Maria Hala

Maria Hala
Head, Female Founders' Startups Cluster,
ICC WOMEN HELLAS

Maria Hala is a senior strategy advisor, an investment professional and an angel investor. She has been concentrated on the expansion of the Greek technologically innovative startup ecosystem and the local angel investment community. She provides mentoring and business coaching to ventures at seed and start-up stage, mainly from life sciences’ industries, aiming to become “investment-ready”. Her expertise is on entrepreneurship-business planning, strategic management, business and product development. Maria is the Founder and CEO of two consultancy firms, StartupsandScalesups and joinHERbusiness.

 

Maria has participated as an expert speaker to a numerous entrepreneurial conferences. Being a member of important associations, she has served as a mentor and judge at their annual startup competitions, such as: European Business Angels Network (EBAN), Hellenic Spanish Chamber of Commerce and MIT Enterprise Forum Greece. She has also served as Senator for Greece for World Business Angels Forum (WBAF 2018 – Oct.2020). She is the Head of Female Founders’ Startups Cluster, of ICC Women Hellas. Maria is a Certified Fund Manager by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, whereas, as an asset manager professional for over 17 years, she has gained her experience and her profound knowledge in the international capital markets. She holds a BSc in Marketing, an MSc in Business Finance and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, from Imperial Business School.