Sebastian Schuon
Co-Founder & CEO
Alasco
Tilman Au
CEO
diva-e digital value excellence
Laurin Hahn
CEO & Co-Founder
Sono Motors
Robert Heinze
Director Technology & Innovation Management
Giesecke + Devrient
Matthias Henze
Co-Founder & CEO
Jimdo
Carlos Zamorano
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
RTL2 Fernsehen
Iris Braun
Co-Founder & Chief International Officer
share
Dr. Fabian Riedel
Founder & CEO
CrustaNova
Dirk Henke
General Manager DACH
Malt
Klaus Ahrens
Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member pilot group
Pilot Hamburg
Michael Goblirsch
Partner
Square One Foods
Nkululeko Mvulana
Exco
Sandulela Technology | Kazang | Easypay
Marc Sier
CEO DACH
Secret Escapes
Kerstin Schuster
Global Product Owner Contact Center
Allianz Direct
Patrick Dainese
Founder & CEO
marktguru Deutschland
Sophie Jonke
Local Head
ReDI School of Digital Integration
Dr. Bryan Scheler
Head of Sustainable Finance & Impact Investing
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Nikhil Dinesh
Head of Startup Business Development, Northern Europe
AWS
Lothar Stein
Private Investor
Innovative Ventures
Nikola Stojanov
Minister of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Bulgaria
Frank Ladner
Chief Technology Officer/Technologievorstand
SYZYGY
Alexander Mrozek
CEO
Oetker Digital
Sylvia Stojilkovic
Managing Partner
TechFounders UnternehmerTUM
Christian Gnam
Managing Director
InsurTech Hub Munich
Katharina Le Thierry
Member of the Board of Trustees (Supervisory Board Role)
CEWE Stiftung
Kai Deininger
Managing Partner
Brenner Deininger Consultants
Magdalena Rogl
Diversity & Inclusion Lead
Microsoft
Julian Trautwein
Co-Founder & CEO
Raus
Tobias Jahn
Partner
Hitachi Ventures
Patrick Christ
B2B SaaS Business Angel
PC Digital
Christian Bogatu
Investment Advisor
SPRIND - Federal Agency for disruptive innovation
Bernhard Bachleitner
CEO
ABA - Austrian Business Agency - Invest in Austria
Tanja Prinzessin zu Waldeck
Geschäftsführerin
BurdaForward
Stefan Sulzbacher
board member
interwetten
Curt Simon Harlinghausen
Senior Vice President Miele X
Miele X
Peter Hübinger
Senior Vice President Smart Home/Electronics, Miele
Miele & Cie.
Kaspar Pflueger
Country Director
Amazon Prime Video Germany
Dr. Niklas Hellemann
CEO
SoSafe
Dr. Marlene Heckl
doctor & science communicator
LMU Klinikum & Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Evgenij Bakulin
Founder
FinanceGuys
Laura Egg
Managing Director
Austrian Angel Investors Association
Marc Rauner
Partner M&A Transaction Services
Deloitte
Christoph Nicola
Co-Founder & CFO
Tilta
Gregor Almassy
SVP Sales and Marketing
OPPO Germany
Tobias Kudlacek
General Manager Pay per Lead
11880 Internet Services
Eun-Ky Park
SVP & GM Media GSA
The Walt Disney Company
Wolf Ingomar Faecks
Managing Partner Serviceplan Group SE & CEO Plan.Net Group
Serviceplan Group SE
Matthias Reichert
CCO
Sport1
Claudia Viohl
CEO
E.ON Česká republika
Martin Bethke
Senior Partner Consulting
company companions
Sven Lindemann
Owner & Supervisor Board Member
Serrala Group
Oliver Bohl
Managing Director
Triplesense Reply
Nina Zimmermann
CEO
kununu
Stefan Franke
Founder & CEO
4elements. thesynergygroup
Frank Zimmermann
CFO
H-TEC SYSTEMS
Benjamin Risom
Chief Product Officer
Joyn
Jens-Christian Jensen
Chief Strategy Officer
Digitas Pixelpark
Niels Dörje
Chairman, Board Director, Investor
Chairman.de | Ryte.com
Florian Huber
Angel Investor
Angel Investor
Maya Volwahsen
Head of Insights & Sustainability
RESPOND | BMW Foundation
Lukas Tenschert
VP Sales
re:cap
Henning Einsiedel
COO
Holy Fashion Group
Daniel Dippold
Founder
EWOR
Jacob Bro
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
2150
Anita Gerhardter
CEO
Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation
Christopher Wickli
Head of DACH Equity Advisory
Lazard
Moritz Schumacher
Managing Director
Schauenburg Ventures
Ben Tompkins
Managing Director
Stifel
Andreas Sicheneder
CEO
Audi Business Innovations
Dr. Marie-Christine Frank
Gründerin & Geschäftsführerin
Drei Brueder Kommunikation und Beratung
Peter Bosch
Board Member
Bentley Motors Ltd.
Katharina Schneider
Geschäftsführerin & Eigentümerin
Cathryn Tailor International
Markus Breitenecker
CEO
ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4
Sandeep Bakshi
Head of Europe
Prosus Ventures
Martin Possekel
Managing Partner
Future Marketing
Maximilian Mayer
Partner
Activant Capital
Zofia Przytocka
Startup Business Lead
Microsoft
Florian Erber
Founding Partner
Ananda Impact Ventures
Thorsten Lambertus
Managing Director DEEP
ESMT
Dr. Kai Wawrzinek
CEO
Qubit9
Dennis Lehmeier
Startup Segment Leader, DACH
AWS
Liam Boogar-Azoulay
Chief Revenue Officer
Scaleway
Christoph Braun
Managing Partner
Acton Capital Partners
Tim Nocken
CEO
Ströer Media Brands
Güngör Kara
Chief Digital Officer
Ottobock
Claudia Linsenmeier
CRO / CMO
Ryte
Marlon Braumann
Partner
Elevat3 Capital / Apeiron Investment Group
Jörg Lamparter
COO
Mercedes-Benz Mobility
Afroditi Tsobanelis-Goergen
Founder & MD
eliArgos ventures
Ragnar Jongen
VC Investor
DN Capital
Dr. Stefan Piëch
Vorstand & CEO
Your Family Entertainment
Christian Morawa
CEO
BMW Austria
Frederic Lasnier
CEO
Pentalog
Michael Voegele
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Philip Morris Product S.A.
Dr. Corinna-Rosa Falkenberg
NGO Founder, CEO, M&A Specialist
By Falkenberg
Sebastian Heitmann
Co-Founder & Partner
Extantia Capital & Founders Kite Club
Cindy Rubbens
Founder
HR-Tech
René Ruhland
Founder & CEO
MYPOSTER Group
Etienne Geser
CEO
marktguru
Heidrun Twesten
Founder & CEO, host
Impacct, EQUALIZER Podcast

Stay tuned.
More Table Captains 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

FAQ

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.

What’s a Table Captain?

A Table Captain is a handpicked expert from the startup ecosystem – like an investor, founder, CEO, or other decision-makers. He or she will host the table and share their knowledge.

How can I choose my Table Captain?

Every attendee at Bits & Pretzels can apply to join the Table Captain Networking. You can select your Table Captain in our Matchmaking App and Matchmaking platform, which will be published 10 days before the event. We will do our best to accommodate the choices of all participants but cannot guarantee that you'll get your first priority.

What’s a Topic Table?

A Topic Table doesn’t have a host. At this table attendees with a shared interest in the topic of the table come together to network.

Where and when will it happen?

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

How does the Table Captain networking work?

On 27 September, the third day of our event, around 300 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.