I believe in the potential--and the responsibility--of entrepreneurs to move beyond profit and provide solutions to the grand challenges of our time.

I believe in the power of collective action to create ideas, projects and solutions that would be impossible for individual actors.

I believe in the potential of every single one of us to make a difference.


I hold a Bachelor's degree in Management and Technology and a Master's degree in Sustainable Resource Management, both from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). I received my doctorate in 2018 from TUM School of Management for my dissertation on community-based entrepreneurship.

In 2018, I joined the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization at EPFL where I am teaching  and conducting research  on community-based entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship, identity dynamics, and measuring entrepreneurial impact.

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Dr. Christina Hertel

Research Associate & Lecturer

Christina.hertel@epfl.ch

EPFL-CDM-MTEI-ENTC
Odyssea (Station 5)
CH-1015 Lausanne