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Thomas P. Offner

Thomas P. Offner is bridging the gap between the corporate and the start-up world - in his self defined role as a Quarterback for PwC.

Until recently Thomas has been working for Straight Point Ventures where he successfully consulted and (hands-on) managed several big players and projects (selection of projects):

  • Media Saturn Holding, where he was the co-founder of the group's accelerator program MS-Spacelab that he designed and set-up including vision, strategy, processes, sponsorship and mentoring program.
  • EY, where he helped to bring the EY Start-up-Challenge, an international EY Accelerator program, to Germany.
  • Roland Berger, where he was in charge of the preparing a digital transformation project for an international CE company.

Before that he was active for SevenVentures, the venture arm of ProSiebenSat.1, where he founded the SevenVentures Pitch Day (www.7VPD.com), co-founded and managed the ProSiebenSat.1 accelerator and was responsible for several strategic investments in digital commerce start-ups.

The business management graduate held management positions in numerous European companies, such as Intel, Audi and Siemens and has successfully founded and/or developed several Internet start-ups, including his first venture, Media Service Group, in the late 90s, fatfoogoo (successfully sold to Digital River) and also Groupon in Austria and Switzerland as co-founder (IPOed).

Thomas studied business administration in Vienna, and also worked as a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Joanneum in Graz and FH Salzburg, Austria.