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

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.

FLORIAN PAUTHNER

Managing Director, SevenVentures

  

Florian Pauthner is Managing Director of SevenVentures. Previous he served as an M&A advisor for SEB and worked for a KPMG.

Florian holds a Master's degree in finance from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Franfurt.


PETER LAUERBACH

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.

TOBIAS RIEDL

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.


RAPHAEL BUDDAY

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, markt.de

 

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

Partner, e.ventures