Techstars SW Volos
Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017
Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Department of Planning and Regional Development
Believe in your dreams and dream big
Η διοργάνωση του πέμπτου Startup Weekend Volos υποστηρίζεται και από τη Μονάδα Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας. Κατά την διάρκεια των τελευταίων 5 ετών έχουν συμμετάσχει πάνω από 400 άτομα από όλη την Ελλάδα.
Κατά τη διάρκεια του τριημέρου , οι συμμετέχοντες σχηματίζουν ομάδες και σχεδιάζουν πρωτότυπα επιχειρηματικά projects, τα οποία παρουσιάζουν στο κοινό και στους κριτές – επιχειρηματίες/επενδύτες. Οι καλύτερες ομάδες κερδίζουν διάφορα βραβεία και υποστήριξη για να συνεχίσουν με την ιδέα τους!
Το Startup Weekend είναι ένας παγκόσμιος μη κερδοσκοπικός θεσμός, ο οποίος αποτελείται από νέους, και φιλόδοξους ανθρώπους, ανάμεσά τους και επιχειρηματίες.
Όλα τα μέλη της παγκόσμιας αυτής διοργάνωσης έχουν ως στόχο να εμπνεύσουν, να διδάξουν και να εμψυχώσουν άτομα που ενδιαφέρονται για την επιχειρηματικότητα, ώστε να μοιραστούν τις ιδέες τους, να δημιουργήσουν ομάδες και μέσα σε 54 ώρες να δημιουργήσουν μια start-up επιχείρηση.
Είμαστε υπερήφανοι που αποτελούμε μέρος αυτής της πρωτοποριακής διοργάνωσης, καθώς πρόκειται για ένα παγκόσμιο κίνημα που μετράει 3000+ εκδηλώσεις σε 110+ χώρες σε όλο τον κόσμο και στόχος μας είναι να εδραιώσουμε τον Βόλο και την περιοχή της Θεσσαλίας στην παγκόσμια αυτή επιχειρηματική κοινότητα.
Το κόστος συμμετοχής στην εκδήλωση ανέρχεται στα 10€ με 20€.
Τα εισιτήρια περιλαμβάνουν το κόστος συμμετοχής στην εκδήλωση, τα γεύματα του 3ημέρου, πρωινό καφέ , γραφική ύλη για όλο το τριήμερο, αναψυκτικά, ποτά και πολλές άλλες εκπλήξεις και δώρα!
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Friday November 24th
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Returning to his roots, Centaur allows him to create innovative technology that makes food production safer and ultimately more democratic – proof that creative solutions can help crack tough humanitarian problems.
Sotiris has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in semiconductor design. He holds four US patents and has several pending.
Coaches and Mentors
His interest in technology soon led him from visual communication & advertising to digital product design & entrepreneurship.
In 2013 he co-founded Allcancode, envisioning anyone being creative with advanced technology.
The company has developed a platform that allows anyone to quickly build apps of any complexity by assembling components like Lego bricks. This endeavor was crowned with success in 2017 when the company won the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award for their innovative idea and business model.
Spiros favorite “startup” moment is when Allcancode was selected to participate in the famous Y Combinator business acceleration program in Silicon Valley.
There, he worked intensively with inspiring mentors to refine and develop further their idea and learned how to “build something people want”.
The company that was founded in 1992, today manages two plants in Northern Greece. He studied Hotel Management at the School of Rhodes. During his studies he worked as trainee at Hotels to gain work experience and attended Hotel financial management and Stock Market workshops.
After his military service at the Greek Army, he worked at the sales department of the company as an entry-level salesman, then as sales supervisor and finally as credit control before taking over the full responsibility of the company tripling the annual turnover from 2007 till today. He speaks English and German. He likes sports as he was playing basketball and football till his early 40s as a member of several teams.
That’s why he strongly believes in team work even at the highest level of management.
Director of AgriEnt/AgriEnt Accelerator PhD in pragmatics/semantics, NLP, corpus linguistics, translation; MA in Translation; University degree in English Language & Literature.
Mara runs SentiGeek, a text analytics/customer analytics company.
She also runs AgriEnt group and Accelerator, acknowledged by DG-Agri for its contribution in promoting startups and scale ups in the agri-food sector.
Mara is also a Research Fellow at the Language & Graphic Communication Lab, Department of Multimedia & Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology. Among others, she has designed an annotation tool for parallel corpora, has been a translator/editor for many years, and worked at the Financial Times, London.
She taught translation courses in public & private university institutions.
She has experience in sales, marketing & communication.
Mara and her brother Yiannis are organic growers of herbs, pulses and flaxseed with their branded products currently entering the market.
In 2015, Vasiliki has joined Dimitriou & Associates P.C. a law firm in San Francisco, California, and she advises and assists established businesses and start-ups on business formation, corporate governance, financing, contract drafting and intellectual property protection.
She is a member of the Hellenic Law Society of Northern California and advises Greek companies on procedural and documentation matters regarding product exports to the United States.
Moreover, she has completed additional studies in privacy protection and she is a Certified Privacy Professional and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Vasiliki works with young entrepreneurs and start-ups that are looking to expand to the U.S.
She is in tune with the latest trends in Silicon Valley by actively participating in events and forums and regularly blogging. She is an e-commerce enthusiast and has extensive experience working as an Of Counsel in multiple companies that are promoting Greek products in the U.S. market.
Following some proud startup fails he started hopwave.com with his partner and co-founder George Siatras and has successfully won several startup competitions, raising his first funds for his venture. Being an active jack of all trades in the tourism industry and with knowledge on tech, startups, team and project management he’d be glad to help you with anything you need.
His professional development arose soon, through senior executive positions in the food industry, with a key position at NIREAS SA aquaculture industry, as a Director of Industrial Products.
Since 2000 he was employed exclusively at the Logistics sector as Logistics Manager in temperature controlled chain at Makro Cash & Carry and Carrefour-Marinopoulos.
In 2006, along with Vagelis Repas, he funded Metron Logistics SA in which, up to date, he holds the position of Chairman & CEO.
Since 2016 he is a member of the National Council of Competitiveness and Development of Supply Chain, under the Ministry of Economy and Development of Greece and a member of SEV’s (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) Initiative Team for Logistics.
Discuss with him issues about software development, UX/UI, digital marketing, packaging, branding and industrial production.
Starting out as a Cornell University architecture graduate with a beginner’s mind ―restless and forever curious― she wanted to investigate the interplay of disciplines and how they inform each other. Her deep interest in the intersection of education, culture, design and human interaction, along with their ability to exponentially affect and even shape each other, led her from designing structures, to movie-sets, to building experiences.
She is known for her hands-on, sometimes unconventional methodologies and her innate ability to unlock opportunity through divergent thinking and synthetic doing ―often by making connections others miss. She believes that design and communication are powerful, exciting, and important and that part of creating, is rejecting the ordinary, the tried, and the safe. Her process is agile, adaptive, and focused on managing complexity efficiently, by asking the right whys and understanding the underlying values hidden behind human needs. Her goal is to build and foster lasting emotional connections that empower at every touch point.Driven by her passion to help businesses and organizations transform from for profit to for “Massive Transformative Purpose” and turn their vision into sustained profitable growth, systemic social innovation and impact ―she splits her time between the US and Greece working only on projects she believes in.
For her, ‘brands are people and people are brands, so designing for them must be intuitive, of a kind, imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete’. She insists that lifelong learning, engagement and interactivity are key ―optimism is vital and authenticity and collaboration are everything. Over the past 15+ years she has been devising ideas, comprehensive cross-platform strategies and programs, for brands and organizations of all shapes and sizes.Her clients range from individuals, startups and SMEs, to municipalities and fortune 500 companies in need of reinventing themselves on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2016 her company was selected to take on the complex task of helping the National Library of Greece prepare for its historical transition to its new home at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, in Athens. She has been working closely with the NLG ever since on multiple levels, to restructure the organization, re-imagine its role in society, and develop its new identity, services, programming and outreach strategy. Her tools of choice ―interdisciplinary participatory processes with an emphasis on systems thinking, interaction and service design.
She loves challenges and connecting with people with the same mindset as her own and turning nothing into something huge & impactful.
A mother to two young boys Panos 12 & Georgie 10, loves to travel and staying fit & active, and loves trying out extreme sports.
Maria's Moto: "It's suppose to be Hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it Great"
She presented with success for the first time the Wearable Technology collections at the international conference “Nanotexnology 2013” by incorporating high technology materials in the garments, such as leds, flexible solars, el-wires and optical fibers.
In 2013 she established her company as one of the best 20 High Fashion Technology companies in the world after participating at the business accelerator Contest Startupbootcamp High Tech XL in Eindhoven of Holland, while 2 years later in 2015 the international exhibition Fair ‘Premiere Vision’ announced her as one of the most Innovative Fashion Designers in Wearable Technology.
She is an official member of the Orange Grove Accelerator of the Dutch Embassy in Greece and also jury of the New Designers Award at AXDW. The designer created ‘The Fashion Gate’ Fashion Incubator in 2016 by providing business growth,consulting and mentoring to emerging designers and fashion startups, which ended with success for the first year for 13 Fashion brands that participated at Styl Kabo International Trade Fair. She has given plenty of talks, presentations and pitches for Fashion & Business in events such as Mad Awards, AXDW, Panorama Epixeirimatikotitas, Digital Fashion forum, Athens Science Festival, Innovathens, , Fashioning the Law, 4Casting, Bossible, Startup Weekend etc.Also she has presented her collections many times at AXDW, TV Channels such as Ant1, SKAI, STAR and published press, magazines and newspapers.
In October 2017, she was the Project Leader of the longest fashion show in AXDW by presenting 112 garmants, made by the students of her Fashion School.After the fashion show,VOGUE ITALIA presented at the official website 5 creations by the students with special comments for the contribution of the school to young designers.
I currently work with nimbata and consult companies in solving marketing problems through data driven approaches.
I am an academic with a strong business background.I hold a PhD in Digital Marketing and am also active in research as a member of the ISTLab at Athens University of Economic and Business (AUEB), focusing on research problems that have to do with: Digital Marketing, Big Data Analytics and Social Network Analysis.
My previous academic experience involves an MBA from AUEB, an MSc in Information Systems from City University London and a BSc in Information Systems Management from AUEB.I have worked for 10 years in the IT industry , gaining experience in design, development, configuration and management of large IT projects.
As an IT Consultant at IBM I participated in the launch of large scale projects and have gained significant experience in presenting offerings to C-level executives.
On the web, I enjoy surfing and occasionaly posting on Twitter.
I am a father, an owner of a beautiful dog and I am passionate about long walks, books, philosophy, art and golf.
He is currently the General Manager and CTO of SB Technologies, a Larissa-based Software Engineering organisation, working with multple internaltional organisations and startups.
In 2013 he co-founded Allcancode, envisioning anyone being creative with advanced technology. The company has recently developed a platform which streamlines how custom software are being made.
This endeavor was crowned with success in 2017 with the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award . Spiros favorite “startup” moment is when Allcancode was selected to participate in the famous Y Combinator business acceleration program in Silicon Valley. There, he worked intensively with inspiring mentors to refine and develop further their idea and learned how to “build something people want”.
His current obsession is how customer experience can be personalized across channels & touchpoints using the Lean Startup Methodology and Allcancode’s app making platform.
Discuss with him about the importance of UI/UX, how to use effectively the Business Model Canvas and why the Platform Business Model can disrupt an entire industry.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Techstars SW Volos team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Metron Logistics operates in the field of 4th Party Logistics services, providing storage, repackaging, inventory management, nationwide distribution, international transport (all types) and clearance services, Supply Chain Management and Logistics network integration in a single set.
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