Dr. Christoph Birkholz (32) is an entrepreneur based in Zurich, Switzerland. He is co-founder and managing director of Impact Hub Zürich and has led several spinoffs and initiatives in the Impact Hub network. Currently, Christoph leads Kickstart Accelerator, Europe’s largest multi-corporate tech accelerator by digitalswitzerland and operated by Impact Hub Zürich. Christoph received a PhD in impact investing from University of St.Gallen. He teaches entrepreneurship, innovation and intrapreneurship at University of St.Gallen, Business School Lausanne and adschool Zürich. He is an alumnus ofWitten/Herdecke University and INSEAD, a member of the Thousand Network and Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.
Christoph serves on the boards of Panter AG, an international technology company, Impact Hub Zürich AG, the global Impact Hub Fellowship Association and Viaduct Ventures.
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