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Jan Elsner, M.Sc.

Research Assistant


Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 1
D-28359 Bremen
WiWi 1, Room A 2200

Phone: +49 (0)421 218 - 66879


Research Interest:

  • Entrepreneurial learning
  • Business model validation & related support programs
  • Entrepreneurial crisis management


Jan Elsner started his Ph.D at LEMEX in 2018 and is the founder of an E-Health startup in the field of dermatology located in Berlin and Bremen. In early years he gained first entrepreneurial experience in the music industry, before working in the field of corporate entrepreneurship for Airbus and Focke & Co beside his business studies. Accordingly, he wrote his master thesis on drivers of corporate learning processes in business accelerators. The thesis was later awarded with the wiwib award for SME-research and published at Springer/Gabler (Best Masters). His core activities at LEMEX are centered around the Inno-Quarter project, which develops a new startup support mechanism. In particular, it establishes testlabs, helping entrepreneurs in validating sustainable business ideas on different event platforms. Correspondingly, his current research scope is on entrepreneurial learning and event-based business validation.




  • Elsner, J. B. (2019). Drivers of Corporate Learning Through an Involvement in Business Accelerators: Insights from an Explorative Study in the Aerospace Sector. Springer Nature.


05/2021 - Now

Founder of Skinuvita GmbH

03/2021 - Now

Founder of Visiotop GmbH

10/2018 - Now

Ph.D Candidate & Research Assistant @ LEMEX

12/2017 - 09/2018

Focke & Co – Startup Scout (Working Student)

01/2017 - 11/2017

Airbus - Performance & Improvement (Working Student)

10/2015 – 09/2018

Master of Science – BWL (Entrepreneurship)

10/2012 - 09/2015

Bachelor of Science – BWL (International Management)





  • Wiwib Studienpreis für Mittelstandsforschung 2019