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

Let the numbers speak our achievements

0 On-site & virtual meetings between owners & startups

0 Hours of mentoring & consulting

0 Training hours for business/digital skills

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
Α' Vice President - HotelBrain Group

Konstantinos Zikos is currently the A’ Vice President of Greece’s leading hotel management company (HotelBrain SA) and the Deputy Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organisation.

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Konstantinos D. Zikos
Α' Vice President - HotelBrain Group

Our Judges and Mentors

MENTOR

Lisa Katsouraki
Lisa Katsouraki
Head of Corporate Development - Etraveli Group

Lisa is heading Strategy, M&A and Strategic Partnerships for Etraveli Group, one of the leading global flight centric OTAs and the #1 global flights platform enabling flights distribution via innovative tech solutions.

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Lisa Katsouraki
Head of Corporate Development - Etraveli Group

MENTOR

Olga Sarli
Industry Manager - Google Greece

Olga has more than 9 years of experience in consulting and digital marketing in the Financial Services sector.

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Olga Sarli
Industry Manager - Google Greece

MENTOR

Philippos Koutropoulos
Philippos Koutropoulos
Director of Revenue Management - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

Mr. Koutropoulos is the Director of Revenue Management for the Hotel Grande Bretagne, King George and Sheraton Rhodes Resort. He holds a Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree.

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Philippos Koutropoulos
Director of Revenue Management - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

JUDGE & MENTOR

Dimitris Serifis
Dimitris Serifis
CEO - Nelios

Dimitris is considered by many as the expert in digital transformation for the travel industry. In 2008 he took the decision to create Nelios.com, providing specialized digital services for the industry.

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Dimitris Serifis
CEO - Nelios

Sponsors & Partners

“Brilliant minds do exist. It is time to reverse the brain drain and make the most of it”

Alexandros Vassilikos
President, HCH

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