Team in der Besprechung

About us


Our Vision

In 2030, entrepreneurship scholars in Europe are widely admired for their contributions to solving key societal and environmental issues. Entrepreneurship scholarship has been central to solving challenges in making transformation happen. Research is rigorously addressing relevant issues using a design science approach.

Beim Brainstormen

Meet the Team

We are community of entrepreneurship and design science scholars. We share a passion for Design Science Research (DSR). We believe that DSR is a wonderful way of making a difference by developing innovative solutions for real world problems. Please reach out to us in case you are interested in getting to know more about DSR or in case you want to get involved in activities of the DS:E. We are looking forward to getting to know you!


Christoph Seckler

Professor of
Entrepreneurial Strategy

Christoph Seckler holds the Chair of Entrepreneurial Strategy at ESCP Business School in Berlin. He is enthusiastic about the potential of Design Science Research for the Entrepreneurship field and beyond. In his research he is mainly interested in learning from failure and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

René Mauer

Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

René Mauer holds the Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at ESCP Business School in Berlin. His area of expertise is entrepreneurial decision-making in venture and corporate contexts. In practice projects he has been working together with SMEs and larger companies such as BASF, BMW, Deutsche Post DHL or P&G.

Jan vom Brocke

Professor for Information Systems

Jan vom Brocke holds the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management and he is the Director of the Institute of Information Systems. Jan has published more than 400 papers and is among the top 2% cited scientists worldwide.

David Lehmann

Lecturer and PhD Student

David Lehmann is a Lecturer and PhD student at ESCP Business School. Prior he was Managing Partner of JUNGMUT consulting.

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