OKTOBERFEST NETWORKING
Oktoberfest + Networking =
The best way to finish the festival
Bits & Pretzels wouldn’t be Bits & Pretzels without our Oktoberfest Networking on the last day of the festival. On Tuesday, 300 tables in the Schottenhamel tent are going to be reserved exclusively for Bits & Pretzels. This is where the biggest Networking event at the Oktoberfest begins!

This year, we offer two different networking concepts at the same time. Finishing the event with 5,000 fellow startup-enthusiasts at the Oktoberfest is nothing less than a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure not to miss it!

SAVE THE DATE: Attendees will receive an invitation to select their table three days before #bits17.

Keep in mind: It's first-come-first-serve!
Table Captain
Each table is going to be hosted by one hand-picked expert who guides the discussion. You will have the chance to ask questions, get advice and make worthwhile contacts that will take your business idea to the next level.
Topic Table
Content is going to be the focus. We will select the most exciting topic suggestions from our attendees, which will then be discussed at these tables. That means, unlike the Table Captain networking, Topic Tables are not hosted by a specific person.
Table Captains 2017
Danielle Dias Coutinho
Allianz's Venture Capital unit Head of PR
Alex Holzreiter
Senior Manager Adobe Alliance at Accenture Interactive
Stephanie Czerny
Managing Director DLD Media
Lukasz Gadowski
Entrepreneur & Investor
Dr. Paul-Bernhard Kallen
CEO Hubert Burda Media
Gabriele Böhmer
Director Munich Startup
Dr. Florian Langenscheidt
Business Angel and Speaker
Andy Cunningham
Former PR advisor to Steve Jobs at Apple, Pixar and NExT
Alexander Kudlich
Member of the Management Board Rocket Internet
Heiko Hubertz
Founder & CEO WHOW Games
Miriam Wohlfarth
Founder & Managing Director RatePAY
Christoph Keese
CEO Axel Springer hy
Max Wittrock
Co-Founder & CEO mymuesli
Kristin Müller
Investment Manager High-Tech Gründerfonds Management
Finn Age Hänsel
Managing Director MOVINGA
Dr. Philipp Kreibohm
Founder & CEO Home24
Titus Dittmann
Founder Titus Skateboarding & Skate-aid
Nora Heer
Managing Director Loopline Systems
Felix Schneider
Founder & CEO Dreamlines
Wieland Holfelder
Engineering Director & Site Lead Google
Rob Moffat
Partner Balderton Capital
Leo Laun
Founder & CEO Digitalkasten Internet
Lars Jankowfsky
General Partner NFQ
Matthias Müller
Partner Global Founders Capital
Oliver Oster
Founder & CEO OptioPay
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner GP Bullhound
Christian Ramme
Managing Director ACXIT Capital Partners
Martin Sinner
Founder idealo, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor
Alex Spain
Senior Associate Atomico
Jörg Wiemer
Co-Founder & CEO Tis (Treasury Intelligence Solutions)
Sebastian Bärhold
Co-Founder & Managing Director IDnow
Udo Schloemer
Founder & CEO Factory Works
Maria Driesel
CEO inveox GmbH
Joachim Müller
CEO Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG / Allianz Versicherungs-AG
Niels Doerje
Entrepreneur and Serial Board Director
Thomas Preuß
VC Partner Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners Management
Olivier Schuepbach
General Partner Partech Ventures
Rupert Schäfer
Co-Founder & Managing Partner The Nunatak Group
Julia Kitzinger
Vice President Sales Digital Commerce Wirecard
Ulrich Schmitz
Managing Director Axel Springer Digital Ventures
Deepa Gautam-Nigge
Next-Gen Innovation Network Manager SAP
Dr. Helmut Schönenberger
CEO UnternehmerTUM
Dr. Florian Heinemann
Founding Partner Project A
Sebastian Matthes
Editor-in-Chief HuffPost
Martin Wild
Chief Digital Officer MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group
Peter Würtenberger
Chief Executive Officer UPDAY for SAMSUNG
Richard Gutjahr
Journalism Entrepreneur gutjahr.biz
Julia Bönisch
Editor in Chief Süddeutsche Zeitung Digitale Medien
Konstantin Urban
Co-Founder windeln.de
Dr. Angelika Kneidl
Managing Partner accu:rate GmbH
Rainer Maerkle
General Partner HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Simon Brunke
Founder & CEO Exporo
Tilo Hacke
Member of the Board Deutsche Kreditbank
Erik Podzuweit
Founder & Co-CEO Scalable Capital
Sebastian Hamann
CEO shopware
Christian Mohr
Head of Innovation KPMG Deutschland
Birgit Ströbel
Founder/ Serial Entrepreneur FoundersFightClub
Florian Hübner
Founder & Co-CEO uberall
Sebastian Bielski
CFO smava
Jan Becker
Partner 10x
Daniel Grözinger
Managing Director Parklane Capital
Dr. Christian Saller
General Partner Holtzbrinck Ventures
Marcus Tober
Founder & CTO Searchmetrics
Matthias Hunecke
Founder Brille24 Group
Markus Grundmann
Partner Senovo
Max Viessmann
Co-CEO & Member of the Executive Board Viessmann Group
Hendrik Brandis
Partner Earlybird Venture Capital
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner Speedinvest
Dr. Carsten Rudolph
CEO BayStartUp
David Roldan
VC & Startup Leader - Europe Google Cloud
Falk Mueller-Veerse
Partner Bryan, Garnier & Co.
Jan Miczaika
Partner HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Julian Weste
Vice President Financial Institutions & FinTech Wirecard
Ulrich Schäfer
Chief Business-Editor Süddeutsche Zeitung
Sven Rittau
Founder & CEO Zooplus, Shirtinator, K5-Conference
Dr. Nazim Cetin
Co-CEO Allianz X
Peter Borchers
Co-CEO AllianzX
Sarah Gramberg
Policy Officer BaFin
Toon Bouten
CEO tado
Sonja Moosburger
COO MediaMarktSaturn N3XT
Rouven Dresselhaus
Managing Partner, Cavalry Ventures Management
Martin-Devid Herrenknecht
Vice-chairman Herrenknecht trust, Managing Director Herrenknecht AG
Mark Schmitz
Partner, LAKESTAR Venture Capital
Thomas de Buhr
Managing Director, Twitter
Katharina Kreitz
CEO Vectoflow GmbH
Julian Scharf
Sales Manager KMU & Start-Ups Salesforce
Cornelius Büchner
CEO StartingUp
Klaus Dittrich
Chairman and CEO Messe München GmbH
Sebastian Konrad
Gebietsleiter Verkauf an VIP's | Area Manager Sale to VIPs AUDI
Fabian Koch
Vice President Group Partnering & Business Development Deutsche Telekom AG
Dr. Jens Pippig
Managing Director ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator GmbH
Christopher Steinau
Investment Manager Northzone
Thorsten Flentje
Head of Strategic Partnerships X - the moonshot factory
Klaus Schröder
Member of the Executive Committee DATEV eG
Dr. Lothar Stein
Private Investor Innovative Ventures
Amy Posey
Facilitator Peak Teams
Matt McFadyen
Polar Adventurer/Facilitator Peak Teams
Stefan Langefeld
COO PANTAFLIX AG
Frank Dehne
Regional Vice President DACH, Startups & SMEs Salesforce
Jan Dzulko
CEO everphone GmbH
Ashley Lundström
Venture Lead EQT Ventures
Nikolaus Röttger
Chief Editor WIRED Germany
Jens Toennesmann
Editor Die ZEIT
Nina Zimmermann
Managing Director Digital Publishing Hubert Burda Media
Jörg Besier
Managing Director Accenture Digital
Christian Figge
Vice President General Atlantic
Harald Braunstein
Founding Partner NFQ Capital
Raimund Brichta
Tv presenter and financial journalist n-tv
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Broy
Founding President Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern
Eva Messerschmidt
Director Sales & Digital Products n-tv Nachrichtenfernsehen
Benedict Rodenstock
CEO Astutia Ventures
Daniel Hasagic
CEO SanaExpert / abnehmen.de
Marco Thelen
Managing Director Accenture Interactive
Peter Fricke
Head of Deutsche Börse Venture Network
Thomas Rubens
Partner DN Capital
Georg Bauer
President fair.com
Andreas Bodczek
Co-Founder & CEO Fyber
Guido Schulz
Chief Operation Officer (COO) Rakuten Deutschland GmbH
Wolf Ingomar Faecks
Managing Director SapientRazorfish
Jens Fischler
Director B2B Rakuten Deutschland GmbH
Florian Erber
Managing Partner Ananda - Social Venture Fund
Michael Oschmann
CEO MüllerMedien
Benjamin Günther
Founder STYLIGHT.com
Gleb Tritus
Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Benjamin Erhart
Partner Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners
Mike Lobanov
Partner Target Global
Dr. Zach Izham
Business Development & Technical PM Volkswagen Data:Lab
Sabrina Hoffmann
Editor in Chief Business Insider
Thomas Egli
MD / Partner Altium Capital AG
Jürgen Gallmann
Managing Partner Cumulus Ventures GmbH
Rowan Barnett
Head of Google for Entrepreneurs, Germany
Rüdiger Linhof
1/3 CEO Sportfreunde Stiller
Thijn Lamers
EVP Adyen
Tobias Jahn
Investment Principal BMW iVentures
Claudia Alsdorf
Director KPMG
Fritz Oidtmann
Managing Partner Acton Capital Partners GmbH
Stefanie Turber
CEO & Co-Founder ComfyLight
Philipp Westermeyer
CEO & Founder OMR
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Topic Tables 2017
AAA, DI, NPS? Value of digital
Digital for the sake of digital? How should companies calibrate strategies and projects to create "real value"? What is digital value?
Topic initiator:
Heiner Hoefer
Services & Intelligence
AI in Fintech
How are financial services organisations using AI today and what are the key areas of opportunity for digitisation, optimisation and AI.
Topic initiator:
Steve Emecz
Service & Intelligence
Additive manufacturing
Join in to talk about product ideas, technology forecast, changes to process networks of manufacturing companies and new business models.
Topic initiator:
Harald Schmid
Commerce & Marketplaces
Agile methodologies for media
What are the best practices to support best development teams in media with agile methodologies? How to make inter department dependencies clearer and the development process smoother?
Topic initiator:
Caroline Fidelaire
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Agility and company growth
Staying agile and growing successfully: How to maintain the typical and important agility of start-ups after the seed phase? What are the challenges of growing a start-up in a medium sized business?
Topic initiator:
Dr. Markus Pfeiffer
Commerce & Marketplaces
App Marketing & Promotion
What are the hot topics in app marketing both on an organic and on a performance based level? Which growth hacking strategies should any B2C App follow to be successful.
Topic initiator:
Commerce & Marketplaces
Approaching & pitching investors
You know how startups should apporach investors? Or are you still asking yourself how to get funding? Share your insight!
Topic initiator:
Other
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Join in to talk about A.I.! It will impact economy, society and ultimately people. To what degree, how quickly, and what are implications - that could be interesting to discuss.
Topic initiator:
Stephan Neuner
Service & Intelligence
Asia to scale your business
Are you ready to scale your business to Asia? Discuss with Asia experts the big opportunities and the real challenges for your expansion to Asia.
Topic initiator:
Christian Geissendoerfer
Other
Audi. Digitalization. Connect.
How will digitalization transform the field of connectivity and its services? What are the next steps? Join us in an interesting discussion about the future and bring in your thoughts and expectations.
Topic initiator:
Mobility & Transportation
Augmented Reality - The new reality
Let's discuss about Augmented and Virtual Reality and how it will impact business and the social life around us.
Topic initiator:
Felix Meißgeier
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Augmented Reality in Venues
How can different industries use AR content in order to boost revenues? Who to collaborate with if you want to have the best content for a certain target group - technology and marketing perspectives.
Topic initiator:
Clemens Kirner
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Autonomous Vehicles & AI
Connect with Tech Startups, Investors and Corporates driving the development of the industry
Topic initiator:
Till Kaestner
Mobility & Transportation
B2B Digitization
How will digitization impact B2B business models and value chains? When do incumbents and when do start-ups have a competitive advantage to introduce new digital business models? What are examples?
Topic initiator:
Jens Bender
Commerce & Marketplaces
B2B SaaS - Marketing & Sales
Talk and learn about Marketing & Sales experiences and best practices of B2B SaaS founders and industry professionals.
Topic initiator:
Hartmut Hahn
Commerce & Marketplaces
B2B companies
B2B is different in marketing, acquisition, but also funding. It would be very valuable to exchange experiences with other B2B companies.
Topic initiator:
Linda Grieder
Commerce & Marketplaces
Banking & Insurance
The banking ecosystem is changing dramatically, due to regulations like PSD2 and GDPR. Without silos and lock-ins, new customer centric solutions will challenge incumbents.
Topic initiator:
Alexander Barge
Banking & Insurance
Being Agile
How can we free us from the corporate processes?
Topic initiator:
Isabel Povoa
Other
Blockchain in business
What are useful business cases for the blockchain-technology? What is the best technology e.g. for media or supply chain businesses?
Topic initiator:
Hans-Joachim Jauch
Banking & Insurance
Blockchain in the Energy world
Discussing disruptional ideas around how the Blockchain Technology could revolutionize the energy world.
Topic initiator:
Dietrich Sümmermann
Banking & Insurance
Blockchain technology
Implementation of blockchain technology in various industries, the current situation on the crypto currency market, growth predictions and government regulations, mining, ICOs, etc.
Topic initiator:
Dawid Jozwiak
Banking & Insurance
Build a team with no bias
Teams are generally built with your perception and experience. Leaving your bias behind and open your mind towards other experts and knowledge given.
Topic initiator:
Matt McFadyen
Other
Building a social IMPACT Business
Join in to talk about IMPACT venture. It is social entrepreneurship, combined with a business model. To maximize impact, while enabling scalability & self-sustainability.
Topic initiator:
Alexander Piutti
Other
Chatbots Hype or Trend?
Let's initiate a discussion about the conversational interface and the potential it may hold when combined with applied artificial intelligence.
Topic initiator:
Christoph Bitzner
Hardware & IoT
Choosing your investor – what to watch out for
It’s not always just about the money. When looking for investors to join your company, you might also want to consider further qualification such as business insight, reputation and track record, flexibility and availability, deal making philosophy.
Topic initiator:
Felix Stützer
Other
Climate Change
Join in to talk about technology and climate change.
Topic initiator:
Lubomila Jordanova
Hardware & Iot
Computer Vision
Join in to talk about Computer Vision, Medical Imaging and Autonomous Driving!
Topic initiator:
Hardware & Iot
Convergence of future trends
How do actual trends / buzzwords influence each other? What advantages holds a Chatbot for influencers. Why should AI and IoT be interconnected? Ethics, work, platforms, Social Media. All is connected.
Topic initiator:
Christian Gleich
Commerce & Marketplaces
Corporate Innovation Programs
Discussion and analysis of innovation programs (e.g. accelerators, hackathon) that boost innovation activities within the company. What are the differences and how to identify the best format?
Topic initiator:
Natalia Gricovkanics
Commerce & Marketplaces
Corporates Innovation
How to innovate our own technology, making best use off all the smart brains out there. How to integrate agile and bright brains of Startups into one of the worlds biggest companies? Join our table!
Topic initiator:
Antje Bulmann
Commerce & Marketplaces
Creativity vs. AI
Will intelligent machines be more creative than humans? Or will people continue to be unbeatable in this discipline? Will we create unique art at the push of a button or will it still be our privilege ?
Topic initiator:
Marc Weise
Services & Intelligence
Crypto Currencies
Join in to talk about Crypto Currencies, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ether, etc.
Topic initiator:
István Cocron
Banking & Insurance
Customer Service & Data
Customer relationship management in startups tends to have minor importance: however it should: getting, keepig and growing your customer with big data analytics will generate sustainable growth.
Topic initiator:
Jessica Holzbach
Service & Intelligence
Cybersecurity-protect yourself
Providing a management and hands-on toolbox to identify, protect and manage cyber security topics. Useful on a daily basis for c-levels, founders and all digitals.
Topic initiator:
Paul Kaffsack
Services & Intelligence
Digital Health
Digital Health is on the rise with funding received a record breaking first half in 2017 reaching $3.5B. Let's speak about disrupting ideas, business opportunities and obstacles.
Topic initiator:
Ingo Horak
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Digital Lead Generation
Discussion of opportunities of digital marketing/digital sales strategies.
Topic initiator:
Other
Digitization in Craft
Discussion of possibilities to digitize and enhance the current state of the art of craftsmen, their coworkers and their prime contractors.
Topic initiator:
Mateusz Burek
Service & Intelligence
Digitizing the Workspace
Join in to talk about how technology could simplify workers lives? What tech is holding workers back to reach their full potential? What future technology can we expect to transform the way we work today?
Topic initiator:
Serkan Kurtulus
Hardware & Iot
Disrupt HealthTech
Genomics, Blockchain, AI, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Drones - Grab a beer and let's start the discussion about how we leverage emerging technologies to solve healthcare's 'wicked' problems.
Topic initiator:
Chris Kommatas
Hardware & Iot
Education on Digitalisation
Join in to talk about digital transformation explained to corporate employees, empowerment of employees, knowledge gap closing, corporate communication, the future of education and work 4.0.
Topic initiator:
Commerce & Marketplaces
Ethereum / Blockchain
What is the future of Ethereum? How can corporate help on the further development of blockchain?
Topic initiator:
Banking & Insurance
Ethereum in Big companies
How can big companies help in the further development of blockchain? Will there be an end? How can big companies start developing in such thing and still give security to its users?
Topic initiator:
Other
Experiences in diversity
Which experiences do you have? Talk to others about your opinions, ideas and share tips.
Topic initiator:
Other
Female founders meet investors
How to convince male investors from female founder teams. Often and probably mostly unintentionally by the male investors, female founders still have problems of being take seriously and getting funds
Topic initiator:
Commerce & Marketplaces
Finding & keeping team members
When and where to find team members for your startup? How to lead them incl. results & motivation?
Topic initiator:
Other
Finding co-founders vs. starting up on your own
What works and what doesn't - in terms of having a co-founder or better starting up on your own.
Topic initiator:
Other
Fintech - 2010 vs. today
After co-founding two own internet companies since 1999 I started to invest in fintech in 2010. Let's talk about the development in the last few years in this field.
Topic initiator:
Marc P. Bernegger
Banking & Insurance
From termsheet to closing – typical hurdles to overcome
You thought after signing the termsheet the deal is sealed? Think again. From deal breaking findings during due diligence reviews over unexpected changes of mind of co-founders to liquidity issues, there are a lot of obstacles that might still obstruct your deal.
Topic initiator:
Maia Welters
Banking & Insurance
Frontier Tech - Space Tech
Discussing about one of the most exciting industries - Space, and how new companies and initiatives are bringing this industry further ahead.
Topic initiator:
Milda Jasaite
Hardware & Iot
Funding the Silicon Valley Way
How can you contribute to enhancing the European funding model for startups? Keep more shares, gain more traction and raise more funding..Its time for founders and funders to trust & collaborate more.
Topic initiator:
Jewell Sparks
Banking & Insurance
Future of Blockchains
Join in to talk about new ideas, implementations, and thoughts on the blockchain technology including - but not limited to - scalability of business and data protection/security within the system.
Topic initiator:
Banking & Insurance
Future of recruiting
Join in to talk about the future of recruiting. What can we provide today? Which tools und business models do we need? Is there a disrupive market? Any hot startups? How can we make money?
Topic initiator:
Commerce & Marketplaces
German Hardware Startups
Problems german hardware startups face. From production to networking from support to investements. There's an active scene in other countries so lets start to connect in germany too.
Topic initiator:
Jan Kutschera
Hardware & Iot
German Retail - How to get in?
Join in to discuss the chances, borders and how to sky-rocket the German retail market.
Topic initiator:
Bela Seebach
Other
Getting investors to seal the deal
It is quite common to meet investors who express interest in your business, but how do you turn this into money in the bank, and what things do you need to look out for when negotiating a deal?
Topic initiator:
Janthana Kaenprakhamroy
Banking & Insurance
Going international
Talk to others about your best strategies for internationalization. Experiences, stories, ideas...join & share.
Topic initiator:
Other
Great Customer Care Experience
How can Customer Care contribute to a great customer experience.
Topic initiator:
Christian Wolf
Commerce & Marketplaces
Growing your startup >20
What are consequences of your startup growing beyond 20 people? New structures/processes? Cultural adaptations? How do you bridge communication barriers? Adjusting your vision? How do you prepare?
Topic initiator:
Jens Wehrmann
Commerce & Marketplaces
Hotel Technology Ecosystem
Which technologies will change the world of hotels? How do these technologies cooperate? What is still missing?
Topic initiator:
Ulrich Pillau
Commerce & Marketplaces
How to boost Workforce independence
What tools and resources are available to build a stronger independent workforce?
Topic initiator:
Thalassa van Beek
Commerce & Marketplaces
How to leverage Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding seems like easy money but with early discount, high pre-marketing costs, hidden charges, tax, production & shipping etc. even the highest funded campaigns can result in negative profit.
Topic initiator:
Adin Mumma
Banking & Insurance
IPO
What does it take to IPO a company in the current environment.
Topic initiator:
Falk Müller-Veerse
Banking & Insurance
Impact Investing
Join in to talk about building profit for purpose impact businesses. Exchange experience on funding opportunities and the investor landscape.
Topic initiator:
Florian Erber
Banking & Insurance
Indirect Sales Strategies
Indirect distribution strategies through partners and resellers to leverage and accelerate growth - experiences and challenges in Saas (optional: compared to traditional IT or other industries.)
Topic initiator:
Andreas Rinner
Commerce & Marketplaces
Influencer Marketing vs law
Influencer Marketing is closed to legal suicide in Germany. How to avoid cease and desist letters and otherwise not to scare away your followers. Let's discuss!
Topic initiator:
Holger Loos
Commerce & Marketplaces
Innovative Product Development
In times of globalization and mobility product lifecycles become shorter and shorter. Therefore fast and agile product development approaches are necessary. What are your experiences?
Topic initiator:
Joshua Wlotzka
Commerce & Marketplaces
InsurTech
New technologies are transforming our insurance ecosystem: Looking forward to enriching discussions on current trends, challenges, and opportunities from both a startup and corporate perspective.
Topic initiator:
Rupert Schäfer
Banking & Insurance
Intelligent technology in HR
People and good employees become the most important key to success. But HR is a big steps behind digitalisation and technology. Let's connect all HR people who want to change HR and old processes!
Topic initiator:
Stefanie Feder
Service & Intelligence
Interactive venue due to Augmented Reality
Join in to talk about the future of Augmented Reality for making venues interactive, enriching them with limitless possibilities to gain added value - as tenant, operator of a venue or end user.
Topic initiator:
Clemens Kirner
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Internationalisation - Global
Join in to talk about global E-Commerce, selling online worldwide, global marketing, translation. Different markets, different customers and different challenges.
Topic initiator:
Olesja Becker
Commerce & Marketplaces
Join our Innovation Journey!
We created an event around B&P where we wanted to find an answer to the following questions: How can corporates unlock their innovative power by working with start-ups? Come and find our our answers!
Topic initiator:
Susanne Goehl
Other
Join our Innovation Journey!
We are Corporates and gathered together at an event around B&P where we discussed the following questions: How can corporates unlock their innovative power by working with start-ups? Come and discuss!
Topic initiator:
Aleksandra Solda-Zaccaro
Services & Intelligence
Lack of Developers
Start Ups have to deal with the challenge of lacking developers. Which ways of recruiting developers are there to be able to start the next level companies of tomorrow?
Topic initiator:
Swantje Kahl
Other
Leadership Challenges
How to find the right people and be a authentic leader especially in fast growing companies.
Topic initiator:
Thomas Eisinger
Commerce & Marketplaces
Lean Startup Patent Strategy
Traditional patent strategies do not fit new business and product development methods, in particular Lean Startup. Let's discuss ways for startups to make use of patents to secure funding.
Topic initiator:
Bastian Best
Commerce & Marketplaces
Lean startup methods
Share your experiences and lessons learned within SaaS solutions, lean financial methods and outsourcing opportunities.
Topic initiator:
Other
LegalTech
Exchange on the legalTech industry: Join in to discuss on the future of legal advisory, selling legal services to corporates and legal advisory for startups.
Topic initiator:
Alexander Baron
Services & Intelligence
Local SEO
I would like to discuss the impact of local ranking factors among different businesses. I would like to come up with concrete example upon how reviews can definitely be a push for your revenues.
Topic initiator:
Pasquale Strati
Commerce & Marketplaces
Logistic 4.0
Join in to talk about transport logistic 4.0. - Interlinking of processes, objects, supply chain partners, etc.
Topic initiator:
Andreas Rinnhofer
Mobility & Transportation
Machine learning for ERP
Discussion about implementation of Machine learning algorithms (e.g. recommender systems) directly to the such ERP systems as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft Dynamics
Topic initiator:
Hardware & Iot
Managing time and investments
Managing time and investing sensibly: How corporates and startups can get the hook in balancing investing in marketing with early releases of MVPs and active business development?
Topic initiator:
Dr. Markus Pfeiffer
Banking & Insurance
Manufacturing grows digital
The digital revolution has tackled many branches of our economy and is now starting to transform the manufacturing industry. This field shows huge potential for new start-ups to evolve.
Topic initiator:
Thomas Kinkeldei
Hardware & Iot
Marketplace profitability
There is a huge number of marketplaces arising on very different niche or big markets. What makes them profitable or not? What are the do's and don't? Which tools exist?
Topic initiator:
Commerce & Marketplaces
Master the War for IT Talent
How can you successfully grow your development team in an increasingly competitive recruitment landscape? Exchange experiences and ideas on how to scale your team fast and sustainable.
Topic initiator:
Martin Amann
Services & Intelligence
MedTech Startups and Investors
Networking opportunity for MedTech startups and investors across the globe. Exchange on topics like Series A/B/C valuation, clinics and hospitals, reimbursement, MDR, CE or FDA approval.
Topic initiator:
Manuel Opitz
Commerce & Marketplaces
Money 2.0 - Eco currencies
Boost social, technological and environmental progress and improve the conditions for all by creating a system that provides universal basic income, free education, healthcare, science and conservation.
Topic initiator:
Florian Goette
Banking & Insurance
New Space
Lowering the entry barriers to space, building satellites or rockets and using space aggregated data (e.g. For digital farming).
Topic initiator:
Service & Intelligence
New Work - Feelgood Management
It is time for a new working world! Especially start-ups are and should be a pioneer for an open and flexible working culture. A big challenge, but a great opportunity for any company!
Topic initiator:
Andrea Scharrer
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Orchestrated Communications
Orchestrating Social Media and Content Marketing is huge topic for every marketing and communications department. How are companies reacting to that complex problem and what are the best solutions?
Topic initiator:
Sascha Böhr
Commerce & Marketplaces
PSD2/RTS & Screen Scraping
PSD2 is going to make Banks XS2A. But RTS forbids Screen Scraping. Is there a solution? Regulated API-Provider or a transitional period - or must this fight between Banks and Fintechs be fought?
Topic initiator:
Joachim Jürschick
Banking & Insurance
Possibilities of free publicity
Join in, to talk about how to create tons of free publicity even if you are short of marketing-budget.
Topic initiator:
Don Akkermans
Commerce & Marketplaces
Prerequisites for a unicorn
What are the prerequisites for a unicorn? Indicators?
Topic initiator:
Ruth Houbertz
Commerce & Marketplaces
Re-Invent yourself!
You want to make your next big step? Find purpose in your work, your company and build a strong brand around it? This table is all about these two topics!
Topic initiator:
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Re-Invent yourself!
You want to make your next big step? Find purpose in your work, your company and build a strong brand around it? This table is all about these two topics!
Topic initiator:
Giso Weyand
Other
Real Estate Tech Trends
Discuss the latest trends in Real Estate Tech, and get a feeling on what the established industry thinks about this topic.
Topic initiator:
Sebastian Schmidt
Commerce & Marketplaces
Reputation of a StartUp
Establish beneficial cooperation between corporates and start-ups: How can I become a reliable partner on equal terms with established companies rather than being patronized by bigger players?
Topic initiator:
Dr. Markus Pfeiffer
Commerce & Marketplaces
Sales to Big Whales
In B2B sales it takes ages to crack corporates. Let�s share short cuts, hacks and best practices on how to close the big fish in retail and or other verticals.
Topic initiator:
Fritz Trott
Commerce & Marketplaces
Self-Organisation
Discussion on what it takes to successfully grow your organisation without reverting to the default way of hierarchical stuctures.
Topic initiator:
Mariola Mourao
Commerce & Marketplaces
Should I take VC money?
My business has had a good start, should I take VC money? What are the advantages and drawbacks. Which businesses are naturally good/bad fits for VC backing?
Topic initiator:
Jörg Überla
Commerce & Marketplaces
Solopreneur vs. team founding
Take up the cudgels for solopreneurs. Everywhere investors are looking for teams to invest and ignore generally solopreneurs despide their high potential. Why is that, how can we improve it and can we proof them wrong ?
Topic initiator:
Volker Lang
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Start-Up Projects in Africa
Discussion on Start-Up ideas in Africa with its challenges, risks and chances. What are promising markets and ideas? What is the mindset of investors to investments with its chances and risks there?
Topic initiator:
Jens Woehrle
Other
Starting my startup
Is it easy to start my own thing? There are barriers that still stop me to do so and it somehow does not seem to be so easy.
Topic initiator:
Commerce & Marketplaces
Starting up as a digital nomad
Discussion about traveling while starting up a business.
Topic initiator:
Other
Startup meets Corporate
How and when should a Corporate work together with Startups? What are the criteria for a successful cooperation and how can we foster more Win-Win situations?
Topic initiator:
Josef Seidl
Commerce & Marketplaces
Startup-Corporate Collaboration
How do corporates see the chance of working together with startups or bringing the entrepreneurial mindset into their corporates.
Topic initiator:
Anton Schilling
Commerce & Marketplaces
Story-based communications
How and when to set up startup communications activities? How can you make sure that your core story is good and told consistantly at all relevant touchpoints? Which touchpoints are relevant?
Topic initiator:
Dr. Cornelia Geißler
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Start-Up Projects in Africa
Discussion on Start-Up ideas in Africa with its challenges, risks and chances. What are promising markets and ideas? What is the mindset of investors to investments with its chances and risks there?
Topic initiator:
Jens Woehrle
Other
Starting my startup
Is it easy to start my own thing? There are barriers that still stop me to do so and it somehow does not seem to be so easy.
Topic initiator:
Commerce & Marketplaces
Starting up as a digital nomad
Discussion about traveling while starting up a business.
Topic initiator:
Other
Startup meets Corporate
How and when should a Corporate work together with Startups? What are the criteria for a successful cooperation and how can we foster more Win-Win situations?
Topic initiator:
Josef Seidl
Commerce & Marketplaces
Startup-Corporate Collaboration
How do corporates see the chance of working together with startups or bringing the entrepreneurial mindset into their corporates.
Topic initiator:
Anton Schilling
Commerce & Marketplaces
Story-based communications
How and when to set up startup communications activities? How can you make sure that your core story is good and told consistantly at all relevant touchpoints? Which touchpoints are relevant?
Topic initiator:
Dr. Cornelia Geißler
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Success by changing direction
Achieve success by changing direction. Many grown start-ups from today weren't successful with their original idea but have changed direction.
Topic initiator:
Amy Posey
Commerce & Marketplaces
Success factor happiness
Let's talk about happiness and its importance for success in what we do. Find out more about the power of passion and purpose. Meet like-minded people and start changing the world through happiness.
Topic initiator:
Christian Schmidkonz
Entertainment & Lifestyle
The Workplace Revolution
Office work "in motion" instead of sitting all day, in order to stay energized during the whole working day. In the evening you still feel so fit that you go jogging voluntarily.
Topic initiator:
Josef Edi Gloeckl
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Things that went wrong
Some say "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor". But how does it feel to fail? What can go wrong? Exchange your experiences with others.
Topic initiator:
Other
To Cloud, or not to Cloud
The cloud is everywhere.Using or not using it became a fundamental question. We are discussing the pros and cons of migrating business into the cloud including security, compliance, and opportunities.
Topic initiator:
Thomas Hiermayer
Services & Intelligence
Trends in Customer Engagement
The communications trends defining next-generation customer engagement like omnichannel conversations, artifical intelligence and contextual communications. How do they impact your business?
Topic initiator:
Thomas Klar
Commerce & Marketplaces
Unlock growth through startups
How can corporates and start-ups work together and unlock long-term growth potentials and ensuring innovation? We established our first Innovation Journey to answer these questions - let's discuss!
Topic initiator:
Julia Schmidt
Other
Unlock growth through startups
How can Corporates and start-ups work together and unlock long-term growth potentials and ensuring Innovation? We established our first Innovation Journey to answer these questions - let's discuss!
Topic initiator:
Hella Schmitt
Other
Video-Ad - boosting impact
Join in to talk about video content: What are channels for successful video campaigns and criteria for strong video conversions? What good examples are out there? Whom to speak to? In-house vs. outsourcing. Country differences etc.
Topic initiator:
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Virtual / Mixed Reality in Medicine
Join in to talk about Virtual Reality. Is it possible to improve everybody's health literacy, revolutionize academical training, and reduce medical malpractice? And... is it of interest to investors?
Topic initiator:
Johannes Atze
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Virtual Tours for Marketing
Discuss and define use cases where virtual tours and 360 content can help to better target your audience.
Topic initiator:
Marcus Morba
Commerce & Marketplaces
Voice interfaces
Discuss the potential and business opportunities arising from speech recognition and voice interface, whether for stand-alone services or on top of platforms like Alexa or Google Home.
Topic initiator:
Hardware & Iot
Working with Start-Ups
Join in to talk about how Corporates should work with Startups the best way.
Topic initiator:
Antje Bulmann
Other
Your first paying customer
Talk to others about your way of getting the first customer, your strategies and lessons learned.
Topic initiator:
Other
grpwth/ SaaS - vertical models
Exchange of ideas how to grow fast or pivot in different ecosystems like IM, Social, Search or Appstore with Saas, vertical models including listing and transactional business models.
Topic initiator:
Service & Intelligence
FAQ
Where will the Oktoberfest networking take place?

The Oktoberfest networking will take place in the Schottenhamel tent at the Oktoberfest, which is located at Theresienwiese in Munich.

At what time does the Oktoberfest networking start and how long does it go?

The Oktoberfest networking starts at 9 am. Your seat will be reserved for you, but you have to be punctual to take your place. It’s important to stay at least for 3-4 hours.

How can I choose my Table at the Oktoberfest Networking?

As a ticket owner, you will receive an email with access to our selection tool before the event starts (approximately 3 days prior to the event). With this tool you can choose your seat at one of the tables. According to the "first-come-first-serve“-principle you can choose your favorite Table Captain OR Topic Table.

When can I choose my Table Captain or Topic Table?

The selection process will start approximately 3 days before the event. We’ll keep you updated regarding the exact starting date.

How does the Table Captain networking work?

On 26th September 2017 around 150 tables at the Oktoberfest will be hosted by a Table Captain (a well-known, successful internet expert, CEO, CTO, investor, editor-in-chief etc.). Ask questions, get advice and make worthwhile contacts that move your business idea to the next level.

Can it occur that my Table Captain cancels?

Unfortunately, a change in Table Captains cannot be ruled out. We will inform you as soon as possible, but we’re not responsible for short-term cancellations. We’ll ask the Table Captain to contact you directly via e-mail so that you have the chance to ask all your questions.

How does the Topic Table Networking work?

On 26th September 2017 around 150 tables at the Oktoberfest will have a specific topic. As of now, you can hand in topic suggestions. We will select the most exciting ones, which will then be discussed at these tables. Talk to interesting people, get new viewpoints, advice and make worthwhile contacts that move your business idea to the next level.

Do I get catering?

You will get two vouchers (one for food and one for beverage) for the Oktoberfest networking. You receive these vouchers during the first two conference days at the International Congress Center.