Dr. Nicole Stein is a German tech entrepreneur and researcher. She co-founded one of Europe's first sustainable fashion subscription services with one of Europe's leading mass media and digital companies as an early investor and worked as Head of Business Development for tech companies in Europe and the Silicon Valley. Nicole's work centers on technological innovation and its impact on business model transformation and optimization and the (Digital) Circular Economy. She has contributed as an expert to the"Status of German Fashion"report of the German Fashion Council and studioMM04's sustainability strategy paper and action plan for Berlin Fashion Week. Nicole received her PhD in Economics from University of Wuppertal as part of the Wuppertal Institute program(Global Top 10 Think Tank for Sustainability Research). She continues her practice-oriented research as an affiliate at IE Lab at Tel Aviv University. Nicole further holds a BSc in Business Administration and MSc in International Management with specialization in Entrepreneurship from Germany's leading business school WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management as well as certification in Business Law from Bucerius Law School.