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become a volunteer

Become a part of the team behind Meet and learn from professionals, creators, and visionaries. If you have passion for starting your own business and want to expand your network, apply now!

We are full. We are looking forward to see you at
Bits & Pretzels 2024.

Why You
should join

1. Look behind the scenes of the event.

2. Your chance to attend the event cost-neutral.

3. Become part of our vivid Volunteer Community, who comes together also before and after the events.

4. Your chance to make new friends, to land your next job, to meet your co-founder (our volunteers can tell you about many such personal experiences that helped them in their individual growth).

Your tasks

You can contribute your strengths and skills. Don't worry, you don't need any previous
experience for most jobs and you'll learn everything you need for the job in our briefings.



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What requirements do I have to meet to become a volunteer?

Everyone is welcome! It doesn't matter whether you have just finished school, are in the middle of your studies, have already gained professional experience or come from a completely different field. The main thing is that you are over 18 years old, have a German health insurance and are interested in startups & entrepreneurship.

How will I be employed?

You want to volunteer but for legal reasons we will have to employ you. You will be hired for a short-term period (kurzfristige Beschäftigung) during the event. You will also receive a salary for your work. Other types of employment such as permanent employment or freelance are not possible.

Do you cover cost of travel and accommodation?

We are very happy if you come to us from outside of Munich. To help you with accommodation, we will add you to our Couch Surfing Community. If you need tips for places to stay, feel free to contact us. However, no travel or accommodation costs for volunteers will be covered.

Do I get full access to the Bits & Pretzels event?

Yes, as a volunteer you will receive a ticket for the event you are volunteering for a highly reduced rate. This rate will be significantly lower than the salary you will receive for your work. This way your attendance will be cost-neutral for you. Outside the shift times you can experience the entire festival area and see everything. Caution: We fully understand if you absolutely want to experience certain content of the event. We therefore point out that we don’t accept intentional disruptions to the operational process. If you put your job first with us, then you are very welcome in the team.

How much time should I plan for volunteering?

You can expect to invest a total of 14 hours in volunteering on-site. Please keep the festival days and the afternoon before for our joint on-site briefing free.  Due to logistics, we unfortunately cannot accommodate individual appointments or availability.

Can I apply directly for both events?

Yes, you can apply for both or just one of the two events by filling out the form above. The application portal is open as of now. We look forward to seeing you!