Junior Speaker- & Program Manager (M/F/D)

Do you want a job to care about? You will have one as soon as you join the Bits & Pretzels team.

We are organizing Europe's biggest Festival for Startup Founders. We are connecting founders with venture capital, partners, and new clients. Therefore we are helping founders create technology that improves the lives of all of us.

Your Role

We are looking for a Junior Speaker- & Program Manager starting as soon as possible. 

As Junior Speaker- & Conference Program Manager you are part of the program team responsible for stage content, speaker management, Table Captain networking, and side events. From the very first idea of stage slots to speaker requests and the entire speaker handling, all the strings come together here.

You are fascinated by the most important topics and current trends of the startup ecosystem and would love to dive deeper into almost all of them? Relationship management, flawless communication, and ensuring a smooth event flow of our speakers are a matter of course for you. Then this position seems pretty perfect for you!

Your tasks & responsibilities

  • You support the curation & implementation of our stage program: From initial ideas to speaker requests and agenda planning
  • You take care of our speakers & VIPs. You answer their questions, help coordinate all logistical topics, and manage an extraordinary speaker & VIP experience onsite
  • Own responsibility for the conception & realization of smaller event formats, e.g. speaker dinners & side events
  • You assist in the organization and coordination of our table captain networking event with 5,000 founders at the Munich Oktoberfest

Your Profile

  • No matter whether you have completed your studies/training or are retraining - convince us with your personality & skills!
  • You know your way around the startup ecosystem and have a natural curiosity for entrepreneurship
  • Very high motivation to continuously develop the content of Bits & Pretzels events
  • A high degree of organizational talent & independent working style
  • Creativity, hands-on mentality & ability to work in a team
  • Flexibility & ability to work under pressure in stressful situations
  • You are fluent and comfortable with German and English

Why Bits & Pretzels?

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Unique team
  • Unforgettable moments at the events
    (Yes, there are really 5,000 people coming to see what you have built)
  • Modern office in the heart of Munich - between Viktualienmarkt and Gärtnerplatz
  • Free office drinks and excellent espresso
  • Flexible working hours and home office possibilities
  • Access to various sport facilities via subsidized EGYM Wellpass membership
  • Excellent insights into the organization of a major event

About us

Startup Events GmbH is the company behind the Bits & Pretzels events.

In 2014, Bits & Pretzels started as a small founders' breakfast with only 80 participants.

Today, 5,000 founders, the world's leading companies, and the most inspiring speakers join our annual festival. They share our belief that entrepreneurship can drive positive change in Europe and all over the world.

This extraordinary development was only made possible by a hard-working team. With the belief in our success, we convinced personalities like Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jessica Alba, Reid Hoffman, Ariana Huffington, and many more to speak at our events.

Since 2022 the Bits & Pretzels HealthTech Conference became our first vertical event. In the 2023 edition, 2,500 attendees will gather to celebrate entrepreneurship in the healthtech sector.

At Bits & Pretzels, we believe technology is the biggest leaver to shape a better future. And by serving those who build this technology we try to do our part to achieve this goal.

How to apply

If you are sharing our beliefs and want to help us push boundaries: Apply today by sending us your CV and a few sentences about your motivation. Please also include your earliest starting date and salary expectations.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Your Bits & Pretzels Team

Contact for this job

Startup Events GmbH
Rumfordstraße 15
80469 München
Ann-Kathrin Kühnle
ann-kathrin@bitsandpretzels.com