Munich, April 23th 2020. Bits & Pretzels, Europe’s leading founder festival, is going to extend its conference into a full-week worldwide virtual festival from September 27th to October 2nd 2020, hosted in the leading 5 top-hotspots of the innovation industry, including San Francisco and Shanghai.
“With Bits & Pretzels we’ve been constantly on a journey of innovation”, say the three hosts of Bits & Pretzels Andy Bruckschloegl, Dr. Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande and Felix Haas. “Now we are going to use the best digital interactive tools to recreate Bits & Pretzels again and to build a whole new Bits experience for our community of inspiration, networking and learning.”
From Munich into the world and back again
Bits & Pretzels uses the opportunity of having a virtual and decentralized event to gather even more leading thinkers, top founders and CEOs and to bring its audience the best from 5 different innovation ecosystems with setups in Munich, London, Lisbon, Paris, San Francisco and Shanghai.
“Bits & Pretzels has always been at home in Bavaria and at home in the world, but now we’ll have the rare opportunity to fulfill our mission to connect entrepreneurs, investors and companies across the globe even better”, say the three hosts of Bits & Pretzels Andy Bruckschloegl, Dr. Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande and Felix Haas.
From Sunday to Friday and morning to evening
For 6 days the conference will host inspiring speeches, world-class workshops, masterclasses, breakout sessions, pitches and networking events, including Bits & Pretzels famous Table Captain concept – all of that to be easily integrated into a regular work day.
Bits & Pretzels made international headlines with welcoming Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, as its highlight speaker last year. And since the festival started in 2014 it attracted numerous high-level personalities from the entrepreneurial, business and entertainment world, including Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, Richard Branson (Virgin Group), actor Kevin Spacey, Drew Houston (Dropbox) and Hollywood star Jessica Alba.
Earlier this year Bits & Pretzels was already able to successfully launch their first virtual event, the Bits & Pretzels Virtual Founders Breakfast. At the event, thousands of participants joined the three hosts Andy Bruckschloegl, Dr. Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande and Felix Haas and Editor-in-Chief Britta Weddeling to discuss the impact of the Corona crisis on the startup scene. The audience got first-hand advice from Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg, actor Kevin Spacey and Ophelia Brown (co-founder of Blossom Capital) and Frank Thelen (CEO and founder of Freigeist Capital).
“After the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our community we’ve learned that meaningful exchange is now more important than ever”, say the three hosts of Bits & Pretzels Andy Bruckschloegl, Dr. Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande and Felix Haas.
About Bits & Pretzels
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. 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. Further information: https://www.bitsandpretzels.com/