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FOUNDERS! GET OUT 
OF YOUR BUBBLE
Bits & Pretzels Live | MAY 14TH 3:30 - 7:30 PM
Home office gets work done. But are you even working on the right tasks? Isolated from peers, clients, and without any sparring partners, you risk falling behind. Don’t let other companies pass you during this crisis. Join #bitslive to re-connect with your network, make it even stronger and find honest expert advice to stay on top.
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BITS & PRETZELS LIVE: FUTURE OF WORK
03:30 - 06:30
PM
Startup Pitches
TOP SPEAKERS & 
INTERVIEWS
06:30 - 07:00
PM
TABLE CAPTAINS
ROUND 1
07:00 - 07:30
PM
TABLE CAPTAINS
ROUND 2
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PITCHES, KEYNOTES, Q&A & INTERVIEWS
06:00 - 06:30
PM
TABLE CAPTAINS, ROUND 1
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TABLE CAPTAINS, ROUND 2
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SPEAKERS
Johannes Reck
Leading an unicorn through a shutdown
Johannes faces one of the biggest challenges of his career: The Unicorn founder of GetYourGuide is in emergency mode with hundreds of employees. He will share relevant insights on how to stick together as a team during uncertain times.
Christoph Magnussen
Hard things about hard things
Germany's expert #1 on "New Work" shares his insights and learnings - which he usually shares only in his paid workshops: How founders can lead a company in a crisis with a modern view on "New Work".
Christian Miele
Employee participation is the future
The partner of global vc fund e.ventures and president of the German Startups Association demands political change to make Germany more attractive to talents.
Sandra Runge
How to enable parental equality
Most of us face big family and parenting challenges in these times: The family lawyer & founder of “Coworking Toddler” shares her experience about how to survive the current situation and how care work needs to be treated compared to a normal job.
Amol Sarva
The secrets of building a global office platform
The co-founder & CEO of Knotel shares insights about flexible office platforms that are changing the future of work.
Astrid Maier
How to succeed in an employee's market
The Editor-in-Chief of Germany's leading professional network XING reveals the drastic disruptions in hiring Generation Y & Z.
Pascal Finette
Lessons for the exponential future
The Chair for Entrepreneurship at Silicon Valley's think tank Singularity University about how to enable radical thinking inside your company.
Guido van Nispen
Empower your workforce through AI
Supervisory Board Member of AVROTROS explains how corona accelerates automation & robotic and how we should adpapt.
Fabian von Heimburg
3 Megatrends from China
The co-founder of Chinese-based Hotnest Technology shares how Chinese startups ramped up their operations again in the past weeks and what they learned from it.
Florian Faesecke
From co-working to working anywhere
How to escape the Corona pandemic and what startups should take away from it.
Wieland Holfelder
Democratizing civil engagement in a new work era
Hear from #WeVsVirus on how they've pushed the boundaries of cross-sector collaboration and from Google on the role of technology in shaping the future of digital participation
Mia Malaika Lange
Communications, UDO
Markus Kling
Founder, JOWOMO
Anna Hupperth
Head of Communications & PR, Tech4Germany
PITCHES
Userlane
Margaret Quigley
Senior Business Development Manager
Userlane’s mission is to close the knowledge gap between humans and machines by allowing anybody to use any software application without training.
ShareYourSpace
Dr. Tobias Wagner
CEO
Workplace as a service and on-demand. With being the platform to offer or book office space that is not permanently needed, ShareYourSpace turns the real estate market upside down.
Ciara
Konstantin Krauss
Founder
Ciara provides inside sales teams with interactive guides, proven playbooks, and smart objection handling, helping them to increase their success and productivity.
WorkGenius
Daniel Barke
Co-Founder & CEO
WorkGenius revolutionizes working with freelancers by automatically matching projects to freelancers based on 5bn data points.
4tiitoo
Stephan Odörfer
Co-founder & Managing Director
Seeing the digital workplace with new eyes. The software platform of 4tiitoo makes work processes more cost-efficient, faster and more natural using a combination of eye-tracking and artificial intelligence.
VRdirect
Dominik Möcklin
Managing Director
Driving sales from home? VRdirect opens up new sales channels by creating real-life experiences using virtual reality.
Pitch Jury & Expert panel - HV Ventures
Rainer Maerkle
General Partner
The general partner at Holtzbrinck Ventures will be part of our group of experts and judge in our startup jury.
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Table Captain:
This is your chance to get out of your bubble and challenge your next business move with the most experienced founders, investors and CEOs - our Table Captains. Ask questions! Get personal guidance! Whether you need a fresh outside view or honest expert advice on how to move your business save way through the crisis.

Each Table Captain will host one virtual table for the #bitslive attendees. Pick two Table Captains you’d love to meet, one for each networking slot. Shortly before #bitslive, all attendees receive an e-mail invitation to select two Table Captains.
TOPIC TABLES:
Bring your own thoughts to the table! You have an exciting topic suggestion and want to start a conversation with other attendees about it? Then be the host of a topic table and lead the discussion in the field of interest. You can start sharing your topic suggestions already now!
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TABLE CAPTAINS
Zarah Bruhn
Co-founder & CEO
Social Bee
Dr. Simon Haddadin
Co-Founder & CEO
Franka Emika
Peter Fricke
Head of Deutsche Börse Venture Network
Katharina Mayer
Founder
Kuchentratsch
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner
Speedinvest
Sebastian Matthes
Head of Digital
Handelsblatt
Matthias Schranner
Ex-Hostage Negotiator, CEO
Schranner Negotiation Institute
Maria Sievert
Managing Partner & CEO
inveox
Michael Münnix
Partner
Target Partners
Alexander Kudlich
Investor
Tommy Oehl
Managing Partner
Vsquared Ventures
Christian Figge
Principal
General Atlantic
Finn Age Hänsel
Founder & Managing Director
Sanity Group
Frank Birzle
Co-founder
ottonova
Verena Gründel
Member of the editorial board
W&V
Florian Faesecke
Managing Director & Co-founder
Sequafy
Marco Kaiser
Chief Technology Officer
Zeit Online
Thomas Engelbertz
General Manager European Expansion
Knotel
Hanno Heintze
Director International Fairs & Marketing Operations
Sixt
Nina Rigg
Head of Marketing
360 Innovation Lab
Janna Linke
Startup News & Startup Magazin
ntv
Seiji Kuwahara
Practice Director Azure & Office 365
Sequafy
Christian Lindener
Global Head of Airbus BizLabs
Airbus
Dr. Matthias Brendel
Head of
Audi Denkwerkstatt Berlin
Konstantin Mihov
Incubation & Communication
Co-pace, The Startup Organization of Continental
Leonard Coen
Head of Sales Financial Institutions & Fintech
Wirecard
Deepa Gautam-Nigge
Global Lead SAP Next-Gen Ecosystem
SAP
Alexis Figeac
Head of Circular Economy Sustainability Services
KPMG
PARTNERS
Thank you. Thank you.

That’s basically all we need to say to our loyal partners. Your help – in whatever form – is the priceless foundation for pushing through rough times and for standing together.
SPEAKERS OF OUR LAST 
VIRTUAL EVENT
Nico Rosberg
How to beat the crisis with inner strength and self-development
The green tech entrepreneur and F1 World Champion shares insights into mental training.
Albert Wenger
How to raise funds now
The managing partner at Union Square Ventures, one of the leading investor firms worldwide based in New York, shares his view on risks and opportunities for founders in times of Corona.
Hannes Ametsreiter
Leading 16 000 people from home
The CEO of Vodafone Germany about network trends, home office challenges and new opportunities that arise for companies and startups in times of Corona.
Ophelia Brown
Fundraising for early stage startups during uncertain times
The founder and partner at Blossom Capital gives her perspective on how founders in the growth phase should react to uncertainties now.
Frank Thelen
What startups need to do now - the view of a VC
The founder and CEO of Freigeist refers to his years of experience as VC and explains what startups can expect now.
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey will give a short keynote speech at the Bits & Pretzels Virtual Founder Breakfast on March 29. The aim of this virtual talk is to provide our community of founders with knowledge and insights to help them navigate through the current economic challenges and uncertainties. There is no direct link between Corona and Kevin Spacey. Kevin Spacey has had to learn how to deal with an unforeseen situation and the uncertainties associated with it, and we expect him to make a valuable contribution to this.
Christian Solmecke
How to successfully claim state subsidies now
The lawyer and partner at Wilde Beuger Solmecke and legal tech entrepreneur tells from his own experience what works and what does not for entrepreneurs and startup founders.
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Use your mental power in volatile environments
The founder and advisory board member of Amorelie has decided to step aside from her role as CEO at the end of 2019. She now focuses on personal growth and will inspire you to use your mental power.
Matthias Schranner
Negotiate through the crisis
The former hostage negotiator and CEO of Schranner Negotiation Institute teaches how to negotiate where the lives of businesses are at stake.
Dan Ram
How to adapt in a quickly changing world
The event MC, TEDx speaker and executive coach will share 6 practical hacks for navigating change and how to not just survive but thrive during this transition season
Dr. Dominik Wichmann
Crisis communication – inside, outside and for future
The Co-Founder and CCO Looping Group, advising publisher Bits & Pretzels and former editor-in-chief at Stern, SZ Mag and DLD shares insights in how to reach out now.
Zarah Bruhn
Building social communities to battle Corona
The Co-founder & CEO of Social Bee announces her new startup with Alexander Samwer.
Patrick Görtz
Benefits of short-time work
The attorney-at-law at ZIRNGIBL Rechtsanwälte advises domestic and international companies and corporate groups in all areas of individual and collective employment law. He will answer your questions regarding short-time work.
Heike Freund
Beyond COVID-19: The way to a new normal and implications for Startups
Heike Freund, Partner at McKinsey & Company & Tobias Henz, Consultant and Expert for Startup Ecosystems, McKinsey & Company, about the macroeconomics of the Corona crisis and future scenario
Tobias Henz
Beyond COVID-19: The way to a new normal and implications for Startups
Heike Freund, Partner at McKinsey & Company & Tobias Henz, Consultant and Expert for Startup Ecosystems, McKinsey & Company, about the macroeconomics of the Corona crisis and future scenario
Dr. André T. Nemat
We can't just rely on technology
A wake up call by the surgeon MD Ph.D and co-founder & managing partner of Institute for Digital Transformation in Healthcare about why the last mile is still human
Christian Vollmann
Stronger together
The new era of social networks explained by Christian Vollmann, founder of nebenan.de, and Ina Remmers, co-founder of nebenan.de
Ina Remmers
Stronger together
The new era of social networks explained by Christian Vollmann, founder of nebenan.de, and Ina Remmers, co-founder of nebenan.de
Nico Rosberg
Green Tech Entrepreneur and F1 World Champion
Albert Wenger
Managing Partner
Union Square Ventures
Hannes Ametsreiter
CEO
Vodafone Deutschland
Ophelia Brown
Founder & Partner
Blossom Capital
Frank Thelen
Founder & CEO
Freigeist
Kevin Spacey
Actor and Artist
Christian Solmecke
Lawyer & Partner
Wilde Beuger Solmecke and Legal Tech Entrepreneur
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Founder & Advisory Board Member
Amorelie
PARTNERS
Thank you. Thank you.

That’s basically all we need to say to our loyal partners. Your help – in whatever form – is the priceless foundation for pushing through rough times and for standing together.
PARTNERS
Thank you. Thank you.

That’s basically all we need to say to our loyal partners. Your help – in whatever form – is the priceless foundation for pushing through rough times and for standing together.