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Advisory Board

At WHU we are aware of the growing importance of “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”. Founding a business or developing an innovation is not anymore an activity by a lone-star entrepreneur but often rather an effort of many participating types of actors. 

The German and also worldwide entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of three major types of actors: 1) startups and founders, 2)  incubators, accelerators and investors, and 3) corporates. 

For our MiE program we have put together a powerful group of well-known individuals from all three groups of actors who will support our program and our future students:

Advisors - Start-Ups

Freya Oehle,  Co-Founder of Spottster
Freya Oehle,
Co-Founder of Spottster
Hans-Martin Hellebrand, CFO, eprimo GmbH
Hans-Martin Hellebrand,
CFO,
eprimo GmbH
Rene Reinsberg, Entrepreneur in Residence, General Catalyst Partners
Rene Reinsberg,
Entrepreneur in Residence,
General Catalyst Partners
Verena Hubertz, Co-Founder Kitchenstories
Verena Hubertz,
Co-Founder,
Kitchenstories
Dr. Sebastian Sieglerschmidt, Allianz X, Co-Founder 7trends-Enamora, Co-Founder CommerceBoard
Dr. Sebastian Sieglerschmidt,
Allianz X, Co-Founder 7trends-Enamora,
Co-Founder CommerceBoard
Dr. Marco Vietor, Co-Founder, Audibene
Dr. Marco Vietor,
Co-Founder,
Audibene
Vincent Osterloh, Co-Founder & CEO, Reparando.
Vincent Osterloh,
Co-Founder & CEO,
Reparando
Julia Kasper, Founder, holzgespür
Julia Kasper,
Founder,
holzgespür
Daniel Jung, Founder, YouTube Math Rockstar & Education Ambassador, Daniel Jung Academy
Daniel Jung,
Founder, YouTube Math Rockstar & Education Ambassador,
Daniel Jung Academy
Jannes Fischer, Founder & CEO, vermietet.de
Jannes Fischer,
Founder & CEO,
vermietet.de
Sven Lackinger,
Gründer und Geschäftsführer,
evopark GmbH
Dr. Oliver Steinki  Co-Founder & Managing Director  FOND OF GmbH
Dr. Oliver Steinki,
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
FOND OF GmbH
Philipp von Hammerstein, Managing Director & Driver Berlin at Le Wagon
Philipp von Hammerstein,
Managing Director & Driver Berlin at Le Wagon

Advisors - Corporates

Dr. Alexander Moscho, Chief Strategy Officer UCB, Belgium
Dr. Alexander Moscho,
Chief Strategy Officer,
UCB, Belgium
Jens Michael Peters, CEO and COO, eprimo GmbH
Jens Michael Peters,
CEO and COO,
eprimo GmbH
Dr. Sven Greulich, Partner at Orrick, US law firm
Dr. Sven Greulich,
Partner at Orrick, US law firm
Hala Zeine, Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Strategy & Pricing, SAP SE
Hala Zeine,
Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Strategy & Pricing, SAP SE
Jewell Strong-Sparks, Founder and CEO, Bithouse Group Inc.
Jewell Strong-Sparks,
Founder and CEO,
Bithouse Group Inc.
Dr. Franziska Leonhardt, COO, Kloeckner.i GmbH and Kloeckner.v GmbH
Dr. Franziska Leonhardt,
COO, Kloeckner.i GmbH and Kloeckner.v GmbH
Dr. Patricie Merkert, Vice President Innovation & Corporate Strategy / Product Champion New Business, Mann + Hummel
Dr. Patricie Merkert,
Vice President Innovation & Corporate Strategy / Product Champion New Business, Mann + Hummel
Robert Gentz, Co-Founder Zalando
Robert Gentz,
Co-Founder Zalando
Thomas Kuhlmann, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Hahn AG
Thomas Kuhlmann,
Managing Director and Member of the Board, Hahn AG
Michael Hoffmann, Manager Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Michael Hoffmann,
Manager, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Kay Schwabedal, General Manager, Horeca.digital, METRO AG
Kay Schwabedal,
General Manager, Horeca.digital,
METRO AG
Gisele Musa Gomes Papenfuss, Global Director Branding & Activation, METRO AG
Gisele Musa Gomes Papenfuss,
Global Director Branding & Activation,
METRO AG

Advisors - Investors

Dominic Faber, Co-Founder Porterhouse Partners
Dominic Faber,
Co-Founder,
Porterhouse Partners
Jörg Rheinboldt, Axel Springer Plug and Play CEO
Jörg Rheinboldt,
Axel Springer Plug and Play CEO
Uwe Horstmann, Co-Founder / Managing Director, Project A
Uwe Horstmann,
Co-Founder / Managing Director,
Project A
Christian Meermann, Partner, Cherry Ventures
Christian Meermann,
Partner,
Cherry Ventures
Oliver Samwer, Co-Founder / Chairman of the Board, Rocket Internet
Oliver Samwer,
Co-Founder / Chairman of the Board,
Rocket Internet
Alexander Kudlich, Board Member / Group Managing Director, Rocket Internet
Alexander Kudlich,
Board Member / Group Managing Director,
Rocket Internet
Thomas Hanke, CEO, Heliad Equity Partners
Thomas Hanke,
CEO,
Heliad Equity Partners
Marc Sieberger, Partner, Founder and Managing partner, Freigeist, e42
Marc Sieberger,
Founder and Managing partner,
Freigeist, e42
Dominic Wilhelm,
European Investment Team,
e.ventures
Dr. Jens Pippig,
Founder and Managing Director,
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator
Oscar Jazdowski, General Manager, (Sales and Orgination) of Silicon Valley Bank's Germany Branch
Oscar Jazdowski,
General Manager, (Sales and Orgination) of Silicon Valley Bank's Germany Branch

Advisors - Academia

Andre Marquis,Executive Director Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Acceleration Group, University of California Berkeley
Andre Marquis
Executive Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship / Innovation Acceleration Group, University of California Berkeley
Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Fauchart, Professor, Université de Strasbourg,Entrepreneurship,Innovationmanagement, Strategy
Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Fauchart,
Chair of Strategic Entrepreneurship,
University of Fribourg
Prof. Dr.  Nikolaus Franke Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke
Professor, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Pascal Finette, VP & Entrepreneurship Chair, Singularity University
Pascal Finette
VP & Entrepreneurship Chair
Singularity University

Advisors - Media

Markus Resch, Medientrainings, Rhetorik, Kommunikation, Founder & CEO Macondo - The Moving Media Group
Markus Resch, Medientrainings, Rhetorik, Kommunikation, Founder & CEO Macondo - The Moving Media Group

Excellent entrepreneurial spirit

"I am very proud that WHU is introducing the first MSc program for entrepreneurship in Germany as a result of our tradition and DNA of prominent entrepreneurs. Our graduates will be in high demand in different types of organizations. They will build future entrepreneurial ecosystems all over the world."

Professor Dr. Christoph Hienerth
Academic Director