Salma is a Startup Mentor, Motivator & an expert in the area of sales, marketing, execution, team building and strategic business development. She is a hacker – for businesses she hacks growth. She has under various labels worked with thousands of business / startup leaders and is well connected and known in the startup ecosystem as the go-getter. Someone who would ensure you get results.
Salma’s own story is quite inspiring. She has been an entrepreneur her entire life and has dabbled in many businesses in the past 3 decades. She brings this experience to bear to help startups across India. She has also written a book about this journey and made her debut as an author.
Salma founded Startups Club along with Vivek Srinivasan Startups Club being was an events driven company exclusively for startups, with all her learnings and lessons through all the past entities.
Startup Squares was created to bring execution support with a focus on outcomes and results for the founders she works with as a mentor. Startup Squares is the only platform that gets involved in an inclusive manner with its incubated / accelerated startups ensuring a close strategic involvement that brings about business growth through sales, market acquisition and investment deal flows.
Before Startups Club, she ran a consulting firm engaged in undertaking turnkey projects for small and medium scale enterprises. During the 7 years that she ran this business, she had the privilege of working in multiple industries including; education, healthcare, IT, hospitality, internet and manufacturing.
She has also led ventures engaged in education, training and export-import.
She started her entrepreneurial journey with her father. They ran a company that specialised in commercialising intellectual property. Her father was a serial inventor and Salma was engaged in patenting the inventions and selling the patents. The business was spread across India and Singapore.