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
Founder and Managing Director,
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.
DR. FABIAN HEUSCHELE
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,
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,
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,
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.
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
Seed & Speed Ventures
Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital
Co-Founder & CEO, STYLIGHT
Managing Partner, Capnamic Ventures
Partner & Founder, Blue Ribbon Partners
Investor, Index Ventures
Managing Director, SevenOne AdFactory GmbH
CEO & Founder, Digital IQ
Managing Director, markt.de
Managing Director, PIABO
Founder & MD, AMORELIE
Director New Business, Project A Ventures
General Partner, Lakestar
General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures
EMEA Head of Learning & Development Strategy Consulting, PWC
Creative Director, RCKT Communications
Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures
Principal, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Principal, b-to-v Partners