The Uber Phenomenon by Manolis Manassakis

Athens Digital Lab (Serafeio) - Pireos 160 Athens, 177 78 Athens
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 6:00 PM (EET)

About this event

We are hosting Manolis Manassakis, Head of Marketplace EMEA at Uber who will share some amazing stories of how Uber has pulled off the impossible. The hyper-growth startup that changed everything in terms of how people move in a city.

Uber has become a text-book case study of moving fast (and yes, some times breaking things) and became synonymous of disruption in transportation. And where there is disruption, there is usually reaction. In fact, the deeper the disruption, the strongest the reaction from the status quo.

As Manolis was General Manager for Uber Greece until recently, he will share with the Startup community in Athens how difficult it was to manage expectations and balance between unions and users, regulation and corporate targets, partner drivers who invested so much in Uber buying new cars / fleets and politicians.

We'll also discuss Uber's future plans to move into dockless electric bicycle sharing with the recent acquisition of Jump Bikes and why not, even expand operations with e-scooters.

Speaker

  • Manolis Manassakis

    Manolis Manassakis

    Uber

    Head of Marketplace of EMEA

    Manolis is the Head of Marketplace of Europe, Middle East & Africa at Uber, looking after one of the three pillars of Uber's operations in one of the 3 mega-regions globally. He was formerly the General Manager of Greece. Before joining Uber, he served as Director of Business Development at Fathom Health, a Google Ventures-backed healthcare startup in San Francisco.

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  • When

    Friday, Nov 16
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EET)

    Where

    Athens Digital Lab (Serafeio)
    Pireos 160 Athens177 78

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    • Dimitris Litsikakis

      Dimitris Litsikakis

      Startup Grind

      Athens Director

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    • Rallou Georgiou

      Rallou Georgiou

      Startup Grind Athens

      Co-Director

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