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This awaits you at Bits & Pretzels Networking Week

Still wondering about our virtual event? We’ve put together all the information you need. Check out the agenda for even more details

The Bits & Pretzels Networking Week will open its doors next Sunday. We can't wait to show you the countless innovations the team has been working on over the past months! The spirit, content and networking is here to stay, even if this year we have to cheer our beer at home and in our offices!

The most efficient networking: Founders Roulette, Table Captains, Search and filter tool & Virtual Café 

Networking is one of the main reasons for you to join Bits & Pretzels? We understand that and therefore came up with four tools that ensure you don’t miss anything: The Founders Roulette is going to basically work like Chatroulette - without nudes though, but full of surprising conversations. Just join the Roulette and we will match you randomly with another participant.

Almost like at the Oktoberfest: Join our Table Captains’ virtual tables and start a conversation in a group of up to 10 people. Just the way you’re used to. It’s obviously up to you if you want to share a drink. 

And that’s for sure the best thing about virtual networking: We’ve created a search and filter tool which enables you to find exactly the one you’re searching within thousands of attendees. How does this work? When logging into our online platform, every participant can edit their profile and add all the information they want to share. 

And where to meet up with your new friends? In our Virtual Café of course! Open up a room, join existing ones and address your burning questions.

High visibility for your startup: Startup Pitch & Startup Village 

Just as usual, the Startup Pitch will take place this year, too. Within 8 different verticals, more than 80 startups will present their idea and attract the attention of fellow founders, investors and the media. “To win the pitch and the Golden Pretzel, you’ll have to convince our community - and the jury”, says Anni Schielle, who is responsible for this part. 

With every startup ticket comes a virtual booth at our Startup Village. This virtual exhibition is the platform where smart founders present their startup to make hot leads and increase sales. Becoming part of the Startup Village is included in your ticket and your company profile is set-up in minutes.

Focus on Learning: Bits Academy, Boost Talks & Partner Village 

This part of our concept is internally called “virtual community college”. Within the Bits Academy, you can join a variety of Masterclasses, which will be hosted by experienced founders, investors and entrepreneurs. Developed specifically to make sure you can learn everything you need for your business. “Feel free to join a class about Google ads, social media strategies, investor pitches or crowdfunding as a financing option“, stresses Lena Kerkow, event manager and Mistress of Masterclasses. 

Stewart Butterfield, Arianna Huffington, Jan Frodeno: Bits & Pretzels has and always will attract world-class speakers who are an incredible source of inspiration. At #bits20, our speakers share their wisdom in 6-minute boost talks to give you more of what you need: more inspiration and more ideas to take your company to the next level.

Together with our partners, we’ve created a range of formats where they will share their knowledge in the fields of fintech, Future of Work, IoT, impact or the future of mobility. “Within our Partner Village, participants have the opportunity to get in touch with global leaders like Amazon Web Services, Slack, Audi, Vodafone Uplift or the BMW Foundation”, explains Isabel Petri da Silva, our Head of Sales. 

Check out this year’s agenda for all information! Join us, we’re looking forward to meeting you!