Mengting Gao (*1989, born in Dalian, China, raised in Moers, Germany) is not only CEO and founder of Kitchen Stories, one of Germany's most successful cooking apps, but also an investor, mentor and enthusiastic cook. In 2013, she combined her passions for good food, sophisticated design and innovative technology and founded the digital cooking platform Kitchen Stories together with her fellow student Verena Hubertz. 8 years later, the app alone has 22 million downloads in over 150 countries. Previously, she studied at WHU and built her expertise at Boston Consulting Group, Deutsche Bank, and numerous startups. Encouraging and promoting potential founders has always been one of the strongest has always been one of the strongest drivers for Mengting. She is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee at EQT ventures and of the Dean's Advisory Board at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management.