About

  • The startup impact benchmark is a research initiative developed by a team working at the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Technical University Berlin.

  • The tools and methods developed attempt to meet the high standards and rigor necessary for scientific publishing with the practice oriented usability to assure developed tools are attractive for use by those who need them.

  • The impact measurement tools build strongly on existing approaches in impact measurement (particularly social return on investment), lean startup and the business model canvas, complemented with tools and methods developed by the research team and its advisory board.

  • Based on high interest from multiple stakeholders including startups, investors, accelerators and policy and in order to achieve a high impact from this project, this website was launched to share the developed tools with the public and to serve as a knowledge platform focusing on impact measurement and impact forecasting for startups.

Team

Jannic Horne, Dr

Postdoctoral Fellow

Technical University Berlin

Jannic has 2 1/2 years experience in strategic management consulting and practical experiences in sustainabilty and development economics in Germany, India and Uganda

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Ingo Michelfelder, Dr.

Postdoctoral Fellow

MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative & Harvard Social Innovation and Change Initiative

Ingo has a PhD in innovation management, a background in management consulting and leads the research team's joint efforts

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Malte Recker

PhD Candidate

Technical University Berlin

Malte has 3 years experience in strategic management consulting and practical experiences in life cycle assessment, green innovation and sustainable business development

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Academic advisory

Jason Jay, PhD

Director MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative &

Senior Lecturer MIT Sloan School of Management

Jason acts as academic advisor, facilitator & connector, and challenges and supports the research team

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Jan Kratzer, Prof. Dr.

Director Centre for Entrepreneurship, TU Berlin

Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Jan acts as academic advisor, facilitator & connector, and challenges and supports the research team

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Locations

Cambridge, USA      &       Berlin, Germany

WHAT WE DO >

  • This website informs about an ongoing research project on impact measurement for startups.

  • We provide a standardized method for measuring sustainability impact from new ventures.

  • We help startups to understand, measure, compare and improve sustainability value.

  • Specifically designed to the needs of startups.

  • Adjusting measurement complexity with the growth of the venture.

  • A learning journey for participating new ventures.

  • Valuable information for investors, accelerators and those interested to maximize sustainability impact for each Euro, Dollar or other currency invested.

  • In the future, we additionnaly plan to provide predictive analytics allowing to estimate sustainability potential - early stage.

CONTACT >

T: +1 857 928 4174

T: +49 157 7393 2020

E: info@startupimpactbenchmark.org

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