Christoph Birkholz is co-founder and managing director of HUB Zürich, an entrepreneurship and innovation space for impact, and chairman of the global HUB Fellowship Association. Alongside his entrepreneurial career, he conducts a PhD on impact investing at University of St.Gallen’s Institute for Economy and the Environment (IWÖ-HSG). After working in venture capital, he researched entrepreneurship in Latin America, India and Eastern Africa. Christoph received an M.A. from Witten/Herdecke University. He is an alumnus of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program, and a founding member of the Committee of Nominators for the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize, of the Sandbox Network as well as of WEF Global Shapers Community.