Daphne Tsevreni

Daphne Tsevreni, co-founder and Chief Commercial Office, Clio Muse

Daphne Tsevreni is co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Clio Muse, a SaaS platform to administer and resell digital themed tours.She specializes on business development and business planning, and has 4-year experience in the Culture and Tourism sector. Through Clio Muse, she has collaborated with multiple cultural and touristic entities (Museums, cultural events, tour operators, hotels etc.) in Greece, Italy and Brazil and has worked on how to add value through technology in culture and tourism. She holds a BSc. on Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business.


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Haridimos Spinthakis

Haridimos Spinthakis: Business Development, Yoleni’s

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Haridimos was born and raised in the island of Crete, graduated from Harokopio University Athens and majored in traditional food products marketing, while at HAW Hamburg. His research focuses on the fields of cuisine – culture, as well as in food and destination marketing.

Coming from a diverse background of consulting work experience and sales, Haridimos has been active in projects related to regional development and business growth, while being involved in the startup community as well as in youth entrepreneurship both on Greek and European Union level (Jade – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises). Other activities include directing local network-building and communities, and events highlighting new ideas and entrepreneurship.

Haridimos joined Yoleni’s in 2014 and since then he is leading the B2B department and performs on multiple add-value projects (business planning, concept and branding, US market initiatives, among others). Yoleni’s is the leading Greek online delicatessen shop in the European and the US markets. Yoleni’s team selects the best, authentic products from all over Greece, and ships them worldwide: via www.yolenis.com, as special gift baskets (corporate gifts) as well as physical stores (first of which is launched in downtown Athens by October 2016).

Aris Papagrigoriou

Aris Papagrigoriou, Head of Product, Intale

Aris is a multi disciplinary User Experience, Interaction and Interface Designer based in Athens. He holds an MSc in Information System Management from University of Greenwich.

He has both a technical and a creative background and has over 6 years hands-on experience in the UX and UI field. His contribution on all projects he has undertaken spans the entire spectrum of product design, from strategic conceptualisation to front-end coding.

He joined Intale in early 2013 and is currently part of the management team as Head of Product. He is leading Intale’s core product, Intale Point, which is a feature packed POS and Cloud Management Platform focused on the FMCG Retail Market.”

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Alexis Economou

Alexis Economou, Director Hotel Operation & Passenger Services, Celestyal Cruises

Cruise and Ferry Industry professional with extensive knowledge and world-wide travel on
the Passenger Maritime Operations.
Born and raised in Patras, Greece. Educated at the London School of Foreign Trade: Morley
Westminster College, London, England, U.K. with HND in “Commerce and Shipping”.

Celestyal Cruises (current position)
Director of Hotel Operation and Passenger Service at Celestyal Cruises with a fleet of 3 vessels presently operating in the Aegean Islands, Caribbean and Cuban markets. Celestyal Cruises offers Authentic Cruise Experience on any destination that her vessels operate in. Providing a holistic cultural immersion with 3 – 4 day cruises.

Attica Group
As Director of Quality Assurance and Passenger Services Alexis Economou was part of the
initial team for the nativity and formation of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries which
were founded by Pericles Panagopoulos and Alexander Panagopoulos and grew all over
Europe up to 26 ferries in operation. Today Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries are
members of Attica Group and operate modern, fast, cruise-class car-passenger ferries
internationally and within Europe.

Royal Cruise Lines
The professional foundation of Alexis Economou comes from over 10 years work experience
with Royal Cruise Line with Operational Headquarters in Piraeus, Greece and with Sales and
Marketing in San Francisco, California. Director of Operations for three luxury vessels cruising world-wide. Overall responsibility on the vessels Hotel Operations, Shore Excursions and Air Sea Programs for tightly-controlled itineraries (normally of 12 days’ duration) concentrating on a high standard and quality and uniqueness especially for the upscale American market.

Dolphin Cruise Lines

The initial professional footsteps of Alexis Economou were with Dolphin Cruises Line based
out of Miami and London. His work with Dolphin Cruise Lines took him through many
Caribbean ports of call as the Company focused on 3 to 4 day cruises offering alternative
destinations in the Caribbean. During his 5 years presence in Miami he worked also for
Holland America Line & Premiere Cruise Line.

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Stefanos Katsimpas

Stefanos Katsimpas, Associate at Venture Friends

Stefanos is an Associate at VentureFriends. He has startup experience and great startup advising experience with marketing and product development. Over the last years, he has been actively involved in several early stage startups.

Ioanna Angelidaki

Ioanna Angelidaki, Marketing Manager at InstaShop

Ioanna is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Manager of InstaShop, a grocery shopping application operating in the United Arab Emirates, scoring high in the local Food and Drink iTunes category while also being nominated by Forbes Middle East as one of the 2016 most promising startups in the region. She is experienced in online marketing and works remotely from Greece.

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Leonidas Kanellopoulos

Leonidas Kanellopoulos, Co-founder & CEO at SimpleApps

Leonidas Kanellopoulos is co-founder and CEO at SimpleApps. He combines a strong engineering background and a 10 year experience in web design with his love in mobile app development. During his undergraduate studies we co-founded a tech startup company in web design and while being a postgraduate student he co-founded SimpleApps, a tech startup company. SimpleApps develops tourismart, an all in one mobile and IoT solution for hotels – awarded in more than eight youth entrepreneurship and innovation contests globally. In SimpleApps he is leading the strategy of the company, whereas he is the lead developer. He is a graduate of Computer Science Department and holds an MSc in Mobile Computing from University of Hertfordshire (UH), UK.

Quote: Quit talking and start doing. Ideas are for discussions. Implementation changes the world.

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Magy Kontou

Magy Kontou, Co-founder & Head of Operations at SimpleApps

Magy Kontou, 24, is the co-Founder and Head of Operations at SimpleApps. She combines a strong engineering background, with her love for UI/UX design and her passion for mobile technologies. During her postgraduate studies she co-founded SimpleApps, a tech startup company. SimpleApps develops tourismart, an all in one mobile and IoT solution for hotels – awarded in many youth entrepreneurship and innovation contests globally. In SimpleApps she oversees all the creative output of the company across different digital channels. She is also a member of the gi-Cluster Governance Council, the biggest gaming cluster in Greece. She is a graduate of Computer Science Department and holds an MSc in Mobile Computing from University of Hertfordshire (UH), UK.

Quote: Sometimes the fear of failure stands as a better motivation than the hope of gain, it makes you work harder; always be ethical, kind and helpful.

Alexandros Alexandrou

Founder, Taste Lemnos, Pezoula cafe, Writer, Taste Lemnos The Book

Alexandros was borned in 1989 in Lemnos island. He studied accounting and finance in Technological Educational Institute of Patras. During his studies he started following his passion about food and cooking, so seminars and Food events became part of his daily life.

In 2013 he decided to take over his mother’s travel agency and as he loves travelling, he added many new services. One of them is “Taste Lemnos” project, awarded from the “Launching People” competition, by Samsung Electronics Hellas. The vision of this project is to create a compete experience to every single visitor of Lemnos, while hospitality is on the center of it. In 2016, after two years of operation, Taste Lemnos can offer several gastronomic immersion experiences. www.tastelemnos.com

In 2015, Alexandros published a book about Lemnian gastonomy (Tatse Lemnos The book) in collaboration with chef Alexandros Papandreou. This book is the experience notebook for every visitor of Lemnos and it can motivate everyone else to visit Lemnos, for sure.

Ιn 2016, Alexandros created a new place to host visitors of Lemnos, Pezoula café. Breakfast made of local and Greek products, light meals and fresh salads are the most famous plates of it. Also, Pezoula Café is the place where wine tasting experiences and cooking sessions are taking place.

Quote: “Do what you love. Eat what you love”

Loukas Pilitsis

One of the most intimidating moments for any new startup is the first time they get to pitch in front of an investor. Even if you don’t shoot for the money at that very moment, presenting your business idea to someone that is seeing around 200 startups (or want-to-be startups) every year, can not only help you get valuable feedback but also make or break your relationship with that potential backer.

Now imagine you get to have 4 days to develop your business idea, refine your business plan, get training on how to pitch AND then go on stage to pitch your big plans to change the face of Tourism & Culture industry to a jury committee that includes one of Greece’s most seasoned investors to claim business services and 3,500 euros cash prizes.

Yes, it’s CruiseInn we’re talking about in our next judge announcement, Loukas Pilitsis, founding partner & CEO at Anchorstone Partners.

LP-photo-Loukas is a longtime experienced Venture Capital and Private Equity investor, both internationally and in Greece. Before the creation of Anchorstone Partners, where he is a founding Partner and its CEO, in 2009 when he returned to Greece after 21 years of international career in Japan, USA and London, he founded and headed the Venture Capital and Private Equity Group of Piraeus Bank Group, the largest Banking Group in Greece, which has extended presence in the South Eastern European region.

Previously, he was with State Street, a major US financial services corporation, since 1995. He held senior positions in investment banking, corporate venture capital and private equity, strategy development and risk management in Boston, US and London, UK. His most recent role with State Street was the Pan European Chief Administrative Officer, European Executive Board. In that role, he was responsible for PanEuropean strategy development, M&A and Private Equity supervision, and co-management of the European corporate functions.

Before he joined State Street, Loukas gained extensive operational experience through his 15-year tenure in various industry sectors.  His international investment track record extends from incubation stage deals in the US and Greece, to large international equity transactions of USD 5 billion.  Through both his 15-year operational and 20-year investment professional tenures, he has a longtime senior management experience and has invested, or participated through originating, structuring and syndicating, in over 80 deals internationally.

Loukas holds a Law degree from Athens University Law School, an LLM in international financial services law from Boston University Law School and an MSF from Boston College. He is also a graduate of the Executive Development program from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, USA and a frequent speaker in investment related events. Loukas is also a member of the BoD of SEN-Junior Achievement Greece organization
and member of the Committee of Innovation, Education and Entrepreneurship at the Greek-American Chamber of Commerce, both promoting the new entrepreneurship and innovation in Greece.

We’re glad to tell you that Loukas Pilitsis is on-board. This is YOUR LAST DAY to join us too.