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5,000
attendees
Founders, Investors & startup enthusiasts
7
stages
inspiration, learning and matchmaking
100+
speakers
share their insights on stage
150+
experts
you can share a table with at Oktoberfest
3 days of vision, learning and networking
Bits & Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. The festival takes place in a unique setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich from September 29th – October 1st, 2019.
The most successful founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for inspiration, learning, and matchmaking. On the last day, all attendees and speakers come together in one tent with one goal: liquid networking.
"Combining a startup conference 
with the Oktoberfest is brilliant."
Kevin Spacey
Selected former Speakers
Bits & Pretzels offers you inspiration as well as relevant business content. Our speakers are successful national and international entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs and will share their insights on stage.
Richard Branson
Founder
Virgin Group
Tarana Burke
Founder
#MeToo Movement
Leila Janah
CEO + Founder
Samasource and LXMI
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb
Nico Rosberg
Former Formula One World Champion & investor
Jan Böhmermann
satirist, tv host, and multiple award-winner
Mitchell Baker
Executive Chairwoman
Mozilla Foundation & Corporation
Stefan Raab
Entrepreneur & Entertainer
Philipp Lahm
Founder Philipp Lahm Holding, Partner
Fanmiles
Tony Fadell
Founder Nest & Creator iPod
Kasper Rorsted
CEO
adidas
Dorothee Bär
State Ministry Commissioner for Digitization
Prof. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner
European Multi Advisory Board Member,
including Linde, Munich Re & Deutsche Börse AG
Dr. Werner Vogels
CTO
Amazon
Dr. Johannes Antonius Teyssen
CEO
E.ON SE
Philipp Rösler
CEO
Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation & Former Federal Minister of Economics and Technology of Germany
Marc Samwer
Founder
Global Founders Capital
Janina Kugel
Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board
Siemens AG
Florian Gschwandtner
Co-Founder & CEO
Runtastic
Rolf Schrömgens
Co-Founder & CEO
Trivago
Ralf Wenzel
CSO
Delivery Hero AG
Valentin Stalf
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
N26
Oliver Kahn
Co-Founder & CEO
Goalplay
Professional, fun and a fascinating array of speakers.
Richard Branson at #bits16
Meet the Table Captains
On the third day of the festival you have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to share a table at the Oktoberfest with well-known experts, CEOs, and founders from business, media, and the startup ecosystem.
Ralf Kleber
VP, Country Manager
Amazon.com
Max Wittrock
CEO / Co-Founder
mymuesli GmbH
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Founder & MD
AMORELIE, Sonoma Internet GmbH
Antonella Mei-Pochtler
Senior Advisor
The Boston Consulting Group
Katja Hofem
Managing Director
ProSiebenSat1 Media SE
Dorothee Bär
State Ministry Commissioner for Digitization
Dr. Rahmyn Kress
CDO
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Sonja Schwetje
Editor in Chief
ntv
Nikolaus Röttger
Chief Editor
WIRED Germany
Ulrich Schäfer
Chief Business-Editor
Süddeutsche Zeitung
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My Table Captain
Once a year the most influential executives gather at the Bits & Pretzels Oktoberfest tables. Every table at the grand finale is hosted by a Table Captain and all attendees can choose one of those handpicked CEOs, editors-in-chief or investors before the event even starts. Through that we make sure that everyone gets the most out of Bits & Pretzels and enjoys the best networking experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dorothee Bär
State Ministry Commissioner for Digitization
Ralf Kleber
VP, Country Manager
Amazon.com
Nikolaus Röttger
Chief Editor
WIRED Germany
Antonella Mei-Pochtler
Senior Advisor
The Boston Consulting Group
Sonja Schwetje
Editor in Chief
ntv
Max Wittrock
CEO / Co-Founder
mymuesli GmbH
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