Startup Weekend Volos: Fanis Koutouvelis as a Judge
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
Fanis studied Computer Engineering at the University of Thessaly from where he dropped-out during his final year of attendance in order to start i-kiosk.
Since then he has dedicated himself to this venture and aims to change the way that traditional retailers operate their stores and interact with the rest of the supply chain.
Recently i-kiosk was transformed into Intale, a fast-growing company backed up by international investors with $3Million in funding.
Along the course of his entrepreneurial journey, Fanis has won the 1st "i-bank Innovation & Technology" award in 2012, held by the National Bank of Greece, the 1st "E-nnovation" award in 2011, held by the Athens University of Economics and Business and “Best Innovation Award” during the Startup Forum 2013, held by SAP.
Last but not least, Fanis is a member of the World Economic Forum through his involvement in the Global Shapers Community where he was a founding member of the ReGeneration program. This is an initiative that aims to fight brain-drain by creating new job opportunities for young people in top-tier companies in Greece.