Nele Marie Terveen is a Doctoral Candidate at the Chair of Corporate Sustainability and works for TUM’s Venture Labs (Sustainability & Circular Economy). In her research, she explores how social and ecological problems enact new venture ideas as entrepreneurial stimuli.

Nele is a dedicated researcher with time spent at HEC Paris, Harvard Kennedy School and upcoming visiting scholar at Stanford. Nele drives social and economic transformation at the intersection of science and practice. She is involved as a Fellow in the Think Tank of the Club of Rome Germany, as a jury member of the Green Startup Program of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, and as an ambassador of the economy for the common good.

Current projects:

Sustainable Entrepreneurial Intentions & Actions in the Global North. 

Since June 2020:

Technical University of Munich, Germany
Doctoral Candidate at Chair of Corporate Sustainability

Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz
Focus: Sustainable Entrepreneurship 

08/2018 - 02/2020: NOVA School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal
Master of Science (with Honors) in Management
09/2015 - 07/2018 University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrueck, Germany
Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) in Business Administration and Management

Since April 2021
Research Assistant at Chair of Corporate Sustainablity, Munich, Germany
Technical University of Munich
Since March 2020 Research Assistant and Project Manager, Dusseldorf, Germay
Expedition Startup 
09/2019 – 01/2020 Research Intern (Master Thesis), Osnabrueck, Germany
German Federal Foundation for the Environment
09/2019 – 01/2020 Teaching Assistant Tutor, Osnabrueck, Germany
University of Applied Science of Osnabrueck
02/2018 – 06/2018 Research Intern (Bachelor Thesis), Osnabrueck, Germany
German Federal Foundation for the Environment
05/2018 – 06/2018 Research Intern (Bachelor Thesis), Sinsheim, Germany
Junker-Filter GmbH
07/2017 – 08/2017 Research Intern, Osnabrueck, Germany
German Federal Foundation for the Environment
August 2016 Marketing Intern, Osnabrueck, Germany
Terre des hommes Association Child Welfare Organisation

Awardee of the McKinsey First Hand Program
Dedicated scholarship, mentorship, expertise and network

Awardee of the German National Academic Foundation

Scholarship by Germany's most prestigious foundation


Graduation as best Student of the Year in Vocational School BBS

Areas of interest

Sustainable Entrepreneurial Intentions & Actions in Developing Countries:


Tel:       +49.8161.714644