Dimitris Litsikakis

community · project management

About Me

Dimitris is a PMP® certified project manager who is passionate about internet startups. His entrepreneurial spirit showed up early. Dimitris founded hiphop.gr in 2000, one of the largest on-line entertainment portals in Greece. He has a MSc in Project Management from Lancaster University and has developed his international experience managing complex IT projects while working at IBM UK. Dimitris is currently working as Project Manager and Business Developer at Edenred Greece. He covers the Greek tech startup scene on TechStart where he contributes as a guest author.

My blog posts

A Startup Grind Success Story: On the Power of a Global Network with Claus Rosenberg Gotthard of Book'n'Bloom

When I jumped on a plane to visit Silicon Valley for Startup Grind's flagship Global Conference, I couldn't imagine how many friends I was about to make. Fellow Chapter Directors from around the world - South Africa, China, Sweden, and more - joined me and 3000 other founders and investors for two days worth of learning and connecting. One of them was Claus Rosenberg Gotthard, a Danish-born entrepreneur who is not only running the Startup Grind Madrid chapter, but has Co-founded Book’n’Bloom, a services booking platform powered by Facebook. He just raised a whooping €11.5M in Series A funding from a London-based VC to expand the business in new markets, including Greece.

With 65M Subscribers in 43 Countries, Upstream Co-founder on Doing Business Around the World

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.

Greek Entrepreneurs Unite to Help Startups During the Economic Meltdown

What's going on in Greece?This is a really bad day for Greece. After the surprise decision on Monday by PM Alexis Tsipras to call a snap referendum within a week, people run to the ATM's to withdraw their savings. That resulted to Capital Controls, the first time such a thing has happened in the Eurozone. It's also the first time a developed country has not paid IMF, and Greece today joined the club of three other countries,