Christin Eckerle

Christin Eckerle

  • Gebäude 01.85

    Zähringerhaus 5. OG

    Fritz-Erler-Str. 1-3

    76133 Karlsruhe

Christin Eckerle

Christin Eckerle has been a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, and Innovation (EnTechnon) since July 2020. Her responsibilities at the institute include the conception and implementation of entrepreneurship seminars with the goal of developing innovative approaches to solutions in the context of new technologies and emerging needs. Furthermore, she is involved in various workshops on sustainability and impact in co-teaching. She is also part of the KIT excellence project ARRTI (Academy for Responsible Research, Teaching, and Innovation).

From August until December 2022 she collaborated with Prof. Ji-Hwan Lee as a Visiting Researcher at KAIST College of Business in Seoul, South Korea.

Before joining EnTechnon, Christin Eckerle worked at CyberForum e.V. as a project manager. From July 2019, she was the project lead for the Digital Hub Applied Artificial Intelligence. Until May 2021, she also worked in business development at a young startup company, Neohelden GmbH.

In August 2018, she completed her studies in Political and Administrative Science (M.A.) at the University of Konstanz, of which she studied one semester at the University of Vienna. During her studies, she also worked as an auxiliary research assistant at the Chair of Material State Theory in Network Research.

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Research Focus

  • Impact Investing
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Mission-driven Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship


  • ARRTI: Academy for responsible Research, Teaching and Innovation: Project Lead Responsible Innovation (Since 11/2020)(
  • Social Innovation Venturing: Anchoring social entrepreneurship based on technological applications in existing start-up programs (SIV): Project Lead (08/2023 - 06/2024)
  • Industry project: Marketing & Communication (2020)


  • Student Innovation Lab (SIL) (since WS 2021/22)
  • Impact Workshop: SIL, Startup X, Hector School, Cyberlab, ARRTI Mentorship (ongoing)
  • Teamproject (SS 2021; WS 2023/24)
  • Hector School: Entrepreneurship Unit (2022/ 2023)
  • Innovative Project (WS 2021/22)
  • Entrepreneurship Research (SS 2021)
  • Entrepreneurship Basics (SS 2021; WS 2021/22)
  • Coaching 10+ Bachelor and Master students in their thesis projects (since WS 2020/21)


  • KIT Research Travel Grant for an international research stay (2022)

If you are interested in writing a Bachelor or Master thesis, feel free to contact me at any time.


Patterns in Preferences? Key Impact Categories in Investors’ Valuation of Startups
Eckerle, C.; Finner, A.-S.; Terzidis, O.
2023. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2023 (1). doi:10.5465/AMPROC.2023.12092abstract
Unraveling Criteria for Impact Startups
Eckerle, C.
2023. 23rd EURAM 2023 (2023), Dublin, Ireland, June 14–16, 2023
Fuzzy Front End of Technology Push Innovation Processes – Revising the status quo
Manthey, S. I.; Eckerle, C.; Kleinn, A.; Terzidis, O.
2022, September 22. 25. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz (2022), Dresden, Germany, September 22–23, 2022
Design and Testing of a systematic technology application selection process – losing the awe
Manthey, S.; Eckerle, C.; Finner, A.-S.; Terzidis, O.
2022, September 23. 25. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz (2022), Dresden, Germany, September 22–23, 2022
The Entrepreneurial Perspective in Impact Investing Research – A Research Agenda
Eckerle, C.; Manthey, S.; Terzidis, O.
2022. Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Hosted by Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus, 15–16 September 2022. Ed.: P. Sklias, 189–196, Academic Conferences International (ACI). doi:10.34190/ecie.17.1.389
Tackling the critical hurdles – revising technology-based ideation processes
Manthey, S. I.; Eckerle, C.; Terzidis, O.
2022. Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Hosted by Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus, 15–16 September 2022. Ed.: P. Sklias, 327–335, Academic Conferences and Publishing International (ACPI). doi:10.34190/ecie.17.1.397
An Empirical Investigation of Impact Investment Categories for Early-Stage Venture Valuation – Global Versus Local Perspectives
Eckerle, C.; Manthey, S.; Terzidis, O.
2022. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2022), Seattle, WA, USA, August 5–9, 2022
How to Valuate Impact Startups – Towards a Taxonomy
Eckerle, C.; Manthey, S.; Terzidis, O.
2022. 17th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, 1st - 3rd June 2022, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Responsible Innovation in University Entrepreneurship Education: Towards an Integrative Teaching Framework
Does, E.; Eckerle, C.; Kühler, M.; Terzidis, O.; Manthey, S. I.
2021, November 4. 47th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education (2021), Online, November 3–7, 2021
GESCHÄFTSMODELLE 4.0: Baukasten zur Entwicklung datenbasierter Geschäftsmodelle
Schüritz, R.; Hunke, F.; Seebacher, S.; Jonas, J.; Genennig, S.; Schymanietz, M.; Kühne, B.; Ditterich, D.; Köpschall, M.; Eckerle, C.
2018. (G. Satzger, K. Möslein & T. Böhmann, Eds.), KSRI