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On 29–30 June 2022, the first annual Bits & Pretzels HealthTech Conference will take place. Join 1,000+ founders and health tech enthusiasts for two exciting days in Munich.

Bits & Pretzels 2022 has been rescheduled to 25 – 27 September. Read our statement →

Advancing healthcare through new alliances

On 29–30 June 2022, the first annual Bits & Pretzels HealthTech Conference will take place at ICM Munich. Don’t miss when the best founders, startups, and scaleups invite all other players in the healthcare ecosystem to join them in forging new alliances that will shape a healthier future.

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The healthtech ecosystem might still be young and wild

But the opportunity to mutually grow is now

Together we can advance healthcare

Therefore we gather

 

Ana Ivanović
Former tennis world #1 & Entrepreneur
Daniel Kraft, MD
Physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur
Dr. Susanne Ozegowski
Director-General „Digitalisation and Innovation”
Federal Ministry of Health
Dr. med. Johannes Wimmer
TV-Host and Medical Entrepreneur
Kai Eberhardt
CEO
Oviva
Konstantin Mehl
CEO
Kaia Health
Dr. med. Alice Martin
Co-Founder & COO
dermanostic
Dr. Aline Vedder
Principal
Lakestar
Diana Zur Löwen
Content Strategist
Nelly Solutions
Nikolay Kolev
Managing Director Deutschland
Doctolib GmbH
Prof. Dr. Pia Wülfing
Founder & CEO
PINK!
Patrick Pfeffer
CEO
Aescuvest

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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
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
Arianna Huffington
Founder & CEO
Thrive Global

The biggest
stage in healthtech

Main Themes

Patient Journeys

From prevention and diagnosis to treatment and aftercare, better technology often defines new patient journeys, but when does it lead to better healthcare? Let’s discuss what it takes to really improve patients' lives.

The Provider Perspective

There is a lot of new technology out there, giving providers huge opportunities. Startups can be at the forefront of delivering this new tech, but how can they overcome the barriers to adoption, implementation, and collaboration? Let’s take these frontiers down to the studs and talk about scalable solutions.

The Health(care) Systems of the Future

Different systems? Different regulations? Different markets? Is it even possible to build “pan-European” Healthtech champions? How can different countries learn from each other, and are there opportunities for diversity? Let’s bring together innovators and policymakers to one table and find out.

Transformational Technologies

From AI to bio 2.0 and IoT ingestibles, are these just buzzwords, or will these propel us towards better and more efficient healthcare? A lot of innovation comes from the better deployment of existing means, but let’s check for these potentials in technology-driven innovation for the years to come.

2 days

of learning, networking,
inspiration

We craft an agenda and formats that will ensure you the full Bits & Pretzels experience.

Day 1

June

29

Wed

9:00 - 18:00 CET

Opening Ceremony

Plenary Stage

Growth Stage

Masterclasses & Deep Dives

Partner Exhibition

Startup Exhibition

Matchmaking Area

Day 2

June

30

Thu

9:00 - 18:00 CET

Content Stages

Growth Stage

Masterclasses & Deep Dives

Partner Exhibition

Startup Exhibition

Matchmaking Area

Why we engage in healthtech

At Bits & Pretzels, we believe tech is the biggest lever to shape a better future. While technological improvement in our lives can come in many ways, improvements in the healthcare of billions of people are a top priority. Bits & Pretzels HealthTech should be a platform for those who genuinely aspire to positively change the future of healthcare.

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How we are different

We put startup companies at our very core and on the big stage. Together with the best founders we are inviting investors, healthcare providers, MedTech executives, insurers, TechGiants, and policymakers to join them on eye level and have a real conversation about future healthcare.

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Who is curating the program

Bits & Pretzels comes with a strong network and a lot of trust within the world of startups. But as healthtech outsiders, we know what we don’t know. That’s why we rely on the knowledge of six awesome curators. Representing different parts of the healthtech ecosystem, they will craft an exciting agenda and lead you through the two days of the conference.

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Who are our partners

Our partners include industry leaders with strong tech and health backgrounds. All of them, but particularly our Founding Partners Roche and EIT Health, strive to drive and shape the digital transformation of healthcare by fostering open innovation and dynamic ecosystems, ultimately leading to better patient care.

Thank you for enabling us to develop this conference long-term into the lighthouse event it is meant to be. 

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Founding Partners

Partners

Who is Bits & Pretzels?

The Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival started with only 80 participants and grew into a crazy 3-day event. Join us in writing a healthtech success story.

2013

Andy and Bernd initiate the first Founders Breakfast. Eighty participants join them at the famous Hofbräuhaus.

2014

Felix joins the team and 1,400 attendees gather for the first edition that is called Bits & Pretzels.

2015

For the first time the Festival lasts for three days. The grand finale gathers 3,500 founders at the Oktoberfest.

2016

5,000 attendees come to see the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, and other inspiring personalities.

2017

Bits & Pretzels establishes its quality over size rule and limits the number of attendees to 5,000.

2018

Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement, opens the Festival to underline the commitment to diversity.

2019

President Barack Obama joins Bits & Pretzels and leads an amazing speaker lineup.

2020

The first virtual edition of Bits & Pretzels proves that not even a pandemic can stop the startup community.

Our values

Founders are always first

Bits & Pretzels is an event from founders for founders. We don‘t compromise when creating content for our fellow entrepreneurs. Everything we do is about giving founders what they need to achieve their goals and reach for the stars.  

Quality Over Size

Bits & Pretzels is the only major event for startups that limits its number of attendees. To us, it’s important to rather gather the best players of the ecosystem than keep growing and sacrifice the quality of your event experience.

We do things Bits-Style

We always give 110%. This ambition makes us pioneers of our time, looking ahead - ready to tackle problems with our community. With enthusiasm for technology and precision, we provide an exciting environment that enables founders to shape a better future.

THE COMMUNITY

We love progressive change-makers. Always questioning the status quo and looking for new ways to improve our environment. We want to create a world of possibilities with true & sustainable impact for everyone who joins Bits & Pretzels. Our aim: to constantly develop and benchmark a better future.

FAQ

Will Bits & Pretzels HealthTech be part of the Bits & Pretzels Festival or an additional event?

Bits & Pretzels HealthTech will be an independent annual conference organized by the team behind Bits & Pretzels together with curators and our founding partners. While Bits & Pretzels addresses the entire European startup ecosystem, we are now dedicating our own conference to HealthTech.

Will Bits & Pretzels HealthTech be an annual or one-time event?

While technological improvement in our lives can come in many ways, improvements in the healthcare of billions of people are a top priority. Bits & Pretzels HealthTech should be a platform for those who genuinely aspire to positively change the future of healthcare. Therefore, we created an annual gathering for those who want to go new ways in healthcare together. It’s a catalyst for innovation and the biggest stage for startups from Europe and all across the world.

Will Bits & Pretzels HealthTech be a virtual or physical event?

Since the beginning, Bits & Pretzels has been about the power of community. After too many years full of virtual events, we believe that it's time to meet in person again.

Where will Bits & Pretzels HealthTech be held?

Bits & Pretzels HealthTech will be held in person at the ICM Munich on 29-30 June 2022.

How many visitors can attend Bits & Pretzels HealthTech?

We focus on quality over quantity. We are bringing together about 1,000 of the most successful healthtech Founders, Startups, and Scaleups, established players, investors, healthcare providers, MedTech executives, insurers, TechGiants, and policymakers here in Munich.

I am interested in partnering with you, who do I contact?

For sponsorship inquiries, please write to hello@bitsandpretzels.com