Uwe Horstmann

Uwe Horstmann - Founding Partner at Project A Ventures

Uwe studied business administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar / Germany. He has been working with Berlin-based startup incubator Rocket Internet (mostly known for its ventures eDarling, Zalando and CityDeal / Groupon) since 2007. Since 2009 he served as its managing director, focusing primarily on international rollouts. He is also a judge in business plan competitions held by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. He is a regular lecturer in Entrepreneurship at his alma mater WHU and a researcher in the same field embedded in his PhD studies at RWTH Aachen. At Project A Ventures, Uwe focuses on product management, internationalization and interim management. After having served with the United Nations in the war-torn regions of Eastern and Central Africa, he discovered his passion for humanitarian logistics and remains active in this field until today, working e.g. as a strategic consultant to Oxfam, trying to bring learnings from the private sector to the NGO space.