Mareme is the lead of Market Strategy, Africa. Previously, she was the head of international partnerships and relations at Draper University and an investor associate at Draper University Ventures. Originally from Senegal, Mareme is a strong advocate for technology and innovation in emerging markets, particularly in Africa where she led several initiatives to increase funding opportunities for startups on the continent. She has more than 5 years of experience in innovation and investment working previously as an investor associate, accelerator program manager, corporate innovation lead consultant and sitting as an advisor on the board of several startups. She also holds a strong background in education currently acting as a Trustee board member at Bennington College, one of the top American liberal Arts Colleges.