Austrian Angel Investors Association, European Business Angel Network, RTE1

Selma is an internationally awarded entrepreneur, advisor, 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 influence and her ability to identify, create, and connect business potential. Media coverage of her activities and expertise spans over 40 countries.

With her consultancy Brainswork, Selma advised and supported over 1000 startups, investors, corporate executives and governmental organizations on creating and building successful businesses or entrepreneurial ecosystems. She is founder of 1MillionStartups the influential global organization supporting SDG entrepreneurs and startups ie those dedicated to reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 (currently 600 members from 65 countries)..

She is co-founder and Vice-President of Austrian Angel Investors Association, Board Member of European Business Angel Network and Lead Investor at RTE1 impacting the next generation of female business angels. She teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, authored two books and spoke over 1,000 times as a professional speaker.