Advisory board

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The FGF has an Advisory Board which meets annually.

Advisory Board members (as of June 2016):

  • Dr. Sunniva Engelbrecht, Executive Board Member of  startsocial e.V., Hamburg
  • Dr. Marc Evers, DIHK, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Günter Faltin, Founder of the Foundation Entrepreneurship, Berlin
  • Dr. Nikolaus Förster, Managing Director of Impulse Medien GmbH, Hamburg
  • Oliver Gajda, Executive Director and Founder of European Crowdfunding Network, Brussels
  • Andy Goldstein, Director of  LMU Entrepreneurship Center, Munich
  • Dr. Rena Haftlmeier-Seiffert, EQUA-Stiftung, Munich
  • Prof. Wolf-Dieter Hasenclever, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Deutschland e. V. (NFTE), Berlin
  • Christoph Herr, Spotfolio GmbH, Grafschaft-Ringen
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Hill, SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG, Ratingen
  • Ulrike Hinrichs, German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Honold, BIO Deutschland e.V., Co-Chair of the Working Group on Finance and Taxation, Berlin
  • Matthias Hunecke, Founder and Member of the Advisory Board of brille 24 GmbH, Oldenburg
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Klandt, Chair of Entrepreneurship, EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel
  • Klaus Krummrich, Wissenschaftsfoerderung der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe e.V., Bonn
  • Dr.-Ing. Joern Krupa, Director of Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Helmholtz Association, Berlin
  • Dr. Andreas Lutz, Verband der Gründer und Selbständigen Deutschland (VGSD) e.V., Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Nathusius, PEP Promoter Program and GENES GmbH Venture Services, Frechen near Cologne
  • Florian Noell, German Startups Association, Berlin
  • Claudia Pelzer, Deutscher Crowdsourcing Verband (DCV) e.V., Cologne
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt
  • Dr. Helmut Schoenenberger, UnternehmerTUM GmbH, Garching
  • Juergen Seitz, Chief Editor of Economic Affairs c/o Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich
  • Falk F. Strascheg, EXTOREL GmbH, Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Norbert Szyperski (passed away on 17 June 2016; FGF obituary)
  • Dr. Matthias Wittstock, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin

Objectives and tasks of the Advisory Board
The FGF endeavors to regularly and intensively exchange ideas with practitioners. The aim is to improve the framework and environment for entrepreneurship, German Mittelstand and innovation. The Advisory Board supports the FGF in its work and has the following tasks:

  • Providing talking points from industry for research into entrepreneurship, German Mittelstand and innovation (e.g. identifying relevant topics)
  • Supporting the work of the FGF in communicating the results of research into start-ups and medium-sized enterprises to the media
  • Improving public awareness and public relations of the FGF as a mouthpiece of science for those involved in start-ups, German Mittelstand and innovation policy
  • Facilitating networking of the FGF with those involved in entrepreneurship, German Mittelstand and innovation policy
  • Facilitating knowledge transfer of research into practical entrepreneurship, German Mittelstand and innovation
  • Promoting cooperation between the FGF and the sphere of politics, other relevant associations and businesses