Christian Lechner is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship at Luiss Business School & University and Associate Dean of Research. Longstanding entrepreneurship experience as a teacher, researcher, startup advisor, policy advisor. Has developed and directed various entrepreneurship programs in Germany, France and Italy, leading directly to over 100 startups. Has launched and co-directed the startup incubator at Toulouse Business School (TBSeeds). Close collaborator with startup accelerators. Involved in policy activities regarding ecosystem development. His research has been published in major entrepreneurship journals such as Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Consulting Editor of the International Small Business Journal.