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Instead of re-inventing the wheel.

We are very proud to work with a growing number of premium partners (business, network, media) throughout the world. Join us to grow your business and make an impact. If you are interested to join in, simply contact us!

Zero Project

Gold Ventures incubator

Entrepreneurship Avenue

Entrepreneurship Center Network

WU Gründungszentrum

New Venture Scouting


Start-up Chile


Latinomics Leadership Forum

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa)

Social Innovation Hub


World Summit Awards

Global Entrepreneurship Network

Global Business Angel Network

European Business Angel Network

Dream Academia

Brainswork Group

African Business Angel Network

Austrian Angel Investors Association


To build a community of 1 million startups creating 1 million solutions.


As a community to make a difference in lives of a billion people.

What we do

Promote - Inspire - Educate - Invest

1MillionStartups is the first worldwide campaign and community dedicated to promoting the entrepreneurial spirit and the startup world while raising the awareness about the importance of startups in today‘s social & economic development, as well as inspiring new founders and business angels to create the startups we need. 1MillionStartups is focused on growing a community of 1 million members inspired to impact the world through their own action, through entrepreneurship – a movement based on solutions, moreover, solutions in contribution to Sustainable Development Goals by UN. In our over 25 years of experience & research, we identified the three most crucial issues for entrepreneurs to develop successfully: 1) access to role-models, 2) access to know-how, and 3) access to capital. With 1MilionStartups we tackle all three problems and provide global solutions. We strongly support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 1MillionStartups was selected and presented at the UN Communication Group Meeting in Vienna as best practice example how business can contribute to innovation and achieving the SDGs. We will invest €100million in our members by 2030.


Internationally awarded entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Selma Prodanovic, named Startup-Grande-Dame by the media, made it her mission to make it easier for others to create world class businesses. Since she founded the Brainswork Group in 2005, she launched a dozen of “made in brainswork” - brands, supported over 400 startups, and advised global investors, corporates and organizations. Selma is co-founder of Austrian Angel Investors Association, board member of European Business Angel Network, and member of Global Business Angel Network. 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 startup TV show “2 minutes - 2 million”, and judged in over 100 investment jury sessions. She teaches at universities, authored two books, rocked the stage as a speaker over 1000 times and was featured in media in 40 countries. Married to her first love, she is mother of two fantastic millenials.

Advisory Board

People who’s ideas improve 1MillionStartups on a daily basis.

Charles Courtier
Angel investor
former Global CEO MEC

Candace Johnson
President Emeritus

Cameron Sinclair
Former Head of
Social Innovation Airbnb

Virginia Salas Kastilio
founder of Gini.TV
& Influencer

Dina Shoman
CEO InherQuests
& Nahji

Stefan Ebner
Founder of Braintribe

Alisa Kapic
IWG (Regus)

Alexander Kleinszig
Business Angel


together we improve the world

We are a group of volunteers, enthusiasts, activists, global nomads. We love what we do.


Selma Prodanovic
Founder & CEO

Helena Rosandic
Co-founder and managing director

Tanja Skoric
Co-founder and creative director

Domagoj Gracan
Web development

Ivona Haban
Team member

Daniela Haunstein
Investors Relations

Martin Helian
Founding Member Latin America

Harald Katzenschläger
Dream Developer

Stephan Kummerer
Event Master

Suraj Mullick
Curator India

Margaret Mutheu Kimanthi
Founder 1MillionStartups East Africa Chapter

Mohammed Salah
Curator MENA

Anton Zur
Founding Member Russia

Tigateege Herbert
Curator Uganda

Former team members who contributed a lot in a start-up phase: