HELP YOUNG PEOPLE
START THEIR OWN BUSINESS

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.

PROGRAMME MENTORS

Nikos Kastrinakis, Erratic Compass
Sotiris Kokkinos, FEAC
Dimitris Kontopidis, Humane
Constantine Komodromos, Vesselbot
Ilias Bogordos, Keeano
Stratos Botis, GuestFlip
Vee Bougani, Sustainable Food Movement
Aris Pattakos, GuestFlip
Athina Polina Dova, Owiwi
Alexandros Papandreou, Charismatheia

Christos Raftogiannis, City Crop
Spyros Sideris, PWC
Nastazia Spyropoulou, Cocoon Modules
Stella Taka, Startbio
Stavros Toumpoulis, 2bullMeDiTherapy
Athanasia Tsakiri, Hermes-V
Georgios Fotopoulos, HouseID
Antonis Chalkiopoulos, Tooristas
Vassilis Chryssos, Ex Machina

VASILIS ATHANASIADIS

Founder – CEO, 3H Services (Holistic House Handling)

Having been involved in Construction and Sales projects for more than twelve years, I became able to identify a gap in the Greek Real Estate market. Therefore, my team and I created a company – 3H Services – that operates as a “one-stop shop”, providing renovation, maintenance, rental management and concierge services to landlords.

KONSTANTINOS ASTRIDIS

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.

LEON GAVALAS

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.

ANTONIS ZERVAS

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.

VASILIS IOANNITIS

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.

MARIA KAKOURI

Entepreneur

Maria Kakouri is an entrepreneur and co-founder of SoccerHub. She is a graduate of Athens University of and Economics and Business and she holds an MBA in Food & Agribusiness. Also, she is a freelancer Marketing Specialist and Researcher. She has mostly focused on the FMCG industry which has helped her develop and hone her knowledge of this particular market. She was a former brand marketing assistant at Nestle C.P.W. Hellas and she is a mentor at the Agricultural University Of Athens.

Quote: Everything starts with one step, or one brick, or one word or one day.
– Jeremy Gilley, actor, filmmaker and founder of NPO Peace One Day.

LEONIDAS KANELLOPOULOS

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.

SOTIRIS KOKKINOS

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.

DIMITRIS KONTOPIDIS

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.

VEE BOUGANI

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.

ALEXANDROS PAPANDREOU

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.

STAVROS TOUMPOULIS

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.

VASSILIS CHRYSSOS

Co-founder – COO, Ex Machina

Vassilis Chryssos is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of team leading and project managing experience. He is the co-founder and COO of Ex Machina, an IoT startup doing predictive analytics for weather-sensitive resources. Running the operations for Ex Machina he helps provide high quality services to high-profile customers such as Athens International Airport, IBM Hellas, Attiki Gas Company, Olymbia Odos S.A. and others.

He is also co-founder of Sarantaporo.gr, a social enterprise which is building a Community Wireless Network in remote, isolated villages of central Greece. As a strategist,  CCO and public speaker of Sarantaporo.gr he helped grow the international network of the organization and build a wide and respectful global reputation, which led to numerous collaborations worldwide.

He has a natural talent in planning and delivering training especially in the ICT sector. He is also a skilled listener with empathy towards his interlocutors, able to focus on the essence of each discussion.  During 2017-18 he helped other startups as a mentor at The EGG incubator, Greece.