Barack Obama at Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival 2019

Bits & Pretzels, Europe’s leading founders festival, proudly announces this year’s opening speaker: President Barack Obama. The 44th President of the United States will speak at the three-day festival in Munich held from September 29th to October 1st, 2019. “Leadership is all about inspiring and empowering people to change their world – and there isn’t anyone on this planet embodying this as much as President Barack Obama”, say Bits & Pretzels-Hosts Andy Bruckschloegl, Dr. Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande and Felix Haas. “We are honored that President Barack Obama accepted our invitation to come to Munich and share his wisdom and passion with our Bits & Pretzels community.”

Also great speaker like Reid Garrett Hoffman Founder of Linkedin

Finally, Hollywood star turned entrepreneur: Jessica Alba, founder of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty, hold this year’s closing keynote speech at Bits & Pretzels in Munich

Hollywood star turned entrepreneur Jessica Alba, founder of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty Bits and Pretzels Club GLOBALS

Here some more impressions of the Festival


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.

Facts about Bits & Pretzels
  • Annual festival taking place in Munich
  • Founded in 2014
  • Started as a “Weißwurst-breakfast” for founders with only 80 people
  • In just three years, the festival grew to 5,000 attendees
  • Since 2017, limited to 5,000 attendees
  • 2018: Introducing an application-only ticketing process

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Richard Branson at Bits and Pretzel 2016

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