Lena is program manager at Grow F – the accelerator for female-led ventures by Female Founders. The program supports startups on their way to market- or investment readiness and features international experts and a great network of corporates and investors. Before conceptualising this program she took a glimpse of the investment world when working for the Austrian Angel Investors Association as a project manager. Her enthusiasm for startups and innovation was triggered by doing business development for Ruffboards, a sustainability startup working with ex-prisoners and upcycling of snowboards. In a typical Austrian manner, Lena loves snowboarding and all kinds of sports herself, additionally she loves to cook (and eat!) and explore new places all over our planet. She holds a bachelor and masters degree in business and economics.