Become a

Volunteer

We are back with two events

Join as a volunteer: Jun & Sep

Bits & Pretzels 2022

Volunteer Program

Apply to become a volunteer and join the team behind the Bits & Pretzels Festivals. Join us on one or even both events:

The Bits & Pretzels Volunteer Program offers you the unique opportunity to access the events for free. You will be able to connect with entrepreneurs or 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!

Please apply only if you meet the following requirements:

at least 18 years old

available on every day of the events

Bits & Pretzels takes place at the International Congress Center ICM. This is your chance to be part of Bits & Pretzels. Become a volunteer in 2022 – See you in Munich!

Please read through our Volunteer FAQ carefully, before you hand in your application.

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Apply now

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 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.

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!

Networking

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

When do I have to attend on festival days?

Bits & Pretzels Health Tech Conference

29 - 30 June 2022

Most shifts are timed between 6:30am and 7:00pm.

You will work up to 5 hours on each day of the event.

Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival

25 - 27 September 2022

Most shifts are timed between 6:30am and 7:00pm.

You will work up to 5 hours on each day of the event.

Where do I have to attend?

The events and the volunteer orientation meetings take place at ICM International Congress Center, 81823 Munich.

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

YES.

Please do not apply, if you cannot work both days of a Bits & Pretzels festival you applied for. It is not possible to work only one day or in certain time slots. Unfortunately,we can't make any exceptions here.

What is the required age to join as a volunteer?

At the beginning of the festival applicants must be 18 years or older.

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

No.

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

Is it mandatory to join the volunteer orientation meeting?

Yes.

On the days before the events start, we will organize volunteer orientation meetings at ICM from noon - 2pm. Please plan your travel that you arrive in Munich in time.

Joining these meetings is absolutely mandatory for all volunteers. We will have important information to disseminate. Failure to arrive on time may result in loss of the volunteer status and all related benefits.

Of course, you only have to join the volunteer meeting for the festival you applied for:

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 for the festival 29 - 30 June 2022

Saturday, 24 September 2022 for the festival 25 - 27 September 2022

What do I have to organize myself?

-Traveling to and from Munich and the ICM

-Hotel and other lodging expenses

How do I get my ticket?

You will not pay for the ticket!

You will be temporary employed as a supporter with a wage around 140 euros net.
However, you must buy a ticket for the same price as your salary. We apologise for this inconvenience, still in the end you have a “free” festival experience. In case your application gets accepted, we will send you a link to buy this special volunteer ticket.

When do I get informed about my application status?

You will receive an email notification latest 1 month before the event, you applied for, starts. This e-mail will include application acceptance, contract, link for buying your ticket and time/place for volunteer orientation check-in/meeting.