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Bernhard Schambeck
Head of BMW Startup Garage at BMW Group


Bernhard Schambeck is Head of the BMW Startup Garage, the Venture Client unit of the BMW Group. The BMW Startup Garage helps early-stage startups to succeed in this multi-trillion-dollar
industry. Bernhard has successfully worked with numerous early-stage startups throughout his professional career – some of which are now leaders in their industry or even among the world’s biggest companies. His 20+ years in the automotive industry as well as his experience in working with startups and as a founder of his own company allow him to understand both sides: the corporate and startup worlds.

Bernhard joined BMW in 1996 and has since worked in several positions, including as:
- Project Lead Electric/Electronic and Interior for the BMW X1
- Head of HMI (Human Machine Interface) Team for the new MINI
product line
- Senior Technology Engineer at the BMW Tech Office/Palo Alto USA
- Series Development Engineer Interior Components

He holds a degree in Precision Engineering and Microsystems from the University of Applied Science in Munich.

Agenda Sessions

  • How and why startups impact the automotive industry (and how to benefit from them)?