Prof. Vedula’s research interests are in the geography of entrepreneurship and environmental entrepreneurship. He has researched a wide array of topics including spatial contagion behavior in the venture capital investment industry, regional differences in the adoption of green building practices, how ideological differences in communities shape renewable energy entrepreneurship, and the dynamics of regional entrepreneurial ecosystems. Current research projects include an analysis of competitive dynamics between startups and incumbents in the green building supply industry, configurations that drive high-growth entrepreneurship in regional entrepreneurial ecosystems, and innovation dynamics in renewable energy.
Prof. Vedula completed his Bachelors degree in Physiology and Mathematics from the University of Toronto. He subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in Strategic, Organizational, and Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. He then worked as an assistant professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Since November 2020, Prof. Vedula was appointed to the professorship for Entrepreneurship and Communities at TUM.