Start.up! Germany Tour 2019 - Munich
Feel the pulse of the Bavarian startup ecosystem
date: 25.09. - 02.10.2019
A selected group of brave, enthusiastic and like-minded entrepreneurs from all over the world will have the opportunity to explore some of Germany’s most promising hotspots for both startups and “old economy”. Bavaria is among the economically most successful regions in Europe with a GDP of $701bn. The Bavarian free state with its capital Munich is the second largest state of Germany with more than 13 million people. Here you can connect to peers and talents, understand what drives the Bavarian startup scene, get a grasp of current developments in the market and most importantly: match your startup with companies, partners and investors. For that, you will have the unique opportunity to attend the Bits & Pretzels - The founders festival.
Tour main event: bits & Pretzels
Bits & Pretzels is Europe's biggest startup festival that connects founders, investors, start-up enthusiasts and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. This year, the three-day festival expects around 5,000 attendees who can listen to more than 100 speakers on seven stages. Another big asset: The Bits & Pretzels takes place during the famous Octoberfest and on day three actually relocates to the Octoberfest ground (the "Wiesn").
Connect and network through various events like Matchmaking and Speed Dating. At the Oktoberfest Networking you will sit on exclusively reserved seats in the Schottenhamel tent and talk to hand-picked experts or discuss exciting topics.
Learn from the experiences and mistakes of top-class speakers which in the previous years included the founder of the Virgin Group Richard Branson and Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg.
And last but not least: The best startups selected by the Bits & Pretzels team will have the opportunity to put up their own exhibition table for one day and to join the Bits & Pretzels pitch contest. This is a unique opportunity to promote your company and find new investors.
For more information check out the official website of Bits & Pretzels.
Internet of things
A rapidly increasing connectivity revolutionizes our way of life and leads to more efficient solutions. Until 2020 there will be more than 20 billion connected devices with 5.5 million devices being added every day. The opportunities for startups are limitless and range from reducing costs for industries over increasing travel comfort to improving our daily routines.
The chances of digital healthcare are manifold: Increased quality of healthcare, a better communication between doctors and patients and a more efficient health management. The use of big data and artificial intelligence will reshape the industry and make it more accessible.