I am from Moscow, and I have graduated from the University of Westminster, London, in 2019. While I was in London, I participated in a cybersecurity competition, where I noticed a significant gender disbalance. This brought me to Global Fund for Children’s Youth Council, where I was advocating for gender equality. After graduation, I moved to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where I started working at IT Park Uzbekistan, became a well-known Central Asian ecosystem player, and a vivid advocate for women in tech. There I have won a grant from the USAID FGI and founded Tumaris Tech, amongst my other achievements. Since moving from Tashkent back to Moscow, I have founded Peri Tech, a Central Asian initiative to bring more women onto the startup scene.
I am from Tashkent, study at INHA University, and want to make my contribution to women’s lives and the world as a whole. I develop in 5 directions: 1. I am a full-fledged senior developer and continue opening up new horizons every day. 2. I’m the direction head at “TEHNIKUM School”, and invest the best IT skills in our younger generation. 3. I have the title of master’s in karate and a degree in swimming. 4. Playing the piano encourages me to calm down and concentrate on my goals. 5. I am the co-founder of Peri Tech startup, aimed at developing women’s entrepreneurship in Central Asia. Our goal is to empower women and help to start their projects. Equal opportunities for women are what I strive for.
Elena Selezneva is a CEO of StartupFactory accelerator, co-founder of Tech4Impact NGO (working in the sphere of innovations, IT, startups, human capital, green technologies, youth and women’s entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan and Central Asian region) and Technovation Girls Regional Ambassador for Uzbekistan. Elena is passionate about all things tech, digital and innovative. Strong believer and supporter of “Women in Tech” and professional mentorship projects for girls, youth and startups. Coordinates several STEM programs for women and girls in Tech4Impact NGO. Elena is a guest speaker on local and international conferences and workshops, mentor and judge on hackathons and startup contests.
A Java developer having 20 years of technical expertise in complete Software development life cycle(SDLC) process that includes Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation in Java/J2EE technologies.
Tumaris.Tech is a joint project of IT Park Uzbekistan and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched in August 2020, which provides comprehensive support for women’s entrepreneurial initiatives.