Kevin Spacey

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Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, who has filmed several movies in Babelsberg, opened this years Bits @ Pretzels startup convention in Munich.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Munich is mostly overshadowed by Berlin when it comes to startups. But it is also home to many industrial companies that promote and finance technical innovations.

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    • The first Bits & Pretzels event was held in 2014 for 80 startup founders to share experiences and tips.
    • The 2016 event is a three-day conference that opened Sunday in Munich, with 5,000 visitors expected.
    • Actor Kevin Spacey will give the opening address and Virgin Airlines founder Sir Richard Branson will also speak.
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Night after night, Andreas Bruckschlögl scoured the internet for information on how to contact Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey.

Finally he found the name of someone who knew someone else who had the e-mail address of a woman who, nine months later, finally wrote him back with good news.

Yes, she confirmed, the actor would travel to Munich for the 2016 Bits & Pretzels startup conference.

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