3 days of vision, learning and networking.

Bits & Pretzels is a 3-day founders festival that connects 5.000 startup enthusiasts with Speakers and Table Captains like the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, Evernote or Zendesk. Bits & Pretzels creates unique networking around Munich Oktoberfest and encourages meaningful relationships between founders, investors and the media.
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"Combining a startup conference
with the Oktoberfest is brilliant."
Kevin Spacey

Speakers at Bits & Pretzels 2016.

Some of the most successful national and international entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs shared their insights on stage and opened up new perspectives for Bits & Pretzels attendees.

Kevin
Spacey

Oscar-winning actor,
producer, startup investor

Richard
Branson

Founder
Virgin Group

Ilse
Aigner

Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology Deputy Minister-President

Nathan
Blecharczyk

Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb

Mitchell
Baker

Executive Chairwoman
Mozilla Foundation & Corporation

Neil
Patel

Co-Founder
Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, KISSmetrics

Steve
Hafner

Co-Founder & CEO
KAYAK

Sportfreunde
Stiller

Live in concert

Tony
Fadell

Founder
Nest & Creator iPod

Riccardo
Zacconi

Co-Founder & CEO
King Digital Entertainment PLC

Leila
Janah

CEO
Sama and Laxmi

Jochen
Schweizer

Founder & Chairman
Jochen Schweizer Group
"Highly professional and as much about having fun as about bringing together a fascinating array of speakers"
Richard Branson

Oh captain. My captain.
Table Captain.

Once a year the most influential executives gather at the Bits & Pretzels Oktoberfest tables. Every table at the grand finale is hosted by a Table Captain and all attendees can choose one of those handpicked CEOs, editors-in-chief or investors before the event even starts. Through that we make sure that everyone gets the most out of Bits & Pretzels and enjoys the best networking experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Dorothee
Bär

State Secretary
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Ralf
Kleber

VP, Country Manager
Amazon.com

Stephanie
Czerny

Managing Director
DLD Media GmbH

Max
Wittrock

CEO / Co-Founder
mymuesli GmbH

Dr. Paul-Bernhard
Kallen

CEO
Hubert Burda Media

Sebastian
Diemer

Founder & CEO
Blackbill

Kristin
Müller

Investment Manager
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH

Lukasz
Gadowski

Entrepreneur & Investor

You're in good hands.

Partnerships with the aim of forming long-lasting relationships with mutual benefits forms the basis for the success of the founders festival. Amazing companies join the event as a partner year for year.

This is our story.

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