Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival 2022
20–21 January 2022
ICM - International Congress Center Munich
Messegelände, Am Messesee
Thursday, 20 January: 8:00 - 18:30
Friday, 21 January: 7:00 - 19:00
A vertical is an industry vertical or a hot-topic you really care about and you want to claim thought leadership for. Your sponsorship enables you to host 2 hours of dedicated content for our tech-positive audience on one of our stages. You can plan keynotes, formats, and invite speakers in close collaboration with our program experts.
(Titles might not be final)
Connected World by Vodafone UPLIFT
Future of Impact by BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Future of Life Science by Life Science Factory Göttingen
Future of E-Commerce by Adyen
Future of Work by Workday
Future of Security by Okta
Every vertical consists of two content blocks. Those are two hours of your content and one hour of startup pitches. The pitches are organized by Bits & Pretzels. We will select 10 startups from your respective vertical to pitch. The winner will qualify for the pitch final at the end of Bits & Pretzels.
14:00 - 14:10 Introduction part to welcome guests
14:10 - 14:30 Keynote on topic 1
14:30 - 15:00 Fireside chat on topic 2
15:00 - 15:15 Lightning talks on topic 3
15:15 - 15:45 Panel discussion on topic 4
15:45 - 16:00 Attendee questions and transition to pitches
16:00 - 17:00 Semi-Final Pitches
Half of the verticals at Bits & Pretzels will begin with the pitches, the other half will end with the pitches. This way we ensure that there aren't pitches simultaneously.
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For individual design please contact email@example.com for pricing information.
We are providing you with all the equipment you need for a professional performance on our stage. When you need any further equipment please let us know as early as possible. Microphones, furniture and stage size are planned for a maximum of 5 people on stage simultaneously.
To present your content in the best way possible it needs a great team fulfilling different roles. Some of its members will be provided from Bits & Pretzels and some of the members will be provided by your side.
The stage manager is your first contact point at your stage. He/She is your link to the technicians or the Bits & Pretzels core team for any last minute questions that might come up and supports your director to create the perfect experience.
Our technicians will take care that your speakers have the microphones they need. They are also in charge of the light and audio systems of your stage.
There has to be one person who knows everything about your program. This person has contact with all your speakers, knows all the presentations, and can decide if changes have to been made on the fly. In cooperation with the stage manager this person runs the show.
We recommend that you have somebody who leads the audience through your program. This person can be from your company or a professional, whatever you prefer.
For the moderation of the pitches we will provide a host.
From years of experience in organizing conferences we strongly believe that using your own computer for presentations is the best way to go.
We recommend to provide a computer that can be connected via a HDMI connector (otherwise please provide an adapter). Further requirements are defined by the content you are intending to show during your vertical. Please test before the event if everything is running as intended.
Please do not forget to bring a power supply.
The format of the presentation (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, etc.) is entirely up to you, as long as you have the necessary software on your computer to show the content.
Nevertheless, the screens for the projection of your content are set up in a 16:9 format. Therefore, design your presentations in a 16:9 Full-HD format (1920px : 1080px).
Due the tight agenda during Bits & Pretzels there are no time slots available for rehearsals at the event days. Expect your stage to be ready one hour before the start of your vertical. All your speakers should arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your slot.
In case of your vertical is starting with the pitches, please ensure to arrive before the begin of the pitches. To keep the audience involved and prevent it from leaving your stage we recommend to keep the break between the two content blocks to a minimum. The best solution is to have a fluid transition with no break at all.
To give you the chance to see your stage before the event starts, you can arrange a time slot on Wednesday, 19 January - between 17:00 and 19:00. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vertical stages will neither be recorded nor streamed.
Please ensure to allocate tickets for each speaker from your sponsorship package.
Your speakers deserve to be presented on the Bits & Pretzels website and our attendees want to know who will speak at the event. Therefore we need consolidated information about every speaker at your vertical.
Please ask your speakers for the necessary data and send it to us using the form below. You don't have to send all data at once. The sooner you can provide the data the sooner the speakers will be published on our website.
We will provide a service that tracks participants entering your stage during your vertical. Attendees can decide not to be scanned to comply with GDPR-regulations. Within 7 days after the event we will provide you with the leads captured during your vertical.
We will provide the following information per lead:
One of the main goals of Bits & Pretzels is to inspire our attendees and give them deeper insights into the latest trends in tech as well as giving them the opportunity to hear some of the most breathtaking founders stories to date.To avoid boring talks and help you get more publicity, these 10 tips are a perfect guideline for a great Bits & Pretzels talk. Please take your time and read carefully.