Bits & Pretzels

Kevin Spacey holds the opening keynote at Bits & Pretzels

Munich, August 31, 2016 — Bits & Pretzels, the 3-day event for founders, startup enthusiasts, investors and business incubators taking place from September 25 — 27 2016 during Oktoberfest in Munich, is thrilled to announce that Kevin Spacey, the Oscar-winning actor, writer, producer and tech investor himself, will give a speech for founders followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. Spacey will be on stage for the opening keynote on the first day of the event (09/25/2016) at the International Congress Center in Munich.

  • Oscar-winning actor, producer and startup investor Kevin Spacey
  • 30 minute speech for founders followed by a 15 minute Q&A session
  • Press accreditation now possible

Kevin Spacey gained popularity with films like The Usual Suspects, Se7en, LA Confidential and American Beauty. With two Academy Awards, eleven years as Artistic Director of the legendary Old Vic theatre and countless other awards, Spacey’s turn to TV in 2013 garnered him legions of new fans. He inhabits the character of Congressman Frank Underwood on Netflix’s first original series, House of Cards. For his role Spacey has won Golden Globe and SAG awards, and is nominated again this year for an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series. For his services to theatre, the arts and international culture, Spacey recently received an honorary Knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

In addition to being recognized for his work in the arts, Kevin Spacey is an active investor in many technology companies. He is a highly sought after speaker that has mesmerized audiences at tech conferences all over the world, including the World Economic Forum at Davos, where he spoke this year about the art of storytelling and its role in the future of technology.

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About Bits & Pretzels

Beginning as a small breakfast meeting for founders of the Munich startup ecosystem, Bits & Pretzels quickly became one of the most important startup events in Europe hosted by Andreas Bruckschlögl, Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande and Felix Haas. By consistently showing passion, attention-to-detail, and delivering valuable content for startups and investors the event became the 3-day founders festival it is today within less than two years, with the last day being at the famous Oktoberfest. Founded in 2014 Bits & Pretzels takes place every year in Munich. Under the theme “from founders for founders”, the most famous entrepreneurs from all around the world, as well as young ambitious entrepreneurs meet to share and discuss experiences and trends. The first two days will be in the International Congress Center in Munich where participants can enjoy an exciting program with keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions and a startup competition. Day three houses networking opportunities at the original Oktoberfest where matchmaking in a relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed. For further information please visit

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