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Board of Partners

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Dimitris Messinis

Mindspace Founder

Dimitris has started and is leading Mindspace. He has held innovation-related roles in a variety of environments, such as science & business consultant at Philip Morris, data scientist at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in Washington DC, Associate at the Venture Capital firm BlueDome and program leader at the biotech startup Protavio. He is an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnus of the U.S. Department of State. He has a PhD in Systems Pharmacology and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (NTUA) and is an Executive MBA candidate at Quantic.


Marina Hatsopoulos

Entrepreneur & Investor

Marina Hatsopoulos is an entrepreneur and angel investor. She is Chairperson of the Board and investor in Levitronix Technologies, the worldwide leader in magnetically levitated bearingless motor technology. She is a Director of Cynosure Inc., a $300 million leader in laser aesthetics. Ms. Hatsopoulos was the Founding CEO in Z Corporation (3D printing) from 1994 through its successful sale in 2005. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S. from MIT.

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Michalis Tsarbopoulos

Chief Digital Officer at Alpha Bank

Before joining Alpha Bank as CDO, Michalis has been with Eurobank for 14 years, serving in several important functions, most recently as CDO. Prior to joining Eurobank he served as Manager, Strategic Initiatives at HSBC plc Greece, and as a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from the Simon School of Business of the University of Rochester, and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

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Katerina Pramatari

Partner at UniFund & Associate Professor at AUEB

Katerina is the founder of two technology start-ups and of a leading University accelerator. Katerina is Associate Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and scientific coordinator of the ELTRUN-SCORE research group. She is among the top European experts/academics in the fields of Internet-of-Things, retail and business analytics. She has worked for Procter & Gamble. She holds a BSc in Informatics and MSc in Information Systems from AUEB, and a PhD in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management also from AUEB.


Marily Nika

AI Product Lead @ Meta & Executive Fellow @ Harvard

Based in San Francisco, Marily Nika used to work for Google as a Speech AI Product Manager. Marily holds a Ph.D in Computer Science & Epidemiology from Imperial College London and is also a part-time Teaching Fellow at Harvard Business School's Analytics Program where she runs a forum series on Product Management. She was also the first greek woman to receive Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship. Marily has delivered three TEDx talks and has received international recognition, including the Woman of the Year 2018 Award by everywoman as well as the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Influence Award in 2015, for empowering the Women in tech community in various ways. She is also actively involved in the startup scene, loves hackathons and serves as an advisor for startups in the EdTech and HealthTech space, while mentoring early-stage startups.


Apostolos Apostolakis

Partner at VentureFriends


Apostolos is a founding partner at VentureFriends, a European VC investing at seed stage in tech companies. He is also Co-founder of, (sold to Delivery hero is 2015), and doctoranytime. He is investor and board member in (sold to Daimler in 2017) He is investor in 30+ startups.


Adam Nicolopoulos

Advisor & Entrepreneur | Founder & CEO of ADN Capital Ventures

Adam is an investment banking and expert witness/dispute resolution; corporate finance; project finance professional. Sectors: transportation infrastructure and energy project assets (including renewable and sustainable projects); PPPs and Concession Projects. Target focus: North America, Europe, Africa and Australia.

He specialises in Capital (debt and equity) raising and placement; project valuation; structured finance; commercial/financial negotiations; expert witness (litigation and arbitration proceedings involving infrastructure projects); dispute resolution; mergers and acquisitions.

Leadership Team

Dimitris Thanos

Business Development Associate



Executive Administrative Assistant


Dimitris Rigas

Marketing Communications


Aglaia Orfanidou

Operations Manager

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