Welcome to the world of startups and entrepreneurship. Glad, you are here!

What a last 12 months! First, in Dezember 2018, HWR Berlin was ranked #1 mid-sized University of Applied Science in Germany by Stifterverband when it comes to Entrepreneurship Education. The Stifterverband is a joint initiative started by companies and foundations – the only one in Germany to be devoted entirely to consulting, networking and promoting improvements in the fields of education, science and innovation. See the full results here.

And now in Dezember 2019 the HWR Berlin won a 2-Million-Euro-Grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs. YES! Here is the news. Stay tuned for the details of the project that will start in April 2020.

January 2020: I gave an „Berliner Zeitung“ about the situation of startups in Berlin. Find out here what works well and where I think our city could do better.

More and more global corporates are using entrepreneurial tools and are trying to become more agile. See what we found researching in this field for more than two years in the RESEARCH section of the website.

Since the very first days of working with Günter Faltin, Founder of Teekampagne, I was fascinated by the world of innovation and the rebellious nature of entrepreneurship. Established norms have always been something to challenge for me. Research and mankind create new knowledge so there´ll always be new business models.

During Babson College´s programme for entrepreneurship educators in 1994 I met Jeffry Timmons and Bill Bygrave, both business angels and professors of entrepreneurship. Faltin, Bygrave, and Timmons became role models for me. I am grateful that today I am part of the vibrant startup community of Berlin and the HWR Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and Law)

Since summer 2018 I have the honor and priviledge to serve as chairman of the board of NFTE Germany. Together with our partners we want to bring the topic of entrepreneurship in the German education system to the next level.

My Topics in Research and Teaching
  • Business Model Design (Geschäftsmodellentwicklung)
  • Venture Financing (Gründungsfinanzierung / Venture Capital / Business Angel)
  • Lean Startup, Startup Cockpit and Lean Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Since  1995  I started several companies myself or could participate as a co-founder:  the 4 Equity Capital AG, bravis AG and UNITURM which turned out to be real success stories, the less successful media company „entree“ and the social business Existenzgründer-Institut Berlin which pioneered with a business plan competition, that today is Germany´s biggest competition of its kind. Today, besides my work at the HWR Berlin, I am actively engaged in startups and corporates alike to innovate business models and develop the entrepreneurial mindset.

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