Maria Hala is a senior strategist consultant and an angel investor. She has been concentrated on the expansion of the Greek technologically innovative startups’ ecosystem and on the establishment of the local angel investment community. Maria is mainly focused in sectors’ that deal with wellbeing, such as healthtech, medtech, biotech, foodtech and agritech, while she supports startups ventures at seed and early stage that aim to become “investment- ready”.
Maria has participated as an expert speaker to numerous entrepreneurial conferences. She is also an active member of important entrepreneurial networks and associations, such as: European Business Angels Network (EBAN), EBAN Health Committee, Sophia Business Angels (a high-tech angel group in South France) and MIT Enterprise Forum Greece. Furthermore, she is the Head of Female Founders’ Startups Cluster, of ICC Women Hellas, since 2019.
Maria is a Certified Fund Manager by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. She holds a BSc in Marketing, from University of LaVerne, California, an MSc in Business Finance, from Brunel University, London, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, from Imperial College London Business School.