Isabel Neves

Isabel Neves has been an entrepreneur and an innovator for over 30 years.

With a vast experience in supporting young entrepreneurs and innovators from a vast array of fields and sectors, ranging from traditional retail and commerce to bioenergy and tourism, education to name just a few.

She has been a consultant, project manager, a mentor and a lecturer all while founding and managing her own business. Her professional training as a Lawyer has provide her the opportunity to interact across various corporate sectors and specialize in achieving consensus through negotiation and solution finding.

This has proved to be an excellent foundation for her Business Angel activities and has led her to support and mentor entrepreneurs, innovators which has been her focus over the last ten years.

She was the first woman to found a Business Angels Club in Portugal as the first woman to join the Board of the National Federation of Business Angels. Currently Isabel is a member of the board of INVESTORS PORTUGAL, an Association that gather all the Early Stage Investors in Portugal.

She is a guest lecturer at various prestigious Universities on Post Graduate Degrees where she lectures Entrepreneurship and Innovation and capital markets, Investment and Competitiveness.

She was a member of the Investors Panel on the Portuguese TV version of Shark Tank. She is considered an inspiring figure and as such is often invited to speak and mentor women and young people who aspire to enter and succeed as innovators and/or entrepreneurs.

Currently, as a corollary of life, she is the President of UNA – UNITED NATIONS PORTUGAL, an association whose main objective is to promote the citizenship and contribute to a global awareness. Isabel has an adult son who is also following in her footsteps and is also an entrepreneur.

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