Gregor Gimmy

Managing Director, 27 Pilots
Former Founder & Head of BMW Startup Garage
Founder and CEO, Sclipo
Lecturer, ESADE
Founder and Managing Partner, Eggo Innovation Consultants

Experience & Background: Gregor brings strong expertise in the area of innovation inside companies as well as extensive experience working with startups.

Gregor was the founder and head of the BMW Startup Garage, the Venture Client unit of the BMW Group. He also advises corporates on how to innovate through startups and is an active angel investor. Before BMW, and since 1999, Gregor founded and led various venture capital funded startups in Silicon Valley and Europe.

Prior to entrepreneurship, Gregor worked at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (Europe), Oracle and IDEO (Silicon Valley). At IDEO Palo Alto, he created and led the Business Factors practice through which he helped establish design thinking as a powerful innovation method and to transform IDEO from a design-focused to a leading innovation consultancy.

Gregor studied business, engineering and acting at TU Stuttgart, Harvard and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Expertise & Interests: Entrepreneurship and startups, innovation, automotive industry, design thinking, engineering