Sven Ripsas is Professor for Entrepreneurship (Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), Academic Director of the BerlinMBA in Entrepreneurship and managest he startup activities of the BSEL.

His central research focus is on Business Model Development, Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lean Startup, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Entrepreneurship Education. He leads several research projects, among them BerlinStartupInsights (which analyses key performance indicators of startups), BENHU (that develops a cross-university entrepreneurship education network to support the Berlin entrepreneurship ecosystem), and TransBo (which helps SMEs to manage the transformation tot he digital economy).

Research partners of Prof. Ripsas are (among others) Tim Dümichen (KPMG), Christian Herzog (BerlinPartner), Frank Dehne (Salesforce), Prof. Winkler (City University New York), Prof. Schildhauer (Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, D), Prof. Faltin (Freie Universität Berlin, D), Google Inc. (USA), and the Wichita State University (USA).

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 international 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.