The Bits & Pretzels Team

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 cosy get-together of Bavarian startups from founders for founders. Felix joined as the third host and together our dream-team - our three hosts Andi, 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 2015 was a smashing success and for the first time brought over 3600 startup founders and investors to Munich & Oktoberfest for three days of networking, inspiration and fun.

Since then our team and many valued volunteers worked hard to make Bits & Pretzels the biggest 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.

Andreas
Bruckschlögl

Co-Founder & Host
(Event)

Dr. Bernd Storm
vans Gravesande

Co-Founder & Host
(Partners)

Felix
Haas

Chairman & Host
(Speakers)

Kira
Schilling

Christian
Lohmeier

Chris
Kuehn

Florian
Melzer

Magdalena
Rogl