Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas

Professor*in der HWR Berlin

Sven Ripsas is Professor for Entrepreneurship (Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL). His central research focus is on Business Model Development, Lean Startup, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Entrepreneurship Education. Since Summer 2012 he directs the research project,that analyses key performance indicators of startups and develops networks to support the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Research partners of Prof. Ripsas are (among others) Prof. Schildhauer (Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, D), Prof. Faltin (Projektwerkstatt Teekampagne, Freie Universität Berlin, D), Google Inc. (USA), and NESTA (London, GB).

In 2007 Sven Ripsas started his own investment and consulting company „Daring Spirit UG“ and holds 4 investments. Besides teaching he is Head of the Scientific Board of „Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE Deutschland)“. In 1995 he startet the first German business plan competition and a year later Babson College (Boston, MA) awarded him the Appel-Prize „for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academia“.

Sven Ripsas lectures on his research interests and conducts workshops for startups and existing companies aiming to develop their business and revenue models.

Due to his experience as a triathlete and Yoga teacher his intention is to unfold everyone’s individual potential.