Κριτές και Μέντορες – Ε΄ Κύκλος

JUDGE

Spyros Arsenis
Spyros Arsenis
Head of Innovative Entrepreneurship Development - NBG Business Seeds

Dr. Arsenis is the Head of Innovative Entrepreneurship Development of the NBG Business Seeds program and the initial Coordinator of the act4Greece crowdfunding platform.

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Spyros Arsenis
Head of Innovative Entrepreneurship Development - NBG Business Seeds

JUDGE

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

JUDGE

Yiannis Tsakalos
CEO - AQ Strategy

Mr. Tsakalos has a total of 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. He holds an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire and ten years of academic experience.

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Yiannis Tsakalos
CEO - AQ Strategy

JUDGE

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

JUDGE

Sotiris Andriopoulos
Sotiris Andriopoulos
Director of Rooms - Athenaeum InterContinental

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

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Sotiris Andriopoulos
Director of Rooms - Athenaeum InterContinental

JUDGE

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

JUDGE

Brian Marrinan
Brian Marrinan
General Partner - Team ABC

Brian is a General Partner at Team ABC, a new venture capital firm focused on the sustainability and digital transformation of air, land and sea transportation and tourism. He has worked at the cross-section of talent and innovation for 20 years.

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Brian Marrinan
General Partner - Team ABC

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

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

Elsa Exarchou
CEO - Branding Greece

Elsa Exarchou holds a MBA Hotel & Tourism Management Degree from Surrey College, specializing in Sustainable Tourism.

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Elsa Exarchou
CEO - Branding Greece

MENTOR

Martha Kesisoglou
Martha Kesisoglou
Marketing & Communications, CSR and Public Relations Strategist

Martha is a marketing, corporate social responsibility and sustainability and public relations executive with broad expertise in the areas of tourism & travel, finance, and the start-up ecosystem.

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Martha Kesisoglou
Marketing & Communications, CSR and Public Relations Strategist

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

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

MENTOR

Λίζα Κατσουράκη
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

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

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

MENTOR

Matina Mykoniati
Manager, TLS - PwC Greece

Matina Mykoniati has over 20 years of professional experience in shepherding complex and politically sensitive initiatives towards Start-ups, SMEs, Large Enterprises and Public Sector Entities.

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Matina Mykoniati
Manager, TLS - PwC 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, 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

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

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

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

MENTOR

Stefanos Sidiropoulos
CEO - Trekking Hellas Group

Stefanos Sidiropoulos is a hospitality entrepreneur specialized in the field of authentic outdoor experiences.

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Stefanos Sidiropoulos
CEO - Trekking Hellas Group

MENTOR

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

MENTOR

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

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

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

MENTOR

Markos Koemtzopoulos
Industry manager - Google Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Bulgaria

He holds and MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Economics & Maths from the University of Bristol.

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Markos Koemtzopoulos
Industry manager - Google Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Bulgaria

JUDGE & MENTOR

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

JUDGE

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

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

JUDGE & MENTOR

Marianna Sigala
Marianna Sigala
Professor at the University of Piraeus, Greece

Professor Sigala's academic credentials are combined with her professional experience in the tourism industry.

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Marianna Sigala
Professor at the University of Piraeus, Greece

JUDGE & MENTOR

Katerina Petropoulou
Katerina Petropoulou
Founder & Managing Director of Hotelising

Katerina conceptualized and launched Hotelising in 2012 at a time when hotel sales departments were operating only in-house.

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Katerina Petropoulou
Founder & Managing Director of Hotelising

JUDGE & MENTOR

Elena Papadonikolaki
Elena Papadonikolaki
Hospitality Expert

Elena Papadonikolaki is a highly motivated and goal-oriented sales professional with over 20 years of demonstrated experience in hospitality sector driving top line revenue and market share.

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Elena Papadonikolaki
Hospitality Expert

JUDGE & MENTOR

Maria Morfoudaki
Operational Scientist A’ - CERTH-HIT

Maria Morfoudaki is a Transportation Engineer having a great experience on Public Transport Operational and Quality issues, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, Traffic Simulation as well as Marketing and Engagement Techniques and Methods.

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Maria Morfoudaki
Operational Scientist A’ - CERTH-HIT

JUDGE & MENTOR

Nikos Karaflos
Nikos Karaflos
CEO - Dexamenes Seaside Hote

With a strong background in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as in Lighting and Multimedia, Nikos Karaflos believes in devising powerful ideas with cultural and social impact.

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Nikos Karaflos
CEO - Dexamenes Seaside Hote

JUDGE & MENTOR

Yanni Korkovelos
Yianni Korkovelos
Director of Information Technology - Charles Hotel

Yianni Korkovelos has a diverse background in the hotel industry, with almost 20 years of experience, most of that experience coming from management positions.

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Yianni Korkovelos
Director of Information Technology - Charles Hotel

JUDGE & MENTOR

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

JUDGE & MENTOR

Nicos Stathis
Operational Scientist A’ - CERTH-HIT

Nicos holds a B.Sc in International & European Economic Studies from the University of Macedonia & a M.Sc in International Tourism Marketing from Oxford Brookes University and has a 17-year experience in hospitality.

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Nicos Stathis
Operational Scientist A’ - CERTH-HIT

JUDGE & MENTOR

Sissi Lygnou
CEO - AFEA

In 2001 Sissi joined the Communication, Public Relations & Events Department of the ATHENS 2004 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, where she was promoted to Communications Manager of the Olympic & Paralympic Village.

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Sissi Lygnou
CEO - AFEA

JUDGE & MENTOR

Marios Antonios Trivizas
Co-founder and Managing Partner - Xenios Investment Partners

Marios Trivizas is an investor in the travel and hospitality industry. He has worked as an M&A advisor (from sourcing to execution) specializing in turnaround situations.

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Marios Antonios Trivizas
Co-founder and Managing Partner - Xenios Investment Partners

JUDGE & MENTOR

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

JUDGE & MENTOR

Thalia Tsalkitzi
Chair of Board - Museotek S.A.

Skilled in Marketing Management, Digital Preservation, Library Automation, Museum Systems, RFID technology has participated and managed a series of complex projects of digital transformation for libraries and museums in Greece and abroad.

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Thalia Tsalkitzi
Chair of Board - Museotek S.A.