Prof. Dr. Guenter Faltin
Guenter Faltin is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Free University of Berlin. In 1985, Faltin started the ‘Teekampagne’ (Tea Campaign), a venture that turned the German tea market upside down by betting on consumer education, transparency and trace- ability.
Today, the company is the largest importer of Dar- jeeling world-wide. Faltin initiated the Berlin-based Entrepreneurship Lab and has been a business angel for successful startups. Through the Faltin Foundation for Entrepreneurship, he promotes a new culture of entrepreneurship in Germany.
In the United States, the Price-Babson Foundation recognized him with an award for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academe. In 2009, he won the German Founder s Award, as well as an award from Germany s Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology for his idea of founding with components. In 2010 he received the Federal Cross of Merit from the German president for his pioneer work on entrepreneurship.
Guenter Faltin was also invited to speak at the TEDxThapaeGate in 2012.