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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 #bits19.

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 2019
Tina Müller
CEO
Douglas
Dr. Martin Gall
CTO
DRÄXLMAIER Group
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner
GP Bullhound
Dr. Lothar Stein
Private Investor
Innovative Ventures
Sonja Schwetje
Editor in Chief
ntv
Gloria Seibert
CEO
Temedica
Christian Vancea
CEO
360 Innovation Group
Mayor a. D. Josef Schmid
Partner
GSK Stockmann Attorneys at Law
Achim Berg
President
BITKOM
Michael Altenbuchner
Senior Manager Innovation and Digitization
Terminal 2 Company Munich Airport
Patrick Studener
Vice President, Head of EMEA & APAC
Bird
Dr. Christoph Philipp
Partner
P+P Poellath + Partners
Tobias Jahn
Principal
BMW iVentures
Tom Schulz
Co-founder & CEO
AQAL AG
Martin Enderle
Co-Gründer & Geschäftsführer
allmyhomes
Peter Fricke
Head of
Deutsche Börse Venture Network
Thomas Oehl
Managing Partner
Vito Ventures
Tim Stracke
co-CEO
Chrono24.com
Katharina Mayer
Founder
Kuchentratsch
Dr. Alexander Hüttenbrink
Co-Founder & MD
Kinexon
Beate Fastrich
Managing Partner
GoodFace Capital
Dr. Dominik Wichmann
co-Founder and CCO
Looping Group
Ben Parr
Co-founder & President
Octane AI
Magdalena Rogl
Head of Digital Channels
Microsoft
Georg Bauer
Chairman/Co-Founder
Fair
Ben Fischer
Partner
Project A
Julian Stiefel
CEO & Co-Founder
Tourlane
Stefan Rothlehner
CTO
Selfapy
Moritz Kreppel
Co-Founder & CEO
Urban Sports Club
Matthias Notz
CEO & Managing Director
German Accelerator
Adam Yearsly
Global Head of Talent Management
Red Bull
Rüdiger Linhof
CIO/Musician
StartupAlmGmbh/Sportfreunde Stiller
Maximilian Schmidt
Co-Founder & Managing Director
KINEXON Sports & Media
David Roldán, Jr.
Head of Startup Ecosystems
Google Cloud
Marcell Vollmer
Chief Innovation Officer
Celonis
Julian Weste
VP Sales Financial Institutions & Fintech
Wirecard
Yacine Coco
CEO
TalentRocket
Daniel Thung
Co-Founder and President of the Supervisory Board
brillen.de
Sebastian Copeland
Founder & President
SEDNA Foundation
Dr. Simon Haddadin
CEO
Franka Emika
Gabriele Böhmer
Director
Munich Startup
Sini Ryberg
Startup & VC Consultant
Google Germany
Lucia Král
Regional Sales Manager
Dell Technologies
Aleksander Ciszek
CEO & Founder
3YOURMIND
Dr. Andreas Fruth
Co-Founder
Global Savings Group
Andrea Lentfer
Startup Marketing & Business Development Lead
Google
Matthias Laug
Co-Founder & CTO
Tier Mobility
Matthias Marschall
Engineering Director
Google
Dr. Johannes Plehn
Gründer, Geschäftsführer
Seven Senders
Bernhard Kowatsch
Head of Innovation Accelerator
United Nations World Food Programme
Christian Grossmann
CEO
Beekeeper
Jörn Struve
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs
Philipp Stangl
Co-Founder & CEO
Rebel Meat
Stephan Heller
Founder & CEO
FinCompare
Stefan Klestil
Partner
Speedinvest
Christina Burkhardt
Founder & CEO
SHIFTSCHOOL for Digital Transformation GmbH
Benjamin Heimlich
Editor in chief
VentureCapital Magazin
Olivier Schuepbach
General Partner
Partech Ventures
Tim Weschpatat
Startup Management
Volkswagen Group Ideation:Hub
Michael Oschmann
CEO
MüllerMedien
Dagmar Schuller
Co-Founder & CEO
audEERING
Andreas König
CEO
ProGlove
Michael Stephan
Co-Founder & COO
Raisin
Malte Krüger
VP eBay Classifieds Germany
eBay Classifieds
Manuel Holzhauer
Managing Director
InsurTech Hub Munich
Fabian Bosler
CIO/CMO
Homelike
Nina Geiss
CEO
CarFellows
Dr. Thorsten Lambertus
Head of AHEAD
Fraunhofer Venture
Amit Pradhan
President
Silicon Valley Blockchain Society
Andrej Henkler
Managing Director
Leblon Capital
Claas van Delden
Co-CEO
NCG NUCOM GROUP SE
Aimie-Sarah Carstensen
Founder/CEO
ArtNight / ShakeNight / BakeNight / PlantNight
Farina Schurzfeld
Founder & CMO
Selfapy
Ilkka Lavas
CEO & co-founder
EatAndTheCity / Vivas Stories
Torsten Kolind
CEO
YouNoodle, Inc.
Katharina Gehra
Co-Founder & CEO
Immutable Insight
Stefan Peukert
Co-Founder
Masterplan
Florian Wendelstadt
Managing Partner
Caldec Holding GmbH & OHG
Robert Wetzker
CEO
Aklamio
Michael Duttlinger
CEO & Co-Founder
Cashlink Technologies
Travis Pittman
Founder & CEO
TourRadar
Katharina Juenger
CEO
TeleClinic GmbH
Dr. Janos Koka
CEO
Cellum Global
Tunde Kehinde
Co-CEO
Lidya
Prof. Dr. Wieland Sommer
CEO and Founder
Smart Reporting
Matthias Henze
CEO
Jimdo
Prof. Dr. Helmut Schönenberger
CEO
UnternehmerTUM
Marco Beicht
CEO
powercloud
Dr. Christian Figge
Principal
General Atlantic
Maurizio Rossi
Founder & Co-CEO
H-FARM
Tim Schumacher
Founder
Eyeo.com / SaaS.group / TS Ventures
Kirstin Hegner
Managing Director
UnternehmerTUM Digital Hub Mobility
Marius Oesterschlink
Venture Capital Investor
DN Capital
Timm Rode
Senior Manager, Certified Tax Advisor
KPMG
Marek Janetzke
Former CEO
Flightright
Eva Messerschmidt
Vice-President Sales & Digital Products
n-tv
Magnus Karnehm
Investor
DN Capital
Toon Bouten
CEO
tado
Dominic Reardon
Investor
Eight Roads Ventures Europe
Florian Erber
Founding Partner
Ananda Impact Ventures
Robert Giezendanner-Thoben
Head of Business Development
EPFL
Jörg Mühle
Vice President Sales / Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung
Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG
Petra Sandhaas
Director
KPMG
Matthias Leistikow
Startup Management
Volkswagen Group Ideation:Hub
Kurt Müller
Partner
Target Partners
Deepka Rana
Associate
Northzone
Waldemar Jantz
Partner
Target Partners
Berthold von Freyberg
Partner
Target Partners
Jan Schminke
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Kaiser X Labs
Jakob Schreyer
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
orderbird AG
Frank Birzle
Co-Founder
ottonova
Dr. Sören Kupke
Head of Division “Customer and Sales”
Allianz Lebensversicherung
Monika Baumann
Sales Director Medium Business
Dell
Michael Münnix
Partner
Target Partners
Jens Rieken
Head of Sparkassen Innovation Hub
Johann Romefort
Managing Director
Techstars
Fritz Oidtmann
Managing Partner
Acton Capital Partners
Hans Hammer
Founder and Chairman of the Executive Board Hammer AG ; CEO, Honorary Consul
Hammer AG
Sebastian Schuon
Founder
Alasco
Paul Uhlig
Managing Director
LemonSwan
Lina Timm
CEO
Media Lab Bayern
Ines Streimelweger
Investment Manager
Creandum
Mariusz Bodek
Head and Co-Founder
KPMG Digital Hub
Jens Torchalla
Partner, Retail & Consumer Goods
Oliver Wyman GmbH
Philipp Boy
Unternehmer
Robert Thielicke
Editor in Chief
Technology Review
Philipp Posselt
Co-Founder & CEO
VEACT
Alexandar Vassilev
CEO and Managing Director
Joyn
Jens de Buhr
Geschäftsführer
DUB UNTERNEHMER-Akademie / -Magazin
Daniel Kreis
CEO
Deutsche Handelsbank
Sebastian Wossagk
Managing Partner
Acton Capital
Sara Weber
Deputy Editor
LinkedIn
Sebastian Schaal
Founder
Luminovo
Harald Nieder
Partner
Redalpine
John Graham-Cumming
CTO
Cloudflare
Dr. Benjamin Jetter
KPMG Innovate
KPMG
Lars Jankowfsky
Founder
NFQ.Asia
Morten Primdahl
Co-Founder
Zendesk
Michael Reinartz
Director Innovation & Consumer Services
Vodafone
Rainer Maerkle
GP
HV Ventures
Gerhard Mack
Chief Technology Officer
Vodafone
Barbod Namini
Partner
HV Ventures
Dr. Jochen Wallisch
Executive Vice President HR
Siemens AG
Veronika Schweighart
Co-Founder & COO
Climedo Health
Jan Miczaika
Partner
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Dr. Matthias Brendel
Head
Audi Denkwerkstatt
Felix Klühr
Principal
HV Ventures
Günther Strenn
CEO & Founder
JobRocker International
Klaus Schröder
Member of the Executive Committee
DATEV
Andreas Unseld
Partner
Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners
Andreas Lenz
Co-Founder & CEO
t3n – digital pioneers
FORMER CAPTAINS
Danielle Dias Coutinho
Head of PR
Allianz's Venture Capital
Alex Holzreiter
Senior Manager Adobe Alliance
Accenture Interactive
Ralf Kleber
VP, Country Manager
Amazon.com
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Founder & MD
AMORELIE, Sonoma Internet GmbH
Ralf Wintergerst
CEO
Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Jesper Doub
CEO
SPIEGEL ONLINE
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
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb
Stephanie Czerny
Managing Director
DLD Media
Dr. Philipp Kreibohm
Founder & CEO
Home24
Titus Dittmann
Founder
Titus Skateboarding & Skate-aid
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner
GP Bullhound
Vera Schneevoigt
Managing Director
Fujitsu
Florian Gschwandtner
Co-Founder & CEO
Runtastic
Martin Wild
CDO
MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group
Lukasz Gadowski
Entrepreneur & Investor
Ulrich Schäfer
Chief Business-Editor
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Philipp Rösler
CEO
Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation & Former Federal Minister of Economics and Technology of Germany
Stefan Langefeld
COO
PANTAFLIX AG
Nina Zimmermann
Managing Director Digital Publishing
Hubert Burda Media
Rüdiger Linhof
CIO/Musician
StartupAlmGmbh/Sportfreunde Stiller
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
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 October 1st, 2019 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 October 1st, 2019 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.