Kevin Spacey Holds the Opening Keynote at Bits & Pretzels 2016

Bits & Pretzels, the 3-day event for founders, startup enthusiasts, investors and business incubators taking place

Bits & Pretzels, 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 at the International Congress Center in Munich.

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 theater and countless other awards, Spacey’s turn to TV in 2013 garnered his 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 the theater, 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.

Bits & Pretzels has become quickly one of the most important startup events in Europe. Founded in 2014 and hosted by Andreas Bruckschlgl, Bernd Storm vans Gravesande and Felix Haas, 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.

Other confirmed speakers also include Richard Branson from Virgin Media.