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MANIFESTO

We believe in making a positive difference
We challenge the status quo
We promote "dare to do" attitude
We think beyond "impossible"
We seek an opportunity in every problem
We strive for the best version of ourselves
We enjoy learning and experiencing
We connect, share & support each other
We know we can create a better world
#togetherwe

WE SUPPORT

VISION

Build a community of 1 million startups creating 1 million solutions

1millionstartups is primarily dedicated to innovators and early stage founders but it also connects experienced entrepreneurs, investors and business angels. This is an opportunity for startups to get the attention and support they deserve.


MISSION

Inspire and encourage individuals across the world to dare-to-do

We want to reach out to millions of individuals, encourage them to dare-to-do, to think like entrepreneurs and turn their ideas and innovations into successful businesses. We want to empower their entrepreneurial spirit and help them thrive. Our future lies in entrepreneurs, because they are the ones creating solutions for a better tomorrow.


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. 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 2025.


MEMBERS

The brave heroes of this journey

Oue members are passionate entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo and believe that they can make a positive difference, that they can improve the world. We will do everything in our power to help them create their dream business, take the freedom to choose their own path to success, and achieve their sustainable development.


PARTNERS

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 such as: Brainswork Group, Austrian Angel Investors Association, European Business Angel Network, African Business Angel Network, Dream Academia, DreamA TV, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award,… If you are interested to join in, simply contact us!


FOUNDER

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.


TEAM

together we improve the world

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

Selma Prodanovic
Founder & business angel
Brainswork Group

Helena Rosandic
Cofounder and Managing director
Startaparat

Tanja Skoric
Cofounder and Creative Director
Startaparat

Ariel Angel Fernandez
Director, Film Production
Matchframes

Domagoj Gracan
Web development
Ad Eclectic

Harald Katzenschläger
Dream development
Dream Academia

Ines Planinic
social media
Linkedin

Kitica Kekic
Creative Director
Startaparat

Sanja Planinic
graphic design
Linkedin

Sonja Zant
Business coaching
sonjazant.at

Sophie Leitner
Creative strategist
Linkedin

Vladlena Taraskina
Chatbot agency
Botmanufaktur