The Founders Festival 2019


Bits & Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. The festival takes place in a unique setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich from September 29th – October 1st, 2019.

The most successful founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for inspiration, learning, and matchmaking. On the last day, all attendees and speakers come together in one tent with one goal: liquid networking.


Bits & Pretzels will offer startups to:

- CONNECT WITH DECISION MAKERS: Bits & Pretzels brings together decision makers from all over the startup ecosystem. Use the chance to make appointments with potential partners, clients or investors. The matchmaking and Oktoberfest Networking will help to make kick-ass connections.

-  BECOME A BETTER LEADER: Speakers will help participants to learn from their experiences and mistakes.

- PROMOTE THE COMPANY: Promote applicants’ company by exhibiting, pitching or even by becoming a sponsor.

-  ENJOY LIQUID NETWORKING: An after party with free drinks, the Startup Night all over the city.


Startups, Investors and Corporates/Mittelstand are all welcome to apply for the event.

Application Procedure

Application deadline:


Contacts/For more information

hello [at]