Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas

Department of Business and Economics

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas

+49 30 30877-1230

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Badensche Straße 52

10825 Berlin

Visiting address
Campus Schöneberg
Building B, Room B 5.51
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

2020–2024 Project Leader EXIST V – Boosting Startups @ HWR Berlin

2016–2020 Project Leader BQIO – Berliner Qualitäts- und Innovationsoffensive, Gründungsförderung an Hochschulen, sponsored by Berlin

2015–2019 Project Leader of “BENHU – The Berliner Entrepreneurship Network of Academy and Companies” sponsored by the Berlin economy (IHK Berlin)

2016–2018 Project Leader „TransBo – Transformation Board for established companies and start-ups of the Berlin economy” sponsored by the Institute for Applied Research Berlin

2015–present Academic National Partner of “European Startup Monitor” – joint project with German Startup Association, Google, KPMG and Telefonica

2013–present 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–present Guest lecturer at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)

2012–2013 Research Project „KPIs in Startups“, funded by Berlin Senate and the European Social Fund (ESF)

2007–2011 Head of Research „Business Model Design“ and „Social Entrepreneurship“ by Berlin Senate and the European Social Fund (ESF)

2006–present Member FGF / German Entrepreneurship Research Association

2006–2010 Director of the Institute of Management Berlin (IMB) der HWR Berlin (about 10 employees, 300 MBA und MA students)

2005–present 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

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

Business Model Design

Startup Financing

Business plans

Lean Startup

Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

Benhu - Berliner Entrepreneurshipnetzwerk für Hochschulen und Unternehmen

TransBo – Transformation Board / Innovation Cockpit

Startup Cockpit / Business Model Accounting

DSM - Deutscher Startup Monitor

KPI Steuerung von KMU

BEEP – Berlin Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Hürden für US Venture Capital Investitionen in deutschen Internet-Startups

Business Model (Re-)Design with Canvas and KPI Cockpit

Innovation und Corporate Entrepreneurship

Consulting and Coaching of Startups and Established Businesses

Startup Financing (Business Angel, Venture Capital, Grants, Loans)

Lectures on Entrepreneurship, Business Model Design, and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Entrepreneurship Education

2019 „Vom Planer zum Entdecker - Führung braucht einen Intrapreneurship-Mindset“. In: IM-io, 34. Jahrgang, Heft Juni 2019, hrsgg. v. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer (ISSN: 1616-1017)

2019 „Identität, Beziehung, Kontext – Auswirkungen einer sozial konstruktionistischen Perspektive auf die Gestaltung der Entrepreneurship Education“ (Co-Autorin Julia Gunnoltz). In: Perspektiven des Entrepreneurship, Hrsg. Katharina Hölzle, Heike Surrey, Victor Tiberius, Schäffer-Poeschel (ISBN: 978-3-7910-4471-2)

2018 „Startup Cockpit for the Proof Concept“ (Co-Authors Birte Scharper and Steffen Tröger). In: „Handbuch Entrepreneurship“, Publisher Günther Faltin, Springer Verlag Wiesbaden

2018 Basisartikel: Entrepreneurship – Existenzgründung – Start-ups. In: Unterricht, Wirtschaft, Politik Heft 2018/4, Friedrich Verlag

2017 “Vom Businessplan zum Startup-Cockpit“. (Co-Author Björn Hentschel). In: Crowd Entrepreneurship hrsgg. V. H. Pechlaner und X. Poppe, SpringerGabler

2013 „Lean Business Model Development for Startups – The Case of Instagram.” (Co-Autoren Jonas Vossler und Christian Tegge). Unpublished working paper

2011 „Elemente einer handlungsorientierten Entrepreneurship Education – Das Beispiel der HWR Berlin.“ In: Methoden und Qualität in Gründungslehre, Gründungscoaching und Gründungsberatung, hrsgg. v. Klaus-Dieter Müller und Christoph Diensberg, EUL-Verlag Lohmar

2011 „Das Gestalten von Geschäftsmodellen als Kern des Entrepreneurship“ (Co-Autor Günter Faltin). Working Paper Nr. 61 des Institute of Management Berlin

2011 „Die Bedeutung von Business Plänen in der Nachgründungsphase“; in: CorporateFinancebiz 7/2011(Co-Autor Holger Zumholz)

2010 „Konzept-kreative Gründungen als Fokus der Entrepreneurship Education an der HWR Berlin“. In: Die gute Hochschule: Ideen, Konzepte und Perspektiven, hrsgg. v. Susanne Meyer und Bernd Pfeiffer, HWR 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.“ (Herausgeberschaft mit Günter Faltin und Jürgen Zimmer), Verlag C.H. Beck

1997 „Entrepreneurship als ökonomischer Prozeß“, Dissertation Freie Universität Berlin, Gabler-Verlag

Babson College Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Innsbruck, AT

German Startup Association

Entrepreneurship.de, Prof. Dr. Günter Faltin

E-Business Manager – distance studies alongside career, Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Prof. Dr. Schildhauer

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)

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)