Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob

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Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob
Founder and Managing Partner SEIF

With over 20 year’s experience in social innovation, CSR, impact measurement and impact investing, Mariana is an expert within the ecosystem of impact startups with a focus on tech for impact. She founded SEIF in 2011 with the aim to professionalize the impact entrepreneurship sector and provide startups with the necessary support to grow and scale successfully. Today, Mariana works together with her team to develop and implement new programs to accelerate impact driven startups and initiate impact measurement tools for the impact investing sector.


BRIDGE, jointly offered by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse, Member Steering Committee
The programme offers funding opportunities at the intersection of basic and science-based innovation for young and experienced researchers

Design Prize Switzerland: Going Circular Economy, Nomination

Green Fintech Network Member, State Secretary for International Finance SIF

MassChallenge, Sustainable Food Systems Challenge, Jury Member

Social Impact Accelerator SIA, Jury Member