Anke Wendelken graduated from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in 2011 with a Master in business administration (Diplom-Kauffrau). She majored in information systems, marketing and strategic management. During her studies, she gained practical experiences in management consulting at Horváth & Partners as well as industrial experiences at major companies such as Siemens and adidas. Besides, she was an active member of Junior Consulting Team e.V. and gained leadership experience as the association's president. During the course of her studies, she spent an academic year at the University of Georgia in Atlanta, GA. In April 2015, Anke Wendelken finished her Dissertation with the topic "Archetype Participants of Organizational Innovation Communities".