Athens Hilton Hotel - June 24, 2015

Empowering the Future of Greece

The Event

THI brings first American-style Venture Fair to Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem

In February 2015, THI co-founder George P. Stamas conceived the idea of bringing an American-style Venture fair to Athens, in the hope of sparking the entrepreneurial ecosystem and building hope for the future. With the support of Board Members (15 who traveled to Greece), numerous partners from the Diaspora: from the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe, our Greek Board Members and friends and supporters in Greece, THI mounted a first-ever American-style Venture Fair in Athens at the landmark Hilton Hotel on June 24, 2015. The one-day event was made possible by the generous entrepreneurially focused grant of John Pappajohn at the 2014 Annual Banquet of $500,000.

In the months preceding, THI dispatched Kurt Heiar, from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa to lead both the selection process for the companies and the preparation of the teams for their presentations. One month prior to the Venture Fair, that comprehensive training program for all the companies took place through the THI funded VentureGarden programs in Athens (at ALBA) and in Thessaloniki (at Anatolia College). The program was conducted by Kurt Heiar, from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa. George Gigicos of Telion was contracted as the event coordinator and Greek resources were contracted for the day (audio, video, etc).

The days leading up to the Venture fair were very intense for THI. Countless phone calls and emails went around the world to encourage and solicit participation by venture capitalists, family offices, and various firms. Although the natural climate of Greece was, as usual, fantastic, the business climate was unsteady and uncertain. The fact that THI was able to bring together the room of investors that it did, just days before capital controls went into effect in Greece, is a testimony of the commitment of the Diaspora to Greece and to real long-term solutions.

Before the event, which lasted from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, the companies had the opportunity to showcase their products and/or services in a one hour networking session. The 19 companies represented various fields and sectors which are of great importance for the development of the Greek economy, such as Food & Beverage, Agro-Food, Information Technology, Health, Tourism, Transport, and Logistics.

The event was opened by THI Board member Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, and keynoted by THI co-founder George P. Stamas. Another THI Board member, Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis delivered closing remarks.

During the event, these nineteen promising Greek companies had the chance to present, in a 5 minute pitch, their business plans to more than 100 US and European investors. The participating companies had the unique opportunity to attract the investors’ interest, network with them and exchange views. All participants received immediate feedback on their presentations by a judging panel, comprised of highly experienced business professionals.

Kurt Heiar moderated the judging panels, made up of THI Board members, William P. Doucas, Jeremy Downward and Nikos Stathopoulos. Joining them were Nick Alexos of MDP Health Care, Evi Andrianou of ReaCapital Parnters, Costas Karagiannis of Apollo Management International LLP, Cleo Lymberis of HSBC Bank, Nicholas Papapolitis of Papapolitis/Papapolitis, and Elias Retsinas of Fasken Matineau DuMoulin.

The day concluded with further networking and a cocktail reception in the Hesperides Garden of the Athens Hilton.
This first Venture Fair is part of the larger constellation of entrepreneurial efforts in Greece, aimed at addressing the many faceted needs of this budding startup ecosystem:

The Hellenic Entrepre-neurship Award, (managed and funded primarily by Libra Group on behalf of THI) has granted € 2.275 million to 11 promising new Greek startups over the past 3 years. In 2015, three teams split €1 million.

THI Board members have supported a private investment fund in Greece solely for small to medium Greek businesses.

THI’s VentureGarden has already helped more than 100 new businesses to launch. Some companies have already received seed funding. This year THI will provide $50,000 in grants to support the best new ideas.

There are proposals on the table to create opportunities in agri-business, assist incubators, and enliven the entire panoply of the Greek entrepreneurial sector. THI aims to have long term impact in Greece, for Greeks.

  • For Greece to ultimately recover from the catastrophic economic events of the last few years, it needs to harness the power of entrepreneurs like those we heard from here today.
    Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, Former US Ambassador to Hungary
  • “It was the first time (in Greece) that you felt you were pitching to an audience that was interested in what you were saying. The investors were informed and they cared. THI’s VF was invaluable and we would happily participate again since there is nothing else like it in Greece.”
    Roxane Koutsolouka, Join Cargo
  • We live with uncertainty; we live with risk. That’s what we do. We’re not afraid of uncertainty. We’re going to go forward, we’re going to be successful, and we’re going to make our dreams happen.
    Kurt Heiar, Entrepreneurial Consultant, University of Iowa
  • Creating opportunities for Greek entrepreneurs in Greece has always been at the center of THI’s mission. The Venture Fair represents a pioneer gathering, organized for the very first time in Greece, of promising companies unveiling the Greek business acumen and the potential of investors from all over the world.
    George P. Stamas, Senior Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • The work of The Hellenic Initiative is its commitment to economic development and the funding and mentoring of entrepreneurs, the belief in the human capital of Greece and the strong entrepreneurial spirit that exists here.
    Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, Chairman & CEO, TEMES S.A.

About THI

THI is a global, nonprofit, secular institution whose vision is to mobilize the Greek Diaspora and Philhellenes around the globe to invest in the future of Greece.

Our Website

First and last, we are committed to Greece, and we are dedicating our time, resources and networks to secure a brighter future for the birthplace of Western Civilization. We believe in the Hellenic spirit and its ability to overcome every obstacle and adversity. As the heirs of Thermopylae and Marathon, Salamis and Messolonghi, we know that we can shape our own destiny. If we do it together.

June 24, 2015

The Agenda

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking and Demo Tables

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Plenary and Keynote

Mark Arey
Opening Remarks
Achilles Constantakopoulos
George Stamas
Michael Printzos

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

1st Round of Presentations

Companies 1-10

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

Judge Evaluation (I)

Kurt Heiar
Cleo Lymberis
Jeremy Downward
Nick Alexos
Elias Retsinas

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm


4:10 pm - 4:55 pm

2nd Round of Presentations

Companies 11-20

4:55 pm - 5:20 pm

Judge Evaluation (II)

Kurt Heiar
Evi Andrianou
William P. Doucas
Costas Karagiannis
Nicholas Papapolitis
Nikos Stathopoulos

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

The Participants

Achilles Constantakopoulos

Chairman & CEO


Mr. Achilles Constantakopoulos has graduated from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. Since 1997 he has been leading TEMES S.A. (developers of Costa Navarino), in which he currently holds the position of Chairman & CEO. He is Chairman and Managing Director of COSTATERRA S.A. (investments and real estate development). and KYNIGOS S.A. (development and operation of solar energy parks). He is a director of numerous companies including AEGEAN AIRLINES S.A. and LAMDA Developments s.a. Mr. Constantakopoulos is President of the Captain Vassilis Foundation and a member of the board of The Hellenic Initiative, a non-profit organization.

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

Former US Ambassador to Hungary

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis is a Northern California business woman and philanthropist. From 2010 until 2013, she served as the United States Ambassador to Hungary, appointed by President Barack Obama. During her service, Ambassador Kounalakis received two Meritorious Honor awards from the US Department of State. Currently, Ambassador Kounalakis is a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group, and serves as chair of the California Advisory Council for International Trade and Investment. She also serves as a member of the board of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she received her MBA in 1992, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American College of Greece. Ambassador Kounalakis lives with her husband and two children in San Francisco, and recently published a memoir of her tour of duty in Budapest.

Cleo Lymberis

Senior Corporate Banking Manager


Cleo started her finance career in investment banking, working within the Industrials Group at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown (ex-Bankers Trust) in New York. Upon moving to Athens in 2001, she joined Citigroup-Athens covering corporate clients in all areas of corporate finance, including international loan syndications and debt capital markets. Cleo joined HSBC in June 2010 and currently has dual coverage responsibility for Corporate and Multinational relationships within Commercial Banking.

Cleo has two degrees from Columbia University, BSc in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Financial Engineering, with engineering work experience in the US at top firms before moving her career to finance.

She is a mentor to 3 startup Greek ventures through VentureGarden, an initiative supported by The Hellenic Initiative.

Costas Karagiannis

Operating Partner

Apollo Management International LLP

Mr. Karagiannis joined Apollo as an Operating Partner in 2013, covering private equity, credit and real estate investments. He has 23 years of professional experience in finance with a focus on investment management and transaction execution, including 16 years in a principal investment capacity. Mr. Karagiannis has previously served as Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Investment Management Companies, and as Executive Director on the Board of the Hellenic – Securities Investor Protection Fund (SIPF). Mr. Karagiannis received his MBA from The George Washington University.

Elias Retsinas


Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Elias Retsinas specializes in property and financial services law at Fasken Martineau’s Montreal office where he was admitted as partner in 2011. His practice is focused on the financing, acquisition, development and leasing of real estate assets such as office and residential complexes, shopping centres, resorts, wilderness estates and hotel properties.

Elias regularly acts on behalf of various national and foreign investment funds, family offices, banks, property owners, real estate developers and hotel banners and has extensive knowledge and understanding of the technical and business aspects surrounding the real estate and financial services industry.

Elias Retsinas was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of McGill University where he obtained bachelor’s degrees in civil and common law.

Evi Andrianou


ReaCapital Advisors

Evi Andrianou has 18 years of experience in the investment banking and financial advisory space. During her career she led the Investment Banking division of Telesis Finance and Eurobank EFG Telesis Finance and started, developed and successfully sold a financial advisory and consulting boutique firm based in Athens.

Evi currently sits on the Investment Committee and the BoD of “SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine SICAR”, an investment fund targeting growth SMEs in Greece and the region.

Evi holds an MBA in Finance with Honours from J.L. Kellogg Graduate
School of Management, (US) and a BA in Business Administration from
Athens University of Economics.

George Stamas

Senior Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

George Stamas is one of the senior partners in the Kirkland and Ellis Corporate Practice Group, advising leading U.S. and international public and private corporations in planning and structuring complex business transactions and board of directors on corporate governance matters.

George was the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Inc., a founding board member of FTI Consulting (NYSE), a venture partner of New Enterprise Associates, an international venture capital firm with $10 billion under management, and is an Executive Board member of MidOcean Partners, a middle market New York based private equity firm with $3.5 billion under
management. George also is a partner of Monumental Partners, which controls the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards and is a partner of the Baltimore Orioles.

Jeremy Downward

Chief Investment Officer

Alpheus Advisors

In 2001 Jeremy set up a Single Family Office which invests across the asset class spectrum in most developed and emerging markets.

Previously Jeremy was a founding partner of Greece’s first investment bank, Alpha Finance from 1989 to 2001.

Prior to Alpha Finance he worked at Continental Illinois Bank in New York, Piraeus and Athens.

Kurt Heiar


University of Iowa

Kurt Heiar is an accomplished corporate executive, serial entrepreneur, and university instructor. Kurt has been the President & CEO of multiple early stage companies for John Pappajohn, and served as Vice President, Marketing, at Baxter Healthcare.

On the corporate side, Kurt’s multi-divisional responsibilities included leading the Marketing, Strategic Planning, Customer Programs, Trade Show & Exhibition, and Product Management for Baxter’s biosciences group. At the University of Iowa, Kurt utilizes his Stanford Business Model Canvas training serving as both a faculty member, and as Lead Instructor for the University Venture Schools statewide. Kurt spent last summer in Greece where he led a business project for The Hellenic Initiative, and is leading this entrepreneurial training in Greece again in 2015.

Nicholas Papapolitis



A Skadden Arps (New York) alumnus, Nicholas is a recognized expert in international transactions and counts some of the world’s largest credit institutions, funds, investors, financial advisors and corporations among his clients. He has a track record of advising clients on major, large scale international finance, capital markets, corporate and privatisation transactions.

Nicholas’ extensive familiarity
with international deals, together with an in-depth knowledge of the local framework, places him in an ideal position to facilitate both inward and outward investment based transactions. Nicholas has held non-executive board member positions in the Intralot Group and NBG Pangaea REIC.

Nicholas’ work has been recognized by numerous international legal directories and journals where he has received numerous awards and recognitions.

Nick Alexos

Managing Director

MDP Health Care

Nick Alexos is a Managing Director on the MDP Health Care team. Prior to co-founding MDP, Mr. Alexos was with First Chicago Venture Capital for four years. Previously, he was with The First National Bank of Chicago. Mr. Alexos currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Option Care, Sage Products, and VWR
International, Inc. He is also involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and METROsquash as a Trustee, the Children’s Inner City Educational Fund, and the University of Chicago Booth School Business Council.

Nick and his wife Marcie have three children and live in Lake Forest, IL.

Education: C.P.A., B.B.A., Loyola University; M.B.A., The University of
Chicago Booth School of Business

Nikos Stathopoulos

Managing Partner

BC Partners

Nikos joined BC Partners, one of the leading international Private Equity firms, in London in 2005 and has 18 years experience in private equity having led a variety of investments globally. He has been an active investor in the media, telecoms, consumer and retail industries.

Prior to joining BC Partners, Nikos was a Partner at Apax Partners in London where he spent seven years working on large buy-out transactions in Europe. Nikos is also Chairman of the BC Partners Foundation, member of the Harvard Business School European Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the AUEB, the Board of Trustees of the ImpetusPrivate Equity Foundation, the Board of The Hellenic Initiative, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Nikos holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree
in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics & Business.

William P. Doucas


Elutions, Inc

Bill Doucas serves as Chairman of Elutions, Inc. and is responsible for the strategic execution of the company’s long-term goals and objectives. Since 1995, Elutions, Inc. has been the premier global provider of Operational Business Intelligence Solutions designed to improve business practices surrounding energy efficiency, critical asset performance, workflow productivity and advanced analytics. Elutions, Inc. is headquartered in Tampa, Florida with offices in Waukesha, WI, London, and Lyon. As a trusted advisor and technology partner to their corporate clients, the firm creates shareholder value through centralization of critical business intelligence, optimization of energy usage, and improvement of business processes. 

Mr. Doucas holds a BS in Finance from Georgetown University. He has three children, Paul, William II, and Gabriella, and lives in Sarasota, Florida with his wife Elizabeth.

Bunkering at Sea (BAS) Ltd

Presented by:
Dimitrios Spyropoulos

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Bunkering at Sea (BAS) has created a platform that protects the interests of all stakeholders and enables the integration of a fast,
transparent, effective and low-risk bunker order of any type, in any
port in the world throughout the course of the day with optimum

To replenish a vessel, registered users log in the platform,
complete the appropriate “Bunker request form” and set up electronic auctions of their preference while registered Physical Bunker Suppliers – Brokers or Traders – provide the most competitive
offers. All proposals are compared by the auction initiator against the
placed quotation and necessary information for the completion of
the agreement is presented for further analysis.

Thereafter, the vessel operator selects or rejects the bunker order based on the supplier’s offer. If accepted, the “Bunker Supplier” finalizes the order and inserts the “Bunker Delivery Instructions” to the final bunker delivery form and involved parties are electronically informed. 

Upon Bunkering completion the Captain fills in a pre-set time sheet, evaluates the “Bunkering” and connected operators and the
console are informed while the respective invoice, relevant to console’s fee, is issued and the case is finalized.


Presented by:
Aristotelis Chatziioannou

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e-NIOS is a spin-off company which emerged from the research activities of the Group of Bioinformatics and Metabolic Engineering of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) in the
areas of Bioinformatics and In Silico Systems Biology. e-NIOS’ mission is to accelerate cutting edge research and innovative health services in the field of personalized (precision) medicine, through the development of software solutions.

e-NIOS solutions target the whole analysis of genomic data, encompassing the experimental design, whereas numerous protocols (i.e. Next Generation Sequencing, Microarrays, Proteomics, Metabolomics) are supported. The data process incorporates all stages starting from the digitized data as generated from the sequencer or the microarray chip, to the final biological interpretation, tackling effectively the observed complexity and ranking critical molecular actors. Identification of key events regarding the structure and/or function of molecular players (genes, proteins, mutations, etc.), as well as examination of their effect in the tangible, broader molecular networks that dynamically participate in the manifestation of the cell’s response, represent rational targets for diagnostic purposes, targeted therapeutic approaches (theranostics) and systemic interpretation of the molecular etiology of diseases. e-NIOS software solutions perform systemic interpretation of the analyzed data integrating rationally the individual players and their interactions, into the engaged cellular pathways, and molecular networks.


Presented by:
Evangelos Kotsonis

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E-satisfaction has been created to bridge the gap between the online business and the online consumer. Starting from e-commerce, the e-satisfaction platform has been designed and developed to reconnect users and businesses in the online world. To achieve this in the e-commerce space, e-satisfaction analyzed the journey of an online consumer and decomposed it to the three main stages: when a user is browsing an e-shop, when the user finalizes the checkout process, the stages that the products are delivered at the user’s door. Through each stage, the consumer thinks in a different context, for example, before the consumer buys they do not think and feel the same as when the products are delivered. E-satisfaction decomposes these
stages and collects the emotions and the feedback of the online consumer, through a set of “emotion collection mechanisms.”

Through its continuously growing toolbox of its “emotion collection mechanisms”, e-satisfaction is a powerful Customer Experience
Management platform that allows e-shop owners collect customer
feedback, across their consumer journey. Finally, e-satisfaction
provides a one-click-away benchmarking mechanism that allows
an e-shop not only to measure customer satisfaction, but to evaluate and compare their position within the e-commerce ecosystem
in terms of weaknesses to address and strengths to promote.

Econais AE

Presented by:
Dimitris Leonardos

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Econais designs and manufactures easy to use Wi-Fi module solutions that provide connectivity to network agnostic electronic devices. With over 15 years of experience in providing electronic devices (mainly laptops and mobile phones in the early years) with connectivity and more than 5 years operating in the Internet of Things (IoT), a strong pipeline of design-ins and wins,
established international sales channel, and customers located all
over the world, we believe we are in the position to correctly identify
the missing pieces and links that prevent IoT from taking off.

Econais makes it as easy to create a new device as it is to make
a new mobile phone App. We help users improve devices with fixes
and new code with the ability to work with devices both nearby and

Devices evolve at the speed of software and leverage resources from any/all other connected resources. We enable the developer’s community to engage with IoT device application development, in a similar way with mobile applications market.

Elizabeth Daravelis & Co Beautylab

Presented by:
Ioannis Papoutsas

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Beautylab will capitalize on the new EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/09. This law has obliged cosmetic manufacturers to prove their cosmetic claims. No claim can be made on cosmetic packaging or advertisement unless it is proven through a certified laboratory which performs the tests on a panel of volunteers who can verify the claimed action through its use and with the aid of instrumental analysis on specific skin parameters. This service, so far is outsourced from laboratories abroad (e.g., Italy, Portugal, UK, and Germany). Beautylab has the know how to coordinate and enroll the right experts(dermatologists, phthalmologists, statisticians ,biologists), equipment and volunteers in order to provide specialized advice and added value to the Cosmetic Industry in Greece and abroad.

Eventora Connect

Presented by:
Nick Tsamis

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Eventora Connect enables consumers to control the personal data and metadata they share when they engage with companies and brands at events. At the same time, it enables companies to design and implement engagement scenarios with consumers and event visitors. Connect builds trust between companies and consumers.

Connect platform

Companies and brands use our
platform to create engagement scenarios, choosing from various engagement templates (contests, questionnaires, premium content, offers, etc.). They upload relevant content (product images, photos, etc.), customize questionnaires, and specify optional or required user information. They have the option to choose their target groups
based on criteria like demographics, user preferences and indoors location.

Connect platform also provides:

  • tools and mechanisms for capturing registration and
    engagement data
  • capabilities for extraction of knowledge and generation of data insights
  • permission-based system for data sharing amongst event organizers, exhibitors, brands, visitors and attendees, with granular opt-in permission controls
  • communication and messaging hub amongst all parties
  • historic information and statistics for connections and
    networking in events

Engagement is initiated either by the brand or the visitor. Engagement occurs when a visitor is nearby and a user’s profile matches certain criteria, an engagement notification or page
appears on the user’s smartphone (at lock screen or in app). The proximity is measured by digital beacons (small tiles placed at exhibitors’ booth or software-based beacons in exhibitor smartphone) which drives engagement to nearby visitors that match the target profile.


Presented by:
Dimitrios Kourtesis

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Goodvidio offers retailers a simple and powerful Software as a
Service (SaaS) solution to leverage the best social video content inside their product pages and optimize customer experience. Goodvidio’s content automation platform simplifies the task of social video content discovery, embedding, A/B testing and optimization, so that online retailers can save valuable time and simply enjoy the benefits.

Results from measurements and A/B testing experiments carried out on existing Goodvidio customer installations over the past three months show dramatic improvements in key performance
indicators associated with visitor engagement and conversion rates.
Adding Goodvidio galleries to the product pages of customers’ ecommerce sites has led to the following improvements (average figures across all customers):

  • +50% increase on time spent on page, when comparing visitors whose sessions included watching at least one product video, versus visitors whose shopping journey didn’t include video
  • +127% increase on pages per session, as per the
    segment above
  • +340% increase on session duration, as per the segment above
  • +37% increase in add-tocart conversions, when
    comparing visitors who were presented with a video gallery versus visitors to which a video was not presented
  • +259% increase in addto-cart conversions, when comparing visitors who watched a video about a product, versus visitors who didn’t.

iKnowHow SA

Presented by:
Gregory Kotsikaris

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iKnowHow SA is a high-tech company, focusing on the design
and development of products and services in the field of Enterprise
Cloud SW Applications. Our mission is to provide innovative solutions that fully satisfy our clients’ needs by effectively exploiting the latest, state-of-the-art Information and Communication technologies (Cloud) while ensuring superior customer satisfaction through highly motivated and committed employees.

  • A workforce of 57 highly academic skilled PhD/MSc Engineers & PMs
  • More than 70 successfully delivered projects
  • More than 35 R&D initiatives and leads
  • 8,5 ME turnover last 3yrs, near 10ME contracted pipeline
  • Raised Capital 0,65ME by Founders
  • 600% sales increase in 6 years

We are expanding the evorad RIS-PACS suite and the further development of a new collaborative service Aurora (MiW Award Winner) where medical centers, general doctors, radiologists can exchange and share data, create communities based on certain disease, medical center, expertise etc.

Under development is i-pharma, a digital marketing platform which will support the pharmaceutical companies encapsulate and publish all digital marketing activities (e.g. Customer Engagement, Community Building, Content Marketing, ROI on digital).

Incrediblue SMPC

Presented by:
Antonios Fiorakis

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Incrediblue is an award winning, online platform for unforgettable boating holidays. Featuring more than 2,000 sailing boats, motor yachts, catamarans and gullets in the Mediterranean and other popular destinations around the world, Incrediblue is constantly proving that vacationing on a boat is the ultimate holiday model, combining transportation, lodging and activities. Our mission is to establish boating as the top holiday choice for all travelers. To achieve this we have built an online marketplace based on high standard unique vessels, making it possible for travelers and boat owners to connect and book amazing boating experiences at affordable prices. With a highly dedicated team to support our
customers’ needs, they never have to worry about anything other than having fun!

The global maritime tourism industry is a cluttered marketplace
with 1000s of local players that compete on a low quality online
presence. By simplifying all processes and by “packaging” boating
vacations we created a unique offering for all stakeholders of the
maritime industry that engages all lovers of the seas, experienced and
aspiring ones.

Incrediblue standardizes an old-fashioned industry and creates
a performance based marketplace by setting hotel industry standards. Users can now customize their holidays by browsing our website and making safe buying decisions, based on key factors such as: price, real photos, location, availability & user’s reviews. Or they can choose one of the boating holiday packages that our travel experts carefully handpick.


Presented by:
Roxane Koutsolouka

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JoinCargo is an online transport platform connecting businesses
with cargo carriers. The transport platform is based on the same
principle as which displays available seats on flights
from a variety of airlines. The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
enter a transport request for a certain route on the JoinCargo site
and instantly all available transport options will pop up, prices and
services can be compared and transport can be booked. 

JoinCargo’s platform allows SMEs to instantly book an available
truck through a one stop shop to outsource their transportation
needs from a broad network and select the perfect match.

For carriers, JoinCargo’s platform instantly presents their available truck space to a broad network and by closing deals they can optimize the use of their truck, which creates an efficient and productive
transport flow.

The quick process saves time and helps both SMEs and carriers to make quick decisions. By outsourcing, companies can focus on their core activities. Since the platform helps to optimize truck space, transport costs for the company will be lower since the transport price is based on the cargo quantity instead of the complete transport ride.

This efficiency for carriers and SME which is reached by outsourcing and collaboration is a requirement for businesses in order to survive in the current economic position Europe is operating in.


Presented by:
Athina Polina Dova

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Owiwi has developed an interactive assessment tool, utilized by hiring managers during the recruitment and selection process. The tool is in the form of an interactive visual novel in which psychological inferences about character and decision making skills are made, based upon the applicant’s progress through the game.

Specifically, Owiwi measures the so-called soft skills which many
employers emphasize over hard/technical skills. Owiwi helps hiring
managers by providing a deeper understanding of candidates;  information which has previously been impossible to attain. This in
turn helps the company improve its own practices and reduce high
employee turnover rates while at the same time changes the interviewee experience and enhances the employee brand in the market.

The companies will become employers of choice for the generation Y.


Presented by:
John Katsiotis

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Park around helps drivers entering a city find cheap parking quickly, while allowing car parks to offer deals and simplify booking. The City product allows people driving into the city to locate nearby car parks, compare them, and book a parking spot using their mobile phone or their browser. The Travel product allows people flying from the Airport to locate nearby car parks, make a booking and solve the challenge of reaching the airport at the beginning and end of their journey.

We offer car parks a comprehensive solution to manage bookings online. We have developed an intelligent pricing platform that can be used to adjust rates based on availability in order to maximize yield. Our loyalty platform engages loyal users and convert first-time customers to frequent ones. We are implementing a fully functional CRM-software for car parks that we offer free-of-charge to all participating in the ParkAround network. In this way, we will have full access to their data and a technology lock-in.

Competition includes large car park operators that develop their own apps and other apps like ParkWhiz, Just Park, ParkMe that are available in the US and UK.

RTsafe P.C.

Presented by:
Evangelos Pappas

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RTsafe is a medical technology company that has developed a new approach to quality assurance which significantly enhances the safety and accuracy of radiotherapy for cancer and other medical conditions.

We combine proven expertise in medical physics with highly accurate 3-D printing technology to create patient-specific dosimetry phantoms. The anatomically accurate effigies enable medical professionals to plan more precise treatment interventions and help radiotherapy technology innovators to fine-tune their products.

Modern Radiotherapy (RT) makes use of very complex procedures for high radiation does delivery. This high complexity raises issues regarding patient safety. Radiation therapy accidents may occur resulting often in severe patient side-effects or event death. National and international organizations emphasize the need for enhancing and improving patient safety in radiation oncology.

RTsafe has developed an innovative technology/methodology for a patient-specific quality assurance process in radiation oncology. With our technology, we produce a precise duplicate (3D Avatar) of the patient’s afflicted area where radiation treatment is necessary. A separate avatar is created for each patient. The doctor can first check the overall planned treatment chain on the patient’s ‘avatar’. The approved treatment can be then safely applied to the real patient. In this way, errors can be made on the avatar and not on the patient.

Salty Bag P.C

Presented by:
Stratis Andreadis

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Salty bag makes hand crafted travel goods by upcycling decommissioned sails into elegantly designed, reusable fashion accessories. Salty bag’s hand crafted bags(high priced, increasingly
above industry standard profit margin) carry on them, inside them,
original stories of the sail that came to be a salty bag. A world championship won or lost or a starlit vacation in a quiet cove are examples of sails that are now salty bags and carry these stories with them. Inspiring stories create a unique and original product, something quite rare and very valuable in the fashion industry today.

By making reusable fashion accessories from reused materials we gain two things. First, a long lasting relationship with our client. We can offer up to 40% discounts for a bag returned to us giving a big
incentive to our customers to reuse and repurchase through us. This
also dramatically decreases our raw material costs and shields us from price fluctuations in raw materials. Second, we are a responsible
business that answers the need of todays consumer for a hand crafted
product produced away from the depravity of low wage countries
(our bags are hand crafted on the island of Corfu) but also taking into
account the environmental challenges that the world faces in the
21st century.

Terra Creta SA

Presented by:
Fotis Sousalis

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Terra Creta has managed to place itself among the most premium olive oil producers in the world. Unlike most of the olive oil
brands, Terra Creta is a vertical organized company that works with
800 farmers from the Kolymvari region. It possesses one of the
most advanced olive mills in the Mediterranean region and a high
capacity bottling factory (3 production lines). With strict control on
the quality of the product and a professional approach towards the
international markets it has created a strong brand name in the olive oil sector in many markets.

Consumer awareness on quality attributes of olive oil is growing so producers which have authentic, award winning olive oil enjoy a growing demand.

Terra Creta’s operation system is organized in a way that produces large volumes of olive oil retaining its high quality level (awarded in 11 international competitions). This system results in a great value for money ratio which is appreciated by retailers and consumers.

Velo Lab O.E

Presented by:
Stathis Stasinopoulos

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Velo Lab designs and manufactures bicycles. Since 2012, and after extensive R&D, Velo Lab has developed a uniquely designed urban folding bicycle, under the brand name Folding Project (FP).

FP’s innovation combines racing bicycle geometry, comfort riding position, urban bicycle agility and at the same time offers the ability to fold into 3”, in a practical way where it can be easily rolled or stored. The electric version model weights less than 18 kg that makes it the lightest full size folding bike with single sided direct drive motor in the market.

In 2014 a new non folding model has been added – the NFP – keeping the radical design NFP offers a more aggressive riding feeling as a pure fitness urban bike. This frame can accommodate 26 ‘’ wheels due to the revolutionary design of the rear brake bridge.

The above characteristics together with the adjustable fork geometry, offer the capability to adjust caster angle and wheel.


Presented by:
Chris Kaliptsidis

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WYZZE is a technology company that takes advantage of Apples iBeacon technology and provides a turnkey solution to Digital Marketing and Developers community, under the brand of MiiPharos.

iBeacon technology extends location services and creates a new era in proximity and digital marketing. WYZZE manufactures iBeacon BLE devices and offers an advanced web platform for content management (CMS) as well as applications for iOS & Android operating systems.

Our mission is to provide affordable and high-tech proximity marketing services to digital marketing agencies & companies and at the same time empower their digital marketing campaigns by transmitting personalized, location based content to users’ smartphones.

The entire platform of MiiPharos is based on three strands: a) hardware (beacon devices), b) mobile application c) web interface – analytics – cloud services.

Each beacon device has a diameter size of 2 € coin and is supplied
with 2-year battery. The range is up to 90m and soon we add two new
models 1) a model with a range of up to 200m 2) tiny 3mm thick
model and size of a postage stamp that emits when move – a store
can record customers who edited a sample or opened the doors of a

Broadcasted content is configurable in real time and without physical contact via a b) web interface from desktop or tablet. We establish a personalized context of communication based on the demographic characteristics or personal interests of the user. With Analytics, we provide basic reports of users’ interaction and demographic characteristics or we provide advanced analytics with visualization on interactive maps.


Presented by:
Alex Maniatopoulos

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Yodiwo’s wi-Cloud is a cloud service platform for the Internet of Things which further abstracts the concepts of “Things” to include
existing applications. By equally treating both devices and applications as Endpoints with functional inputs and outputs, wi-Cloud introduces a new methodology for enabling interconnections across diverse networks.

Through the wi-Cloud GUI, basic or advanced User Stories are entered by utilizing graphs that connect Endpoints through built-in Logic Objects. The GUI also allows the user to create custom Logic Objects. Logic Objects can then be shared among users creating a dynamic community.

Users can also create custom Endpoints, e.g. for Things (Devices or Services) that are not available directly by Yodiwo, using an API provided by Yodiwo that allows them to integrate and interact with the core Yodiwo Cloud code. These new Endpoints can then also be shared with the community for use in new User Stories.

The wi-Cloud Compiler employs user graphs and creates instructions based on a set of user preferences for interconnecting Devices and Applications.

For Endpoints that correspond to Devices residing within a LAN, such as the home network of the User, the wi-Cloud compiler creates “Rules” that can be executed by a complementary platform called miCloud which typically also resides within the LAN.

Yodiwo mi-Cloud is a cross-platform software product that transforms a User Device attached to a Local Network into a gateway for other Devices collocated within the same LAN.


Presented by:
Haridimos Spinthakis

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Yoleni’s is the leading Greek online delicatessen shop in the European and the US markets, very soon to expand onto more global markets.

Yoleni’s brings more than 2,000 locally crafted artisanal products from 180 prestigious countryside producers, supporting more than 2200 province families. The product mix is consisted of certified products that keep producer’s label, made by applying traditional methods of production, using natural ingredients of acknowledged nutritional value, staples of the internationally known and awarded Mediterranean Diet.

A differentiated proposal, serves multiple purposes: it presents the products and their features, focusing on the place of origin and its ecosystem, showcasing rich content, and focusing on the customers’ benefit by proposing ways to use each product (including more than 350 in-house developed video recipes). Besides retail sales, Yoleni’s serves corporate accounts, providing both wholesale orders and tailor-made business gift baskets services. Compilations of the finest authentic products, in unique giveaway gift boxes, as well as corporate gift baskets.

Active since the last 2 years Yoleni’s has a record of handling dispatches to 47 countries worldwide, operating from its own facilities in Athens and the USA. Yoleni’s operations are soon to be expanded and the first physical retail store to open, in Athens Greece, in a landmark location and building.

Yoleni’s aim is to give the ability to customers and corporations globally to explore the authentic Greek Mediterranean flavors, on a multichannel level: online, physical stores, B2B, affiliation network, introducing the secrets and the finest flavor of the Greek Mediterranean cuisine, through a unique experience.



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