Dr. Florian Kirschenhofer

StartUp & Portfolio Manager, Max Planck Innovation

As a StartUp & Portfolio Manager at Max Planck Innovation, the technology transfer organization of Max Planck Society, Florian supports entrepreneurial projects and teams from Max Planck Institutes in the pre foundation phase and spin offs after the foundation. He also represents Max Planck in several company boards as a board member or observer.

Prior to MI, he advised companies from the automotive industry as a strategy and growth consultant, served as an Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at Toulouse Business School, France, worked at the financial department of Ford Motor Company and co-founded a biotechnology company. He received a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg, a MBA from Murray State University and a doctoral degree from the University of Regensburg.