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.


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.


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.


Manager Strategy & Operations,

ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator


Peter is 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.


Strategy & Operations,

ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator


Lauritz is also responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program. Prior to that, he gained experience in two FinTech Startups as well as in the field of Corporate Finance. Lauritz has studied in Mexico and Germany. He holds a degree from EBS Universität in General Management with a focus on Finance and Entrepreneurship.

The mentors

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

See below a selection of our mentors.

Claas van Delden

Co-CEO, NuCom Group SE


Dr. Florian Heinemann

Founding Partner, Project A Ventures


Herby Marchetti

Seed & Speed Ventures


Hendrik Brandis

Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital


Philipp Freise

Partner, KKR


Benjamin Gunther

Co-Founder & CEO, STYLIGHT


Olaf Jacobi

Managing Partner, Capnamic Ventures


Marco Janezic

Partner & Founder, Blue Ribbon Partners


Arek Wylegalski

Investor, Index Ventures


Markus Wolfbauer

CEO, Booming


Eun-Kyung Park

Managing Director, SevenOne AdFactory GmbH


Tu-Lam Pham

CEO & Founder, Digital IQ


Sang-Woo Pai

Managing Director,


Tilo Bonow

Managing Director, PIABO 

Lea-Sophie Cramer

Founder & MD, AMORELIE


Holger Witte

Director New Business, Project A Ventures


Mark Schmitz

General Partner, Lakestar


Rainer Maerkle

General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures

Stephan Gross

EMEA Head of Learning & Development Strategy Consulting, PWC

Ioana Lahr

Creative Director, RCKT Communications


Christian Meermann

Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures


Jasper Masemann

Principal, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Luca Martinelli

Principal, b-to-v Partners

Luis Hanemann