Rock Climbing Partners Founder, CEO, Assortment Angel Network Founder General Partner
The Karabiner Capital General Manager
Key Areas: Block-chain, ICT, Analytics, AI
KEI HAREYAMA is Founder of global Angel Investment Network for Social impact startups and He is business development director of the bridge between Asia(Japan) and Europe region. His career started at European System Integrator and Consulting Firm Business then He directed over 400 ICT-Strategic world-wide projects through his career. He has invested to several startups which has cutting edge of the decentralized concept for featuring impact. He is also serial entrepreneur, mentor for international startups which provides his experience of global business development at those management board on several industries and several countries. He was twice time exit, The 1st venture disrupted that uses the big purchase and behavior data for predict to consumer action on the CRM industry.2nd startup became the VRM of data allocation platform to using method of an Agency A.I simulation for user communication.
Director Business Development, Centric Holding SA
Key areas: Project development, project finance, capital markets, cross-border M&A, structuring & financial modelling.
Michael is highly versatile with experience across many sectors and regions. He is currently responsible for business development at Centric, a group with main activities in digital marketing, shipping, and renewable energy. In addition to the group’s strategic development, he is also spearheading new projects including the recent start-up of two new internet based franchises.
Michael has more than 17 years’ experience including many years as a senior investment banker for JPMorgan and Barclays Capital in London and also a couple of years in China focusing on cross-border M&A. During his tenure he has advised a large number of companies in both Eastern and Western Europe, CIS, and Asia, and ranging from small local start-ups to multi-billion global corporates, state-owned enterprises, private equity, and sovereign wealth funds, and across a multitude of sectors including such as automotive & transportation, energy, TMT, industrials, agriculture, tourism, etc.
Michael holds an MSc with Distinction in Economics & Finance from Warwick Business School, England, and a BA in Management & Accounting from Aarhus University, Denmark.
Program Leader: Product Marketing, Customer Analytics, IBM, SF Bay Area, CA
Key Areas: Marketing Strategy, Merchandising Analytics, Customer Analytics, CRM, Web Analytics, Online Marketing, and Product Merchandising.
Elizabeth has more than 20 years experience in marketing strategy, product marketing, partner relationships and analytics in the IT industry. A highly-effective team-leader, Elizabeth brings creativity, energy and humor to her quick, problem-solving approach. With deep expertise in marketing strategy for enterprise software, she is able to readily distill complex ideas into actionable plans. She has mentored and advised a wide range of co-workers and partners, and serves as in-house advisor to junior team-members. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and International Relations from University of California Santa Barbara and a Masters degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. Prior to joining IBM she worked for KPMG, Aspect Communications, and Coremetrics.
Co-Founder and Partner of ERA Kapital.
Key Areas: VC/Private equity, Project financing, M&A, Corporate governance, Public/private international law, Cross-border transactions and joint-ventures, Arbitration, Internationalization and expansion of SMEs
Within EU-28, EurAsia and Middle East investing (ERA Kapital) and advising (ERA) SMEs and early stage companies from an: industrial and financial, business, management, structuring/organizational viewpoint on different and wide areas of business (cross-borders expansion, internationalization, trading, re-focus and re-organization, strategic alliances and integration, new areas of business, IPR strategy, market/s segmentation and positioning). Assisting also in designing the governance and management team.
He worked in Milan, London, Paris, Chicago, and Moscow in different industries: TLC and Energy (Pirelli), IT (DELL), Oil & Gas (TOTAL), private equity & venture capital (Financial Institutions and Funds), project financing (EBRD) and fashion (as board member and general manager).Lecturer/Instructor on the course “Deal Making Process and Structuring Private Equity and Venture Capital Deals” in post-doctoral MBA Programme for post PhD Researchers and Inventors. Active investor (and board member and advisor) in SMEs operating in life-style, design & fashion industries and technologies applied to the creative industry, mechatronics, cosmetics, nutraceutics and food, urban and social impact and mobility. Business Angel investing within EU-28 and other non-EU countries and mentor of early stage companies and in different accelerator and seed programs. Member of EBAN Impact Investing Committee and Leader of a Working Group on Shared Value Creation.
Organisational Activity: an investor or lender / an advisory or consultancy active in technology and mature sectors (see above). Technology Sectors: ict / internet applications & portals / e-commerce / social media / genetic & nutraceutics / industrial products, materials & nanotech / smart cities and new urbanism / media / cleantech / human data mobility / mathematical-theoretical applied models / civil applications of aerospace technologies / bio-mimicry / mechatronics. Geographic: Europe / Customs Union / Middle East / EurAsia
CEO Woodside Creek Consulting, Palo Alto, CA
Key Areas: Digital Media and Entertainment, Company Strategy, Technology Transfer, International Marketing, Startup scaling
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur and a builder of global enterprises. As the CEO of Woodside Creek Consulting he provides expert advising for startups and entertainment properties throughout the world. His career spans three decades of experience in the digital entertainment and internet industry. As co-founder of the pioneering software company Electronic Arts Jeff led the company’s international development efforts for eight years before leaving to lead a series of new ventures, including the Hive Group and Just Arrive LLC. He was responsible for building UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck accelerator, a model program for research universities to transform their innovative and research potential into meaningful, viable projects. Established Woodside Worldwide Labs at GSVlabs in Redwood City to accelerate only companies from outside the US. He holds BA and MBA degrees from Stanford University, and is a member of the board of seven companies and venture funds, mentor and advisor at Singularity University, Mountain View and Nordic Innovation House, Palo Alto; member of the Board at Silicon Vikings, Lithuania, and co-founder of Gallery Ventures, Milano.
Manager, Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services, London
Key Areas: Building an engineering team, Setting the right technical foundation without over-engineering, Achieving agility/reducing time-to-market, Defining the MVP
Andreas Chatzakis is an AWS Solutions Architect that helps some of the UK’s highest growth startups to make the most of the of the scalability, innovation & cost efficiency of the AWS cloud computing platform. In the past he has been the co-founder & CTO of Spitogatos.gr – a Greek Real Estate web portal that went from bootstrapping to VC funding and eventual acquisition despite the challenging local business environment.
Corporate Procurement Manager, Apple Inc., Cupertino CA
Key Areas: Technology Licensing, Intellectual Property, Contract Negotiation, Open Source Software Agreements, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing
Lisa Duke brings more than 19 years of corporate experience in legal and procurement solutions for the IT industry. Her specialties include a wide range of spend categories and master agreements: Software Licenses, Mobile Applications, API Delivery Platforms, Gateways, Professional Services Agreements, Custom Software Development, Consulting Agreements, Routers, U-verse, Content, Maintenance, Integration, Product Realization, Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Network Based Virtualization, SDN, Internet of Things, Wearables, Connected Car, Advertising, Sports Sponsorship, Branding, Research Developments, University Relationships, Diversity Suppliers, and Technology Acquisition. Before joining Apple Inc. she held several positions as Director at AT&T, where her chief responsibilities included supervising teams involved in complex negotiation, procurement, and new technology deployment. She worked closely with the AT&T Foundry innovation centers, acceleration and collaboration programs that combine tech leaders and start-ups to fast-track new apps, platforms and technologies. As a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California, she specializes in Technology Licensing, Intellectual Property, Open Source Software management, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Lisa Duke holds a Bachelors degree from the University of California Santa Cruz and a Law degree from Santa Clara University. She is a volunteer trainer/advocate with “Debt-Free Legacy,” a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families rebuild their lives after indebtedness.
Founder EmpreLab, Berlin/Madrid
Key Areas: Hardware, Virtual technology, Web 2.0, Scaling, Agile development, Finance metrics, Forecasting, Startup methodology, Technology transfer
Entrepreneur in the Internet industry, new technologies and startups. Founder of Emprelab, a consulting company in entrepreneurship, and founder of the Biz Tour, to help companies expand their businesses throughout Europe. Co-founder of VirtualYou agency specializing in virtual worlds. Working to create virtual classrooms, adapt learning content and organize virtual events. Also specializes in the creation of projects for simulations and telecommuting. He works as a teacher, tutor and course director with business schools and Universities, EOI, UNIR, UCJC, instructor at Berlin Startup Institute, and as mentor in initiatives like Berlin Hardware Accelerator, Tetuan Valley, and Startup Weekend. Currently helping companies expand their businesses throughout Europe by offering training, consultancy, and services, from strategy to execution. Mentor at CoWorking Redepyme pre-accelerator. Member of the crew of Agile Entrepreneurship Spain, an association to spread agile methodologies. Collaborative Partner with LITI-DMAMI-UPM (Laboratory of Innovation in Information Technologies) at UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid). Web 2.0 and I share experiences about the relationship between universities and industry.
Investment Manager, Pioneers Ventures
Key Areas: «digitization of industries» (esp. fin tech, deep tech, big data, iot); pre-seed (25-125K in cash)
Markus is a passionate entprepreneur with background in business and law.
Prior to his involvement in the Austrian startup ecosystem, he has been working as an on- and offline project manager in one of Austria’s largest event companies and as an independent business coach.
He co-founded the crowd logistics startup checkrobin.com and managed the company for three years, before he joined the Austrian early stage venture capital firm Pioneers Ventures. Therefore, his mission is to support outstanding European digital startups with smart money in order to create big successes together.
Founder, EXECON Executive Consultants
Key Areas: Restructuring & Business Development, FMCG, Sales, Finance, Operations
Seasoned CEO/CFO with 25+ years of experience in restructuring business, increasing sales and improving bottom line results and shareholder value; having worked for some of the world’s leading multinationals like Daimler and Procter&Gamble as well as a listed, family controlled group, across multi-sectors including automotive, textiles, cosmetics and consulting. His extensive background includes establishing and running sales subsidiaries, leading acquisitions and turnarounds, developing aggressive business growth campaigns, executing financial and operational restructurings and improving operating efficiency.
Investment Manager, PJTech Catalyst Fund, Athens
Key Areas: Finance, Revenue modeling, Investor-readiness, Business model metrics
Nikos Antoniou is an Investment Manager of the Piraeus VC-PE Group. He joined Piraeus Bank Group in April 2010 and as an Investment Manager has been responsible for searching, evaluating and executing various venture-capital types of investment opportunities. He is a member of the investment committee. Previously, for 2 years Nikos was an Associate Director of Investment Banking at ALPHA BANK. During June 2000- February 2008, he was an Account Officer of Investment Banking at PROTON BANK. During his investment banking years, Nikos advised several companies in initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, M&A’s and tender offers. Nikos started his career worked for approx. 2 years at Prudential Securities in Atlanta, USA.
Director, PWC, NY, USA.
Key Areas: Operations, Business Planning, Strategy.
For 25 years, Nicholas Mazis has been involved in strategic business initiatives that generate material value for large corporations. Currently a Director with one of the Big Four, Nicholas works closely with senior industry leaders of Fortune 1000 organizations, to improve operational efficiencies, achieve financial effectiveness and advance their position in the marketplace. He has extensive experience in strategy, business planning and operationalizing strategic models. In recent years, Nicholas has been very active in mentoring, advising and coaching international startups pursuing the US market.
Investment Professional, PJTech Catalyst Fund, London/Athens
Key Areas: Business Development, Growth planning/implementation, Finance and Capital raising
Francesco is an innovative entrepreneur with experience in starting new businesses, establishing strategic partnerships and raising start-up and investment capital. After a career in London and New York City, Francesco came to Greece to be a part of the PJ Tech team. He brings expertise with fund setup and management in emerging markets with 17 years in high tech and startups after founding Gorithmic, a sales support system. Extensive experience and advisory positions with tech startups. Supports existing investments and sources, evaluates and executes new venture investment opportunities for PJTech.
CEO, Intelen Corp., New York, NY
Key Areas: Cleantech, Energy, Smart Cities, Data Analytics, Gamified Solutions, Scaling, Growth Hacking
Vassilis is the CEO and co-founder of Intelen Inc, a New York based intelligent data & software company in the domain of energy efficiency analytics and customer engagement with the use of advanced behavioral data science. He has global recognitions with his start-up, in top innovation and entrepreneurship contests (US Red herring global, SVASE Silicon Valley Launch, Siemens global smartgrid innovation award, CeBIT Cleantech, OECD cleantech). From 2005 to 2011, he has worked on technical trend forecasting methodologies and innovation management procedures, focusing on the Big Data problems applied to Utilities and the Energy Sector (Smart Grids). He has also worked for years in applied energy behavioral science, data analytics, algorithms and the application of social networks to change human behaviors towards a more sustainable way of living, especially in corporate environments. He is a valedictorian Electrical Engineer from Dundee University, Scotland with postgraduate studies at Imperial College, LSE, Cambridge, Ecole Polytechnique and a PhD from Technical University of Athens, focused on real-time big data decision making. He is a mentor at the StartupBootamp accelerator and one of the top 100 Global mentors at the Founder Institute
Owner, Gnosi Accounting and Financing Firm
Andreas Petridis holds a Business degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Macedonia and is a PhD Candidate at Panteio University. He has long-term experience as a business consultant with emphasis on accounting and auditing services. He is member of the Greek Institute of Internal Auditors, and has participated in a large number of seminars and specialization programs at the University of Macedonia, concerning Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Adoption of International Accounting Standards.
Ambassador (former) of the State of Israel
Key Areas: Strategy & Negotiations
Ambassador Aviram is the lead consultant of BIT-Consultancy; a multidisciplinary consulting agency specializes in providing services for cross-boundary-water-interactions projects. His experience is based on 25 years of multilateral and bilateral diplomacy including Head of Israel’s negotiating team on water issues within the framework of the multi-lateral peace process. BIT-Consultancy (established 2006) gives services to multinationals, water technology providers and governmental agencies. He is involved in the promotion of innovative industries mainly in water sphere. He is a lecturer at Haifa University. He is a founding member of Israel Desalination Association.
Owner and Managing Partner, Atlantis Consulting, Vice President, Facilitator of the Hellenic Mobile Cluster , Adrionic B.A.N. Manager
Short Paragraph : Angelos Manglis is the founder of ATLANTIS Consulting S.A. He holds an MSc in “Technical Change & Industrial Strategy” from PREST Institute of the University of Manchester and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Democrition University of Thrace. Through his support in RTD project management and his contribution to the formation of strategies for technology and business development, he has developed a portfolio of strong working relationships and contacts with many high-technology and IT companies, as well as policy makers globally. Honorary member in the HAMAC Association for contributing to the establishment of the Hellenic Mobile Cluster and the implementation of the HAMAC vision. He is the coordinator of MOBIP – “Mobile Services Innovation Platform” of E.U., hich aims to support the competitiveness of high growth businesses in the mobile services sector. He is also the facilitator of Hellenic Mobile Cluster and the coordinator of the EMINVEST project funded by DG Enterprise and Industry which aims at developing the co-investment mechanisms and culture of VC in the mobile and mobility sector in Europe.
Co-founder, Innovation Farm, Managing Director, Alpha Consulting Europe
Argyris has more than 20 years experience as a coach and mentor for all levels of businesses – from Startup to MME. In 1997 he founded Alpha Consulting Europe, a boutique consulting firm that offers fully-outsourced business services along with strategic advice and hardcore business coaching. Prior to founding Alpha Consulting Europe, he served as Director of Sales and Business Development for both the retail and wholesale divisions for Sarah Lawrence S.A. Argyris’ key expertise is focused on business model development and marketing strategy. Between 1997 and 2013 Argyris was an adjunct Professor of Marketing at the American College of Thessaloniki. He is active in a wide series of programs such as StageOne Accelerator, Mentor’s mix, Thessaloniki Innohub, ICT2B, Balkan Venture Forum’s Venture Academy, and the SuperFounders.
Co-founder, Innovation Farm
Adriane is a Business Coach to startups and SMEs with emphasis on concept, strategy, business model, marketing and customer development, and pitch prep. She has served as a mentor, judge and coach to more than 100 startup teams & individuals in programs throughout Greece and Southeastern Europe. Dedicated to clarity & simplicity in both concept and design; very patient, hates jargon. She is also Project Manager for Mentor’s Mix: responsible for the design and execution of the «»train-the-trainer»» approach to Mentor Development. Adriane worked in the IT and Education sectors before concentrating in marketing, communications and design. As an American expat she has developed valuable insights on business-building, cultural norms, and sustainable economic change in challenging environments.
Business Analyst, Innovation Management & Funding Division / ATLANTIS Consulting S.A.
Maria’s background and experience includes Corporate Finance & entrepreneur coaching and management consulting services with respect to: a) investment readiness achievement, b) internationalization and business strategies formulation, and c) entrance in new markets and foreign stock exchanges preparation. She is also experienced in Investor Pitch Deck material preparation to assist innovative companies to obtain financing (venture capital, business angels, corporate investors, etc).
Maria is a Ph.D. Candidate (Business Administration Department/ University of Macedonia) and her research focuses on the facilitation of strategic planning and finance decision making within a business environment. She holds also a M.Sc. degree in Information Systems and a B.Sc. degree in Accounting and Finance.
Manos Bartzakis graduated from University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki,GR) with a BA in Economics and he holds a Master’s Degree from Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Rotterdam,NL) in Economics & Business with specialization in Financial Economics. During his studies, he worked as a Marketing researcher focusing on customer satisfaction. Manos currently works as a Business Analyst in the Innovation Management & Funding department of Atlantis Consulting S.A. . He is involved in several projects in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, business development and strategy, operation management and corporate finance.
Stage2 is a focused acceleration program emphasizing 1) market strategy and 2) access to finance. We offer a structured symbiosis to startup and innovative SME teams, combining investor readiness with professional evaluation and consulting that is focused on go2market, business incorporation, customer development and post-bootstrapping funding. Teams should expect to leave the program at an advanced stage, ready to capitalize on their prototype/launch efforts and approach qualified investors. Stage2 is offered by Innovation Farm and Atlantis Research.
from the program’s advisory network (composed of international professionals, business angels, fund managers, startup founders, etc.). This feedback is a crucial component and provides the basis for teams’ progress.
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