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Impact HUB Athens

Shaping the future of Education!

Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & dedication to build an education product in one weekend.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. it is nonprofit event with over 1000 past events in 170 countries around the world.

Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) was founded on the belief that entrepreneurship is the most powerful force to positively impact education outcomes. We are a global initiative that brings people together over the course of 54 hours to launch startups that have the ability to drastically improve the educational experience for various types of learners. Only two years old, SWEDU has already expanded to 16 cities across the world, and we are excited to give everyone an unprecedented opportunity to play a role in creating the future of education.

On January 17-19 we organize the first Startup Weekend Education in Athens, Greece.

We aim to bring together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education. Anyone is welcome to pitch their idea and receive feedback from the peers. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Prizes

The first 3 ideas that will come out from Athens SWEDU will be rewarded with some interesting opportunities, thanks to products and services offered by the local and global sponsors of Athens SWEDU.

1. ID-GC/ MSCOMM

The Industry Disruptors-Game Changers, one of the strongest organizations promoting entrepreneurship in Greece at both a national and an international level, and the award-winning Greek company MSCOMM will award the winners as follows: depending on their sector, the winners will automatically enter the relevant competitions of The Industry Disruptors, and will attend the workshop "1,5 day training on business model generation, customer development and lean startup methodology" by Ihsan Elgin (Director Center for Entrepreneurship at Ozyegin University, Co-Founder of Startup Turkey).

In addition, the winning teams will enter “Rate your Startup Project” to get evaluation, profitability measurement, and develop their leadership skills. Finally, the winners will attend an advisory seminar in communication by MSCOMM.

http://industrydisruptors.org/

2. TEDxAUEB

Focusing on the concept of "Ideas Worth Spreading", TEDxAUEB supports passionate future entrepreneurs who wish to adopt a new attitude and contribute to the educational arena. Since the event is entirely organized by students and holds its own "StudentAct" entrepreneurship competition, the TEDx AUEB team actively supports ideas committed to building new products aiming to improve education. Consequently, the team will kindly offer a free pass to the main TEDx AUEB event in March to each member of the winning team of Athens SWEDU.

http://www.tedxaueb.com/

3. Impact Hub Athens

The Impact Hub is the first globally connected network of local social innovation. The first 3 winners will be able to join the vibrant community of The Impact Hub Athens, thereby gaining access to the educational programs of The Impact Hub, unlimited use of its infrastructure and direct networking with social innovators & entrepreneurs, investors and experts at both an international and a local level.

http://athens.impacthub.net/

4. Treasure Lab

The Treasure Lab is a lab of professional trainers and coaches with passion for people and results, who believe in solution-focused training. All members of the first winning team will gain free registration to the 1-day workshop on “Resilience and Solution Focus” in April.

http://treasurelab.net/

Schedule

Friday

Jan 17
  • Registration
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote & Dinner
  • Start forming ideas and discuss

Saturday

Jan 18
  • Arrive, breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and set up workspace
  • Speakers
  • Coaches help teams.One on one
  • Lunch
  • Coaches help teams.One on one
  • Dinner
  • Finished for the day

Sunday

Jan 19
  • Arrive, breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help
  • Lunch
  • Tech check. Prepare to present
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & Awards
  • Wrap up
  • Let's Party!!
Speakers

Kosmo Kalliarekos

Managing Director

Managing Director, member of the Portfolio Management Committee, has advised Baring Private Equity since 2004 and fully joined in 2008 where he co-leads the education vertical. BPEA is the largest Private Equity investor in education in Asia/Pacific. Mr. Kalliarekos was founding member and Senior Partner of The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm with offices in Boston, London, San Francisco, Shanghai and Mumbai. Mr. Kalliarekos founded and headed the firm’s Education Industry Center of Excellence. Within the world of education, Kosmo has worked with both private and government organizations, global foundations,established companies and start-ups. Previously, Mr. Kalliarekos was Consultant with Bain and Company. Mr. Kalliarekos holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a Baker Scholar, M.B.A. from Harvard Business School

Michael Goldberg

International business leader   |  

Michael Goldberg is an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader whose teaching is focused on the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage finance. Goldberg is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Goldberg also co-founded the Bridge Investment Fund, a venture capital fund focused on investing in Israeli medical device companies that have synergies with the leading health care industries and institutions in Cleveland. Goldberg is also a Senior Advisor to Kaiwu Capital, a Chinese venture capital fund.
Goldberg was the Director of International Business Development for America Online, responsible for structuring and negotiating international partnerships in Asia, including AOL’s joint venture with Lenovo to develop interactive services for the China market. Goldberg spent several years in South Africa working for the National Democratic Institute, designing and implementing voter education programs for South Africa’s historic first democratic election in 1994. Goldberg also worked for Microsoft and the International Management Group (IMG). Goldberg has deep experience teaching entrepreneurship in international markets. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2012 to teach entrepreneurship at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam, and also lectured on behalf of Fulbright in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. During the summer of 2013, Goldberg taught entrepreneurial management at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He is developing a massive open online course (MOOC) for Case Western Reserve University on Coursera called Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies which will begin in April 2014.Goldberg is active in the entrepreneurship community in Cleveland, serving as a mentor to entrepreneurs through Jumpstart, FlashStarts and LaunchHouse. He has appeared as a frequent guest panelist on MSNBC’s “Your Business” and written on international entrepreneurship for Entrepreneur.com.

Monica Chellam

Manager of Learning Hubs strategy and program at Coursera‏

Monica joined Coursera as an intern in September 2013, excited to think about how Coursera might continue to grow internationally and touch the lives of students all over the world. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Before returning to school, Monica worked in social enterprise and government, spending more than five years as a U.S. diplomat in Washington, D.C., Hanoi, Vietnam, and Brussels, Belgium. Monica has a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College and enjoys adventuring, hiking photography, and great coffee.

Judges

Diana Birba

Marketing Manager Gum & Candy, Greece & Italy at Mondelez International   |   LinkedIn

Diana Birba is a Marketing professional with 14 years of experience. She started her career in 2000 in the Marketing Research Industry, joining Focus-Bari as a Research executive and four years later moved to Marketing, working for leading Cosmetics and Personal Care brands of Sarantis SA. In 2007, she joined Mondelez Hellas (former Kraft Foods / Cadbury) and since then she gradually progressed through a series of roles, including Senior Brand Management, Marketing & Trade Marketing Management. Diana’s current role is Marketing Manager Gum & Candy with responsibility for Greece and Italy. As of 2011, she is also teaching "Marketing theory in practice", as a business instructor, at Panteion AD & PR Lab (Dept. of Communication, Media and Culture). She strongly believes that “crisis is the mother of action” and “innovation is the only way forward”.

Sofia Papadimitriou

Digital and Social Media of Educational RadioTelevision - Ministry of Education PhD Candidate at the Hellenic Open University   |   LinkedIn

Sofia has been an ICT Secondary teacher since 1990, and also a trainer for Primary and Secondary teachers. She is a PhD Candidate in Distance Learning at the School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University. She works in the Educational RadioTelevision of Ministry of Education since September 2007 and she coordinates its Digital and Social Media (www.edutv.gr, www.i-create.gr, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Vimeo, Linked-In). In particular, she coordinates the collaborative projects on i-create platform providing media resources and supporting user generated content (100 years later, Mediterranean Nutrition, School Lab, Social Campaign Against Violence) and the European projects: “EduTubePlus: A European curriculum related video library and hybrid e-services for the pedagogical exploitation video in class” (2008-11), and the MEDEAnet about “Media and Learning” (2012-14), on behalf of Educational RadioTelevision. Furthermore she participated at the “Energy-bits” project (2012-13) regarding the sustainable use of energy and supported by “Intelligent Energy”. She has co-authored three book chapters and 25 papers in scientific conferences and journals on the topics of Open and Distance Learning, Media in Education, Open Educational Resources, Professional Learning Networks, Academic Staff Development, and STEM Teaching.

Sakis Georgiadis

Partner at Hermes GPE   |   LinkedIn

Sakis is a partner at Hermes GPE, the private equity asset management arm of the British Telecom pension scheme. He spent his first 7 years with the firm based in London and was responsible coverage of the Nordic, CEE and Southern European regions. In 2011 he established Hermes GPE’s Singapore office and has since been responsible for all investment and business activities in Asia Pacific. Sakis was previously a strategy consultant at LEK Consulting where he worked as an advisor on a number of private equity transactions. He started his career working for HSBC Pantelakis Securities in Athens, before spending two years as a warrant officer in the Greek army. With Hermes GPE he has led transactions in the education space and he is personally an angel investor focusing on digital healthcare and wellness. He holds a BSc in Economics from Warwick University and a Masters in Finance from Cambridge.

Nikos Frydas

Telecommunications, information technology, education and management.

Dr. Nikos P. Frydas has a varied and extensive experience in the fields of telecommunications, information technology, education and management. Between 1982 and 1992 he worked with the Electrical Engineering Department of De Montfort University, Leicester, as a principal lecturer in Telecommunications. In 1992 he joined Ideal Group in Athens, initially as a consultant on telecommunications and then as the manager of the telecommunications department. In 1996 he founded Ideal Telecom (a daughter company of the Group) and he became its General Manager until his departure in 2001. In 2001 Dr. Frydas worked for Vodafone and then for Alpha TV and in 2003 he became the Director of Agetor Informatics Ltd, a company specializing on the provision of IT solutions for the Social Security sector. In 2008 he became the Director of Studies of the KCL Group, which offers educational & consultancy services to the shipping industry and since Jan 2013 he works for the New York College, as the Provost of its University in Tirana. Dr. Frydas is the elected President of Safenet since 2000, a non-for-profit company of the Internet industry of Greece. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the National University of Athens, a B.A. degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, an M.Sc degree in Digital Telecommunications from Essex University and a Ph.D. degree on information coding from Loughborough University of Technology.

Alexis Komselis

Entrepreneurship and family business educator, researcher and practitioner   |   LinkedIn

Alexis is co-founder and director of the ALBA Hub for Enterprise and Development at the ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece. Alexis is an entrepreneurship and family business educator, researcher and practitioner. He has been involved in the research, teaching and celebration of entrepreneurship for several years, having advised the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Association as a scientific collaborator for the selection of the Kouros Awards for Entrepreneurship recipients, managed the eponymous Stelios Haji-Ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneurs in Greece for the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and helped establish the Green Dreams Competition for sustainable entrepreneurship. He has published several articles in Greek and International newspapers, and has contributed material for books related to his expertise.

Michalis Stangos

Creative entrepreneur - politically active   |   LinkedIn

He is the founder and co-founder of innovative and traditional companies and organizations. He is the founder of Industry Disruptors – Game Changers, an ecosystem to enhance entrepreneurship in the Southeast Mediterranean region. He is also Curator and co-founder of Ted Med Live Athens, which in 2013 takes place for the first time in Greece. Michalis is the president and CEO of an integrated communication group of companies MSCOMM. He is a member of the board of Young Entrepreneurs Association, member in the EU Business Mentor Networks, member of the Task Force of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), member of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Global Forum. He is an active communication consultant of the European Parliament and the European Commission. Michalis has studied Political Sciences, Communication and European Studies at the London School of Economics, under scholarships by the Institution of Promotion of Journalism Athanasiou Vas. Botsi and the Journalists Union of Athens Daily Newspapers.

Minas Mavrikakis

Communication & Corporate Affairs Director Athenian Brewery S.A.   |   LinkedIn

Minas Mavrikakis joined Athenian Brewery in 1978. He started working at the Technical Department and after he graduated from university he was transferred at Sales Division starting as Promoter and then he became Sales Representative. In 1985 he was appointed as Product Manager for Heineken brand, at Marketing Division and then he was responsible for New Product Development.
In 1989, as Group Product Manager, he managed the launch of IOLI natural Mineral Water, while in 1995, became Business Development Manager, responsible for the company’s actions in Greece and abroad (especially in Southeast Europe). At that time, in 1998, he launches in the Greek market Fischer and ALFA beer. In 2000, he held the position of Marketing Manager, member of Athenian Brewery’s Management Team, responsible for the Heineken Sponsorship of the Olympic Games-Athens 2004. In 2006 he became Communication & Corporate Affairs Director in the newly created Communication and Corporate Affairs Division.

Michalis Meimaris

Founder and director of the New Technologies Laboratory in Communication, Education and the Mass Media of the University of Athens

Professor Michael Meimaris is the founder and director of the New Technologies Laboratory in Communication, Education and the Mass Media of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens. He is currently the Director of the University Research Institute of Applied Communication. He has studied Mathematics in the University of Athens and Statistics and computer based Data Analysis in Paris (University Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie). His scientific interests involve the application of New Technologies in Communication, Education and the Mass Media, Graphics and Computer Animation, the New Technological Communication Environment and its design, Digital Storytelling, Intergenerational Communication and Learning, Visual Communication, Digital Game-Based Learning, Open and Distance Education, as well as the training of educators in the New Technologies field.He is a member of the International Committee and President of the National Committee of the Möbius Awards, member of the Scientific Board of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Nord of France, as well as of C.I.T.I. of the University of Lisbon and member of the jury of the French Laboratories of Excellence action of the French National Research Agency (ANR). He has been awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the French Democracy.

Mentors

Apostolos Apostolakis

Serial entrepreneur in the internet/technology sector   |   LinkedIn

Αpostolos is a serial entrepreneur in the internet/technology sector and started as an entrepreneur right after graduating from National Technical University of Athens. In 1998 along with 2 friends, cofounded e-shop.gr the first and largest e-tailer in Greece. In 2000 he went to the US to get the business basics right, and after graduating from Columbia Business School in 2002, spent two valuable years with Boston Consulting Group. In 2004 he rejoined e-shop.gr, and helped the company grow and remain the leader in e-commerce in Greece. E-shop.gr reached a turnover of more than 120 million euros with more than 1,5 million unique visitors per month. In 2009, looking for more challenges, he joined Openfund to help create the first seed investing fund in Southeastern Europe. Openfund filled a gap and played a very important role in the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting innovative startups like Taxibeat. Taxibeat , where Apostolos is also member of the board, is transforming the way people get a taxi around the globe with the company having presence in Brazil, Mexico and France.Furthermore in 2011 Apostolos cofounded e-food.gr which is the largest online food delivery aggregator in Greece with more than 900 restaurants in 15 Greek cities. Finally in 2012 along with 2 other friends cofounded doctoranytime.gr which is an online service that helps consumers identify the right doctor (based on criteria like evaluations, profile, cost per visit, insurance affiliation) and book with them an appointment online.

Christopher Brellis

Product designer / mixed media designer   |   LinkedIn

He was born in 1973, in Athens, Greece. An industrial designer by training, he studied at Ravensbourne College and the Royal College of Art in London, where he resided until 2001. He has also studied and worked in Finland, Japan and the Netherlands. Founder of Antidot Design Studio, a multi-disciplinary business entity with a diverse 10-year long course within the design labyrinth: industrial design, new media in performing arts, set design, as well as Graphic and web design. He has designed and produced design objects that were exhibited in London, NY, Frankfurt, Milano, Saint-Etienne and Athens. In addition, commissioned works can be found in Russia, the Middle East, the USA and Germany. He has collaborated with multiple artists in the co-creation of cultural works. He has taught at Loughborough University, and the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering, University of Aegean. Τhe core of his activities revolve around the convergence of audio/visual mediums, along with a special interest in the methodology used in the problem-solving of practical or theoretical issues - within the aesthetic and social contex surrounding the design and production of physical/cultural products. Recent collaborations include: Greek National Opera, New Akropolis Museum, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Patras Archeological Museum, Dimitris Papaioannou, Athina- Rachel Tsangari, Ash Bulayev and more.

Dimitra Iordanoglou

Lecturer at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Athens   |   LinkedIn

Dimitra teaches Human Resource Management, Emotional Intelligence, Organization & Management and Leadership Development. She is a Visiting Lecturer in Health and Crisis Management at the University of Peloponnese. She has been working as a Human Resource Consultant for many years. She holds two Ph.D degrees, one on Human Resource Management (Athens University of Economics and Business) and one on Group Psychology (University of Manchester, UK). Dimitra currently coordinates the EU-funded project Young Leaders and participates in the Mobile Generation Next research project. She is a Certified Coach on Emotional Intelligence from Hay/McBer–USA and a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute.

Spiros Kapetanakis

LinkedIn

Sort CV Entrepreneur, CEO CoLab Athens, Advisory Board Member Hellenic Start-up Association Spiros is a graduate of Applied Sciences, with 15 years experience in innovation projects, involving solutions in the field of Information Technology. As Enterpreneur he start the fist coworking space in Greece, as a Project Manager he led teams through the creation and growth of web solutions and web applications. In addition, he facilitated the growth and monitoring of organizational processes and social
networks.

Nikos Kakolyris

Business Unit Director   |   LinkedIn

Nikos holds the Business Unit Director position at Asset Ogilvy Public Relations.Since joining the company in 2005, he has been responsible for the planning and implementation of integrated public relations programs in telecommunications, food & beverages, shopping malls, alcohol, cosmetics etc. Among the clients he has collaborated with are OTE, Cosmote, Coca-Cola Services (Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Powerade, Nestea), Lamda Development (The Mall Athens & commercialization of all commercial
centers of the company), Kraft Foods (Lacta, Pavlidis Bitter, etc.), Diageo Hellas (Johnnie Walker, Haig), Elais-Unilever (Dove). His career at Asset Ogilvy Public Relations began as Head of Planning & Implementation of the largest outdoor exhibition ever held in Athens, CowParade Athens 2006. Prior to joining the Ogilvy Group, he was the Event Manager of the Hellenic Association of Communication Agencies, responsible for the coordination and implementation of all the events, such as Ermis Awards, Effie Hellas, conferences, etc. His professional career began in 1997, at Leo Burnett Group and more specifically at the Public Relations agency MS & L, Manning Selvage & Lee. Ηe graduated from the Communication & Media Department of Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, and holds an MBA degree from Strathclyde Graduate Business School. He speaks English and German.

ATHENS PLAYTHON

AthensPlaython.org   |  

Athens Plaython is an open community of people who love nothing more than playing and making creative street games for all and running workshops. Their work has been presented in international festivals and conferences. Athens Plaython community organizes regular play meetups, game design workshops, street game events and an international street games festival and conference taking place in Athens. Athens Plaython Conference hosts big games, design & technology workshops and city wide fun. Athens Plaython community loves cooperation, accessibility, playful interactions and problem solving through games!
From the Athens Plaython Team will join us:
Maria Saridaki - www.morethangames.gr
Elina Roinioti - gr.linkedin.com/pub/elina-roinioti/16/5b1/870
Themis Ghion - http://www.flowathens.com/
Artemis Papageorgiou - http://artemispapageorgiou.com/

Krysta Tzelepi

Coach, Mentor, Team Facilitator Managing Partner, Treasure Lab Ltd   |   LinkedIn

Krysta is a member of the International Coach Federation. She is also founding member of the Hellenic Coaching Association/EMCC and member of the Greek HR Association (SDADE).
She has been coaching executives & top team members of large multinational companies in Southeast Europe, in the last 9 years. Main areas of work: growth from managers to leaders, transitioning successfully into new roles, discovering & using strengths for maximum impact, leading successfully, while at the same time becoming more balanced and resilient. Her coaching accreditations are supported by manager and director level roles in HR line management & MOD in banking, retail & the IT sector. Through the Solution Focused Coaching approach, combined with studies in Psychology, she encourages and challenges the coachee to move forward and become more of who he/she aspires to be, bringing maximum results & a sense of balance and direction in his/her life. Along with coaching, she has designed and implemented mentoring programs for companies, with activities spanning from training mentors-mentees, to coaching the mentor, evaluating results etc. Krysta also has extensive experience in designing & implementing hands-on, innovative development programs that have steps and bring results, for over 1700 managers/executives so far. Areas include: communication, effective feedback, becoming a coach-manager, boosting resilience etc. Her representative clients are Citibank, Alpha bank, Eurobank, Kraft Foods, IKEA, Diageo, Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Coca Cola HBC, Lafarge Beton, Titan Cement, Roche Pharma, Novartis, Sanofi, Ericsson, University of Piraeus, Zepos & Yannopoulos and Chryssi Eykairia.

George Vareloglou

LinkedIn

George Vareloglou is working as Business Development Director at Mindworks. He is one of the founding members of the company. Mindworks is one of the first Search Marketing Agencies in Greece. Nowadays, and after joining forces with Atcom, the agency holds an important place in the market of online communications, offering its services to some of the biggest clients in the Greek market, growing fast and serving an expanding portfolio of international clients. From 2005 to today, through corporate blogging, seminars, case studies publications and conference speeches, George has contributed to introduce and establish the Search Marketing to the Greek market.

Theo Anagnostopoulos

Science communicator and social entrepreneur   |  

Theo Anagnostopoulos is a science communicator and a social entrepreneur. He is the Co-Founder and Director of “SciCo” (www.scico.gr). SciCo, a nonprofit enterprise, has been engaged in driving corporate social responsibility and communication initiatives of numerous corporations. It designs and executes innovative activities that communicate complex scientific issues in a succinct and approachable format to various stakeholders including school kids and youths. The focus has been on lower income, disabled and minority communities. SciCo has educated more than 30.000 kids/youths via their shows and other activities.
Theo has also worked as a Market Intelligence strategist for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals from 2009 to 2013. He is the Co-Founder and Curator of TEDMED live Athens, the President of the Onassis Foundation Scholar’s Association, an Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Ambassador and the TEDxAthens host presenter since 2011. In 2011 he was nominated by UNESCO Greece for the Kalinga Science Popularisator Prize. Theo holds a PhD in Medical Genetics from Kings College London and has travelled to 71 countries around the world.

Mina Zoulovits

Attorney at law specialized in IT, e-commerce, innovation & business law   |  

Mina Zoulovits is an attorney at law specialized in IT, e-commerce, innovation & business law. Her clientele includes some of the most prominent and well known greek and multinational on line companies (that are also present in many countries) as well as some very dynamic and ambitious start ups with innovative ideas. She has participated in various deals related to stratups representing either the investor’s side or in other occasions the side of the start up company and she has vast experience in handling the relevant negotiations and in closing the deals and in executing the agreements. She also provides her legal assistance to the Greek E-Commerce Association (GRECA), she is teaching Regulatory Framework at the Athens Information Technology Master Program MBIT and she cooperates with various Universities, Institutes and Associations to help enhance the spreading and the understanding of the legal issues related to the Internet, to the New Technologies and to Innovation.

Filimon Papapolyzos

Partners Program Coordinator at Google   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Filimon Papapolyzos is a Program Coordinator at Google. He is also the Head of Brand & Communications at TEDxAthens, one of the largest TEDx events in the region. Prior to Google, Filimon worked at Coca-Cola HBC and DDB Worldwide both in London and Athens. He graduated in May 2008 from the University of Kent with a degree of Business Administration.

Orestis Andrianis

Industry Analyst at Google   |   Google+

Orestis Andrianis is an Industry Analyst at Google. Prior to Google, Orestis worked at Ernst & Young and Global Finance Private Equity. He graduated in May 2008 from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and in 2010 he earned a MSc Economics with distinction from the London School of Economics. He serves as an ambassador for the University of Pennsylvania in Greece helping prospective undergraduate students.

Yannis Kotsanis

An engineer dedicated to education   |  

Yannis Kotsanis holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and Educational Technology from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). From 1987 onwards is Head of the ICT Department at Doukas School (Preliminary -Secondary Education). His main research interests pertaining to the innovative education, the school of the future, educational software, geography and adult training. He has worked as senior researcher and senior project manager in more than 50 R&D programs and he has participated in the development of more than 60 educational software titles. Moreover, he is a trainer/tutor/instructor in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses and Seminars on Information Technology in Education. He is also the co-author of more than 70 publications in Greek and International Conferences and Journals and a member and reviewer of National Conference Committees. Considering collaboration and sharing as valuable competences of the 21st century, he is active in social media

Tina Miteko

Technology Marketing Executive   |   LinkedIn

Tina is a technology marketing executive with more than 15 years of experience working in Silicon Valley. She currently advises technology companies on their marketing strategy and execution. Previously, Tina was the Director of Corporate Marketing at Keynote Systems, the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring, where she led a team of marketing professionals responsible for Keynote's marketing initiatives worldwide. Tina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of the Pacific and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of San Francisco. An exceptional athlete, Tina excelled in basketball as a point-guard, where she competed for the Greek Junior National Team, was an Olympic hopeful vying for a spot at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and has also competed in NCAA Division I in the US. During her free time she can be found in a basketball court either playing, coaching or watching hoops, enjoying outdoor running, racing in triathlons and pretty much near anything that has to do with sports.

Orientum

Career Counselors   |   LinkedIn

Orientum – Career Counselors activates during the past few years in the fields of Counselling and Vocational Guidance. Its goal is to help young people take their next academic or professional step. With a wide range of products and services, Orientum is in a position to provide comprehensive programmes of career counselling, offering young people the necessary guidance and tools in order to successfully set out on a vocational career. From Orientum – Career Counselors will join us:
Spyros Michaloulis - gr.linkedin.com/pub/spyros-michaloulis/0/a74/a29
Nikos Pavlakos - gr.linkedin.com/pub/nikos-pavlakos/13/859/170

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