27pilots – Implementation of inhouse Venture Client Units at Enterprises
Startups, Venture Client, Innovation, Digitisation
Gregor Gimmy – Partner Venture Client Strategy
Gregor´s focus is to evolve the Venture Client model and to consolidate it as the global standard for corporate + start up collaboration. He also leads strategy and partnerships.
Before 27pilots, he was founder and Head of BMW Startup Garage, were he invented the Venture Client model. Prior to BMW, he founded 4 companies (2 in Silicon Valley). He was innovation strategist at IDEO (Silicon Valley) and at BMW (Munich). He is angel investor, Executive in Residence at IMD and speaker at conferences such as Slush. He attended TU Stuttgart, Harvard and the American Conservatory Theater.
27pilots supports corporations in setting up and operating an inhouse venture client unit. A Venture Client Unit enables large-scale use of external top-startup solutions to address and resolve challenges in all departments and business units. 27pilots is an independent spin-off of the BMW Group. The founders of 27pilots are former BMW managers who invented, integrated and operated the world's first venture client unit in the BMW Group: the BMW Startup Garage. In October 2018, the second venture client unit, BSH Start-up Kitchen, was built by 27pilots for BSH Haushaltsgeräte GmbH.