Founder & CEO at 1MillionStartups
Selma Prodanovic is an internationally awarded entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. She is passionate about empowering people and creating the future. Named Startup-Grande-Dame by the media, she is famous for her ability to identify, create, and connect business potential.
Selma is founder & CEO of 1MillionStartups, the global platform providing exposure and support to entrepreneurs dedicated to solving today's grand challenges and the UN SDGs.
She is co-founder and Vice-President of Austrian Angel Investors Association, Board Member of European Business Angel Network (EBAN), and member of Global Business Angel Network (GBAN). The Business Angelina has a portfolio of startup investments, is lead investor at Rising Tide Europe 1 – impacting the next generation of female business angels, was an investor in the Austrian startup TV show “2 minutes - 2 million”, and served as a judge in over 100 investment panels.Since 2005, with her business developer Brainswork, she launched a dozen of “made in brainswork”-brands, supported over 400 startups, and advised numerous global investors, corporations and organizations. As an inspirational speaker Selma was over 1000 times on stage.
Selma is happily married to her first love and proud mother of two fantastic teenagers.