Dr. Yasmin Olteanu, Researcher

Dr. Yasmin Olteanu

Dr. rer. pol. Yasmin Olteanu is a researcher at Borderstep Institute. 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 area of Green Economy and the optimisation of relevant promotion programmes. In this role, she was responsible for the development of the Green Startup Monitor and is in charge of its further development. In the project Sustainability4ALL, Yasmin Olteanu develops target group-oriented contents and formats to support start-ups and their ecosystems with the integration of sustainability aspects. Her research also addresses impact assessment of start-ups and of relevant promotion programs.

Before joining Borderstep, she gained multifaceted international experience at the intersection of financial, social and environmental business objectives: as trainer and manager in Sub-Saharan Africa (LFS Financial Systems, SOLARKIOSK) , and as 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. 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 universities. In her spare time she returns to Latin America: she plays the surdo in a Brazilian percussion group.


Dr. Yasmin Olteanu
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Borderstep News

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

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