Miriam Pfister is the President-Elect of Oxford Entrepreneurs, the largest entrepreneurial society in Europe. She has been listed as one of the ‘20 Tech Leaders in Europe to Follow in 2020′ by 150sec.com, among inspiring entrepreneurs such as Nikolay Storonsky. Miriam’s research looks at social relationships and friendship networks with focus on the development of out-group contact and its implications on decision processes. She is jointly funded by the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Programme and St. John’s College and is doing her doctoral studies in Experimental Psychology with Prof Marc Ventresca, Strategic Management, at the Saïd Business School. Prior to starting her doctoral degree at Oxford, Miriam trained as a Psychologist in Organisational Behaviour and Adaptive Cognition with Distinction at Heidelberg University. She was awarded a Graduate Scholarship Award by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Travel Grants by the EU and the German Academic Exchange Service. Miriam gained experiences in market research as well as diplomacy, having worked for the German Embassy in Ottawa. During her time as a conflict researcher, she built various networks in the Middle East within the social impact and policy spaces. Miriam completed a summer internship at Notion Capital – Europe’s leading Venture Fund investing in early-stage enterprise and B2B SaaS technology, in 2019.