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 and CEO of SevenVentures. 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 also obtained his PhD. He also studied in Stockholm and at Harvard.


Managing Director,

ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator


Dr. Fabian Heuschele is Managing Director of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. He started his career at ProSiebenSat.1 in 2015 as strategic referent to the CEO. Lately, he was responsible as Investment Director for the investments of the group in consumer brands. Fabian studied International Management at London School of Economics, HEC Paris, and University of St.Gallen. He obtained his PhD from Center for Customer Insight of the University of St.Gallen. In parallel, he worked as management and leadership coach where his mandates ranged from young start-ups to established MNCs.


Senior Manager Investments & Strategy,

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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


Tobias is also responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program. He was able to gain startup-experience by working at Global Savings Group, a Rocket Internet-backed company. Prior to that, he used to work at BMW Group and law firm Amereller. Tobias studied at University of Augsburg and Pepperdine University in Malibu. He holds a Master's degree in law and business with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance.


Strategy & Operations,

ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator


Raphael is also responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program. He was able to gain experience in the Venture Capital industry by working for Grazia Equity in Stuttgart, where he worked with startups from different industries. Prior to that, he used to work at Abacus alpha and Ernst & Young. Raphael studied at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and University of Mannheim, with stations in China, Spain, and Canada. He holds an M.Sc. in management with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance.

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