Professors at Berlin School Economics and Law

Our Mentors

Our mentors support the startup teams with their long-time expertise in academics and business practices. This kind of supervision takes place in individual and on demand mentoring sessions.

The Startup Incubator Berlin put interested teams in touch with the appropriated mentors.

Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas

Professor for Entrepreneurship

Focus areas:

  • Business model innovation with Canvas / Cockpit
  • Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Startup Financing

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Monett Diaz

Professor for Computer Science

Focus areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Intelligence research
  • Digital Ethics
  • Software Engineering, Agile

Prof. Dr. Ingo Fischer

Professor for General Business Administration, especially Employee Management

Focus areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Change Management
  • Employee and Organisationn Development

Prof. Dr. Andrea Rumler

Professor for Marketing

Focus areas:

  • Start-up Marketing
  • Business Model Development
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Online-Marketing and Social Media

Prof. Dr. Martin Užik

Professor for Operational Financing and Investment Policy

Focus areas:

  • Evaluation of companies and company shares
  • Opening new markets in Eastern Europe
  • Strategic comparative and planning calculations

Prof. Dr. Carsten Baumgarth

Professor for Marketing, especially Brand Management

Focus areas:

  • B2B-Marketing and B2B-Brand-Management
  • Culture Marketing and Culture Brand Management
  • Brand Management

Prof. Dr. Birgit Felden

Professor for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Focus areas:

  • Family Business
  • Small and Medium-sized enterprises
  • Company succession
  • Company evaluation and exit strategies

Prof. Dr. Jochen Breinlinger-O’Reilly

Professor for Management in the Health and Social-Working field

Focus areas:

  • Quality Management
  • Organisation and Employees
  • Contacts with institutions and facilities of health care in China, Vietnam and Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gruber

Professor for Internal Accounting / Controlling

Focus areas:

  • Value-oriented Company Management
  • Controlling and Reporting
  • International Accounting

Prof. Dr. Frank Habermann

Professor for General Business Management Theory / Business Process Management

Focus areas:

  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Organisational Learning

Prof. Dr. Beate Klutmann

Professor for Operational Human Resources and Business Psychology

Focus areas:

  • Leadership and Employee Development
  • Personality Development
  • Communication and Conversation skills

Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

Professor for Business Computer Science

Focus areas:

  • Big Data
  • Data Mining
  • Business Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Pakize Schuchert-Güler

Professor for Marketing, especially Consumer Behaviour

Focus areas:

  • Communication Policy
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Market Research

Prof. Dr. Avo Schönbohm

Professor for General Business Administration and Controlling

Focus areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Enterprise Gamification

Prof. Dr. Tobias Braun

Professor for Human Resources

Focus areas:

  • Company control with goals
  • Organisational Management and Design
  • Organisational and Corporate Culture Development

Prof. Dr. Katrin Böttcher

Professor for International Human Resources

Focus areas:

  • Global Talent Management
  • Executive Management Development
  • Employability

Prof. Dr. Regina Baumgärtner

Professor for Tourism Business and Marketing


Focus areas:

  • Tourism
    • Innovations
    • Digitalization
    • Internationalization
    • Sustainability
  • Marketing

Prof. Dr. Martina Eberl

Professor for General Business Administration, especially Management and Organisation

Focus areas:

  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Implementation of Strategies

Prof. Dr. Thomas Afflerbach

Professor for General Business Administration, especially Service Management

Focus areas:

  • User-centric Innovation Management (Service Design and Design Thinking)
  • Service Marketing and Service Operations
  • Collaborative work in (virtual) teams

Prof. Dr. Susanne Meyer

Professor for Business law

Focus areas:

  • Business law
  • Insolvency law
  • General contract law
  • Corporate law

Prof. Dr. Axel Hellmann

Professor for International Corporate Finance

Focus areas:

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Market Analysis
  • International Corporate Finance
  • Development Projects Consulting

Prof. Dr. Peter Ries

Professor for Civil Law

Focus areas:

  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • International Corporate law