Κριτές και Μέντορες – Γ΄ Κύκλος

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

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

Alexis Komselis
Alexis Komselis
Director - Alba Hub for Entrepreneurship & Development

Alexis has implemented several entrepreneurship support and outreach programs. He works with startups and family businesses to set up a feasible business model.

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Alexis Komselis
Director - Alba Hub for Entrepreneurship & Development

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

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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

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Diogenis Venetopoulos
Diogenis Venetopoulos
Vice President, Sales - Variety Cruises

Mr Venetopoulos joined Variety Cruises in 1999, as a Port Engineer Assistant. He continued in the company as Sales Manager until 2013 before serving as the UK sales office Managing Director for two years.

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Diogenis Venetopoulos
Vice President, Sales - Variety Cruises

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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

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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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, Consulting Services - EY

Constantine is a Director at EY - Consulting Services in Greece and the CESA Advisory Markets Coordinator. He has over 20 years of accumulated professional experience in various fields.

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Constantine Moros
Director, Consulting Services - EY

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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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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

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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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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

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

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
Co-Founder - Travel Food People

Dimitris is the Co-Founder of Travel Food People, a company focusing on personalised travel guides globally. Prior to that, he led the Ads sales team for Travel and Tech at Google in South Europe for 10 years.

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Dimitris Kossyfas
Co-Founder - Travel Food People

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, George 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

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

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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

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