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apply by July 19th


help us

create meaningful connections

at the coolest founder festival in europe

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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.

Selected formers speakers: Richard Branson, Nico Rosberg, Tarana Burke, Rolf Schrömgens



  • get to know, connect and enable cool people at Bits & Pretzels

  • boost and apply your networking skills

  • get in touch with startups, investors, corporates, partners and speakern in an easy-going way

  • experience “behind the scene” of the event and topics

  • become part of Galina’s Matchmaking Team and community of professional business networking enablers – not only during event but also after that

  • expand your own network (withing Matchmakers and attendees)

  • attend parts of the conference, Aferparty and Oktoberfest Networking

  • exclusive Get-Together for Matchmakers with the whole Bits & Pretzels team


ThIS was Matchmaking at Bits & Pretzels 2018:


application form 2019:

application is open Jul 11. - 19.

you get a final response on Jul 25.

save the date for team meetings: Jul 29, Aug 2., Sept 5. from 6:30 pm


Have you attended Bits & Pretzels before? *
Have you been a Matchmaker before (as part of Galina's Matchmaking team) *
How familiar are you with startup, innovation related topics and stakeholders of the eco system *
e. g. life cycle of a startup, business model of an investor, innovation at corporations, incubators, accelerators, startup competitions, events ...
Whom are we creating value for? Why are we creating value? How are we creating value?
If you don't like texting, use hashtags, bullet points - we simply want to understand what drives you
Preferred role / field on the Mathcmaking team *
Optional: I'm interested in a Team Lead position
On which of the two conference days would you like to match make? *
Availability for team activities - please save the dates if possible
July 29th - 6:30pm - at Wayra Munich - START ONBOARDING & TEAMBUILDING Aug 02nd - 6:30pm - at Wayra Munich - START ONBOARDING & TEAMBUILDING Sept. 05th - 6:30pm - at Wayra Munich - MEET BITS & PRETZELS TEAM
The online test is free and only takes a few minutes
I submit my contact data and information willingly for Galina Bankova, The Matchmakers and Bits & Pretzels to contact me regarding Matchmaking at Bits & Pretzels 2019 *
Sign up for The Matchmakers Newsletter *
first in line for our future projects, comunity meetups as well as valuable content on matchmaking and networking in general

Looking forward to having you on the team!


Galina Bankova

Founder and Managing Director, The Matchmakers