Named "Startup-Grande-Dame" by the media and elected "TOP 100: Europe's most influential women in the startup & VC space" in 2022, Selma is a globally celebrated keynote speaker, advisor, and thought leader. She is passionate about empowering people and creating a better future. In the last 20 years, she considerably shaped the startup and angel investing ecosystem across Europe. Global media in over 40 countries (Forbes, Financial Times, Elle, Aljazeera, Bloomberg Adria) covered her expertise and activities.
Selma is the Vice President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), founder & Board Member of the global SDG platform 1MillionStartups, and the Austrian Angel Investors Association. She initiated the EBAN Manifesto for a Gender Balanced Angel Investing Ecosystem. She coached hundreds of startups and advised numerous corporates and organizations such as UNIDO. Besides her passion for entrepreneurship, she is a fervent advocate for female empowerment and mental health. Selma is happily married to her first love and is the proud mother of two fantastic young adults.