Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel is professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen University and adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at WHU – Otto-Beisheim-School of Management, Germany. His areas of research interest include entrepreneurial management and development, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, and innovation management. He has published several books as well as in many academic journals, such as in the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the_ Journal of Business Venturing_, and Marketing Letters, and has presented his research at leading international conferences. In addition to his academic career, Malte has co-founded several of his own companies, has served as managing director in these companies and is an active business angel. Professor Malte Brettel is currently serving as a Vice-Rector for Industry Relations at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.