Κριτές και Μέντορες – Β΄ Κύκλος

JUDGE

Yannis Tsichlis
Yannis Tsichlis
Marketing Director - Grecotel Hotels & Resorts

Mr Tsichlis is the Marketing Director of N. Daskalantonakis Group (Grecotel), reporting to the BoD. He has over 30 years of working experience in hotels and resorts.

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Yannis Tsichlis
Marketing Director - Grecotel Hotels & Resorts

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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

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Michael Mavropoulos
Michael Mavropoulos
Founder & CEO - Experiences Net

Mr Mavropoulos is the Owner/CEO of the newly founded company Experiences Net, operating in the field of Tourism. Prior to establishing his own business, he enjoyed a career as senior executive in multinational corporations.

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Michael Mavropoulos
Founder & CEO - Experiences Net

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Elena Papadonikolaki
Elena Papadonikolaki
Associate Director of Sales - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

Elena Papadonikolaki is a highly motivated and goal-oriented sales professional with over 15 years of demonstrated experience in driving top line revenue and market share.

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Elena Papadonikolaki
Associate Director of Sales - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

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Emma Gavala
Emma Gavala
Strategic Marketing Consultant - Gavala & Co

Emma is an Economist, ex-Googler, Glamping researcher and traveller. She's the founder of Gavala & Co, a specialised boutique consultancy, offering advisory services to Glamping & Alternative Tourism operators.

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Emma Gavala
Strategic Marketing Consultant - Gavala & Co

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Nikos Karaflos
Nikos Karaflos
CEO - Dexamenes Seaside Hotel

Nikos Karaflos is the CEO of Dexamenes Seaside Hotel. With a strong background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Lighting and Multimedia, he believes in devising powerful ideas with cultural and social impact.

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Nikos Karaflos
CEO - Dexamenes Seaside Hotel

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Nikos Stathis
Nikos Stathis
Quality & Sustainability Manager - H Hotels Collection

Nikos holds a BSc in International and European Economic Studies (University of Macedonia) and a MSc in International Tourism Marketing (Oxford Brookes University). He’s Quality, Safety & Sustainability Manager at HHC.

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Nikos Stathis
Quality & Sustainability Manager - H Hotels Collection

MENTOR

Xenophon Petropoulos
Xenophon Petropoulos
Country Director - Horwath HTL, Greece

Xenophon is the Country Director of Horwath HTL in Greece. He holds more than 18 years of experience in sales management, customer service, corporate communications, and reputation management.

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Xenophon Petropoulos
Country Director - Horwath HTL, Greece

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Konstantinos Vaitsas
Konstantinos Vaitsas
Senior Digital Innovation Officer - Alpha Bank

Konstantinos is a Senior Innovation Manager with 12 years of experience in the Innovation, Consultancy, International Cooperation, Research and Technology Transfer fields.

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Konstantinos Vaitsas
Senior Digital Innovation Officer - Alpha Bank

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Gerasimos Michalitsis
Gerasimos Michalitsis
'New Ventures' Dept Manager - INTRASOFT International

Gerasimos has accumulated 20+ years of experience in leading firms of the Information and Communications Technology sector. He is now focusing on innovation and creativity, for transforming an idea into a profitable venture.

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Gerasimos Michalitsis
'New Ventures' Dept Manager - INTRASOFT International

MENTOR

Lilian Mitrou
Lilian Mitrou
Professor - University of the Aegean

Mrs Mitrou holds a PhD in Data Protection (University of Frankfurt). She was a member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (1999-2003) and a member of many committees working on law proposals.

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Lilian Mitrou
Professor - University of the Aegean

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Sotiris Andriopoulos
Sotiris Andriopoulos
Rooms Division Manager - Athenaeum InterContinental

With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Sotiris Andriopoulos is Rooms Division Manager at Athenaeum InterContinental Athens, managing the operation of Housekeeping and Front Office.

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Sotiris Andriopoulos
Rooms Division Manager - Athenaeum InterContinental

MENTOR

Christos Perakis
Christos Perakis
Co-Founder, CEO - Zoottle

Christos is the CEO of Zoottle, an award-winning hospitality company. He spent over 10-years at Apple, where he managed $2B in revenue. His last role was that of Apple’s Country Business Manager for Greece and Cyprus.

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Christos Perakis
Co-Founder, CEO - Zoottle

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Achilleas Papoutsakis
Achilleas Papoutsakis
General Manager - Crowne Plaza Hotel

Mr. Papoutsakis studied in the Technological Educational University of Larissa, Tourism Management Dpt. In 2003 he was promoted to Front Office Manager of both Athens Holiday Inn and Holiday Suites hotel.

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Achilleas Papoutsakis
General Manager - Crowne Plaza Hotel

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Apostolos Moussamas
Apostolos Moussamas
Vice President - Athens Hotel Association

Mr. Moussamas has been a graduate of Cornell University, one of the most prominent universities for hotel administration. As the CEO of Moussamas Bros, he was responsible for the full reconstruction of Crowne Plaza Athens.

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Apostolos Moussamas
Vice President - Athens Hotel Association

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Constantine Moros
Constantine Moros
Director, Advisory Services - EY

Constantine is a Director at EY - Advisory Services in Greece and the CESA Advisory Markets Coordinator. He has over 20 years of accumulated professional experience in the fields of performance management, business strategy and planning, e.t.c.

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Constantine Moros
Director, Advisory Services - EY

MENTOR

Eugene Vassilikos
Evgenios Vassilikos
Chief Operational Officer - Airotel Group of Hotels

Evgenios Vassilikos was born in 1984 in Athens. Because of his French origin, he attended the Lycée Franco-Hellénique Eugène Delacroix. He continued his studies in Paris, majoring in Hotel Management.

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Evgenios Vassilikos
Chief Operational Officer - Airotel Group of Hotels

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Konstantinos Santikos
Konstantinos Santikos
Managing Director - Santikos Collection

Konstantinos Santikos is a hospitality entrepreneur. He holds a Business & Finance Degree from Babson College. He has worked at UBS bank in Zurich and CondeNast Traveller in New Work.

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Konstantinos Santikos
Managing Director - Santikos Collection

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Emmanouella Moussama
Emmanouella Moussama
Experience and Communication Director - Moussamas Bros

Emmanouella Moussama graduated from University of Piraeus with a Bachelor in Business Administration and Marketing in 1997 and from the City University (London) with an MSc in Organizational Behavior.

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Emmanouella Moussama
Experience and Communication Director - Moussamas Bros

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Pantelis Angelidis
Pantelis Angelidis
Chairman of the BoD - HAMAC

Pantelis is an innovator entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of VIDAVO and has patented two telemedicine devices. He is currently the Chairman of the BoD at HAMAC.

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Pantelis Angelidis
Chairman of the BoD - HAMAC

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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

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Christos-Lytras
Christos Lytras
Managing Partner - Hippocampus

Christos is Managing Partner of Hippocampus, a consultancy assisting in bridging the gap between Corporates & Startups. Until 2016, Christos was Product & Service Lead at The Eurobank Innovation Center.

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Christos Lytras
Managing Partner - Hippocampus

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

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Mary Papathanasiou
Mary Papathanasiou
CEO - Stglobe

Mary Papathanasiou is the CEO of Stglobe. She's an innovation-driven entrepreneur with a successful professional background in critical negotiations and key managerial positions.

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Mary Papathanasiou
CEO - Stglobe

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Yanni Korkovelos
Yianni Korkovelos
Director of IT - Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA

Yianni Korkovelos has a diverse background in the hotel industry, with almost 20 years of experience, most of that experience coming from management positions. He's currently the Director of IT at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge Ma.

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Yianni Korkovelos
Director of IT - Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA

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George Agas
George Agas
Managing Director - Vrahos Boutique Hotel

George Agas got a Master's degree in electrical engineering (University of Patras) in 1990. He also got a Diploma in Marketing after that. Since then, he has been making electromechanical studies for the construction of buildings.

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George Agas
Managing Director - Vrahos Boutique Hotel

MENTOR

Katerina Tzicha
Katerina Tzicha
Director of HR - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

Katerina Tzicha graduated from University of Piraeus with a Bachelor degree in Insurance and Statistical sciences. She has over 25 years of experience in HR Management in large multinational corporations.

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Katerina Tzicha
Director of HR - Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

MENTOR

Emily Filippou
Emily Filippou
Business Partner - DEZAVOU Financial Advisors P.C.

Emily Filippou, with over 40 years of experience at C-level Executive and senior roles in the area of Financial Services/Management, holds an MBA from Exeter University (UK) with specialization in General Management.

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Emily Filippou
Business Partner - DEZAVOU Financial Advisors P.C.

MENTOR

Christina Kartsiotou
Christina Kartsiotou
Senior Business Consultant

Mrs Kartsiotou is an experienced business consultant that helps businesses to grow. She started her career in 1984 by starting up successfully an IT company, New Logic in North Greece.

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Christina Kartsiotou
Senior Business Consultant

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Yiannis G. Economou
Yiannis Economou
Managing Director - Economou Hotels

Yiannis Economou was born in 1975 in Heraklion. He's the Managing Director of a private corporation that owns 2 hotels in Heraklion, the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio – 5*, 260 beds, and Galaxy Villas Resort – 4*, 220 beds.

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Yiannis Economou
Managing Director - Economou Hotels

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Tonia Panagopoulou
Tonia Panagopoulou
Owner/General Manager - Archipelagos Luxury Hotel, Mykonos

Tonia started her career as a Procurement Planning Executive at Nestlé Greece and then took the position of Production Planner Manager at Nestlé's headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland.

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Tonia Panagopoulou
Owner/General Manager - Archipelagos Luxury Hotel, Mykonos

MENTOR

Filippos Zampelis
Filippos Zampelis
Hotel Manager - Hotel Semiramis

Starting his career 20 years ago, Filippos Zampelis realized that tourism was the industry he could perfectly fit in. The last 2.5 years, he’s holding the position of Hotel Manager at Semiramis, Kefalari Suites and Twentyone at Yes! Hotels.

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Filippos Zampelis
Hotel Manager - Hotel Semiramis

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Spyros Arsenis
Spyros Arsenis
Coordinator - NBG Business Seeds

Dr. Spyros Arsenis is the Coordinator of the NBG Business Seeds program and the initial Coordinator of the act4Greece crowdfunding platform. He's a member of the advisory boards of Uni.fund, Metavallon, Big Pi and OK!Thess.

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Spyros Arsenis
Coordinator - NBG Business Seeds

MENTOR

Iro Orri
Iro Orri
Managing Director - Epoque Collection

Iro is the Managing Director of Epoque Collection, a newly founded company aiming to embody a blend of breathtaking hotels in desired destinations and the ultimate immersion in surroundings of luxury.

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Iro Orri
Managing Director - Epoque Collection

MENTOR

Dimitris Kossyfas
Dimitris Kossyfas
Head of Travel Ad Sales - Google Greece

Dimitris leads the Ads sales team for Travel & Tech at Google, Greece. He provides strategic services for online advertising to leading companies and has been with Google for the past 8 years.

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Dimitris Kossyfas
Head of Travel Ad Sales - Google Greece

MENTOR

George Nikolaou
George Nikolaou
SME’s Business Banking Supervisor - NBG

In his current position as “SME’s Business Banking Supervisor” at NBG Moschato’s branch, Mr Nikolaou is helping firms meet their funding goals and grow their business, by using the right tools.

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George Nikolaou
SME’s Business Banking Supervisor - NBG

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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

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Dafni Michalopoulou
Dafni Michalopoulou
Development Manager - Dolphin Capital Partners

Prior to joining Dolphin Capital, Dafni held several positions in the tourism industry in France and Greece. Moreover, she was recently appointed to the BoD of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

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Dafni Michalopoulou
Development Manager - Dolphin Capital Partners

MENTOR

Alec Karys
Alec P. Karys
Start-up Evangelist, Board of Advisors - Soli

Mr Karys is an international start-up evangelist, angel investor and a Mentor/Judge at start-up accelerators, such as MIT Enterprise Forum of Greece, MassChallenge (Boston), TechStars (Cambridge).

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Alec P. Karys
Start-up Evangelist, Board of Advisors - Soli

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George Kyvernitis
George Kyvernitis
Vice President - Kyvernitis Group

Mr Kyvernitis is the Vice President of Kyvernitis Group, one of Greece’s leading corporate & leisure travel services providers. He graduated from the Illinois State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

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George Kyvernitis
Vice President - Kyvernitis Group

MENTOR

Orestis Andrianis
Orestis Andrianis
Industry Manager, Travel & Technology - Google Greece

Orestis is the Industry Manager of the Ads sales team for the Travel vertical of Google Greece. He provides strategic services for online advertising to leading companies and has been with Google for the past 5 years.

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Orestis Andrianis
Industry Manager, Travel & Technology - Google Greece