Become a


Join the team of Bits & Pretzels

on 25–27 September 2022 in Munich

Bits & Pretzels 2022

Volunteer Program

Apply to become a volunteer and join the team behind the Bits & Pretzels Festival on 25–27 September 2022.

The Bits & Pretzels Volunteer Program offers you the unique opportunity to access the festival for free and to connect with entrepreneurs and fellow students, who are forerunners in the startup scene.

As a volunteer you will help to support the conference. You will meet and learn from professionals, creators, educators, visionaries and others. If you have passion for starting your own business or you just want to expand your network, we highly encourage you to apply!

This exclusive experience is available if you are at least 18 years old (on or before 24 September 2022). All in all, you will work for 12-16 hours during 3 days and get full access to the festival.

Bits & Pretzels takes place at the International Congress Center ICM. This is your chance to be part of Europe's leading founder festival. Go for it and become a volunteer in 2022. See you in Munich!

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Apply to join the Startup Exhibition. Our team checks your application and replies within seven days.

Buy three tickets

Buy three startup tickets for yourself and your team. Each ticket costs 399 €. You don't pay anything extra for your booth.

Exhibit at Bits & Pretzels

Exhibit at Bits & Pretzels 2022 for an entire day and get the exposure your startup deserves.

"We exhibited three times because going out and speaking to potential clients and talent was key to us growing to where we are today."
Hanno Renner
Co-founder & CEO Personio

FAQs for Volunteers

What is the required age to join as a volunteer?

At the beginning of the festival applicants must be 18 years or older (on or before 25 September 2022).

Do I have to be available both days of the event?

Please do not apply, if you cannot work at the festival for the entire time (25–27 September 2022). It is not possible to work only one day or in certain time slots. Unfortunately,we can't make any exceptions here.

Can I apply if I am job-seeking or a recipient of social welfare?

Please do not apply if you are officially registered as job-seeking (at the Arbeitsamt) during 25-27 September 2022. Please do not apply if you are a recipient of social welfare (Sozialhilfe-Empfänger).

Where do I have to attend?

The event and the volunteer orientation meeting takes place at ICM International Congress Center, 81823 Munich.

When do I have to attend?

25–27 September 2022: 

You will start your shift not earlier than 6:30 am.
You will finish your shift not earlier than 6:00 pm.

You will work up to 8 hours on each day of the event.

What are my tasks as a volunteer?

Checking-in guests, Helping with questions or translations, Supporting the Bits &Pretzels Team. The jobs vary by program, length, and amount of involvement, but all play a very important role in running the conference.

When do I get informed about my application status?

You will receive an email notification latest in the beginning of September 2022. This e-mail will include application acceptance, contract, link for buying your ticket and time/place for volunteer orientation check-in/meeting.

What are my benefits as a volunteer?

Free Bits & Pretzels 2022 full conference registration

Enjoy all the sights and sounds of this amazing conference when you are off-shift!


Meet founders,creators and students from all over Europe and get inside the startup community!