Ralph Henn

Ralph Henn

  • Gebäude 01.85

    Zähringerhaus 5. OG

    Fritz-Erler-Str. 1-3

    76133 Karlsruhe

Ralph Henn

Ralph Henn is Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology-Management and Innovation (EnTechnon) at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology. He graduated with diploma degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at KIT with a strong focus on Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Marketing and Renewable Energies. 

Among other things, he is responsible for the coordination of research activities in the field of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. His research focuses on understanding regional entrepreneurial activities as well as the variety needs of all individual local actors. Therefore, he is creating a longitudinal study of start-ups from Karlsruhe and the region around. In this context, he managed the first round of the Harmonized Instrument Initiative (HII) in 2015 as well as the second round in 2017. Furthermore, he is responsible for leading the seminars “Business Planning for Founders” and “Entrepreneurship Basics”.

Ralph Henn consulted founders and start-ups at the Center for Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship (CIE) and organized local events like the monthly founders´ barbecue. Furthermore, he is member and former marketing executive of the Pioniergarage e.V., which is the largest student entrepreneurship group in Germany. Internships within innovative units at Daimler, Fraunhofer ISI and EnBW are completing his wide spectrum of practical expertise. 

His language qualifications are German, English and Spanish.

In the Press

Wiegel, L. (2020). Karlsruhe ist eine erfolgreiche Gründerregion - aber zu wenig wissen davonka-news.de, Karlsruhe.


Kwasnitschka, D., Henn, R. & Terzidis, O. (2020). Building resilience in entrepreneurial ecosystems: The role of coherence and diversification - An empirical approach in FinTech. G-Forum 2020, 24th Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference. Karlsruhe.

Henn, R. & Niermann, H. (2020). Growing a Start-up into an Established Company. Case Study #1 - The Evolution of the New Technology-Based Venture RESTUBE. KIT SCIENTIFIC WORKING PAPERS 134. Karlsruhe.

Henn, R. & Terzidis, O. (2019). Framework conditions of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and its influence on the success of structural change driven by new business creation - A Systematic Literature Review. G-Forum 2019, 23th Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference. Vienna.

Henn, R., & Terzidis, O. (2019). Strukturwandel durch künstliche Intelligenz – Herausforderungen und Chancen sowie der Einfluss der Rahmenbedingungen regionaler Gründungsökosysteme auf die Auswirkungen für die Gesellschaft. In M. A. Weissenberger-Eibl, Zukunftsvision Deutschland - Innovation für Fortschritt und Wohlstand (pp. 69-95). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Gabler.

Madriz, C., Leiva, J. C., & Henn, R. (2018). Human and social capital as drivers of entrepreneurship. Small Business International Review, 2(1), p. 29-42.

Hasse, R., Henn, R., Stimpfle, A. & von Wangenheim, W. (2016). Die Finanzkrise und die Folgen für die Regulierung. Expertengespräche zum Thema Soziale Marktwirtschaft am in Frankfurt. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Sankt-Augustin.

Madriz Ortiz, C., Leiva, J. C., Henn, R. & Hernández, N. H. (2015). Motivations Related to Knowledge in Business Start-up Activity. Journal of Contemporary Management, p. 18-28.

Henn, R., Siegele, J. & Terzidis, O. (2015). Longitudinale Studie zur Analyse des regionalen Gründungsgeschehens in Karlsruhe. G-Forum 2015, 19th Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference. Kassel.