Finals & Awards Ceremony 2017

Finals & Awards Ceremony 2017

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  • MIT Enterprise Forum Greece in cooperation with NCSR “Demokritos organized the Final Judging & Award Ceremony of the MITEF Greece Startup Competition, on Thursday, 6 July 2017, at 17:30, at the Central Amphitheater of NCSR “Demokritos”, in the framework of the 5th Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation, where this year’s emphasis is placed on convergence technologies through multi-faceted workshops, B2B meetings, and updates to research funding tools.

    During the event, the top 10 finalists of the competition, pitched live to our expert panel, which selected the winner and 2 runner-ups:

    1st Prize winner: Fresh Strips

    2nd Prize winner: Exclusivi

    3rd Prize winner: CubeRM

    For more information about the competition please follow the link: MITEF Greece Startup Competition

  • Program Overview:

    17:30 – 18:00 Registration

    18:00 – 18:15 Opening remarks: Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman, MITEF Greece

    18:15 – 19:15 Live Pitch Part 1: Active Social Networking (ASN), CityCrop Automated Indoor Farming, Cube RM, Entranet, Exclusivi

    19:15 – 19:35 From idea to acquisition in less than 4 years, Conno Christou, Co-founder, Avocarrot

    19:35 – 20:35 Live Pitch Part 2: Fresh Strips, OpenIchnos, SentiGeek, Spotawheel, Tesibit

    20:35 – 20:50 INTRASOFT International – 2017 Year of InnovationChristos Kontellis, General Manager, BU Enterprise Solutions, INTRASOFT International

    20:50 – 21:00 One Year After Winning the MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2016Alex Maniatopoulos, CEO, Yodiwo

    21:00 – 21:30 Award Ceremony

    21:30 – 22:00 Light cocktail

     

    Our invited speakers discussed the opportunities that innovative technology creates:

    Conno Christou, Co-founder, Avocarrot, discussed the subject matter From idea to acquisition in less than 4 years.

    Christos Kontellis, General Manager, BU Enterprise Solutions, analyzed INTRASOFT International‘s goal to promote the creation and growth of technology start-ups as well as other entrepreneurial ventures, and their introduction to the global marketplace.

    Alex Maniatopoulos, CEO, Yodiwo, shared his experience in participating at last year’s MITEF Greece Startup Competition and especially the company’s progress after winning the 1st prize.

  • Judging Committee

    Angelos Angelou, Founder & Principal Executive Officer, Angelou Economics

    Aristos Doxiadis, Venture Capital Professional

    Maria Hala, Business Angel & Entrepreneurship Consultant

    Dimitrios Ioannidis, Partner, Roach, Ioannidis & Megaloudis LLC

    Chris Kaskavelis, Entrepreneur & author

    Christos Kontellis, General Manager, BU Enterprise Solutions, INTRASOFT International

    Nicholas Nanopoulos, Chairman, DIORAMA Investments

    Spyros Trachanis, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Odyssey Venture Partners

    Marco Veremis, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Upstream

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  • Highlights: Finals & Awards Ceremony 2017

     

    The competition’s winner for 2017 is Fresh Strips!
    Fresh Strips are plastic stickers which get attached to packages containing food or medical supplies and indicate if the product is safe. Marios Chryssolouris, Co-founder & CEO, shares his excitement about being awarded.

     

    The competition’s 2nd runner up is Exclusivi. Exclusivi offers hotels intelligence for driving guest spending and interfaces that are easy, engaging and fun. Babis Kourtzis, CEO, shares his excitement about being awarded at the conclusion of the competition and after receiving INTRASOFT International’s Innovation Award.

     

    The competition 1st runner up, Cube RM, is a Pricing Management & Optimization SaaS platform leveraging predictive analytics methods and targeting large global corporations. George Boretos, Co-founder & CMO, shares his excitement about being awarded.

     

    Angelos Angelou, Founder & Principal Executive Officer, Angelou Economics, was among the 8 judges who evaluated the Live Pitch Sessions and nominations during MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2017.

     

    Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman of MITEF Greece, warmly thanked the 75 judges, 65 mentors and 16 workshop coaches who through their efforts made MITEF Greece Startup Competition possible!

     

    Conno Christou, Co-founder, Avocarrot, discussed the subject matter “From idea to acquisition in less than 4 years”.

     

    Christos Kontellis, General Manager, BU Enterprise Solutions, analyzed INTRASOFT International‘s goal to promote the creation and growth of technology start-ups as well as other entrepreneurial ventures, and their introduction to the global marketplace.

     

    Alex Maniatopoulos, CEO, Yodiwo, shared his experience in participating at last year’s MITEF Greece Startup Competition and especially the company’s progress after winning the 1st prize.

     

    The 10 Finalists of MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2017: Live pitch presentations

    Anastasios Oikonomidis, CTO at ASN.

     

    George Boretos, Co-founder & CMO at CubeRM.

     

    Christos Raftogiannis, Co-Founder & CEO at CityCrop.

     

    Lefteris Papageorgiou, CEO at Entranet.

     

    Babis Kourtzis, CEO at Exclusivi Ltd..

     

    Marios Chryssolouris, Co-founder & CEO at FreshStrips.

     

    George Koutras, CEO at OpenIchnos.

     

    Mara Tsoumari, Founder & CEO at SentiGeek.

     

    Charis Arvanitis, Founder, Spotawheel.

     

    Vasiliki Ntampasi, Co-founder & CEO at Tesibit.

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