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. He manages the portal for the green start-up community at StartGreen.net and the StartGreen Award, which honors innovative start-ups and their sponsors.
As part of this activity, he supports the Borderstep science team with the GreenUpInvest and StartGreen@School projects. For the latter of these two projects, for example, Alexander Schabel develops methods and tools aimed at promoting a sustainability-oriented start-up culture in schools.
Alexander Schabel is also familiar with business start-ups in a very practical sense. In addition to his activities at the Borderstep Institute, he is currently in the process of establishing a start-up called Sabbatic, which specializes in the development of services for meaningful timeouts.
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.
Responsible Innovation Story with Borderstep 15.12.2020
What is the state of sustainability in Europe? And what do sustainable business models look like in concrete terms? Responsible Innovation Story" explores these questions in an interview with Borderstep founder Klaus Fichter. More
Special Issue on Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures 21.10.2020
The Journal of Cleaner Production is planning a special issue to evaluate and forecast the impact of start-ups on sustainability. Borderstep director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is guest editor. Proposals can be submitted. More
Green start-ups need more tailwind 21.07.2020
An article on the Bertelsmann Foundation's innovation platform presents the Green Startup Monitor 2020. The team of authors analyzes which forms of funding help the community. One example is the StartGreen Award, which Borderstep has been presenting since 2015 as part of the Startup Week Germany. More