Bits & Pretzels Founders Fest

NL Delegation

29th September - 1st of October 2024, Munich

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Background information

Grow your business whilst enjoying Oktoberfest!

For the first time, the Netherlands will be visiting Bits & Pretzels with a Startup delegation. Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival is a prestigious annual festival connecting 5,000 global startup leaders, held around Munich Oktoberfest from 29 September – 1 October 2024.

Launched in 2014, the event has rapidly gained international recognition, featuring renowned speakers like Sir Richard Branson and Barack Obama. Bits & Pretzels aims to equip founders with the necessary tools, knowledge, and networks to foster world-class innovation and societal progress. The festival includes speakers, matchmaking, Oktoberfest celebrations, exhibition space, and other side events. The conference takes place in Munich, Germany, at the International Congress Center Messe, also known as ICM. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to connect, learn, and grow at one of the world’s most prestigious startup festivals!

NL delegation to Bits & Pretzels 2024

About the delegation

We will be participating in the festival as a visiting delegation (without a collective pavilion). Instead, psps has curated a unique learning experience that provides our delegation of startups with exclusive group experiences, such as a matchmaking tour and our own exclusive panel discussion. These experiences cannot be booked by individual visitors. This gives you greater flexibility to attend the speaker sessions and other events freely throughout the conference days without having to worry about leaving a stand unattended. The strength of Bits & Pretzels lies in the networking – which we are setting out to do!

Your participation includes:

1 Startup Ticket – These tickets are highly sought after and currently on a waiting list. However, all participants in the delegation are guaranteed their tickets.This gives 1 person access to the 2 days of the Festival and 1 day of Oktoberfest

*Additional tickets can be requested  for €499,- each

Group Matchmaking Tour, incl. face-to-face introductions with 4 relevant key decision-makers within the Bits & Pretzels community

40-minute panel discussion on the biggest tech trends in the Netherlands, featuring a 3-minute pitch by each participating company and a moderator + Q&A. (Incl. Badge scanning of audience)

Access to the exclusive Bits & Pretzels network via the matchmaking tool

Additionally, you will receive:

Access to our preparation program (see below for more detailed info) to get you ready to go for Bits & Pretzels

On-site assistance and support by the team of psps

Your company will be featured in the NL @ Bits & Pretzels mission booklet

A program booklet provided by psps highlighting important side-events, network events and more!

Would you like to know more? Download the full program here.

Get in touch!


For questions, to inquire for more information or registration, please contact:

Jeroen van Baren

Project Manager psps

Reduced costs due to subsidy

Registration & costs

The total costs are €2.350,- when using the RVO Collective Activity Subsidy.*

(*)  Regular participation fee without the subsidy amounts to €3.850.

To receive more information about registration, please fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.