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
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

JUDGE

Vassiliki Mavrokefalou
Vassiliki Mavrokefalou
Director Market Management - Expedia Group

Vassiliki is responsible at Expedia Group for leading the market management team for Greece, Cyprus and East Adriatic. She's an expert in driving and improving businesses’ performance of hoteliers.

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Vassiliki Mavrokefalou
Director Market Management - Expedia Group

MENTOR

Effie Lazaridou
Managing Director - New Agriculture New Generation

Effie has been appointed Managing Director of ‘New Agriculture New Generation’ in June 2018 to lead the design and implementation of this innovative multi-year initiative in Greece.

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Effie Lazaridou
Managing Director - New Agriculture New Generation

JUDGE & MENTOR

Michael Mavropoulos
Michael Mavropoulos
CEO - LIKNOSS

Michael is an accomplished executive with proven track record in different leadership roles in Greece and abroad. Prior to his latest role, he was the Regional Director of TUI Destination Experiences for East Mediterranean.

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Michael Mavropoulos
CEO - LIKNOSS

MENTOR

Elsa Exarchou
CEO - Branding Greece

Elsa Exarchou holds a MBA Hotel & Tourism Management Degree from Surrey College, specializing in Sustainable Tourism. She is the owner of Mikro Papigo 1700 Hotel & Spa.

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Elsa Exarchou
CEO - Branding Greece

“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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