Mentors & Speakers – Idea Platform 2021

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
Vassia Axarli
Vassia Axarli
Head of Marketing - Ferryhopper

Vassia is a graduate of Chemical Engineering (NTUA) and holds a Degree in International Relations from the American College of Greece. She met and loved the Ferryhopper team in 2017. Today, she is the Head of Marketing.

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Vassia Axarli
Head of Marketing - Ferryhopper
Antonis Chalkiopoulos
Antonis Chalkiopoulos
Co-Founder & CEO - Triparound

Antonis is the Co-Founder & CEO of Triparound, a travel tech company with a mission of bringing travel planning into the future through a holistic ecosystem of products and services.

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Antonis Chalkiopoulos
Co-Founder & CEO - Triparound
Elena Dede
Elena Dede
Co-Founder & CEO - Woof Together

Elena is the Co-Founder and CEO at Woof Together, a startup company setting the standards in pet-friendly hospitality. She has consulted more than 300 hotels in Greece on their pet-friendly profile, suggesting high quality products.

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Elena Dede
Co-Founder & CEO - Woof Together
Spyridoula Drakopoulou
Spyridoula Drakopoulou
Head of Finance & Performance Agencies - Google

Spyridoula, as part of the Google team, is leading the Performance agencies and Finance practice in Greece and Bulgaria. She has worked on cross-company digital transformation projects.

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Spyridoula Drakopoulou
Head of Finance & Performance Agencies - Google
Savvas Georgiou
Savvas Georgiou
Co-Founder & Product Director - Welcome Pickups

Savvas has worked in startup companies since 2009, starting from the incubator of Facebook Fund in Palo Alto. He was the CTO of the Daily Secret team, while earlier he was the CTO in Liberis Publications.

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Savvas Georgiou
Co-Founder & Product Director - Welcome Pickups
Markos Giannisopoulos
Markos Giannisopoulos
Area Manager - Expedia Group

Markos has been working at Expedia Group since 2010. He's a graduate of the Tourism School of Nafplio, the Strasbourg School of Tourism & Hotel Management and the postgraduate Tourism Program of EEDE.

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Markos Giannisopoulos
Area Manager - Expedia Group
Thomai Gklarou-Stavropoulou
Thomai Gklarou-Stavropoulou
Head of Industry (Travel & Technology) - Google

Thomai is Google’s Head of Industry for Travel & Technology, currently overseeing Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus. Her main focus is on how Google solutions can transform strategic partners’ business.

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Thomai Gklarou-Stavropoulou
Head of Industry (Travel & Technology) - Google
Tassos Kinalis
Tassos Kinalis
Area Manager - Expedia Group

After completing an unparalleled 14-year journey in the hospitality industry, Tassos decided in 2012 to move into the field of online business where he is located to date working at Expedia Group.

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Tassos Kinalis
Area Manager - Expedia Group
Andreas Koidis
Andreas Koidis
Business & Technology Αdvisor - Programize

Andreas is a business and technology advisor who specializes in Information Security, Fintech, Decentralized Systems and Operational Risk. Since 2017, he is preparing the world for the programmable economy.

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Andreas Koidis
Business & Technology Αdvisor - Programize
Ioannis Kostopoulos
Ioannis Kostopoulos
Co-Founder & CEO - SaMMY

Ioannis is the CEO and Co-Founder of SaMMY, a leading startup in the global yachting industry market. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Engineering and Informatics.

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Ioannis Kostopoulos
Co-Founder & CEO - SaMMY
Christos Kritikos
Christos Kritikos
Product Lead - Programize

Christos Kritikos is a US-based startup strategist, product expert, and mentor. He is the Product Lead at Programize and also the Founder of Emerging Humanity, which helps entrepreneurs tackle startup chaos.

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Christos Kritikos
Product Lead - Programize
Panos Lamprakos
Panos Lamprakos
Head of Finance & Gaming - Google

Panos joined Google in 2010 and ever since, he has worked in a variety of roles within the company. He's currently overlooking multiple industries for Greece, Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus.

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Panos Lamprakos
Head of Finance & Gaming - Google
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
Anthony Milonas
Anthony Milonas
Director of Technology Solutions - Programize

Anthony is a passionate technologist with 20 years of experience in transforming ideas to innovative products. He has studied Electrical and Computer Engineering in the NTUA.

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Anthony Milonas
Director of Technology Solutions - Programize
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
Yannis Nikolopoulos
Yannis Nikolopoulos
Co-Founder & CTO - Clio Muse Tours

Yannis is the Co-Founder of Clio Muse Tours. Since 2015, he also offers his expertise on various fields as the Vice President of Orange Grove in Greece to fight youth unemployment and brain drain.

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Yannis Nikolopoulos
Co-Founder & CTO - Clio Muse Tours
Pakis Papademetriou
Pakis Papademetriou
Manager, Corporate Quality - AIA

Pakis has been serving Quality and Sustainability since 1995. He is an experienced integrator of management systems and a passionate advocate for sustainability. He joined Athens International Airport (AIA) in 1999.

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Pakis Papademetriou
Manager, Corporate Quality - AIA
Ioanna Papadopoulou
Ioanna Papadopoulou
Director, Communications & Marketing - AIA

As of October 2009, Ioanna is the Director for Communications & Marketing at Athens International Airport. She started her career with the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

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Ioanna Papadopoulou
Director, Communications & Marketing - AIA
Apostolos Paradellis
Apostolos Paradellis
Senior Analytical Lead - Google

Apostolos is the Senior Analytical Lead of the Google Ads sales team supporting export-oriented clients in either the Travel or Technology sector in Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, & Malta.

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Apostolos Paradellis
Senior Analytical Lead - Google
Andreas Prodromidis
Andreas Prodromidis
Co-Founder & CEO - Programize

Andreas is the Co-Founder and CEO of Programize, a company that has delivered over 200 software projects and products for startups, enterprises and universities worldwide.

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Andreas Prodromidis
Co-Founder & CEO - Programize
Katerina Santikou
Katerina Santikou
Founder & Managing Director - Workathlon

Katerina is an experienced hospitality entrepreneur, recognized in the Fortune 40 under 40 and Forbes 30 under 30 lists. She's the Founder of Workathlon, a leading hospitality recruiting software.

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Katerina Santikou
Founder & Managing Director - Workathlon
Christos Spatharakis
Christos Spatharakis
Co-Founder & CEO - Ferryhopper

Christos is the Co-founder & CEO of Ferryhopper, an online ferry booking platform that revolutionizes they way people travel by ferry. He holds a Master's Degree in Integrated Circuit Design from Imperial College London.

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Christos Spatharakis
Co-Founder & CEO - Ferryhopper
Nektarios Sylligardakis
Nektarios Sylligardakis
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer - Zoottle

Nektarios' background in teaching electronics serves him well in developing but also in information architecture. He always thinks as a teacher who wants the information to be well digested.

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Nektarios Sylligardakis
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer - Zoottle
Alexandros Trimis
Alexandros Trimis
CEO & Co-Founder - Welcome Pickups

Alex is the Founder and CEO of Welcome, a travel product that offers the most friendly and informative pickups, as well as access to in-destination travel products, services, tours and local knowledge during a trip.

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Alexandros Trimis
CEO & Co-Founder - Welcome Pickups
Daphne Tsevreni
Daphne Tsevreni
Co-Founder & CCO - Clio Muse Tours

Daphne is the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Clio Muse Tours, an integrated platform for creating and sharing engaging audio tours for top attractions & city walks around the world.

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Daphne Tsevreni
Co-Founder & CCO - Clio Muse Tours
Stefanos Vasdekis
Stefanos Vasdekis
Co-Founder - Travelmyth

Stefanos is a serial internet entrepreneur since his first year as a Civil Engineering student at NTUA, when he co-founded with his best friend from school, John Nousis, his first business.

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Stefanos Vasdekis
Co-Founder - Travelmyth
Sofia Vasiliadou
Sofia Vasiliadou
Area Manager - Expedia Group

Sofia has always enjoyed working in customer-centric and fast-paced environments that offer her the chance to broaden her skill set. She's currently working at Expedia as an Area Manager.

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Sofia Vasiliadou
Area Manager - Expedia Group
Alexandros Ziomas
Alexandros Ziomas
Director, Information Technology & Telecommunications - AIA

Alexandros joined the Athens International Airport back in April 2016 and now holds the Director position of Information Technology and Telecommunications Business Unit.

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Alexandros Ziomas
Director, Information Technology & Telecommunications - AIA