Stefanie Bauer has more than 12 years of experience in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship development in Europe, Africa and Asia. Her professional focus lies on process consulting and innovation and strategy development. Throughout her professional life, she has been engaged in a diversity of projects that aim at fostering innovation and change within organizations. For the past seven years, she has worked in different roles in startup and innovation ecosystems in Africa and India, and worked with different institutions to set up organizational change and innovation processes. She is currently associate partner with Intellecap Business Consulting, where she has been leading a variety of consulting and research projects in Africa around entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. Before joining Intellecap, she led a programme for German development agency GIZ on enterprise development in India, designing new initiatives in the field of impact investing, inclusive business and social entrepreneurship promotion. Before her position in India, she had different roles within GIZ as private sector development expert and adviser to the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. She is a trained consultant in systemic organizational development and creative leadership. As a visiting faculty, she teaches entrepreneurship and development at University of Bayreuth, Germany. She earned a master’s degree in development management from London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in applied African studies.