Alexander Kesselring studied sociology and philosophy at the University of Vienna. From 2006-2014 he worked as a scientific project manager at the Centre for Social Innovation in Vienna. He designed and implemented national and European projects on social innovation and specialized in innovation and diffusion theory. In 2015, he completed a course on entrepreneurship and innovation management at the Danube University Krems. In October 2015, Alexander joined Ashoka Austria as project manager and assistant to the Ashoka Visionary Program. He worked on fellow screening and selection, supported the Ashoka Visionary Program which he also completed as a participant, and coordinated proposal submissions for EU projects. Currently, he is responsible for developing a new program that will enable the professional transfer and replication of socially entrepreneurial solutions.