Alexander Schabel, Head of Sustainable Business Development and Senior Projectmanager

Alexander Schabel

Alexander Schabel is in charge of everything to do with entrepreneurial spirit at the Borderstep Institute and works at the interface between entrepreneurship theory and business practice. As part of his role as senior project manager, he leads the Sustainability4All project, which aims to work with key players in the German startup ecosystem to stimulate early and sustained integration of sustainability concerns into newly founded, innovative companies.

In addition, he leads the Score4Impact project, which focuses on the development of efficient and highly automized evaluation methods for sustainable investments in innovative start-ups. Furthermore, he supports the Borderstep science team in organizing and conducting dialog events in the project Strengthening Green Start-ups as a Transformation Engine. He manages the portal for the green start-up community at and the StartGreen Award, which honors innovative start-ups and their sponsors.

In addition to his project work, he is part of the founding team of ImpactNexus, a spin-off from the Borderstep Institute. The Berlin-based start-up develops software-as-a-service offerings that make the impact and sustainability of start-ups and innovations measurable.

Prior to his move to Borderstep, he held a managerial position at the Institute for Social and Sustainable Oikonomics (ISSO) and the start-up incubator, ISSO|lab.

Alexander Schabel studied international business economics at the University of Maastricht and National Chengchi University in Taipei. He has a master’s degree in stakeholder management and sustainability from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In his free time, he loves exploring the world. As a passionate sailor, he has lived in many places, including the United States, India, and Australia. He also enjoys exploring his surroundings in Berlin on long hikes or bike trips.



Alexander Schabel
  • Head of Sustainable Business Development
  • Senior Project Manager

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