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 #bits17.

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 2017
Dorothee Bär
State Secretary Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Stephanie Czerny
Managing Director DLD Media
Lukasz Gadowski
Entrepreneur & Investor
Dr. Paul-Bernhard Kallen
CEO Hubert Burda Media
Gabriele Böhmer
Director Munich Startup
Andy Cunningham
Former personal advisor to Steve Jobs Apple, Pixar, and NExT
Dr. Florian Langenscheidt
Business Angel Langenscheidt Verlagsgruppe
Alexander Kudlich
Member of the Management Board Rocket Internet
Heiko Hubertz
Founder & CEO WHOW Games
Dr. Philipp Kreibohm
Founder & CEO Home24
Miriam Wohlfarth
Founder and Managing Director RatePAY
Max Wittrock
CEO / Co-Founder mymuesli
Kristin Müller
Investment Manager High-Tech Gründerfonds Management
Finn Age Hänsel
Managing Director MOVINGA
Titus Dittmann
Founder Titus Skateboarding & Skate-aid
Nikita Fahrenholz
Co-Founder & CEO Book a tiger
Nora Heer
Managing Director Loopline Systems
Wieland Holfelder
Engineering Director & Site Lead Google
Rob Moffat
Partner Balderton Capital
Sebastian Diemer
Founder & CEO Blackbill
Lars Jankowfsky
General Partner NFQ
Matthias Müller
Partner Global Founders Capital
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner GP Bullhound
Marcus Börner
Founder & CEO OptioPay
Christian Ramme
Managing Director ACXIT Capital Partners
Martin Sinner
Managing Director Electronic Online Services
Jörg Wiemer
CEO Tis (Treasury Intelligence Solutions)
Alex Spain
Senior Associate Atomico
Sebastian Bärhold
Managing Director IDnow
Udo Schloemer
CEO & Founder Factory Works
Joachim Müller
CEO Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG / Allianz Versicherungs-AG
Thomas Preuß
VC Partner Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners Management
Niels Doerje
Serial Board Director and Entrepreneur
Olivier Schuepbach
General Partner Partech Ventures
Julia Kitzinger
Vice President Sales Digital Commerce Wirecard
Rupert Schäfer
Managing Partner The Nunatak Group
Ulrich Schmitz
Managing Director Axel Springer Digital Ventures
Deepa Gautam-Nigge
Next-Gen Innovation Network Manager SAP
Florian Heinemann
Founding Partner Project A
Helmut Schönenberger
CEO UnternehmerTUM
Sebastian Matthes
Editor-in-Chief HuffPost
Martin Wild
Chief Digital Officer MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group
Peter Würtenberger
Chief Executive Officer UPDAY for SAMSUNG
Richard Gutjahr
Journalism Entrepreneur gutjahr.biz
Peter Borchers
CEO AllianzX
Julia Bönisch
Editor in Chief Süddeutsche Zeitung Digitale Medien
Dan Zakai
Founder & CEO Mindspace
Konstantin Urban
Co-Founder windeln.de
Rainer Maerkle
General Partner HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Tilo Hacke
Member of the Board Deutsche Kreditbank
Simon Brunke
CEO & Founder Exporo
Sebastian Hamann
CEO shopware
Florian Hübner
Founder & Co-CEO uberall
Till Faida
CEO eyeo
Jan Becker
Partner 10x
Daniel Grözinger
Managing Director Parklane Capital
Alexander Gruenwald
Managing Director, Member of the Board GCA Altium
Christian Saller
General Partner Holtzbrinck Ventures
Marcus Tober
CTO/Founder Searchmetrics
Matthias Hunecke
Founder Brille24 Group
Markus Grundmann
Partner Senovo
Max Viessmann
Co-CEO & Member of the Executive Board Viessmann Group
Hendrik Brandis
Partner Earlybird Venture Capital
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner Speedinvest
Table Captains 2016
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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 10 days before the event. We’ll keep you updated regarding the exact starting date.

How does the Table Captain networking work?

On 26th September 2017 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 26th September 2017 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.