Karin is Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim where she teaches Biotechnology Entrepreneurship among other subjects. She coaches healthcare start-ups and mentors laureates of the Cartier Entrepreneurship Awards. An alumna of Singapore’s jfdi start-up accelerator program she has been a mentor at Hackathons on Digital Health, Big Data and Life Sciences. Prior to her academic career she worked in medical device develop

pment at Boehringer Ingelheim. She studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen and at the University of California Los Angeles and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.