Lisa is a PhD candidate at the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship of Imperial College Business School. She is a qualitative researcher in entrepreneurship primarily interested in first-time startup founders, their challenges and learning process. Her PhD thesis is based on the ethnographic data she collected in a startup accelerator program. She is supported by Dr Anne ter Wal and Dr Ileana Stigliani as her supervisors.
Lisa holds an MSc in Management (with a focus on Entrepreneurial Finance) from ESMT Berlin, and a BSc in International Business Administration from European University Viadrina, during which she completed a Study Abroad Semester at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
In addition to her academic background, Lisa has an extensive first-hand entrepreneurship experience. With her first startup, she went through a Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation accelerator, got a number of awards (e.g. Top 10 European business aviation leaders by AviationWeek), and media coverage, including mentions in the Financial Times. She also worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for a startup accelerator and is currently an entrepreneurship coach & lecturer at Imperial College Business School and Dyson School of Design Engineering. She’s also a (Pitch) Expert-in-Residence at the Imperial Enterprise Lab, a Coaching Excellence advisor and Board Member of the MBA connect program, and a mentor at the Kickstart Global.