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Sep 18, 2018

Henkel X Mentor

Peter Borchers

  • Allianz
  • Key focus areas: business models; ecosystems; ecommerce; new ways of working; VC; innovation

Peter advises Allianz and other companies on digital issues. Until recently, he has helped build Allianz‘s new venture unit Allianz X and served as their CEO. Investments include Lemonade, Nauto, abracar. Prior to Allianz X, Peter founded and headed Deutsche Telekom‘s global incubator „hub:raum“ with offices in Berlin, Krakow and Tel-Aviv. Prior to that he co-founded and managed an internal innovation accelerator for Deutsche Telekom (T-Innovations) as well as his own internet startup (everseven), a marketplace for freelancers in the media industry.

He also co-founded „ESCP U-SCHOOL“, an executive management program run by a group of successful entrepreneurs. It addresses the need for a more practical education for future entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, combining the academic world with real entrepreneurial life in today's internet companies. As a member of the „Young Digital Economy“ Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) he serves the German Government and advises on issues of the digital economy. Peter studied in Vienna, Augsburg and Paris. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Augsburg.

is a facility established to nur- ture young (startup) firms during their con- cept phase to achieve „Proof of concept“. Incubator support startups through (mostly) non-monetary services (office space, skill training, marketing support, investor relations, etc.)

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Facility established to nurture young (startup) firms during their go- to-market phase to achieve „Proof of market“. Accelerator usually support startups through networks to partners, investors, etc.

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A company that attempts to create a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.

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