Agamemnon Papazoglou

Agamemnon (b.1987), Investment Manager @ Charamida Investment Group, is an eager technology and health entrepreneurship enthusiast with prior experience in financial analysis, software development and management consulting. 
Agamemnon was born in Athens. He holds an MEng in Electronic & Communications Engineering from Bristol University and an MSc in Management Science from London School of Economics. He has experience in the Financial, Technology and pharmaceutical industries  You can contact him on a.papazoglou@charamida.gr

stephanos katsimpas

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.

Walk the Plank with Nikos Dimakis

CruiseInn May 2016 applications are now closed. We are happy to announce that 110 sailors of business and tech applied to join us for this unique startup hackathon in the Aegean.

But at CruiseInn HQ we haven’t finished with all the little details and surprises we still have in store for those that will be selected to board Celestyal Olympia. So let’s continue with the members of jury committee that will award the cash & services prizes we have confirmed for the winning teams.

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Nikos Dimakis is an entrepreneur, graduate of the Crete University in Applied Mathematics and holds two Masters in Applied Mathematics and  Digital Marketing, one MBA (Management Business Administration Management) and one MBIT (Business Innovation & Technology).

He is the project manager of Aephoria.net, which aspires to become a world class fully fledged incubator for very early stage startups developing any product or service conducive to sustainable development, as well as of Blue Growth, which aims to inspire and help young entrepreneurs realize innovative concepts related to marine and freshwater resources.

Nikos Dimakis and the rest of our mentors line-uo, we believe that they will be provide valuable feedback on your first prototypes.

Have a business idea in Tourism & Gastronomy/Food and want to get insights from people like these? You might want to check this.

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.

Dimitra Vlachou

Dimitra Vlachou

When you have a business idea on Tourism, you want a professional expert from the Tourism Industry to guide through developing and kick-starting it.

So, who’s better to give you constructive feedback at CruiseInn 2017’s on-board finals than Dimitra Vlachou, Marketing Manager at Celestyal Cruises?

Dimitra Vlachou has studied Μarketing Management at the American College of Greece- Deree College, her post graduate studies were in Marketing Communications from the British University of Bournemouth.

She was responsible from 1999-2006, for the development of the communication strategy of some of the biggest Greek brands like Dairies DELTA, GIOTIS, NOVA digital platform, ANEK LINES, under her capacity of Account Director at the advertising agency JWT SPOT.

Since 2006 and so far she works for the tourism industry and specifically Louis Group. As Research and Communication Manager of Celestyal Cruises was responsible for all the qualitative and quantitative research of the company, the communication strategy for the Greek and the key international markets, media planning and buying, creation of brand image, the strategic development and implementation of themed events that have a key role in the product development of  Celestyal Cruises.

Since 2015, under her role of Experiential Marketing Manager is responsible for the actual product and its development.  This includes the product segmentation, all marketing led activities on board, all materials on board that need to ensure the look and feel of the brand, all events on boards. On 2015 has wan the Gold Award at the Tourism Awards for the themed events and on 2016 the Gold Award for the Cultural Tourism for the Culture and Heritage themed Cruises.

Dimitra Vlachou is on-board. Are you ready to walk the plank with the CruiseInn judging committee? Apply today and claim 3,5k euros in cash prizes from Celestyal Cruises to launch your ventures.

Pantos Papazoglou

So, we’ve introduced you so far to the guys and girls that will be helping you for 4 days while cruising around the Aegean Sea to form, shape, refine and package your idea into a sustainable business model.

Now, it’s time to get to the other side of table and meet those that you will have to convince in order to lay hands onto the valuable prizes we have confirmed (cash + business services) from Celestyal Cruises and our community partners.

Are you ready to walk the plank and with Pantos Papazoglou? Apply by May 6th here.

IMG_2453 smallPantos Papazoglou is a passionate Product Manager for Mobile Apps, focusing on conceiving and shaping mobile experiences designed in order to help travelers to live the best experience throughout their journey lifecycle.

Born in Athens, he studied BSc Computer Science & MSc Network Computing in Coventry UK. For the last 5 years he has been working for Tripsta and during the last 3 he holds the position of the Product Manager for Mobile apps.

The Tripsta mobile applications have won several awards:
Tourism Awards – Best Mobile site – 2014 (travelplanet24)
Cyta Mobile Excellence Awards – Mobile & Leisure – 2015 (airtickets)
Evolution Awards – Best Mobile App – 2015 (travelplanet24)
Evolution Awards – Best Mobile App – 2016 (airtickets)
Tourism Awards – Best Mobile App – 2016 (airtickets)

Pantos Papazoglou is on-board. Are you too? Apply today at: www.getcruiseinn.com.