Prince’s Trust International Enterprise Programme in Greece is offered to young people for free. This wouldn’t be possible without the valuable support of its volunteers.

You can join the Programme as a Mentor volunteer, guiding young people who have attended the four-day Explore Enterprise Course and want to take the next step in starting their own business.

Mentor-Mentee meetings take place once a month, on a date and location agreed with the Mentee. They last around one hour and you can discuss with the Mentee different issues related to their business idea development.

Mentoring is also beneficial to the Mentor, since this is a great opportunity to further develop your skills such as active listening, successful goal-setting, efficient problem-solving and interpersonal communication, while helping young people to achieve a positive outcome in their lives, using your current knowledge and experience.




Co-Founder, ALS Hellas & ALS Polska 

Having studied business administration and international marketing, he is into sales since he was a teenager, having also been in managerial positions in Greek and foreign companies in the fields of sales and international trading. Co-founder of ALS Hellas and ALS Polska since 2002, is one of the pioneers in implementing emotional intelligence in sales and in professional training. He specializes in creating successful sales and exports departments using as a tool the creation of successful and productive teams so that, together with the team members, they take advantage of the team dynamics so as to reach and exceed their targets.


Online Entrepreneur,

Paris has diverse professional experience: in the health and fitness industry since 2000, and in the online marketing space since 2008. He loves entrepreneurship that has a goal to improve people’s lives, in any way. Today he helps Entrepreneurs and Professionals to start and grow their business via the internet.


Founder – CEO, Recycglobe

Konstantinos Astridis was born in Athens in 1975. He studied graphic design in Greece and set design visual arts and multimedia at the Academy of Fine Arts and Media ACME in Milan. Since 1996 he has worked in advertising companies. In 2005 he founded the advertising company astrikon creative design lab. In 2015 he founded the recycglobe private company.



Associate Professor, IE Business School

Co-Founder and COO, RevApp

Emmanouil Avgerinos is a tenured Associate Professor of Decision Sciences in the area of Operations and Technology at IE Business School of IE University in Madrid. He holds a Bachelor and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, an MSc in Operations Research from Columbia University of New York and a PhD in Operations Management from University College London. His research interests include data analytics for healthcare and professional service operations, new product development and large scale optimization problems. His work has appeared in numerous top international journals of the Financial Time top 50 Journals list and conferences and has given talks in several international universities as well. Over the past years, he has taught different data analytics related courses at IE Business School at the Master, MBA and PhD level and has also taught related courses in other universities like London Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London and Trinity College Dublin. In RevApp he is responsible for the product development, which is a dynamic pricing tool for hotel rooms and vacation rentals, since he has extensive experience in data analysis and pricing optimization.



Digital Marketing Specialist

Giannis was born in Athens in 1978 and grew up in Milan, Italy, where he learned to speak Italian as a native. Track and field athlete with participation in the finals of the National Championship in 1998. He studied at EKPA in the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science and at the age of 25 he founded LIVESTRONG Health & Fitness Hall, one of the best Fitness Clubs in the Southern suburbs. Innovating in the customer service process, Giannis soon managed to advise other gyms, in cross sell methods, by improving customer service. He has been involved in technology and was the co-founder of Fitpush (app for fitness enthusiasts). In 2015 he was certified by the Research Center of the University of Piraeus and the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies as a Certified Systemic Analyst & Project Management Professional in order for him to be able to consult with prestige and result more companies of any industry. In 2018 he obtained the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from Alba Graduate Business School and since then he has been helping Professionals and Businesses to achieve their goals sustainably.



Co-Founder & CEO, PEX

Pavlos has a decade of experience in Port Operations where he has held leadership roles in operations, project, and people management. He’s had exposure to the startup environment as the general manager of a micro-mobility startup and is the co-founder and CEO of operations optimization startup PEX.


Managing Partner, bespot.

Leon Gavalas is a PhD candidate in Shopper Marketing with new technologies at ELTRUN – Athens University of Economics and Business. He has participated in various industrial national and European projects in the areas of information systems, market research, Internet of Things and gamification. He holds MBA International as an MSD Innovation & Entrepreneurship scholar and has background in e-Business and Information Systems. Leon is an active entrepreneur as a shareholder in companies in the advertising, IT and fashion industries. In 2017 he co-founded Bespot, the award-winning Location Intelligence & Rewarding service.




Apostolia is an experienced lawyer and legal advisor to clients from various industries, with both local and global business activity. She specializes in new technologies, intellectual property, privacy and personal data protection, IT law, advertising and marketing law, media & social media law, as well as in e-business and start-ups. She also advises enterprises that seek their digital transformation, guided by innovation and the optimal use of technologies for the development of entrepreneurship. She is highly experienced and skilled in e-commerce and consumer protection, as well as in the design and operation of e-shops, e- platforms, web applications and web portals. Her services cover a wide range of a company’s needs and all kinds of contracts required during its day-to-day business operations.



Life and Business Coach

I am Kleopatra Gkixana, a young entrepreneur in the sector of Life and Business Coaching. I own a degree in International and European Economic Studies from Athens University of Economics and Business. For the last years, I used to work for various organizations as a project manager and youth trainer using non-formal education. I have participated in European Educational Projects related to entrepreneurship and personal development, which have come to be my passion. During the pandemic period, I decided to take advantage of my time, and enriched my education, acquiring certifications in coaching and psychology, and I started to build my own business on personal and professional development. My mission is to help people achieve their goals for their lives and their businesses.



Project Manager, Coach, Mentor

George has been working in the business world in managerial financial positions for more than 18 years. He is certified as a Coach, Project Management Professional (PMP)® and possess substantial experience in predictive, agile and hybrid approaches. Over the last years has assisted many individuals and companies to develop their strengths and enhance a project mindset.

​His academic qualifications include among others, university, and postgraduate studies in the fields of Economics (B.A), Business Administration (IMBA), Shipping (M.A) and Mental Health/Psychology (BA & M.A).

He is an active member of PMP (Project Management Professional), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), EAC (European Association for Counseling), HCA (Hellenic Coaching Association member of  European Coaching and Mentoring Council, EMCC).


Co-founder – Stratigon Finance PC

Evangelia is a certified Early Warning Mentor for SMEs. During her two years working as a Diagnostic Consultant for the Early Warning project in Greece, she successfully supported circa 143 businesses. She recently worked as Solvency Audit Expert in Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEDB) project which developed a diagnostic toolkit for SMEs in distress and delivered online training to future diagnostic consultants of 25 Turkish Chambers. Her specialties are: entrepreneurship, innovation, SME development, employment, and vocational training, funded by both direct and structural funds.  She is a co-founder of the Hellenic Investment Plan Evaluation Society and a member of the European Evaluation Society. Since 2020, Evangelia supports European businesses through the Greek consultancy called Stratigon Finance.



Managing Director, Plan of Business.

She has been a Gender Adviser at the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality, a Certified Business Coach, Mentor, Women’s’ Entrepreneurship Facilitator and Strategic Marketing Specialist with a Bachelor from the University of Staffordshire (BA in Business Administration) in Business Administration, and a Master’s by the University of Stirling (M.Sc. in Marketing) in Marketing and Gender Equality. Her undergraduate and postgraduate theses were on Strategic Marketing with a gender orientation, Business Strategy and Equality in Gender and Opportunities. She is trained in Women Social Entrepreneurship and holds the WISE4Women certification of the respective training program by the European Union. She is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. She is a mentor to young entrepreneurs in Women on Top, Women Do Business as well as Foundit by Prince’s Trust International and Bizrupt. Her seminars and workshops are presented in the actions of and Plan of Business. Her articles are published on, and



Founder – CEO, iBusiness

Antonis Zervas is an entrepreneur and founder of iBusiness. He is a graduate of the Agricultural University of Athens, a certified Project Manager by PMI, who started his first business at the age of 25 as a representative of 2 multinational companies in Greece. As a contractor of public projects, he has implemented projects such as the reformation of the Constitution Square, Kotzia Square and Voukourestiou Street, and has collaborated with companies such as 3E, Egnatia Odos, Banks, Hotels such as Great Britain and Municipalities from all over Greece. He has been a speaker at the Agricultural University, at conferences and exhibitions.

As an entrepreneur at iBusiness startUp, he has been awarded with the first prize at the Mazzinov competition, and was a finalist at the MIT Enterprise Forum – Startup Competition. Some of the incubators that have trusted him are EGG, INNOVATHENS, RELOAD GREECE and the Incubator of EBEA.

He is a mentor at Greentech Challenge, iforU, the Athens Chamber of Commerce (Early Warning Program) and Prince’s Trust International.



Dr. Nikolaos Zinas is the CEO of TEKMON. He holds a PhD in Geoinformatics from UCL (University College London) (2010) and a Topographic Engineer from the University of Nottingham (2002) specializing in Space Geodesy and the Global Positioning System (GPS). His doctoral dissertation was on new positioning algorithms with geodetic accuracy (cm) using networks of permanent GPS stations for which he was awarded in 2009 by the US Institute of Navigation. He has worked on various research projects including a project by ESA (European Space Agency) to design an original navigation system on Mars.


Founder – CEO, Costa Nostrum

Vassilis Zissimopoulos was born in Heraklion of Crete in 1976, where he is living and working as Mechanical Engineering, owner of the Technical Office “AELIA Sustainable Engineering” and CEO – Founder of the triple award winning startup company Costa Nostrum Ltd. He has two MSc degrees, “MSc Energy and Sustainable Development” and “MSc Environmental Conservation and Management” and next summer is finishing his third MSc, in “Sustainable Tourism Management”.

Since 2007, he has been a member of the Standing Committee on the Environment of the Technical Chamber of Greece – Department of Eastern Crete and he is also member of Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA) and member of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) from which he awarded at December 2012 the certification of International Waste Manager – Advanced Status.

Finally, he has participated, as a speaker, in several national and international scientific conferences focusing on Environment, Recycling, Sustainability and Sustainable Management of Beaches.



Economist, Business consultant, KEMEL member since 2007.

Ex. CEO of Hewlett-Packard ME&A, ex. General Manager A. G. Petzetakis SA., ex. General Manager Th. Athanasopoylos SA.

Exclusive rep. Converse All Star and Bang & Olufsen. A results and targets oriented manager, using a team approach.


Founder – CEO, Thruwind

Graduate from the Global MBA at Johns Hopkins University in the USA. Experience in the Finance division of multinational shipping company MSC in the USA. CEO of Thruwind that is developing a new wind turbine. Professional interests: hardware technologies, innovation, Energy, Environment, Maritime.



Photographer, Elias John Photography

He is a photographer and he graduated from the University of the People in the USA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. Additional studies in photography and recording techniques, music and vocals. 10+ years of experience in photography, and his interests are music, photography, innovation, charity, hospitality.



Senior Manager, MTS Globe

Antonios Kavidas is a senior manager with over 10-years of experience in the leisure, travel, and tourism industry. He was involved in many operations, sales, and marketing projects in Greece, Cyprus, and Malta.

He is graduated in Marketing and Public Relations from Teesside University and continued his studies with a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at West of London University.  


Marketing Manager, WEST SA

Maria Kakouri is Marketing Manager at WEST SA. She is a passionate marketer and expertise in marketing & promotion multi-project management. Driven by her ability to understand the emotional trigger of a product to its audience and translate it to core element in brand building. She is a graduate of Athens University of Economics and Business and she holds an MBA in FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS. She was a former brand marketing assistant at NESTLE C.P.W HELLAS and she is a mentor at the Agricultural University of Athens.


Co-founder – CEO, SimpleApps

Leonidas Kanellopoulos is co-founder and CEO at SimpleApps. He combines a strong software engineering background and a 10-year experience in web design with his love in mobile app development. During his undergraduate studies he co-founded Web Design Agency and while being a postgraduate student, he co-founded SimpleApps, a Mobile & Digital Marketing Agency, awarded in more than 13 youth entrepreneurship and innovation contests globally. SimpleApps creates an all-round experience for businesses, across different channels while designing pixel-perfect mobile apps and implement successful digital marketing campaigns across mobile, web and social media. In SimpleApps he is leading the strategy of the company, whereas he is the lead developer. He is a graduate of Computer Science Department and holds an MSc in Mobile Computing from University of Hertfordshire (UH), UK. He is also a co-organizer of Google Developers Group Athens, a member of Apache Foundation, mentor for startup contest and has been included in Fortune’s 40 under 40 in Greece.

Quote: Quit talking and start doing. Ideas are for discussions. Implementation changes the world.



Georgios Karakatsanis is an Economist; graduate of the department of International and European Economics of Athens University of Economics and Business. He continued his post-graduate studies in National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), where in his M.Sc. Thesis he introduced significant innovations in the field of Ecological Finance Engineering. In the period 2007-2013 he worked in banking on issues of ecological investments, risk management and business continuity. Since May 2013, he is a Ph.D. Candidate in NTUA in the subject of Natural Capital Econometrics, with extensive research and teaching experience in natural resource economics. Between 2014 and 2016 he worked in Technische Universität München as a Guest Lecturer and Researcher on the innovative field of Natural Resource Economics for Engineers. In September 2019, he founded the company EVOTROPIA Ecological Finance Architectures that designs a digital stock-market for Industrial Symbiosis as well as a wide variety of financial and banking instruments for the Circular Economy.


OD Consultant – Executive Coach

Katerina has 20-year experience in executive positions in Nike EHQ and Nike Hellas. Skilled in Operations, Sales, Management and E-commerce (Β2Β). She has bachelor in BA, MSc in HR and a Diploma in Executive Coaching and Organizational Development.

Currently active as an OD Consultant and Executive Coach focusing on increasing organization effectiveness and health through planned interventions in processes, using behavioral science knowledge. Also, she focuses on startups, supporting them to build their organization’s processes and enhance natural leadership.


Co-founder – CEO, FEAC Engineering P.C.

Mr. Sotiris Kokkinos, received his diploma (M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering & Computer Technology from the University of Patras. Following the sector of Telecommunications & Information Technology he became specialized in computer networks and wireless data transmission. He holds the license to perform electrical installations of all disciplines & categories as well as studies, supervision of implementation and operation of all mechanical plants. He has proven working experience in the fields of automation, renewable energy sources and telemetry (computer networks and wireless data transmission) by leading the engineering team. Mr. Sotiris Kokkinos is in charge of managing FEAC Engineering P.C. (CEO – Chief Executive Officer) and is responsible for the business development of the company. As an electrical engineer, he conducts electromagnetic FEA as well.


Founder – General Director, Humane
Honorary President, Hellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association

Dimitris Kontopidis is a graduate of Graphic Design and graduant of Architecture. He is the Honorary President of the Hellenic Association of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis renowned in patients’ advocacy. In 2016 he founded the award-winning “HUMANE” that combines design and care with innovation. His vision is to prove that people with disabilities can work, innovate and be entrepreneurs.


CEO and Co-founder, VesselBot
Fellow member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Constantine is a Fellow member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (FCCA) and has more than 16 years of working experience in a number of multinational organizations including among other Shipping companies.

In his current role, as CEO and Co-founder of VesselBot he has been working with a large number of ship owners, charterers, and commodity traders across the globe to transport chartering brokerage into the 21st century. Furthermore, Constantine is a frequent guest keynote speaker and panelist at international trade conferences where he discusses innovative technologies and their application in the maritime industry.   



Co-Founder, ELON MASKS

Elisavet Lavida is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of ELON. She is a graduate of the University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies. She continued her studies at ALBA in the sector of Digital Marketing and she is also a certified Digital Marketer by DMI (Digital Marketing Institute).
She joined the entrepreneurial world in 2015, when she was awarded for her business idea of Book Community in the competition hosted by the Athens University of Economics and Business.
She worked for 2 years in the Marketing Department of one of the most successful Greek scale-ups,, and in 2019 she became the COO of the sustainable start-up Cleopatra’s Sponges. In 2020 she co-founded a mask factory, in order to contribute actively to the fight against the pandemic in Greece. The project is hosted in the egg incubator and in 2021 ELON was founded. ELON aims to introduce innovations regarding the distribution of masks, as well as their sustainable disposal and recycling.



Manager of Business Development, Intrum Hellas

Alexandros as manager of Business Development in Intrum Hellas has extensive experience in Loan Portfolio management, structuring, monitoring and reporting as well as in targeting & productivity tracking (KPI dashboards).  Resulting from his exposure in the fields of advisory / sale / processing of banking products for small business and for retail clients he possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the debt financial industry and its procedures. He is a graduate of Political Science & History from Panteion University and holds a M.S. in Financial and Banking for Executives from Athens University of Economics and Business (‘AUEB’). He is currently a student in the MBA executive of ‘AUEB’.




Sales & Marketing Expert, Vimachem

Through my studies and working experience in four different countries (Greece, Belgium, the UK, and France), I have acquired multicultural experience, problem-solving skills, and a better understanding of how international business works.

I am currently working as a Sales & Marketing expert at Vimachem, a company specialized in Pharmaceutical Industry. 

In this role, I am helping people to improve their production and Supply Chain by defining and selling them Industry 4.0 Solutions such as IIoT, AI, Digital Logbooks, MES, MAT, WMS, Scheduler, etc.



Managing Partner,

Since February 2016, Christos was Product & Service Lead @ Eurobank Innovation Center responsible for designing the Center’s services, internally within the Group and externally with the GR and EU startup ecosystem in areas such as Fintech, IoT & Big Data Analytics.

For 3 years Christos was Site Manager of the program “egg -” egg – enter • grow • go “a complete framework of business incubation, acceleration and cooperation, a CSR initiative of Eurobank.

As a mentor, in the Manchester MBA Gold mentoring program, (November 2013), in 100mentors (July 2015), in MIT EF Greece (January 2016), in NexusLab (February 2016) in ACG Pierce College Entrepreneurship Club SEN / JA Greece competition (September 2016),, (April 2018), SolidarityNow (April 2019), EBRD Advisers / StarVenture (March 2020), TechStars Startup weekend (April 2020).

As a judge in National and International Innovation Competitions and Startups MIT EF Greece, MIT EF CEE and MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, Startup Weekend, Climate Kick, ID-GC, The South Summit, Ashoka Greece,, Cyprus, The Diamond Challenge – University of Delaware).

Christos holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus (PAPEI) (1997) and an MBA from the Manchester Business School (2004).



COO, 3ds

Zacharias Manakos is the COO of the successful Digital & E- Business agency: 3ds. With + 18 years of management and creation of successful teams, resulting U.S.P. ideas / products generation and launch which, until today, carry on their positive presence in local and international markets. Experienced marketer in different industries such as Retail, B2B and FMCG, in a wide range of products and services. Professional with great achievements in strategic, retail and category marketing, as long as in management teams and projects and also licensing. He holds 2 Bachelor titles in Business Administration and International Marketing and a Master of Arts title in Marketing, Advertisement and PR.



IT Consultant, EMT Technologies

Evangelos Markopoulos is a graduate economist and a member of the Economic Chamber of Greece. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management and Organizational Change (University of Lancaster, UK) and a Master’s Degree in Computer Security (University of Piraeus). in 2009 and as a computer manager of groups of companies (Pharmacon D.Politis AFE, HondosCenter SA) having played a key role in the implementation of security systems (software) and networks as well as the design of security policies according to the following prevailing frameworks and guidelines. Risk Information: ISO 27001/27002, NIST, OWASP Certified IRCA ISMS Auditor.
For the last 5 years he has been active in the field of retail (cosmetics) with the aim of finding innovative IT solutions that can be translated into business opportunities as well as solving complex critical business challenges that require excellence in innovative thinking. Has significant experience in payment environments and compliance based on the ‘Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.



Management consultant, extensive experience in enabling and leading digital strategy and transformation in Technology, Travel, and Internet businesses. Ex CCO Airtickets SA, regional Director SE Europe Sabre Travel Network, Commercial Manager Greece & Cyprus Amadeus IT Group.



General Manager at the Preschool Education Center “Amaryllis”

Graduate of Law School in Komotini and holder of the postgraduate degree in Environmental Technologies & Environmental Legislation of the Polytechnic School in Xanthi- both of them from the Democritus University of Thrace. During the first years of practicing law with parallel participation in organizations, experiential workshops and volunteer programs with a wide range of subjects, she decided to follow her dream and deal with the field of children and education. In 2015, she co-founded and took on the role of general manager at the Preschool Education Center ΄΄ Amaryllis ΄΄ and then, in 2018, the Private Kindergarten ΄΄ Amaryllis 4+ ΄΄, with similar duties. The school units accommodate infants and toddlers from 4 months to 6 years old and are staffed by a large team of educators and external collaborators focusing on children, their families- additionally on experiential pedagogical programs. During all this time, she obtained the title of Vocational Training of Infantry, was trained in holistic, interactive, experiential and playful learning, participated in programs such as the School of Animators, Parental Counseling, Life Coaching- Mentoring and Soft Skills, Womentors Empowerment of Young Women, while she is an active member in groups that represent and shape the new and creative horizons in education. She completed her second postgraduate course in Administration and Organization of School Units of the School of Economics and Administration at the International University of Greece. She is currently studying at the interdepartmental postgraduate program entitled “Social Neuroscience, Social Pedagogy and Education” of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. In parallel with her lifelong training, she continues to work with volunteering, organizing and supervising events and projects focusing on children and family management issues but also with issues such as entrepreneurship, empowerment and training of human resources.

Quote: Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.



Performance Driven Digital Marketing Strategist | MSc Lecturer

With more than 10 years of experience in Digital Marketing, Thanos Bertes is mainly specialized in Performance Marketing and Digital Strategy.

During this period, he has assisted many companies and especially e-shops in fulfilling their digital transformation and achieving a robust and lucrative online presence, mainly through Google & Facebook Ads as well as SEO.

Since 2018 he has branched out into teaching post-graduate College students at Athens Metropolitan College in cooperation with University of East London, while also training companies and entrepreneurs on improving their digital marketing skills and achieving their goals.



Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Neurocoaching Expert

Maria Biquet is an experienced Business Consultant and Executive Coach with vast experience from diverse business fields. She has worked with senior executives from different countries in the private sector, the public sector and international NGO’s. In the last 25 years she has worked for multinational companies in strategic marketing positions and led start – up projects for setting up new companies. She brings knowledge of diverse business sectors such as Telecommunications, Automotive, Retail Financing, Insurance, Banking and Consulting.

Maria has long experience as a Consultant, Coach and Trainer focusing on introducing innovative services to the market and on guiding people in developing new skills necessary for highly complex environments.

Maria holds an MBA-International Marketing from Sunderland University – UK, a BA in Literature and Linguistics from the University of Athens – GR and a Diploma in Coaching from the Coaching Institute – UK, and has an advanced certification as neuro-coach by NeuroBusinessGroup in the USA and a Certified Master Coach by the CAC (Centre for Advanced Coaching) in the USA.

EMCC Accredited Senior Practitioner Coach, VP Marketing Communications of HCA/EMCC Greece since Jan 2018 and Senior Researcher on Ethics in EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council) since 2018. Author in “The Good Coach” Professional Coaching since 2017.


Founder – CEO, Keeano

After years of Research in Applied physics and a significant experience as a software engineer,
Ilias combined his passion in designing apps with his love for the sea and founded his first startup, specialized in coastal and maritime tourism.

Keeano changes the way users explore, plan to navigate and experience coastal points of interest, either travelling by recreational boat or by car. All that through a mobile app providing innovative services to travelers around the world.

His team spirit along with his communicational and leadership skills, resulted in a group of dreamers, ready to spread the vision of Keeano. Ilias also holds an MBA and he is a proud EO accelerator.



Co-founder – CEO, Sustainable Food Movement in Greece

Founder, Foodity

CEO/co-founder of Sustainable Food Movement in Greece & Founder of Foodity. Vee is a social entrepreneur and a Sustainable Culinary Business Consultant since 2013. She studied Cultural & Creative Industries at King’s College London and she has worked in the Cultural Industry for more than 10 years seeking funding and sponsorship for various art organizations in Greece and in the UK.

She’s being trained and worked as a chef since her early 20s and since 2012 she has worked as a culinary arts consultant and a freelance Food & Travel Editor for various platforms such as Time Out Group, Lonely Planet, Forbes Travel Guide, CN Traveler, the Londonist & the Thrillist. Her greatest passion has always been food and she focused career wise on sustainability in the culinary and hospitality industry. She’s lived in London for more than 10 years and she’s worked in charge of various culinary projects in Europe, the States and the Middle East. She’s currently living in Athens, and the last 4 years her mission is to tackle food waste and promote sustainability in the Greek Culinary Arts Industry.



Strategy & Transformation Advisor

Dr. Boretou is a Strategy & Transformation Advisor with more than 20 years of professional experience in creating value for the private and public sector through DESIGN THINKING, BUSINESS MODELS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP and TRANSFORMATION.

She has worked in senior positions for large (multinational) companies in the ICT sector (Deutsche Telekom Group- OTE Group of Companies), the CONSULTING sector (Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte), the Athens 2004 OLYMPICS, the BANKING sector (Egnatia Bank), and the FOOD industry (PZ Cussons PLC-Minerva Edible Oils) leading and managing key projects.

She has co-founded and assisted in the creation and development of several start-ups. She has also served as a lecturer for private colleges/ universities and for vocational training in the public and private sector.

Dr. Boretou is a Civil Engineer (NTUA, Specialization: Transportation Planning & Engineering) and holds an MBA and a DBA with a specialization in strategy.



Lawyer, Broustas Law Firm and Associates

Stavros Broustas is a lawyer (Broustas Law Firm and Associates –, specializing in the Law of New Technologies, Commercial and Civil Law and with extensive experience as a legal adviser to private companies. The past years he has also been practicing the art of entrepreneurship by participating in a variety of business entities (ICT, Tourism, etc.). He is a father of two and when he is not at work he will be playing basketball, tennis or hiking.



Growth Architect, Behavioral Economist & Performance Advertising Expert,

An Economic and Regional Development professional, Growth Master (Growth Hacking, Viral Marketing Certified Expert), with a master’s degree in Economics. Specialised in Behavioral Economics & Game Theory, and Growth & Sustainability by Tilburg University. In his 10+ years of experience, he has worked with professionals from all over the world and companies in almost every sector imaginable from both the marketing and economic standpoints, leading them towards better results. Lastly, he is also a lecturer for online advertising, intro to behavioral economics and hands-on performance related classes. Vasileios is enthusiastic talking about new projects, since startups are his favorite. Let’s share ideas!


Assistant Professor, Digital Systems Department of the School of Technology @ University of Thessaly

Apostolos Xenakis is an Assistant Professor at the department of Digital Systems (, University of Thessaly. He received his PhD from the Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Thessaly (UTH). He completed his PostDoc research at the department of Computer Science and Telecommunications at UTH, dealing with WSN and IoT in precision agriculture and Industry 4.0 applications. He has worked in several companies as a network analyst and engineer. He has participated in National and EU funded projects as a researcher. He has been an academic partner and lecturer for over 7 years at TEI of Thessaly (former) and TEI of Central Greece (former), teaching Computer Networking Technologies, Programming (C/C++/Java), Telecommunications, Wireless Systems and Relational Databases lectures. Since 2014 he is an Academic Fellow Lecturer at the department of Computer Science and Telecommunications at UTH, teaching Computer Networks, Algorithms and Java Programming language. He has also collaborated, as a Lecturer, in (2) MSc programs for 3 years dealing with Networking and Internet of Things. Since 2013 he has been supervised over 10 undergraduate and postgraduate thesis.

His research interests include networking technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), Fog Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Wireless Communications, mathematical modelling for communications, energy efficient communications and optimization algorithms, efficient routing, AI and Cognitive Systems, Arduino Automations, STEM and Educational Robotics. He has published papers regarding these areas and He holds a PostDoc title in IoT and Fog networking technologies in Industrial Automation, from CS and Telecommunications department of UTH. Finally, he collaborates, as a scientific lecturing stuff,  with (2) seminar / programs with the Lifelong learning department of UTH, the first one dealing with Cisco CCNA/CCNP certifications the second one dealing with STEM activities and Computational Thinking. Since 2019 he is member of STEM – eduRobotics – Informatics (SeRi – team. Finally, he has participated in several entrepreneur/business seminars and actions at the University of Thessaly, as a mentor



Logistics Manager, Unilog

Ioannis Papavassiliou was born in Athens in 1972. He studied as a Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineer at the University of Wales and has a master’s degree in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Engineering from Warwick University, UK. At the beginning of his career worked as a business consultant and today is the Logistics Manager at Unilog. He has great experience in logistics operations management and especially in the health sector, as well as in the fields of project management, customer service, costing, submission of technical and financial proposals, budgeting, productivity and development of IT solutions for operations support.


Educational Director, Charismatheia

Educational Consultant at an International School (IB)

Alexandros Papandreou is the founder of the non-profit organization “Charismatheia” and a differentiated instruction counsellor at an international school (IB). As of 2012, he has set up and managed the first programs which apply differentiated instruction aimed at gifted children in Greece. Alexandros has received a distinction at the Educational Awards twice, as well as at the Ashoka Impact program for his initiative regarding the creation of an organization which has such an impact on education, and was an official invitee at the first Global Change Leaders at Lyon. He is the founder of the Learning Out of the Box Company. For this initiative he received a distinction at the EGG entrepreneurship competition, hosted by Eurobank and Corallia, which has hosted the company for the last 3 years. He has also been awarded by the Hellenic Initiative, has received first prize at the Business Angel Awards, and first prize at the innovation competition organized by the Innovation Unit of the Economics University of Athens and he was a finalist at the MIT Entrepreneurs Forum. He also mentors numerous start-up companies and is a mentor for the educational programs of Eurobank.

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Business Development Executive

Andreas is a Business Development Executive with Academic Knowledge, Professional Experience and many Achievements in the Fields of Sales, Marketing, Management, Digital & Finance. He Combines These Fields Effectively Creating Unique Value Proposals. He holds an MBA with Marketing Specialization from the University of Macedonia from which he graduated with Honors. Holds a Fertile Professional Course in Various Fields with Continuous Evolution in Greek Companies but also in a Multinational Environment. He Has Designed a Brand (h-Pharmacy) from scratch, Brand Identity, Strategic & Operational Philosophy, Marketing Plan, Business Model.

He is Very Interested in Working on Difficult and Complex Projects and Collaborating with People or Companies with an Ambitious Vision and Very High Goals. He loves Academic Knowledge, Continuous Evolution in all Fields, People who Smile and Think Positively “Out of The Box”!

Favorite Quote: “Because the People who are Crazy Enough to Think they can Change the World are the Ones Who Do” Steve Jobs, (1955-2011)

Favorite Heroes: Steve Jobs, Peter Drucker, Philip Kotler, Mick Jagger, Alexander the Great, Aristotle.



Thomas Pertsinidis is cofounder and Chief Accountant of – Your online accountant. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and Finance from University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki and has extensive knowledge of Accounting and Finance and experience in the field. In the past 4 years, he helped found and manage the financial side of hundreds of SME’s, freelancers and stratups, as an accountant or as a financial adviser. He has been involved in the implementation of investment plans funded by Government and European funds for SME’s, while also being the cofounder and Chief Finance Officer of Pertsinidis Brewery.


Founder – CEO, Medinevo

Sofia Pomakidou is a researcher in Biomechanics Science, with long experience in experiments, mathematical data analysis and mathematical modeling. Her research in Biomechanics led her to found the innovative Medinevo company in 2019, which provides advanced, personalized biomedical solutions, enhanced by the principles of modern engineering. She has worked in private companies as a Data Analyst, in European projects as a Simulator-Modeler and as a tutor both privately and at the University for P.D.E, Mathematical Analysis and Engineering.


Chief Robotics Engineer, Airbots

Electronics engineer, scientist, researcher, entrepreneur and start-up founder, innovator and occasionaly inventor, Theodoros Potiris has a long-standing passion for autonomous robotics technology. His involvment in the field, began in 1992 at an amateur level, in 1996 at the academic level, and since 2005 on a professional level, in the areas of terrestrial, underwater and aerial autonomous vehicles. Having aquired knowledge of some of the internal aspects of entrepreneurship, legal systems and cybernetic structures he is not sentimental, but has nevertheless preserved his enthusiasm. Intellectualy befriending departed entities and nanotekt, he counterbalances crystaline technology immersion with love for pure nature. Naturalised resident of cyberspace since 1984, nurtured by Neuromancer, indigenous of Cyberia and Locus Solus escapee, he walks the path along the digital technology to which he has devoted his life.


Managing Director, CSeaNav

Executive Director with 25 years of business and technology management experience. He has successfully managed large-scale projects in both the public and private sectors. He is an Electrical Engineer (NTUA) and holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science (Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
In 1978, he won the first national prize in the competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society.
He is married with two children.




George Rigopoulos was born in Kalavrita and studied Mechanical Engineering in the USA. He held executive, managerial, administrative positions in textile factories, computer companies, foreign start-ups, product distribution, mobile telephony, SW companies. He specializes especially in economics, construction, international trade, Logistics, management of foreign activities, technology sales abroad, computer assembly, representation of groups in international direction, and General Management of companies.



Co-Founder, Squaredev

Κostas Siabanis has 20 years of experience as a software engineer, systems manager and project manager, not necessarily in this order. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Greenwich and a postgraduate degree in Software Engineering from the University of Leicester.

Since 2018 he is the co-founder of Squaredev, a startup that specializes in web application development, cloud services, and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Since 2020, he is also the co-founder of Wysely, a fintech, operating in the field of Open Finance, and has participated in the incubators of Finquest, Visa Innovation Program and Egg. As co-founder of Squaredev, he participates in the accelerator of Entrepreneuers’ Organization Greece.

He fanatically supports the belief of Eric Ries (author of the book Lean Startup), that a successful startup is not an accident but a process that can be followed. He wants to pass on this belief, along with his experience in the field of entrepreneurship, to other young entrepreneurs.

George Skretas


Founder & CEO, ResQ Biotech

Georgios Skretas graduated from the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) in 1998 and received his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University (USA) in 2006. He then moved on to the University of Texas at Austin (USA) to carry out post-doctoral research under the guidance of Prof. George Georgiou. In 2010, he received a Marie Curie International Reintegration Fellowship to return back to Greece and the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Since then, Dr. Skretas has been Principal Investigator at the Institute of Chemical Biology, where he currently holds the rank of Research Associate Professor. He has recently been awarded with a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop engineered bacteria that will function as a discovery platform for new drugs against diseases caused by protein misfolding and aggregation. Dr. Skretas is also Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ResQ Biotech, an early-stage drug discovery company established in 2019 at the Patras Science Park.


Founder & CEO, Cocoon Modules

Nastazia Spyropoulou is an architect. She received a Diploma in Architecture and RIBA Part III from the University of Westminster, UK. From 2005 to 2014, she collaborated with award-winning architectural practices in both London and Athens, developing her skills in design and construction and deepening her knowledge in project management, practice marketing and contract law. In 2016 she established Cocoon Modules PC, disrupting conventional construction by up-cycling shipping containers and transforming them into modular housing.


Founder & Managing Director, VERTLINER

Commercial and Strategy professional with over 10 years of managerial experience in IT, Retail and Manufacturing combined, based in Switzerland. Solid experience of sales, and commercial operations in 25 markets at EMEA/APAC regions, with the entrepreneurial spirit required to establish and operate a business in rapidly changing and ambiguous environments. Substantial experience in designing, implementing, leading a broad range of corporate growth and operational initiatives. Enthusiastic Entrepreneur with the ability to develop strategies for the successful completion of projects in cross-functional teams. Effective communicator, combining strong leadership and project management skills to deliver results in high-pressured, target-based multi-cultural environments.


Founder & CEO, StArtBio

Stella Taka, MSc, PhD is Founder & CEO of «StArtBio P.C.», an innovative company in the field of molecular diagnosis targeting to the development of new methods of allergy diagnosis. She is also research fellow at the Allergy Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical school (NKUA). During last years, her main research activities are focused on the interaction between Human rhinovirus and the innate immune system. She has been implicated in as main researcher in different European programs: NANOMYC, MIDAS, PREDICTA, iFaam, CURE. She has 25 peer reviewed papers (h-index 8) and over 174 citations.




Human Resources Management Consultant Personal & Executive Coach

Antonis Terzopoulos was born and lives in Athens. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership and a Certificate in Coaching – AC Accredited from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA).

He has many years of experience in Human Resources Management and Communication and is a member of the Hellenic Human Resources Management Association (ΣΔΑΔΕ).

He has a Lecturer Certification in ΛΑΕΚ programs and has more than 12,000 teaching hours as an in-company training instructor in seminars on Management, Customer Service and Personal Development.

His articles on Human Resources and Leadership have been published in reputable journals and websites.

He is an amateur marathon runner and enjoys mountain running, mountain biking and hiking in nature.



Founder – CEO, 2bullMeDiTherapy

Stavros Toumpoulis was born in Patras in 1978. He studied at the Dental School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and since 2005 he works as a dental surgeon while maintaining his own Dental clinic. From his student years he has been involved in many scientific papers and presentations at medical scientific meetings. In 2016 he founded 2bull MeDiTherapy, a biotech company that aims to develop innovative diagnostic tests and medicines.


Founder – CEO, ExperienceScanner

Kyriakos Tontsidis has over 7 years working experience in managerial positions as shareholder. His educational backround include MBA and MSc Big Data Analysis. His specialize as analytics translator and competitive advantages researcher, software project manager and strategic planning. He is the founder of experienceScanner, the 1st AI meta-search engine platform which analyzes big data from many popular online travel agencies providing personalized recommendations to its users for travel things to do & destinations worldwide. From July of 2019 headquarters of the experienceScanner is at the EGG accelerator.



Founder – CEO, TTMI Business Consulting

He is the CEO of the specialized consulting firm TTMI Consulting Ltd., supporting Τechnology Τransfer, Ιnnovation and Μarketing of technologies in private and public sector organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance & a minor in International Business from Concordia University, Canada and an MBA from the Open University of Cyprus.

He has 16 years of experience in Canada as founder, owner and general manager of foodstuff international trade/packaging/distribution companies. Following his return in Greece (2000) he works for twenty years as a consultant for the private and public sector and in the Black Sea countries as a consultant in World Bank development projects. He actively participates in the startup ecosystem.

He is presently General Secretary of the Canadian-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and has served for a three-year term, as Greece’s business representative, at the Business Chamber of the Enterprise Policy Group, a policy consulting body of the Direction General (DG) Enterprise & Industry of the European Commission. Since 2016, he teaches Technology Transfer at the Interinstitutional Program of Postgraduate Studies in Bioentrepreneurship (University of Thessaly and the National Hellenic Research Foundation).


CEO, Direct Solutions

Athanasia is specialized in growing and helping ideas from the business plan all the way to the placement in market. She is running the financial department of “Direct Solutions Private Company”, analyzing the market trends and designing the bussiness model. Direct Solutions Private Company develops innovative IT applications (integrated software platforms) in smart mobility, fleet management, car sharing.


Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Red Tree CFO Solutions

After 15 years in senior roles in financial strategy, analysis, and control for industrial (New Kind, Nikas) and technology companies (Forthnet-Nova) in Southeast Europe, Eftychis co-founded in 2013 Red Tree CFO Solutions– a financial advisory boutique for start-ups with international activity. Through this role, he mentors technology start-uppers to set up their endeavor and grow it globally, and he has participated in many successful projects.

Eftychis has a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Macedonia, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s University of London. He loves traveling around the world looking for “refreshing business opportunities.



Small Enterprises’ Institute Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants

I am currently working as vocational education & training coordinator of Small Enterprises’ Institute Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE) since 2012 and my experience concerns issues of coordination, implementation and management of vocational education and training programs, for adult professionals of technical professions and for the human resource of small businesses. In addition, I participate as a manager or researcher in European projects in which IME GSEVEE participates as a partner such as ERASMUS +, HORISON, MED, LLL. I have also worked as an administrative assistant and staff of lifelong learning projects at the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (I.NE.DI.VI.M). The above organizations are acting as public executive authorities for Lifelong Learning in Greece and are supervised by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. Previously I have worked in the private sector as an administrative in small and medium-sized enterprises related with commerce where I gained experience in sales, import-export issues, invoicing and budgeting. I own a bachelor degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and hold a Postgraduate Master degree in Lifelong Learning from the Institute of Education of the University of London.




George Tziros (M.A., Econ.) has worked at the Center of Planning and Economic Research, as a free lancer in financial journalism, and as a Professor of Economics at Pierce – The American College of Greece. He has an extensive experience in applying programs of Youth Entrepreneurship with Junior Achievement Greece and the Diamond Challenge Competition for High School Entrepreneurs. In 2018, he received a distinction from Junior Achievement Europe. He is now a Mentor for Teacher Education Program at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has also a lot of experience in family business.


Cofounder – CEO, HouseID

Georgios has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Aalborg University of Denmark, and many years of experience in innovation – product development. He has already developed a product for the United Nations World Food Programme and he is the CEO of HouseID. He has extensive international experience (Denmark, Germany, Italy, and Greece) and loves to create innovative products or services.



Founder @Lemonpie, Digital Marketing Instructor

Maria Fragkaki is the founder of Lemonpie, a Social Media Agency, collaborating with more than 15 freelancers from all the Digital Spectrum and from all around the world. The companies she is working with are currently in London, Moscow, Amsterdam, Brussels, and all over Greece. Besides SM Marketing, Maria teaches Digital Marketing to businesses, organizations, and individuals. She also was an official training team member of the 3-month OAED/Google Initiative “Grow with Google/Digital Marketing Training” for 4,000 unemployed people. With more than 6 years of working experience, 40+ satisfied companies, 6+ successful projects, 120+ hours of teaching, and 380+ students, 23+ mentees, Maria continues on her mission to highlight the importance of Social Media, by showing people how to scroll to actually build something and not just scroll to waste time and energy. At the same time she wishes to introduce a revolutionary Business Model without hierarchy and employment relationships.


Entrepreneur, Yperoxes Gynaikes

Maria-Nefeli Chatziioannidou is an entrepreneur. She graduated from Bocconi University, with a Bachelor Degree in International Economics, Finance, and Management and has a Master’s Degree in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She founded her first social enterprise “Code it Like a Girl” in 2013, a project aiming to solve the problem of gender inequality in STEM fields. Maria-Nefeli collaborates and provides consultant services on social innovation and entrepreneurship, to several organizations and start-ups in Greece. She has participated in many conferences with proposals for the refugee crisis and was selected to participate in “WOMEN INNOVATORS in SOCIAL ENTERPRISES” (WISE) Program in which she has been awarded as One of the Five Top Women Innovators of the Program. She is also the owner of an enterprise that operates in AUTH, and acts as a fresh respond to the existing Greek university cafeterias, with a vision to create a place that respects the university students and staff, by providing a modern environment and a quality break for everyone. In January 2019, Maria-Nefeli created her second social venture, an online platform called “Yperoxes Gynaikes” (Great Women), aiming to empower women by creating an online community in which women interact with each other.



Business Consultant, KEMEL

Alexandros Hadjistefanou, former Business Development Manager at Siemens Switzerland Ltd, Building Technologies Group and former Regional Head of Siemens Building Technologies Siemens A.E. is now working as a business consultant and is a full-time member of KEMEL since April 2015. He has been supporting startup businesses in fields such as the creation of sales and business plans, market studies, accountable sales systematic, optimized, fully-integrated enterprise processes, project, and contract management, etc.




Maria Christofilis is a Lawyer specializing in Capital Market Law and Banking Law. She is a Member of the Athens Bar Association & Accredited Mediator from the Ministry of Justice with further training in Greece and America.

She holds two postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in Finance and in International Relations. She has previous experience in investment banking in London and Athens, in the legal sector in Greece and Cyprus, and has served as a legal advisor to the Greek Parliament.




Thanos Psichalas is an alumnus of the University of Piraeus (BSc in Business Administration) and holds a Master’s degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. In the past 6 years, he has undertaken commercial roles in Telecommunications companies and has successfully managed projects on behalf of enterprise clients such as Telecom operators, Retail Banks, Insurance companies, Store chains, Supermarkets, and other large Retailers. His specialties include mobile communication, digital marketing, Customer Experience, customer loyalty, and e-commerce, he has consulted SMEs and Startups and has mentored young entrepreneurs through a number of programs and initiatives.