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Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Entrepreneurship
Professor

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1230
E: sripsas@hwr-berlin.de


Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 551
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin
Germany

 

Academic and Professional Career

  • 2013 Head of „Deutscher Startup Monitor“ – joint project with German Startup Association and KPMG
  • 2013 Report “ Unchaining Investments - Barriers to US Venture Capital Investments in German Internet and Digital Businesses“. Principal: Google Inc, Moutain View (USA)
  • 2012–2013 Research Project „KPIs in Startups“, funded by Berlin Senate and the European Social Fund (ESF)
  • 2007–heute Head of Research „Business Model Design“ and „Social Entrepreneurship“ by Berlin Senate and the European Social Fund (ESF)
  • 2006–2010 Director of the Institute of Management Berlin (IMB) der HWR Berlin (about 10 employees, 300 MBA und MA students)
  • 2006–heute Member FGF / German Entrepreneurship Research Association
  • 2005–heute Professor of Entrepreneurship at Berlin School of Economics and Law BSEL / HWR Berlin
  • 2003–heute Academic Director „Berlin MBA in Entrepreneurship" Institute of Management Berlin (HWR Berlin)
  • 2003–2006 Head of the German Research Team of ATHENA – Part of PAXIS, the Pilot Action for Innovative Startups of the European Commission
  • 2003–2004 Member Academic Senat of FHW Berlin
  • 2001–2005 Professor of Business Administration with focus on Startups

Key Aspects of practise

  • Business Model (Re-)Design with Canvas and KPI Cockpit
  • Consulting and Coaching of Startups and Established Businesses
  • Startup Financing (Business Angel, Ventur Capital, Grants, Loans)
  • Lectures on Entrepreneurship, Business Model Design, and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
  • Entrepreneurship Education

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Babson College Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Wichita State University, Kansas, USA
  • German Startup Association
  • Entrepreneurship.de, Prof. Dr. Günter Faltin
  • E-Entrepreneurship Flying Circus, Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann
  • The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Prof. Dr. Schildhauer

Awards/Honours

  • Edwin M. Appel Prize of 1996 of Babson College, Boston (USA) “For Bringing Entrepreneurial Vitality to Academia”

External relations

  • Member of the board of management of the Existenzgründer-Instituts Berlin
  • Member of the working group for business start-up research at the FGF (a registered association for entrepreneurship research)
  • Head of the scientific advisory board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Germany (a registered association)

Expert for

  • Startups, Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, Entrepreneurship Education, Business Model Design, Venture Capital

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Business Model Design
  • Startup Financing
  • Business plans
  • Lean Startup
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

Research Projects and Fields

  • DSM - German Startup Monitor
  • Startup Cockpit / Business Model Accounting
  • BEEP – Berlin Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
  • Key Performance Indicator Controlling for SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Barriers for US Venture Capital Investments in German Internet Startups

Selected, current Publications

  • 2014 „Startup Cockpit for the Proof Concept“ (Co-Authors Birte Scharper and Steffen Tröger). In: „Handbuch Entrepreneurship“, Publisher Günther Faltin, Springer Verlag Wiesbaden, expected to be published in December 2014
  • 2013 „Lean Business Model Development for Startups – The Case of Instagram” (Co-Authors Jonas Vossler and Christian Tegge)
  • 2011 „Element einer handlungsorientierten Entrepreneurship Education – Das Beispiel der HWR Berlin“. In: Methoden und Qualität in Gründungslehre, Gründungscoaching und Gründungsberaturn, hrsgg. v. Klaus-Dieter Müller und Christoph Diensberg, EUL-Verlag Lohmar
  • 2011 „Das Gestalten von Geschäftsmodellen als Kern des Entrepreneurship“ (Co-Author Günter Faltin); Working Paper Nr. 61 des Institute of Management Berlin
  • 2011 „Die Bedeutung von Business Plänen in der Nachgründungsphase“ Co-Author Holger Zumholz). In: CorporateFinancebiz 7/2011
  • 2010 „Konzept-kreative Gründungen als Fokus der Entrepreneurship Education an der HWR Berlin“. In: Meyer, S. / Pfeiffer, B. (Publishers): Die gute Hochschule: Ideen, Konzepte und Perspektiven. Berlin.
  • 2002 „Unternehmensgründungen im Umweltschutz“. Arbeitsheft P01-501 des Wissenschaftszentrums Berlin (WZB)
  • 1998 “Towards an Interdisciplinary Theory of Entrepreneurship”. In: Journal of Small Business Economics, Vol. 10 Nr. 2., Kluwer Academic Publishing, S. 103 – 115
  • 1998 „Entrepreneurship - Wie aus Ideen Unternehmen werden“. (Heraus-geberschaft mit Günter Faltin und Jürgen Zimmer), Verlag C.H. Beck
  • 1997 „Entrepreneurship als ökonomischer Prozeß“. Dissertation Freie Universität Berlin, Gabler-Verlag