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Oktoberfest
networking
Oktoberfest + Networking =
The best way to finish the festival
Bits & Pretzels wouldn’t be Bits & Pretzels without our Oktoberfest Networking on the last day of the festival. On Tuesday, 300 tables in the Schottenhamel tent are going to be reserved exclusively for Bits & Pretzels. This is where the biggest Networking event at the Oktoberfest begins!

This year, we offer two different networking concepts at the same time. Finishing the event with 5,000 fellow startup-enthusiasts at the Oktoberfest is nothing less than a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure not to miss it!

SAVE THE DATE: Attendees will receive an invitation to select their table three days before #bits18.

Keep in mind: It's first-come-first-serve!
Table Captain
Each table is going to be hosted by one hand-picked expert who guides the discussion. You will have the chance to ask questions, get advice and make worthwhile contacts that will take your business idea to the next level.
Topic Table
Content is going to be the focus. We will select the most exciting topic suggestions from our attendees, which will then be discussed at these tables. That means, unlike the Table Captain networking, Topic Tables are not hosted by a specific person.
Table Captains 2018
Hannes Ametsreiter
CEO
Vodafone Germany
Ralf Kleber
VP, Country Manager
Amazon.com
Max Wittrock
CEO / Co-Founder
mymuesli GmbH
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Founder & MD
AMORELIE, Sonoma Internet GmbH
Rainer Maerkle
GP
HV Ventures
Joerg Binnenbruecker
MP
Capnamic Ventures
Antonella Mei-Pochtler
Senior Advisor
The Boston Consulting Group
Katja Hofem
Managing Director
ProSiebenSat1 Media SE
Philipp von Hagen
Member of the Executive Board
Porsche Automobil Holding SE
Dorothee Bär
State Ministry Commissioner for Digitization
Dr. Christian Saller
GP
Holtzbrinck Ventures
Dr. Rahmyn Kress
CDO
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Anna Dimitrova
Managing Director Strategy & Innovation, Executive Committee Member
Vodafone Germany
Dr. Heike Hanagarth
Member of the Supervisory Board
LANXESS AG
Dr. Christoph Braun
Managing Partner
Acton Capital Partners
Ralf Wenzel
CSO
Delivery Hero AG
Ralf Wintergerst
CEO
Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Jesper Doub
CEO
SPIEGEL ONLINE
Finn Age Hänsel
CEO
Movinga GmbH
Stefan Heilmann
CEO
IEG - Investment Banking Group
Max Laarmann
Co-Founder & MD
Emma Matratzen GmbH
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner
Speedinvest
Dr. Matthias Brendel
Head
Audi Denkwerkstatt
Gilli Cegla
MD
Novawind
Benjamin Heimlich
Editor in chief
VentureCapital Magazin
Michael Münnix
Partner
Target Partners
Miro Morczinek
CEO
Moebel24
Jürgen Gallmann
MP
Cumulus Ventures
Jannis Sutor
Business Innovation Manager
Volkswagen Ideation:Hub
Sarna Röser
Federal chairwoman
Die Jungen Unternehmer
Dr. Lothar Stein
Private Investor
Innovative Ventures
Moana Picaud-Lucet
Venture Development Manager
Audi Denkwerkstatt
Gunita Kulikovska
Founder
Vividly
Dr. Martin Gall
CTO
DRÄXLMAIER Group
Lea Vajnorsky
Head of Platform Development Henkel X & Founder Wo\men Inc
Adam Bird
Senior Partner and Global Leader Consumer Tech & Media Practice
McKinsey & Company Inc.
Andreas Bodczek
Tech Entrepreneur & Investor
Adetra
Katharina Wolff
Founder & Executive Partner
D-Level
Dennis Heider
Business & Service Designer
Volkswagen Ideation:Hub
Toon Bouten
CEO
tado
Katharina Kreitz
CEO
Vectoflow
Sonja Schwetje
Editor in Chief
ntv
Maria Driesel
MP & CEO
inveox GmbH
Michael Stephan
Co-Founder & COO
Raisin
Lars Jankowfsky
Founder
NFQ.Asia
Nikolaus Röttger
Chief Editor
WIRED Germany
Frank Birzle
Co-Founder & CTO
ottonova
Thorsten Flentje
Head of Strategic Partnerships
X - the moonshot factory
Claas van Delden
Co-CEO
NCG NUCOM GROUP
Arnd Benninghoff
CEO
MTGx Germany GmbH
Christian Figge
Principal
General Atlantic
Dagmer Schuller
Co-Founder & CEO
audEERING
Ashley Lundström
Venture Lead
EQT Ventures
Zeina Barr
Founder & CEO
Raise the Barr
Robin Wauters
Founding Editor
Tech.eu
Sigrun Albert
MD MGO Digital Ventures
MGO Digital Ventures GmbH
Andreas Fruth
Co-Founder and MD
Global Savings Group
Johannes von Borries
MP
UVC Partners
Sonja Moosburger
COO
MediaMarktSaturn N3XT
Marco Thelen
MD / Geschäftsführer
Accenture Interactive
Deepa Gautam-Nigge
SAP Next-Gen Innovation Network Manager
SAP SE
Bjoern Assmann
CFO
t3n Magazine
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner
GP Bullhound
Jasmin Deniz Karatas
Gamification Chapter Lead
Accenture Interactive
Stefan Nicola
German Tech, Telco and Media Reporter
Bloomberg L.P.
Peter Jaud
CFO
Factory Berlin
Sanja Stankovic
Founder
Hamburg Startups & StartupSpot
Bianca Busetti
Co-Founder & CPO
Journi
Andrea Lentfer
Startup Marketing & Business Development Lead
Google
Jens Düing
Partner
Frog Capital
Harald Patt
Managing Director Wealth & Fintech
Fosun Group
Julian Weste
VP Sales Financial Institutions & Fintech
Wirecard
Klaus Schröder
Member of the Executive Committee
DATEV eG
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Broy
Founding President
Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern
Oscar Jazdowksi
Co-Head
Silicon Valley Bank Deutschland
Gabriele Böhmer
Director
Munich Startup
Sven Rittau
Founder & CEO
K5 Conference / GLORE Fund
Ragnar Jongen
Associate
DN Capital
Moritz Arndt
Industry Lead
Google Cloud Germany
Rupert Schäfer
Managing Partner
The Nunatak Group GmbH
Achim Berg
President
BITKOM
Ravi Kurani
Principal
Earlybird VC Management
Nelly Markova
Vice President
General Atlantic GmbH
Jim Nelson
Partner
Venable
Harald Nieder
Partner
Redalpine
Felix Stützer
Senior Associate
Lupp + Partner
Richard Offermann
Managing Director Client Sales
Ströer Digital Media GmbH
Andreas Heyden
CEO
DFL Digital Sports GmbH
Robert Bueninck
General Manager Klarna Group DACH
Klarna GmbH
Julia Thiele-Schuerhoff
Chairperson of the Executive Board
Knorr-Bremse Global Care e.V.
Benjamin Wilkening
Vice-President International Investor Relations
Skolkovo Foundation
Christian Mohr
Head of Innovation
KPMG AG
Anja Rath
Managing Partner
Cooperativa Venture Services
Jens Rieken
Head of Sparkassen Innovation Hub
Gleb Tritus
Managing Director
Lufthansa Innovation Hub GmbH
Dr. Benjamin Jetter
Head of Smart Start
KPMG
Maria Kaltenegger
Partner
KPMG
Christoph Keese
CEO
HY the Axel Springer ecosystem firm
Jens de Buhr
Managing Director
JDB MEDIA GmbH
Dr. Christian Wegner
CEO
Südwestdeutsche Medienholding
Matthias Henze
Co-Founder & CEO
Jimdo
Dr. Carsten Rudolph
CEO
BayStartUp GmbH
Vera Schneevoigt
Managing Director
Fujitsu
Peter Grebarsche
Head of Digital Strategy & CRM
L'Oréal Germany
Florian Nöll
Chairman of the board
Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.
Christine Kiefer
Founder
Ride Capital / Fintech Ladies
Sylvain Ekel
Cloud Solution Architect
Microsoft
Stefan Rothlehner
CTO
Selfapy
Hendrik Hertel
Manager Digital Solutions Financial Services
KPMG
Birte Teufel
Head of SMB & Startup Marketing
Google Germany
Stefan Rummel
Managing Director
Messe München GmbH
Klaus Dittrich
Chairman & CEO
Messe München GmbH
Rolf Nagel
Managing Partner
MVP Munich Venture Partners
Alexander Djordjevic
Founder & CEO
Foodist GmbH
Stefan Peukert
Co-Founder
Masterplan
Felix Plog
SVP Global Operations
Delivery Hero
Dr. Jochen Hurlebaus
Head of Innovation
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Dr. Henric Hungerhoff
Managing Director
APX
Shadi Mehraein
MD
Rivet Ventures
Dr. Julian Hosp
Co-founder & President
TenX
Chris Bartz
CEO & Co-Founder
Elinvar
David Roldan
VC & Startup Leader - Europe
Google Cloud
Oliver Oster
COO & Founder
OptioPay GmbH
Philipp Rösler
CEO
Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation & Former Federal Minister of Economics and Technology of Germany
Ulrich Schäfer
Chief Business-Editor
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Peter Fricke
Head of
Deutsche Börse Venture Network
Wilfried Beeck
CEO
ePages
More Table Captains for 2018 will be added constantly.
FORMER TABLE CAPTAINS
Danielle Dias Coutinho
Head of PR
Allianz's Venture Capital
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb
Alex Holzreiter
Senior Manager Adobe Alliance
Accenture Interactive
Dr. Paul-Bernhard Kallen
CEO
Hubert Burda Media
Andy Cunningham
Former PR advisor to Steve Jobs
at Apple, Pixar and NExT
Alexander Kudlich
Member of the Management Board
Rocket Internet
Miriam Wohlfarth
Founder & Managing Director
RatePAY
Stephanie Czerny
MD
DLD Media
Dr. Philipp Kreibohm
Founder & CEO
Home24
Titus Dittmann
Founder
Titus Skateboarding & Skate-aid
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner
GP Bullhound
Florian Gschwandtner
Co-Founder & CEO
Runtastic
Martin Wild
CDO
MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group
Lukasz Gadowski
Entrepreneur & Investor
Stefan Langefeld
COO
PANTAFLIX AG
Nina Zimmermann
Managing Director Digital Publishing
Hubert Burda Media
Rüdiger Linhof
1/3 CEO
Sportfreunde Stiller
Table Captains 2016
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Topic Tables 2018
3D Bonding Technology
While the manufacturing relies on sequential joining of pieces. 3D Bonding proposes the connection of all the pieces of a product simultaneously by injection. Is it really Changing the Game?
Topic initiator:
Adrian Hernández
Hardware&Iot
AI & Education
How can Artificial Intelligence transform the future of education and how does human machine interaction look like for teachers and students alike?
Topic initiator:
Tobias Burkhardt
Services&Intelligence
APIs and the future of tech
How can APIs help us to innovate, connect, and move faster when it comes to new technology in the hospitality sectore?
Topic initiator:
Margaret Ady
Services&Intelligence
Access to education for all
How can AI / IoT etc. help providing everybody free access to education / training/ finding a suitable and qualified job? How can we use tech to engage future children? Will gamification get bigger?
Topic initiator:
Anna Mueller
Hardware&Iot
AgTech Innovations in Europe
The market and the potential in Agriculture is very large as the structure requires change and the mindset of European farmers have opened up for innovation.
Topic initiator:
Jonathan Bernwieser
Services&Intelligence
App Tech Stack 4 Startups/MVPs
Discuss how to set up an optimal mobile app technology stack for startups and mvps. Share your lessons learned!
Topic initiator:
Sven Herchenhein
Services&Intelligence
Applied Machine Learning
Use cases in data science and machine learning in different industries
Topic initiator:
Karol Przystalski
Services&Intelligence
Are headhunters the answer?
How to find excellent staff in times of full employment. Unemployment in Germany, and especially in Bavaria, is at an all-time low.... making it difficult to find and retain the best employees.
Topic initiator:
Kathrin Wood
Services&Intelligence
Attract spotlight with PR
How Public Relations helps your business when it comes to finding customers, investors or new staff. Rules, insights and best practices to get good press coverage to kickstart your startup business.
Topic initiator:
Bernhard Seikmann
Services&Intelligence
Augmented Reality Trainings
- Strategic use of Augmented Reality in company processs (trainings, maintenance,...) - Pro and cons AR glasses - Usage scenarios with most value added - Business models
Topic initiator:
Jens Hofmann
Hardware&Iot
Automotive industry & startups
Automotive industry embracing the startup culture and collaborating with early stage innovators to shape the future of mobility. Where to start? How to move fast in the conservative environment?
Topic initiator:
Nikita Dedik
Mobility&Transportation
Autonomous Vehicles & AI
The role of Venture Capital for technology enabling autonomous mobility and how Automotive OEMs can leverage on this development.
Topic initiator:
Julius Ruessmann
Mobility&Transportation
Autonomous vehicles
Development of AI systems for perception and decision making 2.0
Topic initiator:
Arshia Gratiot
Mobility&Transportation
Bank and startup collaboration
First step of many banks to introduce innovative concepts to their customers - is to cooperate with a startup. Bankassurance is said to come back in a new wave. What opportunities are still out there?
Topic initiator:
Inna Leontenkova
Banking&Insurances
Bank data’s potential
Discussion about the value and potential of bank transaction data. How to understand the customer’s needs based on this data in terms individualized recommendations
Topic initiator:
Lena Justen
Banking&Insurances
Blockchain for social good
Blockchain is a technology very well alighed with the sharing economy. So what are the potential application fields we can use it.
Topic initiator:
Dimitra Papadopoulou
Services&Intelligence
Blockchains changes the World.
Our world is changing at a rapid pace and Blockchain is putting this process on completely new tracks. Almost all companies could benefit from the Blockchain technology, not only financial companies.
Topic initiator:
Chris Miess
Banking&Insurances
Check- in &-out when you need
Travel industry is being transformed lately, apartments are no longer for locals and hotels are no longer just for travellers. A international microstays leader provider, transforms the sector.
Topic initiator:
Rosa Gonzalez
Entertainment&Lifestyle
China - compete & connect
China is on the rise to be the next digital economy superpower. How can we compete against them, connect with them and what can we learn from them?
Topic initiator:
Martin Orthen
Commerce&Marketplaces
Content for Next Generations
How to create brand storytelling for the future: a deeper understanding of how to tell brand stories and create brand contents for the next generation.
Topic initiator:
Christoph Kamps
Commerce&Marketplaces
Cybersecurity must knows
What are the hot topics in cybersecurity? Join the table to talk and learn bout the most important cybersecurity threats which can affect your growing business.
Topic initiator:
Jens-Philipp Jung
Services&Intelligence
DSGVO/GDPR - chance or brake?
DSGVO/GDPR - the most hated letters in the past few months. What happened after 05/25? Did the world collapse ? How much effort is needed to be safe? Keep cool or go berserk? Ask an expert.
Topic initiator:
Holger Loos
Hardware&Iot
Digital Cash in eCommerce
Discussion of the potential crypto currencies can provide as alternative means of payment in eCommerce and trade. How does a crypto infrastructure work and what to keep in mind in legal and tax terms.
Topic initiator:
Jan Heinrich Meyer
Banking&Insurances
Digital Innovation Scouting
How to manage in your enterprise a professional innovation scouting process by engaging the right people, getting quantitative and qualitative feedback and build up your own knowledge base.
Topic initiator:
Christoph Drescher
Services&Intelligence
Digital Innovations Management
Exchange of thoughts, best practices and insider tipps from and for digital innovations managers in corporates who are struggling to move established processes into an agile innovation world.
Topic initiator:
Jennifer Elftmann
Digital Transformation in SMEs
Corporates have the cash to pay for leading experts. Startups have the spead to be early movers.. But what can be working strategies for SMEs with limited access to talent and a lack of speed?
Topic initiator:
Kai Huxmann
Services&Intelligence
Digitalization in gastronomy
Discussion of possibilities to digitalize processes in gastronomy. Does gastronomy need digitalization? Which opportunities do restaurateurs have to digitalize their customer experiences?
Topic initiator:
Oliver Kolar
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Disruptive power of blockchain
Everything is a marketplace – the disruptive power of blockchain and the concept of secure value transfer
Topic initiator:
Jörn Leogrande
Banking&Insurances
Disruptive urban mobility?
Discussions on the future potential of on-demand, shared, emission-free and eventually autonomous urban mobility and its potential downsides.
Topic initiator:
Stefan Mueller
Mobility&Transportation
Does cryptocurrency really have a future over normal currency.
Topic initiator:
Banking&Insurances
Dynamic Pricing (AI) at Stores
DP is at least normal at online Shops - but how would customers react to Dynamic Price labels at Fashion in retail stores? Which possibilies retailers have to sell "for the right price"?
Topic initiator:
Martin Heinzmann
Commerce&Marketplaces
Energy & Resources
alternative energies, changes of usage in energy, environmental friendly energies, blockchain and other technologies that change the energy sector
Topic initiator:
Matthias Ruediger
Commerce&Marketplaces
Fashion-Tech
Discussion about how fashion retail changes due to disrupting innovations and technologies.
Topic initiator:
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Entertainment&Lifestyle
Female friendly Company?
What does it take to become a female friendly company? What are best practices to empower our female employees, especially in a development or tech environment?
Topic initiator:
Jens Wehrmann
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Geo Intelligence
Geo Intelligence gains more and more relevance in business intelligence and marketing strategy. Which geo data sources are available and how can they be turned into insights and smart data?
Topic initiator:
Tom Rauhe
Services&Intelligence
Health Care Marketing
Special Marketing for Health Care Specials.
Topic initiator:
Mirko Peters
Commerce&Marketplaces
Health content marketing
1. Content online marketing for Brandnew health food chain als Starbucks with health products/food & 2. And Same for a New interaktive Gaming Cinema Plattform (info- & entertainment shows)
Topic initiator:
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Entertainment&Lifestyle
How can healthcare harness the power of blockchain?
Topic initiator:
Commerce&Marketplaces
How can we incorporate traditional philosophy in modern businesses.
Topic initiator:
Commerce&Marketplaces
How can we incorporating older people in the work force
Topic initiator:
Entertainment&Lifestyle
How does an ICO work? What are the advantages of an ICO over equity such as shares, debentures etc?
Topic initiator:
Banking&Insurances
How to Atrract Diverse Talent
How can leaders retain diverse talent in the midst of intense disruption, layoffs and market shifts? Employers must let diverse voices represent their employer brand to attract and retain diversity.
Topic initiator:
Susan Lindner
Services&Intelligence
How to become a leader that employees adore
Topic initiator:
Services&Intelligence
How to do away with Germany’s culture of paper work for something more efficient and environmentally friendly
Topic initiator:
Entertainment&Lifestyle
ICO Made in Germany
Initial coin offering
Topic initiator:
Dr. Benjamin Jetter
Hardware&Iot
ICO vs direct invesmtent
Discovering the pros and cons of investing in ICO vs direct investments and vice versa
Topic initiator:
Thierry Zois
Services&Intelligence
Impact Investing
The face of VC is changing, funds are adapting to ESG standards & startups increasingly address the pressing questions of our time. Is sustainability on track to become the new mainstream?
Topic initiator:
Dr. Aline Vedder
Commerce&Marketplaces
Inclusive Innovation
How digital tech can fill the gaps we currently have in society, by either providing financial inclusion, or help people with disabilities, or support better living conditions for less affluent.
Topic initiator:
Filiberto Amati
Services&Intelligence
Incorporation of new finch technologies globally
Topic initiator:
Banking&Insurances
Increasing Team efficiency resulting in increased output
Topic initiator:
Services&Intelligence
Individual Training & FitTech
Discussion about individual Training in Endurance- & Strength Training and the trend in the topic of FitTech.
Topic initiator:
André Siegl
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Is Asset management coming to an end with the advent of blockchain technology
Topic initiator:
Banking&Insurances
Is globalisation actually straining our resources rather than saving them
Topic initiator:
Commerce&Marketplaces
Is the new world order stagnating population growth?
With the rises in prices and lack of time to raise and sustain families.
Topic initiator:
-
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Leadership & Self-Organisation
How to enable organisational agility and self-organisation at a structural and governance level? How to prevent chaos while building people oriented (self)leadership into your organisational DNA?
Topic initiator:
Mariola Mourao
Services&Intelligence
Leadership in times of change
What are the skills future leaders would need in order to be successful and to build up and lead a sustainable business
Topic initiator:
Ewald Manz
MedTech Startups & Investors
Topics may evolve around topics like chances and risks posed by medical approval (new MDR), financing needs during growth stage (Series A/B), going to the US market (FDA approval), ...
Topic initiator:
Manuel Opitz
Mobility as a Service
Over the next 10-15 years the market will transform from car ownership to on-demand mobility. In fact what we will see is a Triple Disruption: On-demand - EVs - Autonomous
Topic initiator:
Armin Fendrich
Mobility&Transportation
Nextland - Reinventing Orgs
Nextland is a promised land where organisations are Purpose driven, self-organized, transparent and flexible to adapt to the VUCA World. Employees Can Show up whole and are not a part of a machine.
Topic initiator:
Lars Riehn
Entertainment&Lifestyle
One currency for the entire world, would that work?
Topic initiator:
Banking&Insurances
Open banking: gone are the days of contractual and limited banking systems
Topic initiator:
Banking&Insurances
PSD2 and Open Banking
Chances for FinTechs and Banks within PSD2. How Open Banking can contribute to the customer experience. How Banks can build their own ecosystems.
Topic initiator:
Peter Hiekmann
Banking&Insurances
Personalization in eCommerce
Discuss personalization & engagement strategies to craft customized shopping experiences across all touchpoints and drive revenue and engagement throughout the customer journey.
Topic initiator:
Julian Hillig
Commerce&Marketplaces
Physical data is the fast gold
The importance of capturing physical engagement data along the customer journey. Data is the new gold - we are ignoring the offline data we could be collecting. Empower analytics, service & customers.
Topic initiator:
Dennis Bauer
Services&Intelligence
Podcast 4 Startups&Corporates
A podcast is a chance for every company if it is set up correctly. Driving sales, awareness or network are possible outcomes. Let's discuss how to create a podcast for your business over a beer.
Topic initiator:
Fabian Tausch
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Profit for Purpose
Let's meet up to talk about your ideas to make societal or environmental impact with a clear profit. Will impact investing and impact entrepreneurship be the new normal?
Topic initiator:
Florian Erber
Commerce&Marketplaces
PropTechs/shortage of housing
Can PropTechs find digital solutions for shortage of housing in big cities? Does it make sense to found a PropTech right now? And if so, where to start and how to receive funding?
Topic initiator:
Mathias Baumeister
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Recruiting Software Developers
Today, developers demand more transparency, authenticity and real job insights. We will discuss what companies could do better to attract appropriate candidates and lessons learned.
Topic initiator:
Benjamin Geng
Services&Intelligence
Regulatory - ICOs in GER & EU
Discussion about the future of european Cryptocurrencies & ICOs and the Regulatory requirements. Let's talk about opportunities and risks for the upcoming years for the cryptocommunity.
Topic initiator:
Till Hermann Niebuhr
Banking&Insurances
Safe Outsourcing
How to find a good software development team? Pitfalls of remote software development. The no-go signs in negotiation and software development agreement. Best practices.
Topic initiator:
Tanya Markosyan
Sales and Marketing 4.0
Why will digitalization in sales and marketing come much quicker than in industry 4.0? How do we have to change our internal processes to be fit for digitalization in sales and marketing?
Topic initiator:
Michael Goepfarth
Commerce&Marketplaces
Scale & automate sales for SMB
How to scale and automate sales for any business? Many are struggling to answer this question clearly. Because sales is everywhere – it’s complex, and it’s the lifeblood of any fast growing business.
Topic initiator:
Tobias Hönig
Services&Intelligence
Scale Up!
What KPIs should founders focus on in the early stage, when scaling their businesses and when aiming to raise funding?
Topic initiator:
Keertan Menon
Scaling SaaS Startups
Growth Hacking for SaaS Startups
Topic initiator:
Dennis Von Ferenczy
Services&Intelligence
Scaling startups
Taking a startup from 0, to 10, to 100 or even more people is a huge challenge. Let's discuss mistakes, fails - and the occasional win!
Topic initiator:
Jan Miczaika
Commerce&Marketplaces
Scaling with limited resources
A lack of funds and qualified employees are regular issues for startups. Let’s discuss the ways to balance costs and productivity when hiring in-house teams, outsourcing companies, and freelancers.
Topic initiator:
Kate Goldberg
Services&Intelligence
Space mining, tourism and the future of using outer space as a form of business
Topic initiator:
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Starting your Business in Germany
Topic initiator:
Commerce&Marketplaces
Startup Financing
How to work with VCs?
Topic initiator:
Sebastian Baerhold
Services&Intelligence
Startups in Israel
The Startup-network in Israel is booming since several years. IoT, AI and Life-Science are the main topics. German companies are very interested in working with israelian startups.
Topic initiator:
Alexander Görbing
Hardware&Iot
Tech4Impact
What is the role of entrepreneurs in leveraging technologies that combine economic profitability with a sustainable cause? What technologies are best suited to create such societal impact?
Topic initiator:
Julia Binder
Commerce&Marketplaces
Technical startups/businesses
Discussion about natural scientific/technical startups and business development which is not solely focused on coding.
Topic initiator:
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Services&Intelligence
The future Of Mobility
I will present the future Mobilty Trend map (5-10years) and 15-20 years which I challenged with daimler, Porsche, Lufthansa, Google and Fraunhofer. I want to discuss it with you guys.
Topic initiator:
Martin Johann Fröhlich
Mobility&Transportation
The new customer journey
Customers get their buying impulse by influencers. How will future customer journey look like & what kind of innovative solution will be needed to cover the demand of a convenient shopping experience.
Topic initiator:
Alexander Hochgürtel
Commerce&Marketplaces
The progress to cashless societies, could this be possible in the next 5 years?
Topic initiator:
Entertainment&Lifestyle
The psychology of the modern entrepreneur (passion or profit)
Topic initiator:
Services&Intelligence
Token Engeneering
Discussion and exchange about the importance of token engineering for preparing a successful ICO. Token engineering is about connecting the value added of a company or protocol with a token.
Topic initiator:
Daniel Wingen
Banking&Insurances
Top-Down Environmentprotection
Awareness for environmental protection is created by NGOs & small groups with low budgets. I want to discuss the possibilities of creating awareness and change from Top-Down starting at c-level
Topic initiator:
Henry Fendt
Services&Intelligence
Trump’s new policies and how are they benefitting the world rather than creating an obstruction?
Topic initiator:
Commerce&Marketplaces
Using AI for enhancing UX
Discussing the current and future possibilities of Artificial Intelligence to provide better Customer Experience and influence customers behaviour
Topic initiator:
Agnieszka Walorska
Services&Intelligence
Voice Assistants (Alexa, ...)
We will discuss the status quo of Voice Assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home or other Voice Interfaces. What business models exist? How can your company/service profit from voice?
Topic initiator:
Dominik Meißner
Hardware&Iot
What "AI" works in practice?
AI, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Rule-Engines, there are a lot of buzz words in the market but what really does deliver reliable results to create new or better products? Let's share experience!
Topic initiator:
Jasper Masemann
Services&Intelligence
What are the tools we require to assess a future global economic downfall?
Topic initiator:
Services&Intelligence
What can the developed world leverage from growing economies such as India, China?
Topic initiator:
Commerce&Marketplaces
What jobs are at risk with the rise of AI
Topic initiator:
Services&Intelligence
Why is cash still king?
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Entertainment&Lifestyle
Women and (digital) Networking
Do women network differently? Is it easier or harder for them to build strong business relationships? We want to discuss how female networking might be different and what everyone can learn from it.
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Services&Intelligence
Women in tech - logistics
You´re working in logistics and share love for technology? Let´s have a discussion about approaching digital innovations in a male dominated logistics industry. Join us if you´re female, male or else!
Topic initiator:
Katharina Reimann
Mobility&Transportation
Would a decentralised future concerning technology be beneficial?
Such not having dedicated servers and having more open ended storage methods of information.
Topic initiator:
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Your opinion to the marijuana industry
Slowly countries are legalising Marijuana, surprisingly the industry generates billions, what is your opinion on the morality of such a case happening around the world?
Topic initiator:
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Entertainment&Lifestyle
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FAQ
Where will the Oktoberfest networking take place?

The Oktoberfest networking will take place in the Schottenhamel tent at the Oktoberfest, which is located at Theresienwiese in Munich.

At what time does the Oktoberfest networking start and how long does it go?

The Oktoberfest networking starts at 9 am. Your seat will be reserved for you, but you have to be punctual to take your place. It’s important to stay at least for 3-4 hours.

How can I choose my Table at the Oktoberfest Networking?

As a ticket owner, you will receive an email with access to our selection tool before the event starts (approximately 3 days prior to the event). With this tool you can choose your seat at one of the tables. According to the "first-come-first-serve“-principle you can choose your favorite Table Captain OR Topic Table.

When can I choose my Table Captain or Topic Table?

The selection process will start approximately 3 days before the event. We’ll keep you updated regarding the exact starting date.

How does the Table Captain networking work?

On 2nd October 2018 around 150 tables at the Oktoberfest will be hosted by a Table Captain (a well-known, successful internet expert, CEO, CTO, investor, editor-in-chief etc.). Ask questions, get advice and make worthwhile contacts that move your business idea to the next level.

Can it occur that my Table Captain cancels?

Unfortunately, a change in Table Captains cannot be ruled out. We will inform you as soon as possible, but we’re not responsible for short-term cancellations. We’ll ask the Table Captain to contact you directly via e-mail so that you have the chance to ask all your questions.

How does the Topic Table Networking work?

On 2nd October 2018 around 150 tables at the Oktoberfest will have a specific topic. As of now, you can hand in topic suggestions. We will select the most exciting ones, which will then be discussed at these tables. Talk to interesting people, get new viewpoints, advice and make worthwhile contacts that move your business idea to the next level

Do I get catering?

You will get two vouchers (one for food and one for beverage) for the Oktoberfest networking. You receive these vouchers during the first two conference days at the International Congress Center.