FOUNDER

Margaret Mutheu

Margaret is a staunch promoter of the SDGs as business action. She founded this local chapter in November, 2017 starting with only 100 members who participated in shaping and signing the first ever global entrepreneurship declaration at the UNIDO Conference in Vienna, Austria. The membership has since grown to over 600 members from across East Africa with 3 initiatives running which include the ELEVATE investment readiness program, Talent assessment and Talent driven Co-creation program for the youth tackling SDG challenges among other services with different partners. Margaret She holds a Bsc.in Computer Science and has worked in the government and corporate sector for over 8 years before transitioning into entrepreneurship full time since 2015. Margaret is not only passionate about enterprise development aligned to the SDGs to see them scale and make global impact but is also passionate about developing the entrepreneur explicitly. She recently won a special recognition award at the annual 1Million Startups global conference for her special contribution in raising awareness of employment and future of work SDG in Kenya. In addition to that, she is certified talent expert, a mentor a speaker and firm believer in Africa and its potential.

GLOBAL FOUNDER


Selma Prodanovic

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 millennials.

PARTNERS

  1. 1Million Startups Global
  2. Social Innovation Hub
  3. Mu-data Analytics
  4. 1000 Alternatives
  5. Everizone
  6. Mt. Kenya University

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