Connecting the travel and hospitality industry leaders with young innovators

The accelerator aims to become the core vehicle for the development and growth of new, innovative entrepreneurial ideas, collaborations and business opportunities, that will help the Greek startup ecosystem evolve, with a positive impact on Greek tourism and the country, in general.

Innovation

Reinforce and support innovative ideas and ventures in the tourism sector

Acceleration

Boost the development and growth of startups through a robust program

Networking

Support networking initiatives between startups and the market place

Judging & Advisory Committee

This committee will meet the teams/startups of the Acceleration Program on a regular basis in order to evaluate and offer advice to the
team members for their future steps.

Alexandros Vassilikos
Alexandros Vassilikos
President - Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Alexandros Vassilikos was born in Athens in 1976 and studied Economics in Nantes and London. In 2002, following the demise of the founder of AIROTEL Group of Hotels Efstratios Vassilikos, he assumed the position of Chairman/CEO.

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Alexandros Vassilikos
President - Hellenic Chamber of Hotels
Stefania Flenga
Stefania Flenga
Managing Director - Yes! Hotels Group

Stefania Flenga is Managing Director of Yes! Hotels Group, operating 5 properties in Athens. She oversees all Operational Departments, Sales, Marketing and Strategic development for the group.

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Stefania Flenga
Managing Director - Yes! Hotels Group
Alexandros Angelopoulos
Alexandros Angelopoulos
Managing Director - Aldemar Resorts

Alexandros Ν. Angelopoulos, is the Managing Director of Aldemar Resorts, a leading resorts chain company in Greece. He has been active in the family business since 1995.

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Alexandros Angelopoulos
Managing Director - Aldemar Resorts
Konstantinos Zikos
Konstantinos D. Zikos
CEO - HotelBrain Group

Education: Law Degree of Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Konstantinos Zikos is currently holding the position of CEO of Greece’s leading hotel management company (HotelBrain SA ) from 2015 till now.

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Konstantinos D. Zikos
CEO - HotelBrain Group

Our Judges and Mentors

MENTOR

Dimitris Kossyfas
Dimitris Kossyfas
Head of Travel - Google Greece

Dimitris leads the Ads sales team for Travel & Tech at Google Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta. He has been with Google for 8 years. Before that, he worked for 5 years at Accenture (London).

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Dimitris Kossyfas
Head of Travel - Google Greece

MENTOR

Olga Stavropoulou
Olga Stavropoulou
Chief Visionary Officer - Knowl Social Enterprise

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Militos, and Chief Visionary Officer of Knowl Social Enterprise, Olga is a combatant (social) Entrepreneur, a recognized Mentor and an accredited coach.

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Olga Stavropoulou
Chief Visionary Officer - Knowl Social Enterprise

JUDGE & MENTOR

Tim Ananiadis
Tim Ananiadis
Managing Director - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

Tim Ananiadis was born in Greece and at the age of 17 went to Canada to study Business Administration at Ryerson University, subsequently moving to the USA and starting his career in the hospitality industry.

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Tim Ananiadis
Managing Director - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

JUDGE

Antonis Avdelas
Antonis Avdelas
CSMO - Sani/Ikos Group

Antonis Avdelas is the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at SANI RESORT & IKOS RESORTS, a Group of innovative and fast-growing Ultra All-Inclusive brands, that presently owns 6 resorts in Greece.

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Antonis Avdelas
CSMO - Sani/Ikos Group

Sponsor

Google

Strategic Partners

Grant Thornton
TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS
Stanton Chase

Supporters

Foodrinco

“We are the first Travel – Hospitality Accelerator for startups working in tourism, in order to bring hotels closer to the innovative entrepreneurship and generate added value for both sides and the country.”

Alexandros Vassilikos
President, HCH

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