Europes's first conference on
fitness innovation, health & lifestyle

#SAVETHEDATE May 9, 2019
powered by Hubert Burda Media
10 reasons to attend the FitTech Summit
Here's how to convince your boss you
should attend the FitTech Summit 2019. Reason number one: learn about the most important fitness & health innovation trends
in just one day
A go-to event for fitness & sports innovation
The first European conference devoted to all things digital fitness & health. From wearables and food & fitness apps to virtual reality and AI coaches - there's finally a platform for that!
Unique mixture of high-profile attendees
Meet all the relevant decision-makers from the industries across the FitTech value chain, including tech, sports retail, sports manufacturing, health insurances, banks, startups and many more!
45 world-class speakers
Exciting panels, keynotes & interviews from top-class speakers, top-level executives, successful founders and fitness & health experts
10 selected startups will fight for 1 000 000 euros
Join us for the startup pitch competition where founders will fight fight for 1 million euros from Germany's largest private TV media network ProSieben Sat1.
30 pre-selected startups
30 selected startups from all over Germany and Europe will present their products. Looking for new investments and partnerships? This is the right place to be.
15 hours of learning & networking
Learn about the future of fitness and health industries and gain valuable insights into the recent trends. Make the right contacts in a dedicated matchmaking area.
Epic after-show party + FIFA World Cup
A party has never been so much fun! Watch the FIFA world championship semi-finals at the event with free protein beer (we have normal beer too!)
Free healthy food & drinks
Enjoy your breakfast, lunch, BBQ, drinks for free and combine it with startup scouting with free samples of food startups products.
Influencer workouts and free goodies
Try out exclusive workouts with fitness models and influencers and startup products. On top: Free workout outfit from Under Armour and valuable goodie bags!
Free WiFi
Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the whole day. Need to send a last minute email or get out for a call? We've got you covered.
What they say
The voices of our attendees
"The best event we've attended so far! Cool atmosphere and great participants that were eager to connect to each other to drive the business forward. Congrats!"
Maximilian Gloël
"You guys did it all and with great success. Thank you for founding this new format and bringing an international conference to Munich. Really liked the hands on approach combined with deep tech and science".
Arne Eilers
CEO & Founder,
"I liked the choice of energetic and interesting speakers as well as the diversity both in the audience and of the people on stage. Congrats to this event!"
Benjamin Penkert
Founder, SportsTechX & Head of Consulting, leAD Sports
"Great concept and perfect organization! This conference is a role model, and not only for Germany & Europe! We still have a long way to go for the European fittech ecosystem, but this initiative can be the game changer!"
Dr. Hermann Schindler
Member of the Board of Directors, Scalator Inc.
FitTech Summit 2018
"FitTech is on the rise - we bring the most promising startups, investors and corporates together to set the agenda for the emerging future industry!"
Natalia Karbasova, Head of FitTech Summit
Fitness & Sports
What comes after wearables?
Will AI coaches beat humans?
Will smart clothes replace human muscles?
Gamification of fitness - what's next?
How will VR change fitness and sports?
Health & Wellbeing
What's the next step for health insurance?
Will data tracking become ubiquitous?
How can we truly personalize nutrition?
Why is sleep the next health currency?
Is women's health the next big market?

Mental Fitness & Mindfulness
Are brain-wave interfaces next gen OS?
What's hot in meditation apps right now?
How can breathing enhance performance?
Who will win the mindfulness race?

Want to be one of them?
The place to be for entrepreneurs, innovators, decision-makers & investors
participants from over 10 countries
international pre-selected startups
15+ h
of content, experience & networking
"A" people attract "A" people
Check out our previous speakers - next year's speakers coming soon!
Marcus Gners
Co-Founder & COO, Lifesum
Julia Belaya
Head of Health Innovation, Plug and Play Tech Center
San Francisco
Marco Suvilaakso
CSO, Polar
Barbara Becker
model, yoga and pilates instructor
Benjamin Roth
Founder & CEO, Urban Sports Club
Simon Sollberger
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Pear Sports
San Francisco
Manuel Ronnefeldt
Founder, 7Mind
Benjamin Penkert
Founder, SportsTechX & Head of Consulting, leAD Sports
Dominik Pförringer
Surgeon, digital healthcare innovation driver
Lutz Graumann
Founder of Sportmedizin Rosenheim, Team Physician
Monica Ivancan
Dietician & Model
Johannes Müller
Managing Director, Darwin's Circle
Eugene Borukhovich
Global Head, Digital Health Incubation & Innovation, Bayer G4A (Digital Health)
Camilla Dolan
Principal, Burda Principal Investments
Florian Weiß
CEO, Jameda
Markus Götting
Senior Editor, FOCUS Magazine
René Wegner
Founder, Headis
Johannes Scholl
Founder, ICAROS
Patrice Bouédibéla
Host, Main Stage
Alex Schiel
Head of Operations & Program, DLD
Ben McAllister
Director Product, MapMyRun
Stefan Winners
Board Member, Hubert Burda Media
Urska Srsen
Founder, BellaBeat
Aaron Stanton
San Francisco
Sophia Flörsch
Formula 4 racer
Under Armour Athlete
Lauren Perkins
Founder, FlyFit
Fabian Foelsch
Founder, Brain Effect
Kay Rathschlag
Founder, Antelope
Liuba Pashkovskaya
Philipp Schrempp
Founder, Foodspring
Xavier Louis
Simon Grünenwald
Managing Director, Gymondo
Lisa Kleinsorge
VR International, Headspace
San Francisco
Linda Mutschlechner
Influencer, @lindarellade
Eric Strasser
Co-Founder & COO, Motiv
San Francisco
Charlotte Kuhrt
Influencer, @beautynotsize
Shabnam Shameli
Influencer, @thehungrywarrior
Lina Wüller
Founder, Ovy
Dr. Philip Mayer
CEO, Sourcenity (PowerBeats VR)
Andrew Steele
Olympic Athlete, Head of Product, DNAFit
Mounir Zok
Managing Director, N3XT SPORTS, ex. US Olympic Committee
San Francisco
Benedikt Seitz
Co-founder, evalu
Patrick Cuninka
Personal Trainer
Felix Paries
Co-Founder, PrimedMind
Maximilian Gloël
Founder, evalu
Max Gotzler
Founder, Flowgrade
Applications for startups are closed now!
Unfortunately the applications are closed now and the lucky winners have been selected, but you can still fill out the form to join the waiting list!
Present your product at the FitTech Summit
You will get an opportunity to present your startup at the location and get people experience your product on the spot. 30 startups that get accepted for the startup track will be charged 200,- euros that will include a booth on the spot and three tickets for your team.
Pitch your startup on stage
We will select 10 startups to pitch on stage in front of the seasoned jury.
Get 1 million in TV advertising volume and
get big in Germany
The winner of the pitch competition will get a wild card to negotiate a €1M (right, one million euros) deal with Germany's leading private TV network ProSieben Sat1.
Receive extensive media coverage
You will get mentions in Germany's most influential media, including FOCUS, Focus Online and Huffington Post. The winner of the pitch competition will also receive coverage by Germany's leading fitness magazine Fit For Fun.
Get free coworking space in Munich
Three top teams of the pitch competition will get 4 months of free coworking space in Munich, relevant coaching and connections to Germany's most relevant sports & fitness companies.
Meet the judges
These people will decide on who will get the wild card to an investment deal of 1 000 000 euros in media
Jens Pippig
Managing Director, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator
Philipp Walter
Head of Marketing, DACH, Under Armour
Camilla Dolan
Principal, Burda Principal Investments
Michael Diederich
Spokesman of the Management Board
Meet these startups on the spot and try out their products! Stay tuned!
Conference Structure
From talks to activities to startup pitches to networking - everything you need to feel good

Monday, July 9 2018
19:00 – 23:00
VIP Get-Together (by invitation only)
Speakers, partners, influencers and other selected stakeholders come together for a cosy networking evening - with drinks and yummy snacks
Tuesday, July 10 2018
09:00 – 10:00
Doors open & breakfast
Grab a coffee and kick off your day!
10:00 – 18:00
Main stage
Enjoy a whole day of talks, interviews and panel discussions with key personalities from fitness, sports and health industries!
11:00 – 17:00
Activity track
Fitness innovation to test: Join us for short workouts with influencers and try startup products in action. Goodie for all participants: a free outfit by Under Armour!
18:30 – 20:00
Startup competition
10 selected startups competing for 1 000 000 euros in media!
20:00 – 24:00
Afterparty & FIFA World Cup!
Enjoy the evening with a bottle of (protein) beer, great talks and FIFA World Cup public viewing (alas, the Germany are out!)
Main Stage Program
Tuesday, July 10, 9 am to 6 pm.
Get smarter and learn about the
most important fitness innovation
trends in just one day
Natalia Karbasova, Head of Burda Bootcamp
Mounir Zok, former Director of Technology and Innovation, US Olympic Committee || Managing Director N3XT SPORTS
Aaron Stanton, Director, VR Institute of Health & Exercise
Johannes Scholl, CEO ICAROS
Dr. Philip Mayer, CEO Sourcenity (PowerBeats VR)
Tilmann Holm, CEO GymCraft
Moderator: Aaron Stanton, Director, VR Institute of Health & Exercise

Ben McAllister, Director of Product, MapMyRun, UnderArmour
Ben McAllister, Director of Product, MapMyRun, Under Armour
in talk with tba
René Wegner, Founder, Headis
Julia Belaya, Head of Health Innovation, Plug and Play Tech Center
Julia Belaya, Head of Health Innovation, Plug and Play Tech Center
Camilla Dolan, Principal, Burda Principal Investments
Eugene Borukhovic, Global Head, Digital Health Incubation & Innovation, Bayer G4A
Benjamin Penkert, Founder at SportsTechX & Head of Consulting at leAD Sports
Moderated by Stefan Winners, Member of the Board of Directors, Hubert Burda Media
Kay Rathschlag, Co-Founder, Antelope
Lauren Perkins, Founder & CMO, FlyFit
Benjamin Roth, Founder & CEO, Urban Sports Club
Simon Grünenwald, MD, Gymondo
Moderated by Johannes Müller, Managing Director, Darwin's Circle
Dr. Med. Dominik Pförringer, surgeon, digital healthcare innovation driver
Sophia Flörsch, racing driver, Formula 4
Felix Paries, Co-Founder, PrimedMind
Xavier Louis, Co-founder & CEO, Peak
Lisa Kleinsorge, VP International, Headspace
Moderated by Dr. Dominik Pförringer
Simon Sollberger, VP Design & Brand, Pear Sports
Barbara Becker (model, yoga & pilates instructor)
Liuba Pashkovskaya, CEO, Red Rock Apps
Bene Seitz, Founder, Evalu
Moderated by Simon Sollberger, Pear Sports
Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer, Polar
in talk with Markus Götting, Senior Editor FOCUS Magazine
Manuel Ronnefeldt, Co-Founder, 7Mind
Dr. Lutz Graumann, Founder Sportmedizin Rosenheim
Marcus Gners, COO & Co-Founder, Lifesum
Fabian Foelsch, Founder, Brain Effect
Philipp Schrempp, Founder, Foodspring
Maximilian Gotzler, Founder, Flowgrade
Monica Ivancan, Model & nutrition coach
Moderated by Dr. Lutz Graumann
Andrew Steele, Olympic Athlete, Head of Product, DNAFit
Eric Strasser, Co-Founder und COO, Motiv
Urska Srsen, Founder, Bellabeat
Eric Strasser, Co-Founder und COO, Motiv
Lina Wüller, Founder, Ovy
Moderated by Alex Schiel, Head of Operations & Program, DLD
Dr. Florian Weiß, Founder, Jameda
Activity Stage Program
Experience fitness first-hand! Get your blood flowing and get a clear mind for the next inspirational talk! Aaaaaaand yes, all activities participants will get a free outfit from our friends from Under Armour!
Patrick Cuninka, patrick_cuninka
Charlotte Kuhrt, beautynotsize
For the restless ones:
join our FitTech Meetups
You can get a glimpse of the future at one of our Germany-wide FitTech Meetups while waiting for the FitTech Summit!
Say hello to the future of
digital personal fitness
Once FitTech - they never come back! FitTech Summit will feature all relevant FitTech trends that will shape our future in the coming years.
Meet our visionary partners
Interested in becoming an official FitTech Summit partner? Drop us a line at
Media partners
Want to be one of the selected ones? Check out
Conference + beach party?
No problem.
Join us at one of the most hidden & lifestyle-driven locations
in Munich - Beach38 (Friedenstraße 22C, 81671 München).
Get ready for a lot of sand (remember to grab your sandals!),
chill and our famous afterparty (beach party, literally)!
How to get there
Beach38 is located at the Ostbahnhof and is very easy to find! You can get there by metro (U2, U5), railway or taxi.


Friedenstraße 22C81671 München
All you ever wanted to know
Questions? Drop us a line at
Who can apply for free ticket?
Applications for free tickets are open to students, startups and young professionals.
Is this a pure fitness event?
No, this is a tech & startup conference devoted to the emerging tech trends in personal fitness, startups and digitalization of personal health.
Is there any dress code?
Smart casual, a little bit sporty if you are up to it, it's summer after all! Remember to bring your sports clothes to try out new things at the event. And yes, we do have showers and changing rooms.
Who do you think we are
Burda Bootcamp is the startup division of Hubert Burda Media - one of Europe's largest family-owned tech and media companies. Burda's portfolio includes roughly 550 products in Germany and 20 other countries, including FOCUS and FOCUS Online, Fit For Fun, Xing, Jameda
and many more!
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Natalia Karbasova
Head of FitTech Summit
Florian Heiwig
Tech Lead
Heike Hebsacker
Head of Media Relations & PR
Johanna Böshans
Head of Content
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