Dr. Jan Harima is a research associate, lecturer and PhD candidate at the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship of the University of Bremen. His PhD thesis deals with accelerators as resource creators and facilitators in entrepreneurial ecosystems. For this ongoing research project he conducted a three-week field study in the ecosystem of Santiago de Chile in corporation with the well-known accelerator Start-Up Chile. Besides this research focus he is also interested in entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurship in developing countries. At the University of Bremen, he teaches bachelor and master students with background in business administration mainly in project-based courses in which students work on own startup-ideas. He integrates his own diverse startup experiences as a founder and startup coach into his course concepts. Furthermore, he has teaching experiences at École de management de Normandie (UK/France) and University of Oldenburg (Germany).
Dr. Jan Harima acquired his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) and his master’s degree in Management at the University of Bremen (Germany). He also studied at KEIO University (Japan) for one semester as an exchange student. Dr. Jan Harima joined the LEMEX team in 2015. In 2019, he acquired Ph.D. (Doctor in Economics and Social Sciences) with his dissertation "Public Accelerators as Resource Orchestrators in the Early Evolution of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems" (distinction: summa cum laude). Based on his own startup experience, Jan Harima coaches’ founders and helps startups with their everyday challenges. He is also actively involved in the Bremen startup ecosystem.