Meike Neitz studied International Relations at TU Dresden und Boston College and holds a Masters in Political Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London. As Country Director for the Emerging Markets Research and Consulting Firm Oxford Business Group (OBG), she lived and worked in Turkey, Indonesia, Tunisia, Thailand and Algeria. She returned to Germany in 2013 to work for Vural Öger, managing his involvement in the TV show ‚Die Höhle der Löwen‘ (German version of Shark Tank / Dragon’s Den). Afterwards she founded her own consulting firm focusing on communications and business development for Startups and became a sought-after event MC for Tech conferences and events. In 2020 she turned back to her emerging markets roots when she became Digital Ambassador with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and was sent to Namibia to build the local Startup ecosystem. Since August 2022 Meike is a Senior Manager, Trend & Innovation Scouting at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).