Mental Models of UpLink Lead 

Dr. Laura-Marie Töpfer
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This podcast covers

  • The importance of being a deep-generalist.
  • Nudging yourself to experiment and take calculated risks.
  • The power of incentives.
Laura-Marie is helping build WEF’s first AI-powered digital platform that connects best-in-class impact entrepreneurs with corporates, investors and policymakers to scale solutions globally. She is the Business Development & Strategy Lead responsible for helping design Uplink’s business model, fundraising & partnerships strategy with Microsoft LinkedIn, Salesforce & Deloitte.

Laura-Marie holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford on Chinese cross-border finance and has spoken at various conferences in China, Europe and the US. She is the author of several peer-reviewed publications on this topic and featured in international media outlets including the Huffington Post, the Berggruen Institute on Governance and the Berliner Zeitung.