Dr. Jannic Horne, Research Fellow

Dr. Jannic Horne

Dr. Jannic Horne is a Research Fellow at the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability and is the Managing Director of the Borderstep spin-off ImpactNexus. The start-up develops AI-based impact intelligence solutions to evaluate start-ups and their economic, social and ecological potential. The Borderstep Institute and ImpactNexus will continue to work closely together on joint research and practical projects.

Until December 2020, Jannic Horne was a Senior Researcher and Venturing Entrepreneur at the Borderstep Institute. He focused on impact measurement in start-ups and funding programmes and led the development of the Borderstep spin-off ImpactNexus.

Before joining Borderstep, Jannic Horne worked for several years as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. There he advised various European companies and organisations, mainly from the renewable energy, mobility, infrastructure and non-profit sectors. His work focused on the development of new strategies and business model innovations as well as on the optimisation of internal processes and project management.

During his time as a management consultant, Jannic Horne completed his doctorate at the TU Berlin’s Center for Entrepreneurship on the topic of impact measurement and management of start-ups. The work dealt with the conceptual development and practical testing of innovative approaches to impact measurement Startupimpactbenchmark.org.

Prior to the PhD, Jannic Horne obtained a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Sciences from the University of Freiburg.

During both degrees, he spent time at UCLA in the US and the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. He completed various internships in the field of sustainability and development cooperation at home and abroad.

Away from work, he is drawn to the outdoors. So Jannic does most of his commuting by bike, takes care of his balcony and spends as much time as possible on the city’s beach volleyball courts.


Dr. Jannic Horne
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