Startup Weekend Entrepreneurial Journalism - Athens Greece

    Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016


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Startup Weekend Entrepreneurial Journalism - Athens Greece

Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016



Friday, May 20 - 22, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Impact Hub Athens
Karaiskaki 28
Athens, Greece 10554

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Here Come the Journo-Preneurs! Shape the future of journalism and media

Do you have the vision to be the next game-changing journo-preneur and next generation media entrepreneurs?  Do you aspire to design and prototype today the future sustainable business models for news and content creation? Are you trying to generate innovative ideas and shape the future in legacy media, online publishers and communication companies in digital and mobile world?
We are living in entrepreneurial and solution-makers era.  Startup Weekend Entrepreneurial Journalism Athens focus is a call for entrepreneurial action for innovators in journalism and media.
Join Startup Weekend Entrepreneurial Journalism Athens and make the first step into prototyping and launching with your team your journalism, media, communication innovating startup idea.
Startup Weekend Athens Entrepreneurial Journalism follows the typical schedule of a Startup Weekend event: In 54 hours you are challenged to build a cross-functional team, identify a new media, journalism, communication business model, work on over the weekend, create and prototype a real media- journo-startup, get the opportunity to network and mingle with a line up of the very best local and international acclaimed mentors, coaches and funders and pitch your media- journo startups before a panel of expert judges.
Imagine and prototype new business models for news and media content.
Join #SWJournoAthens, #SWMediaAthens


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 20th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 pm
Snacks, drinks and networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


6:30 pm
Review agenda
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders.


7:00 pm
Keynote talk
Jeremy Caplan, Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.


8:00 pm
Lineup and Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday May 21st


9:00 am
Breakfast, networking
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Teams work together
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch break


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help! Coach Meetings.


7:00 pm
Dinner
Dinner Break for SWEJ teams


8:00 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 22nd


9:00 am
Breakfast, networking
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Coaching/mentoring session with the teams. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch
Light lunch break for participants


1:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place(Light snack and drinks available)


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Pitching session
Final presentations before the panel of judges. Process open to all participants, mentors, sponsors.


7:00 pm
Awards to the winners


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Final remarks, closing


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Jeremy Caplan
Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Keynote Speaker via Skype

Jeremy Caplan is Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked with more than 100 entrepreneurial journalists from 35 countries over the past eight years, helping many to develop viable ventures. 

Prior to teaching, he wrote about business and technology at Time Magazine and wrote about companies like GoogleApple and Yahoo. He also wrote about cultural trends, ranging from carrot-mobs and cereal cafes to mini-lit and life-hacking. He was a Wiegers Fellow at the Columbia Business School, where he completed his MBA, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School, where he earned an M.S. in Journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.


Event Judges


Jeremy Caplan
Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Keynote Speaker via Skype

Jeremy Caplan is Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked with more than 100 entrepreneurial journalists from 35 countries over the past eight years, helping many to develop viable ventures. 

Prior to teaching, he wrote about business and technology at Time Magazine and wrote about companies like GoogleApple and Yahoo. He also wrote about cultural trends, ranging from carrot-mobs and cereal cafes to mini-lit and life-hacking. He was a Wiegers Fellow at the Columbia Business School, where he completed his MBA, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School, where he earned an M.S. in Journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.



Patricio Contreras
Journalist, Coordinator of Digital Publications of the School of Journalism at Alberto Hurtado University

I am a journalist with experience in production and edition of digital content. I worked as a reporter for “Arts and Letters”, the Sunday cultural section of El Mercurio newspaper, where I wrote about heritage and history.
In 2011 I co-founded the Ojo en Tinta project, consisting so far of a digital platform with book reviews and interviews in podcast, a book that compiles these conversations and a TV show that airs on channel 13C.
Currently I am the Coordinator of Digital Publications of the School of Journalism at Alberto Hurtado University, my alma mater. There I teach digital journalism and new narratives, and I am also the editor of its media magazine Puroperiodismo.

Personal Blog: pfcontrerasv.wordpress.com
Side project: www.ojoentinta.com



Mihalis Gripiotis
Video Journalist and Nonfiction Filmmaker / Producer Independent New York based correspondent for Greek media

At age 13 i was a paperboy in the port of Pireaus in Greece. At age 18 i was reading Paul Virilio helplessly trying to understand Mass Media & Communication theories for my college degree at Panteion University in Athens. At age 19 i was reporting live on news radio. At age 20 i was told i should drop radio for 24/7 live TV reporting. For the next 5 years my news reporting repertoire spanned anything from an elephant's birthday to Athens street gangs, to dead sea lions, to Middle East conflict zones and Olympic Games. One day i was told i should drop reporting for hosting breaking news. For a year i was reading the teleprompter under intense studio lights...it felt like chicken broiler. At age 26 i moved to New York. At age 28 i finished my Photojournalism studies at ICP in NY.  At age 29 i signed as the NY Bureau Chief for ERT / Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. At age 35 i founded IFFI Productions and Old Garage Studio in Brooklyn. Been around the globe few times in a fruitless attempt to escape NYC.

www.iffiporductions.com
www.nyfrombehind.com




Yannis Skarpelos
Associate professor at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University

I am a visual sociologist and lover of data, especially the big and non-decryptable ones. I am associate professor and I teach Visual Cultural Studies, New Media and Data Journalism at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at Panteion University.
I am a fan of MMORPGs, and I am interested in their cultural and educational uses. With a team of my doctoral students I have organized several national and international conferences and events about videogames and gaming.
Currently I am Head of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, teach at the MA programs in “Cultural Management” and “New Media and Journalism”, director of the New Media Lab. And I write a book about computer-assisted visual analysis of cultural artifacts.



Nikos Anagnostou
Serial Entrepreneur

Nikos Anagnostou is serial entrepreneur, with economic and engineering background. He has (co-)founded four IT related companies so far. He is currently running the last of them, Discoveroom, a B2B startup servicing the hospitality industry.  Discoveroom was founded in 2013 and it is a VC backed startup with clients in more than 50 countries.
Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts, he has served as a manager is three other IT companies, the most prominent of which was Oracle Hellas. He has been one of the first tech bloggers and a pioneer in the social media marketing in Greece and has participated and presented in many international events.


Eric Parks
Tech entrepreneur and digital creative director

Eric Parks is a General Partner at Velocity Partners, an Athens based VC fund focusing on pre-seed and seed investments. Eric is a Geek. He got his first computer, a ZX Spectrum 48, at age 7 and believes that the whole tech scene went downhill after that. As a Half-American half-Greek Geek (see what we did there?)  he's joyfully embraced and unleashed his inner geekness upon both the tech startup and advertising industries over the last 14 years. Well-armed in studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Law degree - because oops, wrong degrees - he's been equally involved with the startup community as well as the advertising industry. He's co-founded a couple of startups, is an advisor, investor and member of the board at a number of others, is active in the startup mentor scene and has headed the digital departments of Leo Burnett Athens, Omnicom as well as The Newtons Laboratory. He's -weirdly- won several awards and been Head of the Digital Awards Committee at the Greek Advertising Association's Hermes awards. Passions include Gamification (before it was a buzzword), the convergence of digital and physical, storytelling, the deeper philosophical underpinnings of the morality in digital endeavors and Pizza. Especially Pizza. Finally, he still doesn't know what he'll be when he grows up but is working on it.


Coaches and Mentors


Jeremy Caplan
Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Keynote Speaker via Skype

Jeremy Caplan is Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked with more than 100 entrepreneurial journalists from 35 countries over the past eight years, helping many to develop viable ventures. 

Prior to teaching, he wrote about business and technology at Time Magazine and wrote about companies like GoogleApple and Yahoo. He also wrote about cultural trends, ranging from carrot-mobs and cereal cafes to mini-lit and life-hacking. He was a Wiegers Fellow at the Columbia Business School, where he completed his MBA, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School, where he earned an M.S. in Journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.



Patricio Contreras
Journalist, Coordinator of Digital Publications of the School of Journalism at Alberto Hurtado University

I am a journalist with experience in production and edition of digital content. I worked as a reporter for “Arts and Letters”, the Sunday cultural section of El Mercurio newspaper, where I wrote about heritage and history.
In 2011 I co-founded the Ojo en Tinta project, consisting so far of a digital platform with book reviews and interviews in podcast, a book that compiles these conversations and a TV show that airs on channel 13C.
Currently I am the Coordinator of Digital Publications of the School of Journalism at Alberto Hurtado University, my alma mater. There I teach digital journalism and new narratives, and I am also the editor of its media magazine Puroperiodismo.

Personal Blog: pfcontrerasv.wordpress.com
Side project: www.ojoentinta.com



Dimitra Iordanoglou
Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University

Dimitra Iordanoglou is an Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resource
Management at Panteion University, Department of Communication, Media and
Culture. She teaches in the Postgraduate programs New Media and Journalism and
Cultural Management (Panteion University) and Human Resources Management
(Athens University of Economics and Business). She is also a Fulbright Visiting Scholar
at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.
Dimitra is the author of the books Human Resource Management in Modern
Organizations (2008) and Leaders of the Future (co-author, 2016). She has been
working as Human Resource Management Consultant for many years and she was
also the scientific coordinator of the EU-funded project Young Business Leaders.
Dimitra was a mentor at the Athens Startup Weekend Entrepreneurial Journalism
and the Athens Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU). She is a Certified Coach on
Emotional Intelligence and a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute.


Sophie Lamprou
Co- founder of the Impact Hub Athens

Co- founder of the Impact Hub in Athens, part of the first global reach and locally grounded network for the promotion, support, connection and capacity building of social businesses and innovative ideas. From 2010 and for 3 years she was part of the hosting team of the Impact Hub Madrid, where she emerged in the practice of building communities, design thinking and participatory leadership, through co-creating methodologies of problem solving. In Madrid, Sophie was running the "Are you ready for us?", project- a global research for the conditions of nurturing youth driven social impact. In parallel, she was part of Creative Thinking team of the Creative Society consulting firm, designing & facilitating processes for creative approaches within corporate, social & public institutions. She was collaborating with IE Business School in Madrid, delivering classes on social entrepreneurship for MBA & IMBA programmes, before starting up the hive for changemakers in the heart of Athens. She has graduated from AUEB, Dprt of Business Science & Technology, while she was working with AIESEC from different position, starting from the local to international level.  


Dimitris Kokkinakis
Co- founder of the Impact Hub Athens

Co- founder of the Impact Hub in Athens- the community of social entrepreneurs & innovators that develop sustainable enterprising solutions for contemporary social challenges. His experience in the network of the Impact Hubs gives him a deep understanding on how we mobilise resources, capitalise on possibilities & opportunities for value creation & productive interactions. In 2010 he concluded his studies at the Dprt of Business Science & Technology, of AUEB and became part of the Impact Hub Vienna working as the Responsible of Education programs & Community Host. In parallel, he worked as a facilitator at the consulting firm freims.cc. Through his experience he learnt how through creative design of systems & technology we can increase the productivity of the organizations. Parallel to his studies, he worked actively in communities & global networks like AIESEC in local & national level.


Mihalis Gripiotis
Video Journalist and Nonfiction Filmmaker / Producer Independent New York based correspondent for Greek media

At age 13 i was a paperboy in the port of Pireaus in Greece. At age 18 i was reading Paul Virilio helplessly trying to understand Mass Media & Communication theories for my college degree at Panteion University in Athens. At age 19 i was reporting live on news radio. At age 20 i was told i should drop radio for 24/7 live TV reporting. For the next 5 years my news reporting repertoire spanned anything from an elephant's birthday to Athens street gangs, to dead sea lions, to Middle East conflict zones and Olympic Games. One day i was told i should drop reporting for hosting breaking news. For a year i was reading the teleprompter under intense studio lights...it felt like chicken broiler. At age 26 i moved to New York. At age 28 i finished my Photojournalism studies at ICP in NY.  At age 29 i signed as the NY Bureau Chief for ERT / Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. At age 35 i founded IFFI Productions and Old Garage Studio in Brooklyn. Been around the globe few times in a fruitless attempt to escape NYC.

www.iffiporductions.com
www.nyfrombehind.com




Elina Makri
Journalist and media project manager

Elina Makri is a journalist and media project manager. She was born in Athens where she still lives. She studied Law in France and International and European Law in Belgium. She is the vice-President of Babel International, the association that publishes the first pan European digital youth media cafebabel.com She has participated and implemented various projects related to new media, always involving a pan-European newsroom and network of media professionals in Europe. 

Οn 2014, she co-founded along with the tech company SciFY.org, C.A.R.L., the Computer Assisted Reporting Laboratory, in order to create digital tools for media, journalists and undertake data journalism investigations, and, the Youth Investigative Journalism Prize.

Elina is also the co-founder of oikomedia.com, a networked digital platform designed to trace and connect journalists, fixers and media professionals around the globe. Elina currently works as journalist and project manager of media projects that include ICT and data processing, driven by the ever-increasing intersection between technology, science and social needs, providing for social and political innovation.


Artemis Labrinidi
Cosmote Online Marketing & Social Media Section Manager

Artemis wants to live in a world filled with innovative digital businesses, short formed movies where you get to choose the ending, ninjas instead of unicorns, and a force field around her iPhone keyboard that repels food and hand cream! After she completed her undergraduate degree in Media & Communications at Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, she moved on to an MSc in Media & Communications, with a focus on New Media Technologies, at the London School of Economics. A media lover with over 10 years of experience, she has worked for ΕΡΤ, ΝΕΤ, EXTRA, ALTER, AOB, MTV international, ANT1TV, NETWIX, producing print, TV, radio and new media content. Experienced in project management, content management, social media management, digital marketing and branded video content, she is now the Online Marketing & Social Media Section Manager for Cosmote.


Spiros Kapetanakis
Co-creator of the first collaborative space in Greece "CoLab"

Entrepreneur with strong social activity on applied innovation and entrepreneurship.
Creator of the experiential workshops
"Business models of sustainable development": a workshop on the use of modern methods for the strategic development of business units.
"Cohesive days": a weekend bootcamp for collaborative startups through peer2peer platforms.
Guest lecturer at the Laboratory Startup Lab of Panteion University by Dr Betty Tsagkarestou, themed "from concept to act": Who should create a startup, how to check if the service or the product proposed is in demand, based on the feasibility and sustainability of the effort.
 
Co-creator of the first collaborative space in Greece "CoLab".
Now preparing a standard development process for Intrepreneurship innovation as part of a new overall project to develop a network of collaborative innovation that will be the evolution of co-working structures.
Actively contributed to the localization and promotion of vtiger CRM, open source solution for integrating CRM into SMEs


Lina Kyriakou
Digital Communication Specialist

Lina has been a proud communication strategist for the last 16 years.
Having received her degree from Panteion University, Dpt of Communication and Mass Media, she started off her career in Advertising by collaborating with the fine creative people of agencies in the likes of Leo Burnett and TBWA (where she worked for the Athens Olympic Games 2014 - and what an experience that was).
Crossing from ATL to Digital, she has also worked for agencies like Spot JWT, Rascal (Cream) and Wedia for multinational and local companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Diageo, Nestle, Samsung, Piraeus Bank, ING, Lemonis Group of Companies, Minerva, Shop & Trade, Athens International Airport, VISA, Fiat, and many more. She has also been a member of EDEE Digital and Ermis Awards judging committee. 
Recently, she had a cross-functional role (or should we call it 360) as a Client Service Director at Publicis Groupe.
Her love, though, lies within social entrepreneurship and having gone back to Panteion University as a co-creator and external speaker for Strategy at the AD and PR Lab of the Communication, Media and Culture Dpt. 
Yes, she loves tennis, pilates, travelling and crushing on her couch to watch her favourite series - but sadly there is often little time for all that.



Nadia Petropoulou
Lawyer

Nadia Petropoulou was born in Athens in 1982. She studied Law at the National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens wherefrom she graduated in 2005. She widened her field
of expertise by acquiring a Master in Business Administration (MBA) of AUEB. She is a Court
of Appeal Lawyer and since 2007 she has been a member of the Athens Bar Association and
a partner of “A. Petropoulos & Associates” Law firm.
During her MBA studies she has specialized in the field of Marketing and has gained
innovative promotional techniques on National and International level, studying market
competition and its implications in the corporate development. In addition, she managed to
acquire useful experience in the practical implementation of legislation in the corporate
environment and the importance of organizational culture in the field of mergers and
acquisitions.
Within the scope of incorporation startups, apart from undertaking the
incorporation startup process and guidance of entrepreneurs through all stages until the
finalization of an Investment Agreement, her main goal is to safeguard the company and the
entrepreneurs through the lawful registration of their IP rights, which will surely become a
prerequisite in a future buyout or acquisition.
Her main specialization is in Patent & Trademark Law, on National and International
level, Startup Investments and GDPR consulting. Her expertise expands to Registration of
Trademarks and Patents according to International Standards, and Patent, Trademark & Domain Name Infringement Cases.
She has a profound knowledge of Corporate and Commercial Law, Economics,
Accounting, Competition Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property Law, Trademarks, Domain
Names and Industry Designs legislation and has been providing consulting services on GDPR
compliance procedures on Personal Data Compliance projects.


Maria Pamboukidi
Hotel & Spa Marketing and Training Manager at Apivita SA

An experienced 360° journalist, communications & PR professional, beauty editor & blogger, copywriter, spokesperson and radio producer with a fresh career in Marketing and a wide range of interests. Launced radio informecials (Beauty Stories & Wellness Stories), creator of beautystories.gr, worked for Greek magazines (Votre Beaute, Bazaar, Nitro, Active, Klik, Men, Disney Magazines), radio stations (Klik,Best, En Lefko, City), advertising agencies (Spot Thompson, Ogilvy, McCann). Joined APIVITA S.A 2 years ago as  Communiciations & Εditorial manager and currently as Hotel & Spa Marketing and Training Manager.



Lina Ioannou
Management Consultant-Entrepreneur

Lina Ioannou has been working with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the Athens University of Economics and Business since its initiation in 2010. She facilitates students and graduates build new enterprises by providing them with guidance and tools, encouraging them to believe in their potential and linking them to mentors and teams with similar activities and mindset. To this end, her work is related to the awareness, coaching and mentoring activities of the Unit. She is responsible for the Unit’s publicity activities and online presence, project management and new business development. She is part of the unit's educational activities team, developing and implementing non-typical learning and skills building activities.

Prior to joining AUEB’s innovation and entrepreneurship unit Lina worked as a management consultant. While attending her MSc in Decision Sciences on New Ventures Development and working as junior researcher, she was part of the iris/ eltrun research group, working on EC research projects, focusing on the social aspects of new technologies. She has significant experience in coaching young people on information systems and entrepreneurship projects.
Lina’s  research interests lie in the field of facilitating factors and environment for start-ups, with special view in the agro-food sector.
Lina is proud to have contributed to the initiation and establishment of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at AUEB, but also ThinkBiz, the first student-led entrepreneurship club in Greece, of which she is a founding member and to the successful development of 2 privately held new ventures, through consulting support.


Evi Katsoulieri
Product Manager at Radiojar

Evi is the Product Manager at Radiojar. She is Psychology graduate with a M.Sc. in Marketing & Communication with Specialization in International Marketing and she is a startup, mobile and technology enthusiast. 
Her journey in the tech startups started when co-founding Busood and, then, continued with joining the Radiojar team in 2014. Radiojar is a service that enables radio stations to broadcast online, manage their media assets and schedule their content without the hassle. As the Product Manager, she has gained valuable experience not only of the market and the trends but also about the needs and pains of show hosts and journalists going online. Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, she has actively participated in the organizing teams of volunteer activities with the mission to help entrepreneurial ideas develop into action.



Nikolaos Nanas
Co-founder of Noowit, and Noodio

Dr Nikolaos Nanas studied Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, before moving to the UK for his MSc in Intelligent Systems and his PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Research and Technology of Thessaly (I.RE.TE.TH) since 2006. In 2010 he decided to apply his research on Adaptive Information Filtering to the real world. The development of Noowit’s Personalized News Aggregator started in September 2011 and the first public beta version was released on the first of July 2013. Noowit has attracted international interest and has been characterized by many as a competitor to Flipboard. However, it failed to attract a critical mass of users. As a result Noowit has recently pivoted towards Media Made Smart with a new platform for publishing intelligent/personalized newspapers and magazines on the web. Noowit combines AI with innovative design and cutting edge technology to successfully transfer print media online for the first time.


Giannis Sorotos
Creative Director at the Newtons Laboratory

Giannis Sorotos started as copywriter at D’Arcy Athens, continued at JWT Spot Athens, Adel Saatchi & Saatchi, DOT Dash and at Leo Burnett where he became a Creative Director,
something which he still is today at The Newtons Laboratory. All of these years he has done
work for many Greek and International clients and has won awards and distinctions both in
Greece and abroad.
In 2016 he started collaborating with Panteion University as an External Instructor and with
Eric Parks they give the lesson «Creativity:The Art of Storytelling Lab» which is part of the
program of the #ADandPRLAB, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion
Univesity

Long before he started working in advertising though, like any normal human, he listened to
music. As the years went by he got more involved with it and as a result he worked as a
radio producer for several years (Rock FM, Epikoinonia FM, etc) and as a music journalist
(POP & ROCK, mixgrill.gr, etc.)
 
In the past 5 years he has also worked as a music supervisor in plays at the Greek Art
Theatre, the Skrow Theater and more.


Chris Chatziioannou
Editor in Chief of Oneman

Christos Chatziioannou is the Editor in Chief of Oneman.gr, a men's lifestyle website, part of the 24MEDIA group. 24MEDIA is Greece's leading and fastest-growing digital publishing group, managing over 15 premium brands that connect and engage with users across different platforms. Christos has been working for the company since 2011, following a journalistic career in various media publishers and publications. He has studied Communication and Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, followed by an MA in International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory in the University of Westminster in London.


Ioannis Papadopoulos
Print reporter and multimedia producer

I am a print reporter and multimedia producer based in Athens, currently working as a feature writer and investigative reporter at the Greek newspaper Kathimerini. I am also the video editor at the website of Kathimerini (www.kathimerini.gr). Before joining Kathimerini I worked at TA NEA, as a foreign correspondent based in the United States from 2008 till 2010 and as a feature writer based in Athens from 2010 till 2014, focusing on social issues and immigration. My work has been published at the online edition of the German newspaper Zeit, the German edition of Le Monde Diplomatique and the Greek edition of VICE. In 2016 I was nominated for the Special Award of the European Press Prize, which was dedicated this year to the refugee crisis. I studied Journalism at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed my studies in the US with an MA in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Emerson College, Boston. At Emerson I also taught a journalism lab for one semester as an adjunct faculty.



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Facilitators


Stavros Messinis
Startup Weekend Facilitator

Stavros is a sought after Startup Weekend facilitator who enjoys the economic empowerment aspect of the events worldwide. Founder of The Cube, a startup cluster in Athens, he also works in the maker space by hosting events and mentoring young startups.
This is Stavros' first trip to Canada so we welcome his insight into the ocean sector and the opportunities that participants will explore.

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Event Coordinator

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Stavroula Pollatou
Student Ambassador and Host Venue staff

Panteion University


Georgia Georgakopoulou

I’m a student at the department of Communication, Media & Culture at Panteion University. And I’m occupied as a journalist at mikrofwno.gr, presspublica.gr and womendailyn.gr . Also i’ m practicing at radio producing at spamradio.gr while I continue my studies on music.


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