We are the Pretzels and this is our story.
A good breakfast is the perfect way to start the day. Apparently the same applies to startups. But it wasn’t until 2014 that this correlation became known. At first Andreas and Bernd just invited fellow founders to a traditional breakfast with Bavarian Weisswurst, a cozy get-together of Bavarian startups from founders for founders. Felix joined as the third host and together, our dream-team - our three hosts Andy, Bernd and Felix - started looking for a new setting in order to take the unique concept to the next level. Big enough to meet the growing demand. Traditional enough to keep the treasured flair. And they found: The Oktoberfest. 

Their endurance paid off: Bits & Pretzels 2016 was a smashing success and for the first time brought over 5,000 startup founders and investors to Munich & Oktoberfest for three days of networking, inspiration and fun.

Since then our team and many valued volunteers continue to work hard to make Bits & Pretzels the best founder’s festival in Central Europe. Welcoming thousands of founders every year with the familiar atmosphere and new improvements like the convenient networking app. Always combining tradition and innovation. Resulting in a unique experience for founders from founders.
See you at #bits20!
Andreas Bruckschlögl
Co-Founder & Host (Event)
Dr. Bernd Storm van's Gravesande
Co-founder & Co-host
Bits & Pretzels
Felix Haas
Chairman & Co-host
Bits & Pretzels
Christian Lohmeier
Managing Director & Producer
Christoph Commes
Managing Director & CFO/COO
Britta Weddeling
Amelie Baum
Head of Marketing
Isabel Petri da Silva
Head of Sales
Ann-Kathrin Kühnle
Senior Event- & Conference Manager
Anni Schielle
Event Manager
Max Keis
Event Manager
Florian Melzer
Event Manager
Jenny Elgas
Team Assistant
Karl Manias
Working Student
Robin Reick
Working Student
Chris Kohn
Working Student
Bianca Mittrach
Working Student