5,000 Founders do business at the Oktoberfest

Join a Table Captain at the world-famous Oktoberfest celebration, where you'll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and engage in inspiring discussions over a cold bier.

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Who are
Table Captains?

Table Captains can be founders, investors, C-Level executives, or journalists.
Still, first and foremost, they are experts in topics relevant to members of the tech startup ecosystem.

THREE GOOD Reasons to join a Table Captain at the Oktoberfest

1. Enjoy a powerful discussion with some of the most innovative thinkers in the startup world over bier.

Get fueled by an unforgettable session of creativity and connection.

3. Benefit from your Captains’ knowledge, experience and wisdom.

Bring your ideas to the table

As a Table member, you can engage in two 45-minute sessions among likeminded individuals - all wanting to hear something outside their usual "knowledge bubble".

Hold your Maß tight, let your creativity soar, and prepare to lay the foundation for new ideas and unexpected revelations!

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where and when?

Schottenhamel Festzelt

26 September 2023, at 10:00 CEST to 1 PM CEST

Sessions Length

The table captain slots result from 2 times 45 minutes


Up to 8 participants per session per table


If you own a dirndl or lederhosen, that would be great, but it's not mandatory

Time Table

pre event


Personalize your ticket

Only personalized tickets can participate.

Tue, Sep 19
16:00 CEST

Choose your Table Captain

You will receive an email invite to choose your Table Captain - be quick, it's first come - first served.

on event -  Sep 26


Oktoberfest area opens for visitors

Access to the venue will not be possible before 10:00 - please note restrictions for luggage

10:00 - 10:45

Find your table

Get to the Festhalle Schottenhamel and find your table.

10:45 - 11:30

Table Captain Round 1

Pitch, chat and discuss as much as you can.

10:00 - 10:45

Switch tables

Captains stay at their table and attendees switch.

10:00 - 10:45

Table Captain Round 2

A new captain, a new topic and a new round of people at your table.


Explore our FAQ section for insights on the startup exhibition. From registration  to promotion details, find all the essential information you need right here.

When should I arrive at Oktoberfest?
When do the Bits & Pretzels Table Captain sessions happen?
When can I choose my Table Captain?
Is an additional reservation or ticket required for the Oktoberfest?
In which tent is Bits & Pretzels?
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Food and beverages at the Oktoberfest
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