Dr. rer. pol. Yasmin Olteanu has been a researcher at Borderstep Institute since September 2018. Her research focus is Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Within the framework of the project Strengthening Green Start-ups as a Transformation Engine, she stimulates a stronger perception of the importance and challenges of start-ups in the field of Green Economy and the optimisation of relevant funding instruments. In addition, she is driving the development of the Green Economy Start-up Monitor.
Before joining Borderstep, she gained international experience at the intersection of financial, social and environmental business objectives: as a trainer and manager in Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya (LFS Financial Systems, SOLARKIOSK) and as an investment officer in Peru (Triple Jump Fund Management). In this context, she also repeatedly developed impact management concepts and was responsible for their implementation.
Yasmin Olteanu received her doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin on “Access to Justice in Microfinance”. She completed her diploma and subsequent master’s studies at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, the Università degli Studi di Bergamo (Italy), and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil).
Today she still enjoys being among students: She teaches International Management and Responsible Financial Inclusion at various European universities – of course also in Berlin (FU, HWR, HTW). In her spare time, she returns to Latin America: she plays the surdo in a Brazilian percussion group.
Strengthening green start-ups 13.12.2018
With a total of 12 events from the Ruhr area to the Black Forest, Borderstep will be exploring the green start-up scene in Germany from February 2019. The purpose of the format is to convey knowledge about the general conditions, the significance, the trends and the hurdles of green start-ups. More
#SGA18: These are the Winners 21.11.2018
The winners of the StartGreen Awards 2018 and the StartGreen@ School Awards 2018 have been announced. The award ceremony took place for the fourth time in a row as part of "Gründerwoche Deutschland" at the Federal Environment Ministry in Berlin. More