Maik has a Master in Business Admistration & Economics and has vast experience in the field of entrepreneurship and sports. He has been working in the football industry for over ten years. He worked for Rangers FC in Glasgow and Watford FC in the English Premier League. At both clubs he had close links with the Community Departments and at Watford he was part of the Award winning Community Trust team. In Germany Mr Fischer worked for several football clubs on all levels. These were Hamburg, Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen (all German Bundesliga), EintrachtNordhorn, VfB Oldenburg and VfBLübeck (Football League level) . In 2012 Mr Fischer found the Charity “Sport meets Society” after spending some time with the “Arsenal in the Community”-Department in London. The Charity is setting up a network of football clubs in Germany which would like to implement Community Programmes that are based on the community work by football clubs in the United Kingdom and will foster intercultural exchange.
Next to setting up his own social enterprise projects in shape of a donations platform for charities and a fundraising tool for amateur sports organisations, he works at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg as a fundraising and international relations expert within their Entrepreneurship Hub. He is also involved in training workshops for the various startups and entrepreneurship seminars, which are quite often developed by him. The Leuphana University is famous for its focus on sustainability and social entrepreneurship. In addition Maik works on his PhD-Project that studies the possibility of implementing business incubation services into the eco-system “professional sports organisation”.
Maik is a valuable external expert collaborating with InterMedi@KT in AFTERMATCH – Life Beyond Sports Erasmus+ KA2 Project as external expert.