StartupNow Forum 2019 Speakers

Prof. Konstantinos Aravossis

[Assoc. Professor, NTUA, General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Scientific Responsible, GreenTech Symposium]
Prof. Konstantinos Aravossis is General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water at the Greek

Christos Nikoloudis

[Mantis Business Innovation]
Christos Nikoloudis is a graduate mechanical engineer from the National Technical University of

Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt

[U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Greece]
Geoffrey R. Pyatt, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, was sworn in
Michalis Tsarbopoulos is the Chief Digital Officer of Eurobank Group, and also Head of Global

Alexandros Katsiamboulas

[ President HSWMA]
Mr. Alexandros Katsiamboulas, Chemical Engineer, NTUA with postgraduate MSc in Environmental
Athanassios Daflos, Head of Intelligent Services – Global Transaction Banking – Eurobank
Charalambos Charalambidis’s professional career began in 1999 at Schneider Electric SA in the

Sotiris Syrmakezis

[Bioiatriki]
Sotiris Syrmakezis Digital Transformation & Innovation Professional. Fintech & Digital

Panagiotis Margaris

[TITAN Group]
Panagiotis Margaris is a PMO Manager in the Group Strategic Planning division of Titan Group. As a

Thanasis Gentimis

[SymbioLabs]
Thanasis Gentimis is the Managing Director of SymbioLabs, a spinoff company of ATHENA Research

Roula Bachtalia

[egg- enter•grow•go]
Roula Bachtalia is an active business person with strong experience in expanding innovative,

Grigorios Chasanis

[Olympia Odos S.A.]
An Electrical and Computer Engineer (University of Patras), having more than 15 years overall

Vassilis Chryssos

[Ex Machina]
Vassilis Chryssos is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of team leading and project managing

Dr Ioanna Kastelli

[Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, NTUA]
Dr Ioanna Kastelli is teaching and research associate at National Technical University of Athens

Kostas Tsaousis

[Founder Ideas Lab]
Δημοσιογραφος – 4 δεκαετιες σε εφημεριδες, περιοδικα, ραδιοφωνα. Η αρχή έγινε με το περιοδικό

Christos A. Gizelis

[IT Digitalization & Innovation OTE Group of Companies]
Dr. Christos Gizels is a graduate of the Electronic Engineering Technology Department of the

Konstantinos Gogos

[Athens International Airport]
Konstantinos is an ex-startupper with a strong digital and tech understanding. Currently is α team

Giorgos Mavrias

[Ecoelastika AE]

ANASTASIA PSOMIADI Ph.D.

[APSON CSR-Womanitee]
Dr Anastasia Psomiadi founded APSON CSR Company in 2007. APSON, collaborates with a skillful team

Pavlos Ravanis

[REWARDING RECYCLING ]
President Pavlos Ravanis was born in Athens on 1961. He is happily married and a father of two

Paris Laras

[Floating Island Studios]
Paris Laras studied programming in Athens and since branching off to the field of Game Design, he

Christos Kotsakas

[epixeiro.gr]
Christos Kotsakas is a journalist with years of experience in the fields of technology, business
Dr. Konstantinos S. Skandalis is currently working as an executive at the Investment Promotion

Fetsi Angeliki

[Ministry of Development and Investments.]
Chemical Engineer NTUA, MBA

Vassilis Kletsas

[Listings Division of the Athens Exchange Group]
Vassilis Kletsas is a Senior Project Manager of the Listings Division of the Athens Exchange Group.

Dimitris Fragakis

[Greek National Tourism Organisation]
Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), mr.  Dimitris Fragakis is 47

George M. Tentes

[Green2Sustain]
George Tentes is the Founder and Director of Green2Sustain. As an Environmental Economist and

Stylianos Grigoriadis

[Gault & Millau Hellas]
Stylianos Grigoriadis is the co-founder of BeFoo, the Parisian start-up that prepares and delivers

Alexandros Vassilikos

[Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.]
Alexandros Vassilikos was born in Athens in 1976 and studied Economics in Nantes and London. In
Dimitris Kossyfas leads the Ads sales team for Travel and Tech at Google Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus

Prof. George N. Skaracis

[Agricultural University of Athens ]
Professor Emeritus and Director of the Biometry Science Center at the Agricultural University of
Dr. Nikolaos Kakogiannis holds an engineering diploma (5 years) which is focused on the electrical

Dr. Lena Strantazli

[GreenTech Challenge]
She is a Mechanical Engineer (National Technical University of Athens – NTUA) with a M.Sc. in

Vasilis Liogkas

[Ministry of Environment & Energy]
Mechanical Engineer, phD candidate on Circular Economy. M.Sc. in Urban, Spatial Planning and

Yannis Caloghiorou

[National Technical University of Athens]
Yannis D. Caloghirou is Professor of Economics of Technology and Industrial Strategy at the

Konstantinos Maragkogiannis

[Cabinet of the Minister at Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy]
Konstantinos has been working as a Senior Sustainability Consultant in Climate Change and

Giorgos Manolis

[Envinow.gr]
Georgios Manolis is an undergraduate student at School of Civil Engineering at National Technical

George Firfilionis

[D-Waste Ltd & EPEM SA]
Mr. Firfilionis is an environmental consultant, in the field of solid waste management studies at

Alexandros Costopoulos

[American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce]
Alexandros Costopoulos is a communications strategist, renowned speaker and seasoned contributor to
Konstantinos YAZITZOGLOU holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Production Management from

Prof. Haris Doukas

[National Technical University of Athens]
Dr. Haris Doukas is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Stavros Alexakis

[360 Trust Services]
Stavros Alexakis is the Managing Director and co-owner of 360 Trust Services,  and brings 25 years

Prof.George Papadakis

[Agricultural University of Athens]
George Papadakis is full Professor of renewable energy at AUA. During more than twenty years on the

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos E. Labrou

[Agricultural University of Athens]
Director & Head of the Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Deputy President of the Department

Vasilis Stenos

[Solmeyea]
is an Agricultural & Environmental Engineer from Columbia University, PhD Candidate at the NTUA

Markos D. Kyriazis

[PTA REHAB Ecorthotics]
Markos Kyriazis was born in Athens on January 18, 1991. He was first trained as an assistant nurse

Katerina Saridaki

[CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator]
Katerina is the Director of the newly established travel & hospitality accelerator, Capsule T .

Alexandros Bregiannis

[ΟΤΕ Group]
Alexandros Bregiannis graduated from the Department of Physics in Partas University, has a

Dimitris Tasias

[EU & Public]
Dimitris Tasias has an extensive experience in ICT projects in Greece and abroad. During his
Nektaria Kalogeropoulou is Sales Responsible at Nokia Hellas for New Technologies and
Michalis is a serial entrepreneur, an innovative thinker and enabler. Founder of Industry

Christos Kalantzis

[GreenTech Challenge Student Committee]
Christos Kalantzis is an undergraduate student at Rural and Surveying Engineering at National
Argyris Demertzis is a journalist, member of the Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers,

Prof. Aggelos Tsakanikas

[National Technical University of Athens]
Aggelos Tsakanikas is an Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics
Born in 1966, Stavros Theodoropoulos studied Political Science and Public Administration at the

Panagiotis Skiadas

[Viohalco Group]
Panagiotis Skiadas is currently the Sustainability Director of Viohalco SA. He joined Viohalco in

Efi Tritopoulou

[NoWaste21]
Chemical Engineer holding a PhD diploma (NTUA) with twenty years of experience in a range of

Tasos Tsoumanis

[Plaisio Computers]
Tasos has been actively taking up challenges throughout his professional life. He states that

Anastasios Tsamis

[Dept. of Public Administration, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens.]
Emeritus professor in Financial Accounting and Banking, Dept. of Public Administration, Panteion
Work Experience: Construction sector- credit control. Experienced in: Corporate finance,

Andreas Loukatos

[Executive Vice President ]
He has Diploma on Chemistry (University of Patras Greece, 1984) and DEA in Environmental Management
Antonis Papadakis was born in Athens. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of
Studied Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Computational Fluid Mechanics and Master in
He graduated from the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens

Konstantinos Miltiadis Sakkas

[ENALOS Research and Development]
Dr. Konstantinos Sakkas is Managing Director of ENALOS Research and Development PC. He is a Mining

Antonis Politis

[EIT RawMaterials ]
Antonis Politis is a Business Development Manager in the Innovation Hub East of EIT RawMaterials.

Ioannis Paspaliaris

[EIT RawMaterials]
Prof. Ioannis Paspaliaris is a Mining and Metallurgical Engineer. His current activities involve

Prof. Anastasios I. Stamou

[National Technical University of Athens ]
Professor at the Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Civil Engineering, in

Prof. Dr. Haris LAMBROPOULOS

[Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry ]
Prof. Dr. Haris LAMBROPOULOS: He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics

Vaggelis Siokas

[Invent ICT]
Vaggelis Siokas is an Engineer Ph.D. candidate in National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in

Dimitris Georgiou

[Dishcover Tours]
Dimitri is Founder and CEO of Dishcover, envisioning to redefine culinary tourism practices.
Christos Raftogiannis is an ambitious entrepreneur and Founder of CityCrop Automated Indoor Farming

Antonis Papadopoulos

[Athens Digital Lab]
Antonis is an experienced business development and communications professional, with proven track

Chris Gasteratos

[Marathon VC Capital]
Chris Gasteratos is an Analyst at Marathon Venture Capital for the past three years. Chris started

Dimitris Litsikakis

[deVere Group]
O Δημήτρης Λιτσικάκης είναι απόφοιτος Πληροφορικής από το Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιά και μεταπτυχιακές

Dimitris Mitrakos

[Yamas Drinks]
Dimitris Mitrakos is Founder of Yamas Drinks, a company pioneering since 2012 with its Greek

Diomidis Theocharopoulos

[Beyond Exports]
Diomidis Theocharopoulos is specialised in the International Commerce, having experience in the

Dimitra Marina Giordamli

[Prisma Electronics SA]
Dimitra was born in Alexandroupolis. Early in her life started participating in running the family

Danae Bezantakou

[NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS LTD & Concept Founder – YES FORUM]
Danae Bezantakou is CEO of Navigator Shipping Consultants, shareholder of KEFI S.A.  and MATILDA
Constantine is a Fellow member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (FCCA), and has

Gerasimos Michalitsis

[Intrasoft International]
Gerasimos Michalitsis has accumulated 20+ years of experience by holding several positions in

Panos Theodossopoulos

[Oceanking SA]
Panos Theodossopoulos, Chief Digital Officer at Oceanking, has worked for the past 5 years in the

Vasileios Karavasilis

[Envy Softworks]
Vasileios Karavasilis is 26 years old, Computer Engineer, “eternal” student and Managing Director

George Karantonis

[Metavallon VC]
George is currently  a partner at Metavallon VC, which is a €32 million venture capital firm that
Kostis Chlouverakis has worked in academia and in analytics & digital advisory mainly in the

Fay Makantasi

[Dianeosis]
Fay Makantasi is Research Analyst in the organization Dianeosis and contracting Assistant Professor

Dionissis Boudouvas

[Managing Director]
Chemical Engineer-PhD. Managing Director of COMBATT S.A.-Integrated collective system for waste
Mike Pagagathangelou is the cofounder of Traptics LTD in which he functions mainly as a game

Georgios Megas

[Hellas National Documentation Centre]
Georgios Megas is the National Contact Point for ICT and the FET/EIC in Horizon 2020 and

Fragiskos Theofylaktos

[Prisma Consulting]
Fragiskos Theofylaktos graduated from the Department of Economics in the University of Athens and

Dimitris Tsingos

[Starttech Ventures ]
Dimitris Tsingos is a tech entrepreneur and early stage investor based in Athens, Greece. He

Paul Kidner

[The People's Trust]
Paul is the General Manager of The People’s Trust, an NGO whose mission is to relieve

Nikos Antoniou

[PJ Tech Catalyst Fund]
Nikos Antoniou is a skilled venture capitalist and finance professional with 19 years of

Alexandros Nousias

[Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece]
Alexandros Nousias is the Country Director of Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece. He manages

Stratos Baloutsos

[Athens Center for Entrepreneurship ]
Stratos Baloutsos is a doctoral candidate at the department of Management Science and Technology,

Panos Chatzilazaridis

[Mana Gi SMPC]
Panos Chatzilazaridis was born in Thessaloniki in 1988, but raised in Zakynthos and Pyrgos. He

George Dimopoulos

[VentureFriends]
George has been an angel investor for the last 8 years investing in Greek and foreign tech

Eric Parks

[Velocity Partners]
Eric has acted as a mentor and advisor for several acceleration programs and competitions. He

Apostolos Thasitis

[Robert Bosch Greece]
Apostolos Thasitis joined Robert Bosch Greece in 2017 as Business Development Manager with a focus

Ioannis Capras

[BOSCH HELLAS]
Ioannis Capras graduated from the University of Munich and holds a Master’s degree in Business

Stavroula Kampouridou

[Bank of Greece]
Stavroula Kampouridou has been the FinTech advisor, since February 2017, to the Governor of the

Miron Flouris

[National Bank of Greece]
Miron Flouris works in the Digital Transformation Management of the National Bank of Greece as Head

Eri Panselina

[Journalist, Media Relations Specialist]
Having worked for more than 13 years in the Greek press, reporting on world affairs for Ethnos

Dr. George Xirogiannis

[SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises]
Dr George Xirogiannis is currently the Deputy Director General. He is also the Vice-Chair of the

More speakers to be announced.