PEOPLE

THE ACCELERATOR TEAM

Behind the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator program stands an experienced team from different units of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group with entrepreneurial backgrounds. Moreover, external specialists are actively involved in the program and offer assistance to all participants.

DR. JENS PIPPIG

DR. JENS PIPPIG

Founder and Managing Director, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator

Dr. Jens Pippig is the Founder and Managing Director of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. Before that he was leading the Group's strategy department. Prior to that, Jens spent eight years at McKinsey & Company in Berlin and specialized in e-commerce, private equity, and retail businesses. He also founded two successful companies in the field of market research and employer branding in Sweden. Jens studied economics at Witten/Herdecke University where he obtained his PhD. He also studied in Stockholm and at Harvard.

Stephan Bause

Stephan Bause

Managing Director, SevenOne Capital

Stephan is responsible for the fund and direct investments of ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group and is also Managing Director of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. Prior, he was Executive Director in the Mergers & Acquisition team and led many of the acquisitions of ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group. Before joining ProSiebenSat.1, Stephan was working as an investment banker in the M&A team of Nomura and Lehmann Brothers for over 6 years. Stephan holds a Master´s degree from EBS University.

JAKOB PRANTER

JAKOB PRANTER

Manager Strategy & Operations, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator

Jakob Pranter is responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program. Prior to that, he has been working in the startup space in Munich. Before that he gained experience in the fields of corporate finance and sales in Asia, US and Spain. Jakob studied International Business Administration in Vienna and London with a focus on Finance and Information Management.

STEPHAN SETTMACHER

STEPHAN SETTMACHER

Head of Requirements Engineering & PM, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital

Stephan Settmacher heads the Requirements and Usability Engineering Department and is the technical contact for legal and procurement issues within ProSiebenSat.1 Digital. Previously, he worked for Holtzbrinck Online Services in a management position where he was in charge of projects including the relaunch of Handelsblatt and Tagesspiegel. Past professional experience also includes a position at Tomorrow FOCUS Technologies and Computer Partner AG. Stephan holds a degree in computer science.

MATTHIAS BOHLIG

MATTHIAS BOHLIG

Senior Manager Communications Digital & Adjacent, ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Matthias is in charge of strategic communication of different corporate business units from the Digital & Adjacent segment. After gaining his first television experience at Tele5, Matthias joined dot.communications, a PR agency in Munich, and specialized in media companies. The political scientist later managed publicity campaigns for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin.

Peter Lauerbach

Peter Lauerbach

Strategy & Operations, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator

Peter is also responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program. Before Peter joined the Accelerator team, he gained experience in business consultancy and Startups like recently at OptioPay, as well as in several international corporations like BMW Group, The Walt Disney Company etc. He holds a double Master's degree in International Management from ESCP Europe with destinations in London, Paris and Berlin. Prior he studied International Business with a major in international trade and specifics in Asian Pacific at WU Vienna University of Economics & Business, Munich Business School and San Diego State University.

THE MENTORS

Work together with experts and specialists who support your start-up and help to boost your dreams.

TOM S. ANTHOFER

TOM S. ANTHOFER

Managing Partner, Cipio Partners
MALTE BARTH

MALTE BARTH

Founder & Managing Partner, Runway Capital
CLAAS VAN DELDEN

CLAAS VAN DELDEN

Managing Director, 7Commerce
DR. FLORIAN HEINEMANN

DR. FLORIAN HEINEMANN

Founding Partner, Project A Ventures
HERBY MARCHETTI

HERBY MARCHETTI

Seed & Speed Ventures
MICHEL BIELER-LOOP

MICHEL BIELER-LOOP

Publishing Manager & General Manager, Südkurier Medienhaus
HENDRIK BRANDIS

HENDRIK BRANDIS

Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital
NILS HORSTMANN

NILS HORSTMANN

Founder & General Manager, eviom
ANDREAS HAUG

ANDREAS HAUG

Co-Founder & MD, e.ventures
PHILIPP FREISE

PHILIPP FREISE

Partner, KKR
DR. TILMANN GÜTT, LL.M. (LONDON)

DR. TILMANN GÜTT, LL.M. (LONDON)

Lawyer, Gütt Olk Feldhaus
ERIK HAUTH

ERIK HAUTH

CEO, wer-weiss-was
BENJAMIN GÜNTHER

BENJAMIN GÜNTHER

Co-Founder & CEO, STYLIGHT
OLAF JACOBI

OLAF JACOBI

Partner, Capnamic Ventures
BIRGIT JAKOBS

BIRGIT JAKOBS

Founder & CEO, dot.communications
RENÉ SEIFERT

RENÉ SEIFERT

Entrepreneur & Co-Founder Venturate AG
MARKUS WOLFBAUER

MARKUS WOLFBAUER

CEO, Booming
MARCO JANEZIC

MARCO JANEZIC

Partner & Founder, Blue Ribbon Partners
AREK WYLEGALSKI

AREK WYLEGALSKI

Investor, Index Ventures
BERNHARD NIESNER

BERNHARD NIESNER

CEO & Co-Founder, busuu.com
MATTHIAS MEHNER

MATTHIAS MEHNER

Head of Social Media, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
CHRISTOPH HUENING

CHRISTOPH HUENING

Managing Partner, Schickler Unternehmensberatung
DR. SEBASTIAN OLK

DR. SEBASTIAN OLK

Lawyer, Gütt Olk Feldhaus
EUN-KYUNG PARK

EUN-KYUNG PARK

CEO, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland
CHRISTIAN THALER-WOLSKI

CHRISTIAN THALER-WOLSKI

Partner, Paua Ventures
KONSTANTIN URBAN

KONSTANTIN URBAN

Founder & CEO, Urban-Brand GmbH (windeln.de)
FRANK PIOTRASCHKE

FRANK PIOTRASCHKE

Country Manager DACH & General Manager, AT Internet
TOBIAS SCHMIDT

TOBIAS SCHMIDT

Co-Founder & CEO, wywy
TU-LAM PHAM

TU-LAM PHAM

CEO & Founder, Digital IQ
DAVID ROSSKAMP

DAVID ROSSKAMP

Partner, Schindler & Schindler Technology Fund
DANIEL RAAB

DANIEL RAAB

Managing Director, 7Commerce
SANG-WOO PAI

SANG-WOO PAI

Managing Director, markt.de
TILO BONOW

TILO BONOW

Managing Director, piabo PR
MAKS GIORDANO

MAKS GIORDANO

Founder, Kreait
BENJAMIN GÜNTHER

BENJAMIN GÜNTHER

Founder, Stylight GmbH
DR. SIMONE KREYER

DR. SIMONE KREYER

Senior HR Business Partner, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
HOLGER WITTE

HOLGER WITTE

Director New Business, Project A Ventures
LEA-SOPHIE CRAMER

LEA-SOPHIE CRAMER

Founder & MD, AMORELIE
DR. MARC GUMPINGER

DR. MARC GUMPINGER

Co-Owner, Stelvio Invest
MARK SCHMITZ

MARK SCHMITZ

General Partner, Lakestar
MATTHIAS MEHNER

MATTHIAS MEHNER

Head of Social Media, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH
MICHAEL TRESKOW

MICHAEL TRESKOW

Principal, Accel Partners
RAINER MAERKLE

RAINER MAERKLE

General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures
SURESH PILLAI

SURESH PILLAI

Director Media & Marketing Analytics, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
STEPHAN GROSS

STEPHAN GROSS

EMEA Head of Learning & Development Strategy Consulting, PWC
STEPHAN BEYSCHLAG

STEPHAN BEYSCHLAG

Senior Production Consultant, SevenOne AdFactory GmbH
KONSTANTIN DANIEL HAENSCH

KONSTANTIN DANIEL HAENSCH

Head of Strategy, RCKT Communications
IOANA LAHR

IOANA LAHR

Creative Director, RCKT Communications
LORENZ ILLIG

LORENZ ILLIG

Life Design & Career Coach, TheLuckyPunsh
CHRISTIAN MEERMANN

CHRISTIAN MEERMANN

Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures
JASPER MASEMANN

JASPER MASEMANN

Principal, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
LUCA MARTINELLI

LUCA MARTINELLI

Principal, b-to-v Partners
LUIS HANEMANN

LUIS HANEMANN

Partner, e.ventures

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