Marketa is the Chairman of the Presidency Board of ESNA - Europe Startup Nations Alliance. ESNA is a newly establish agency and its aim is to accelerate the growth of European entrepreneurship by improving national policy frameworks of the ESNA Member countries on the common standards agreed upon in the Startup Nations Standards of excellence declaration.
She previously held the position of the Director of the Division of startups and Innovative SMEs at CzechInvest - Investment and Business Development agency. Marketa has more than a decade of experience in startup environment both on the national level and on European level. She is an expert in the area of internationalization and public policy. She is also Startup Europe Ambassador for the Czech Republic. Marketa is a part of the several national and international groups and platforms focused on innovation, startups and R&D commercialization. She is also a founder of the first startup portal (CzechStartups.org) in the Czech Republic. Marketa graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague with a focus on regional development.