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Tuesday, January 16

Astyanax Kanakakis (Norbloc)

Fireside Chat

New Year's Resolution: have more Block Chain in your life! Startup Grind welcomes 2018 with the first Astyanax Kakanakis, CEO Norbloc, that raised $2M with a promise to simplify your compliance process with Know-Your-Customer blockchain platform. Norbloc is a Swedish-Greek company that attracted the first ever investment from the brand new Marathon VC fund of Panos Papadopoulos and George Tziralis

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Tuesday, February 20

Stavros Drakoularakos (24Media)

Fireside Chat

Stavros Drakoularakos is the CEO of the 24MEDIA Group. He is a senior management executive with 13 years of experience in editorial strategy, content creation, mobile, digital marketing, e-commerce, and global partnerships. He is the driving force behind the corporate strategy of the company, achieving the growth of 24MEDIA from a single site in 2006 into the no1 digital publisher in Greece today

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Past Events

End of Year Party with Found.ation

End of Year Party with Found.ation

Thanasis Kalekos (Odyssey Venture Partners)

Thanasis Kalekos (Odyssey Venture Partners)

George Arfaras (e-table.gr)

George Arfaras (e-table.gr)

Alexandros Marinos (resin.io)

Alexandros Marinos (resin.io)

Networking Event 2017 (Season 3 Closing Party)

Networking Event 2017 (Season 3 Closing Party)

Panos Papadopoulos (Marathon VC)

Panos Papadopoulos (Marathon VC)

Eleftheria Zourou (Doctoranytime)

Eleftheria Zourou (Doctoranytime)

John Katsiotis (Parkaround)

John Katsiotis (Parkaround)

Dimitris Melachroinos (Spitogatos)

Dimitris Melachroinos (Spitogatos)

Isidoros Sideridis (Pobuca)

Isidoros Sideridis (Pobuca)

George Dimopoulos (Venture Friends)

George Dimopoulos (Venture Friends)

John Papadakis (Pollfish)

John Papadakis (Pollfish)

Michalis Gkontas (Forky)

Michalis Gkontas (Forky)

Andreas Grammatis (Douleutaras)

Andreas Grammatis (Douleutaras)

Theodore Theodoropoulos (Hotelgenius)

Theodore Theodoropoulos (Hotelgenius)

Networking Event 2016 (Season 2 Closing Party)

Networking Event 2016 (Season 2 Closing Party)

Spyros Magiatis (Workable)

Spyros Magiatis (Workable)

Alexia Kotsi (Funkmartini)

Alexia Kotsi (Funkmartini)

Claus Rosenberg Gotthard (Book'n'Bloom)

Claus Rosenberg Gotthard (Book'n'Bloom)

Marco Veremis (Upstream)

Marco Veremis (Upstream)

Paul Efmorfidis (Coco-Mat)

Paul Efmorfidis (Coco-Mat)

Manos Moschous (AbZorba Games)

Manos Moschous (AbZorba Games)

Antonios Fiorakis (Incrediblue)

Antonios Fiorakis (Incrediblue)

Fanis Koutouvelis (Intale)

Fanis Koutouvelis (Intale)

George Spanoudakis (Pinnatta)

George Spanoudakis (Pinnatta)

Networking Event (Season Closing Party)

Networking Event (Season Closing Party)

Xenia Kourtoglou (Focus Bari / e-satisfaction)

Xenia Kourtoglou (Focus Bari / e-satisfaction)

Nikos Drandakis (Taxibeat)

Nikos Drandakis (Taxibeat)

Philipp Brinkmann (TravelPlanet24)

Philipp Brinkmann (TravelPlanet24)

Apostolos Apostolakis (e-food.gr)

Apostolos Apostolakis (e-food.gr)

Nikos Kakavoulis (Daily Secret)

Nikos Kakavoulis (Daily Secret)

Spyros Trachanis (Odyssey Venture Partners)

Spyros Trachanis (Odyssey Venture Partners)

George Chatzigeorgiou (Skroutz)

George Chatzigeorgiou (Skroutz)

Haris Karonis (Viva!)

Haris Karonis (Viva!)

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The world isn’t flat according to Marco Veremis. He's CEO & Co-founder of Upstream, a mobile commerce company operating in 43 countries and more than 25 languages. Just this past year, his company Upstream converted 65 million paying subscribers and handled 10 billion consumer interactions. He joined Startup Grind Athens at InnovAthens to tell a packed room of entrepreneurs his vision about doing business around the globe.
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