I’m curious about resources, resourcing, and resource environments in entrepreneurship. In particular, my research assembles around the mobilization, utilization and provision of financial resources in relation to other types of resources as well as in its embeddedness in social contexts.

  1. Resourcing: How do entrepreneurial ventures mobilize resources, e.g. via networks, networking, or diverse resourcing practices? How is this shaped by their particular social context? How is this shaped by different team members?
  2. Resourcing environments: What characterizes different resourcing environments, like entrepreneurial ecosystems or institutional fields? How do these characteristics shape entrepreneurial processes over time?
  3. Entrepreneurship and transformation: How can entrepreneurship contribute to social and digital transformation? How does social and digital transformation open up opportunities for entrepreneurship?

I’m exploring these questions within different settings. For example:

  • Entrepreneurship and digital social innovation during the Covid-19 crisis
  • High growth entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and Berlin, comprising independent start-ups and academic spin-offs
  • Solo entrepreneurs

Check out my DFG-funded research network on temporality in disruptive innovation:, together with Sarah Stanske, Stefanie Habersang, and Blagoy Blagoev.




Curriculum Vitae

Junior Professor, Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Georg-August-University Göttingen
since October 2021

Visiting Scholar, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Amsterdam
February 2021 – July 2021

PostDoc, Research Center for Digital Transformation and Institute for Management and Organization

Leuphana University Lüneburg
September 2020 – September 2021

Visiting Scholar, Department of Business Administration

Lund University
since March 2020

PostDoc, Research Project Berlin University Alliance

Technische Universität Berlin
July 2020 – August 2020

PhD, Organization Theory, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Technische Universität Berlin
2015 - 2019

My PhD research was positioned at the intersection of organizational theory, innovation research, and entrepreneurship. It adressed the research strands on interorganizational tie formation of innovative new ventures, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and entrepreneurial team formation.

  • Submission of PhD thesis: December 2019

BA and MA in Sociology and Technology Studies

Technische Universität Berlin
2007 - 2014

During my bachelor’s and master’s degree, I focussed on the sociology of organizations, innovation studies and science and technology studies.

Conferences and Workshops


  • Temporal Dynamics in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems; Organized by Timo Braun (FU Berlin), Katharina Scheidgen (TU Berlin), Suntje Schmidt (HU Berlin); Herrenhäuser symposium, funded by Volkswagen Foundation (25.000 €), July 2019, Hannover
  • Innovation Processes Across Organizations; Workshop with Prof. Hans Berends (VU Amsterdam) at the graduate school „Innovation Societ Today“ in collaboration with the DFG funded research group „Organized Creativity“, January 2017
  • PhD-Workshop with Prof. Nils Brunsson (Uppsala University), November 2016, TU Berlin
  • Bridges over Troubled Water - Network Constitution in Innovation Processes; Organized by Philip Roth (RWTH Aachen), Katharina Scheidgen (TU Berlin); two-day conferecene at TU Berlin, 45 participants, October 2016


  • Academy of Management Conference; „Lukewarm or hot? Comparing investor tie formation in Silicon Valley and Berlin“; Philadelphia, USA, August 2021 (with Anna Brattström)
  • EGOS Colloquium; „Team entrepreneurial network(ing)“; Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2021 (with Joris Ebbers, Yuval Engel)
  • Cardiff Entrepreneurial Ecosystems workshop series; „Unequal entry barriers in Silicon Valley and Berlin“; Cardiff, March 2021 (with Michaela Hruskova)
  • EGOS Colloquium; „The Strength of Personal Ties: Tie Formation Scripts in Innovative Entrepreneurship“; Hamburg University, Germany, July 2020 (with Anna Brattström)
  • Conference of the German Network Research Association (DGNet); „Innovative Wachstumsunternehmen und unternehmerische Teams: Das Verhältnis persönlicher und interorganisationaler Netzwerke“; March 2020, Schader Foundation, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 4th European Conference on Social Networks; „Local Cultures of Tie Formation: The Impact of Context-specific Institutions on Advice Tie Formation“; September 2019, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (with Philip Roth)
  • 4th European Conference on Social Networks; „How New Ventures form Organizational Ties: The Varying Impact of Personal Ties in Berlin and Silicon Valley“; September 2019, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Symposium "Temporal Dynamics in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems" at Herrenhaussen Castle, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation; „How Entrepreneurs Acquire Resources from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem“; July 2019, Hannover, Germany
  • Invited talk: Brown Bag Lecture at NIKOS-Entrepreneurship Department; „Entrepreneurial Networking in Berlin and Silicon Valley. A Comparison“; April 2019, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Spring Conference of the Section Organizational Sociology; „Wie Start-ups und Spin-offs Netzwerke bilden. Berlin und Silicon Valley im Vergleich“; April 2019, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany
  • Workshop of the DFG-funded network Venturing Together!; „Understanding Resource Acquisition in Entrepreneurial Teams: The Relation of Personal and Organizational Networks“; April 2019, TU Munich, Germany
  • Spring Conference of the Section Sociological Network Research; „Lokale Kulturen der Formation von Ratgebernetzwerken im Kontext von Innovationsversuchen“; February 2019, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany (with Philip Roth)
  • 39. Conference of the German Sociological Association; „Eigenlogiken der Netzwerkgenese – Von der systematischen Bedeutung kontextspezifischen Wissens über legitime Praktiken für die Genese von Netzwerken im Innovationsprozess“; September 2018, University of Göttingen, Germany (with Philip Roth)
  • 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management; „Social Contexts in Team Formation. Why do Start-ups and Spin-offs Form Teams Differently?“; August 2018, Chicago, USA
  • 3rd Workshop of the DFG-funded network Temporary Organizing; „Temporal Dynamics in Entrepreneurial Networks and Ecosystems“; June 2018, Tilburg University, Netherlands (with Timo Braun and Suntje Schmidt)
  • Babson Conference; „How Networking Practices Constitute Entrepreneurial Ecosystems“; June 2018, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland (with Thomas Schmidt)
  • Doctoral Consortium prior the Babson Conference; „Networking for Innovation: Entrepreneurial Networking in Berlin and Silicon Valley. A Comparison“; June 2018, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Workshop of the DFG-funded network Venturing Together!; „Social Contexts in Team Formation: Why Do Independent Start-ups and University Spin-offs Form Teams Differently?“; April 2018, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Workshop of the Working Group Network Analysis and Organizations; „Network Development during the Founding Process. A Comparison of Start-ups and University Spin-offs“; November 2017, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 33rd EGOS Colloquium; „The Impact of Organizational and Interorganizational Practices on the Governance of Fields“; July 2017, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • EGOS Pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop; „Network Development Processes of Start-ups and University Spin-offs“; July 2017, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • The Fifth Austrian Early Scholar Workshop in Management; „Embedding in Fields by Embedded Networking: Start-ups’ Networking Practices in Distinctive Contexts“; May 2017, WU Vienna, Austria
  • New Institutionalism Workshop; „Network Development Processes of Start-ups in Innovation-specific Fields“; March 2017, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2nd Workshop on Entrepreneurship as Practice; „Networking Practices of Start-ups: Influenced by the Context, Influencing Network Design?“; February 2017, UCD School of Business Dublin, Ireland
  • ISBE Conferenc; „How Fields Matter: Network Development of Start-ups in Innovation-specific Contexts“; October 2016, Paris, France
  • Bridges Over Troubled Water: Die Konstitution von Netzwerken im Innovationsprozess; „Innovationsspezifische Netzwerkbildung von Start-ups im Innovationsprozess“; October 2016, TU Berlin, Germany
  • The Fourth Austrian Early Scholar Workshop in Management; „Innovation-specific Network Development Processes of Start-ups“; May 2016, JKU Linz, Austria
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