Prof. Dr. Stefan Groß-Selbeck is visiting professor at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK) and is head of the Research Group “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. Stefan Groß-Selbeck looks back on 15 years of management experience at internet companies. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as Chief Executive Officer of the XING AG. 2002 to 2007 he held several positions at eBay, including Senior Country Officer for Germany.

The Research Group aims to develop scientifically substantiated, practice-oriented studies and research projects on the subject of business formations relating to the Internet. One main focus is on the Berlin start-up ecosystem. So called “start-up clinics” will be established in close collaboration with the founding members. They will serve as points of service for questions regarding legal, financial and human resource matters. Within these clinics a unique concomitant research analyzing fostering and inhibiting factors for internet start-ups will be conducted over a three-year period. Alongside the projected Law-, Finance- and HR-Clinic, a “Technology-Clinic” already is afoot.