Athens Startup Weekend University

    Friday, April 8 - 10, 2016

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Athens Startup Weekend University

Friday, April 8 - 10, 2016

Friday, April 8 - 10, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Impact HUB Athens
Karaiskaki 28
Athens, Attica 10554

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Experience Greece's most impactful entrepreneurial event focused at University students. 54 hours to build a startup.

Athens Startup Weekend University is a 54-hour event exclusively for University students, where participants pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype in only two days.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. During the event, participants have the chance to effectively turn their ideas into reality  by  collaborating with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams are connected with mentors and experts from the local entrepreneurship community in order to aid them in the process of building a sustainable company. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Athens Startup Weekend University is the perfect environment to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Attending the event? We've got you covered! Read the Startup Weekend Crew and learn everything you need to know about Startup Weekend!


Friday April 8th

5:00 pm
Registration Starts

6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers

7:00 pm
Pitches Start

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for top ideas & Dinner

10:00 pm
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

Saturday April 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Teams formed

10:00 am
Coaches help teams one-on-one

1:30 pm

2:00 pm
Coaches help teams.They are here to help

8:30 pm

11:55 pm
Finished for the day

Sunday April 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Call for help
This is self motivated so don't be shy !

1:00 pm

3:00 pm
Gut check.Start prep for presentations

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm

Event Judges

Katerina Pramatari
Associate Professor at Athens University of Economics & Business and Information Technology and Services Consultant

Katerina Pramatari is Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and scientific coordinator of the ELTRUN-SCORE research group. She holds a BSc in Informatics and MSc in Information Systems from AUEB, and a PhD in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management also from AUEB.

Andreas Grammatis
Founder & CEO at

Leadership: Have created and managed numerous teams in a professional and social context.
Business Development: Have led negotiations and reached multi-million business agreements with companies such as Unilever, Nestle, Tesco and Pizza Hut.
Strategy: Have designed, managed and executed a number of standalone projects and operations across different sectors including technology start-ups, services, retail and food.

Konstantinos Akrivos

Konstantinos Akrivos is the CFO of e-FOOD. He has worked for more than 6 years at Deloitte in the Financial Advisory Services department, where he was involved in projects providing expert and in-depth services to corporate clients, private equity/venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, and the government, He has also several years of experience in ABB and Johnson & Johnson

Coaches and Mentors

Savvas Georgiou
Product Manager at Welcome

Savvas received his degree in Computer Engineering from NTUA. He has worked in startup companies since 2009 starting from the incubator of Facebook Fund in Palo Alto. He was a member of the team that contributed to the success of HealthLeap. He was the CTO of the Daily Secret team, while earlier he was Director of Technology (CTO) in Liberi Publications. In Dopios, Savvas direct the "Welcome" product development from the role of Product Manager.

Jason Spanomanolis
Marketing & BI Product Owner at

Jason is passionate about using data to discover opportunities for growth and optimization on every possible touch point of a company with their customers and potential audience. He is currently Product Owner at

Alex Alexakis
Product Manager at Workable

Alex currently works as a Product Manager at Workable with a team of data scientists and big data engineers building candidate sourcing technologies. In the past he held Product, UX and Growth roles in startups in the mobile gaming and advertising fields. His educational background lies at the intersection of business and technology with degrees from London School of Economics and Athens University of Economics & Business.

Antonis Kalipetis
CTO at SourceLair

When he's not talking about himself in the third person, he loves to say "I drink coffee, I connect, I code for SourceLair". He likes all things tech, talking about solutions, architectures and things that work from mobile to web. He loves getting things done and leads the tech at SourceLair.

Giannis Zaoudis
co-Founder at Pollfish

Exploring market research with the eyes of an engineer...
Helping brands talk with consumers through Pollfish, a technology company which has access to over 200M smartphone users to whom it distributes surveys and questionnaires in order to get data and insights.

Spyridoula Drakopoulou
Agency Manager at Google

Spyridoula is responsible for the Performance Agencies in Greece, Cyprus and Malta. She has worked with leading advertising brands, providing advice for the best use of the Google platform tools. She aims at the market awareness related to the changes in the consumer behavior as well as the media consumption through local information and global best practices.

Eleonora Kourtzi
Industry Manager at Google

Eleonora is currently an Industry Manager at Google. She received her Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering at NTUA and a MSc in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She has extensive experience in management roles at top leading companies.

Dimitris Kotsakos
Software Engineer at Skroutz

Dimitris is a Software Engineer at Skroutz, the leading shopping comparison engine in Greece, with branches in Turkey and the UK.
As part of the User team at Skroutz, his work focuses on user personalization and data analysis on user interaction with the platform.
His research interests revolve around Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Social Computing.

Sebastiano Mion
Cofounder and operations director of Daring Star

Sebastiano Mion - Seba for most - is the cofounder and operations director of Daring Star, a fresh ICT system integrator based in Greece. He’s been managing multinational teams, delivering projects and generally keeping it funky for years. His dream is to open a digital beach bar….whatever that means.

Spyros Lambrinidis
CTO at /

Spyros is a graduate of the Department of Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and after spending 6 years in London where he took a long walk along the technology and web pathway, working on software development, web marketing and other web related areas, he decided to come back to Greece in order to build his own company. Two years later, he undertook the responsibility of building from scratch the Athens PPH Team. Currently he manages the Athens PPH Team holding the position of “Head of Engineering”.

Antonios Fiorakis
CEO at, IE Business School alumni

Mr. Antonios Fiorakis is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Incrediblue Limited. Mr. Fiorakis has worked for 2 great corporate "schools", JTI and Beiersdorf.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Athens Startup Weekend University team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Athens is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • George
  • Vassilis
  • Artemios
  • Nikos
  • Maria
  • Giannis
  • Panagiotis
  • Angelos
  • Semina
  • Filippos


Andrei Munteanu
Community wizard

Tech savvy traveler, Startup Weekend Global Facilitator and running all the place. 
Organizing startup events within the community in the past 5 years, co-ordinating volunteers and making sure the community gets their dose of Startup & Tech events on a regular basis. Co-founder of Cowork Timisoara, Startup Survivor true believer, Community Manager at FintechCamp and always on the lookout for a good espressoh. 

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