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.
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
Green Startup Monitor 2020 15.07.2020
The key findings of our Green Startup Monitor 2020 are now available in English! Read about the key hurdles and the measures we recommend. More
Digital energy management in existing buildings 20.09.2019
The Smart Living industry association has submitted a statement on the Building Energy Act to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. In this statement, the association refers to the climate protection contribution of digitisation in buildings. Borderstep has calculated figures for the possible CO2 reduction through building automation systems in existing residential buildings in Germany. More