Dr. phil. Georg Kofler

When the steep pass comes, you must run



Personality, Success & Motivation


Dr. phil. Georg Kofler
Speaker Dr. phil. Georg Kofler
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Dr. Georg Kofler is a serial entrepreneur with a passion and an expert in communication, marketing and e-commerce. He knows what it means to take entrepreneurial success into your own hands from the ground up.In 1989, Kofler launched the TV station ProSieben, which he expanded into ProSieben Media AG and took public as CEO - the first major IPO of a German media company. At the same time, Kofler introduced teleshopping to the German market for the first time with the station H.O.T., now HSE24. He then became CEO and shareholder of H.O.T. Networks AG, which developed teleshopping throughout Europe. In 2002, Kofler took over the management of pay-TV company Premiere, which was on the verge of insolvency. Kofler restructured Premiere and successfully took it public in 2005. In 2007, he exited the TV industry and invested in various companies through his investment holding company. Since 2017, he has been the main shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of "The Social Chain AG," which is listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and operates social commerce on an international scale. Kofler was also an investor in the popular TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" for five years.


Entrepreneurship as a way of life

  • From zero to one hundred - My path to the media industry.
  • How to make the decision for a self-determined life and what it can mean
  • Curse & blessing of the stock market
  • Political framework conditions for innovation & entrepreneurship

"The Lion's Den" - 
The big media stage for business opportunities

  • Why is "Die Höhle der Löwen" so successful?
  • The secrets of success at first hand - A look behind the scenes. 
  • Deal or no deal? What decides the deal?
  • What happens after the show?

Market Economy & Entrepreneurship - The Business Talk

  • Quick-witted & spontaneous
  • Clear & concrete
  • Practical & successful
  • Sympathetic & humorous

References & Press


  • 1989 ProSieben
  • 1992 Kabel1
  • 1995 H.O.T. Teleshopping / HSE24
  • 2000 N24
  • 2000 H.O.T. Networks AG
  • 2001 H.O.T. Italia / UK / Niederlande
  • 2002 Premiere
  • 2009 Kofler Energies
  • 2016 The Social Chain AG


"Social media is a movement. That's what I'm betting my chips on." Handelsblatt

"With intuition to success - A South Tyrolean who has significantly shaped and changed the German media landscape."
Secrets of Success

"Founders need luck, but crucially, they need to open the door to luck." Südtiroler Wirtschaftszeitung

"Georg Kofler, pioneer of German private television, still puts a lot of stock in traditional TV." Hamburger Abendblatt

"We are a pioneer" Kress

„I am a self-confessed capitalist" Welt am Samstag

"I need the restlessness in my head". 

"From media professional to "Höhle der Löwen" investor"  www.finanzen.net

Presentation types

  • Factual presentation

  • Impulses and motivation

  • Infotainment

  • Online lecture

  • Practical relevance

Required equipment

Apple notebook
Apple notebook
Windows notebook
Windows notebook