SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Endeavor Greece

bring together the global community of Greeks

who create and fund innovative ventures.

SEV & Endeavor Greece bring together the global community of innovative Greek entrepreneurs and investors.

2 & 3 March 2021 @ 17:00 (EET)

The Initiative & launch Event

Innovative Greeks worldwide join forces for a common cause. SEV and Endeavor Greece create the Innovative Greeks’ Community.

A community where internationally recognized Greek entrepreneurs, investors and high-level executives share knowledge, connections and resources with Greek fast-growing startups.

By participating in the Innovative Greeks’ Community, Greek fast-growing startups will be given the chance to discover opportunities, work with leading companies, gain know-how, explore new markets and grow internationally.

Innovative Greeks is a new global platform for strengthening the Greek innovation ecosystem. A community open to all Greek entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and technology companies’ executives who are connected with the innovation ecosystem worldwide and who wish to contribute to the growth of the Greek Ecosystem.

The aim of the initiative: In 2025, the Greek innovation ecosystem will have exceeded 10 billion euros in capitalization and 50,000 new jobs will have been created.

As an inaugural action for the initiative, on March 2-3, 2021, SEV and Endeavor Greece will co-organize the leading global Digital Conference “Innovative Greeks”.

Successful entrepreneurs, global executives, experienced venture capitalists and important members of the State, will share their experiences, ideas and views on how the Greek innovation ecosystem can grow.

Agenda

Subject

Speakers

2 March

S

E

17:00 pm

17:10 pm

Introduction: SEV’s contribution to the establishment of the Innovative Greeks’ Community and the strategic partnership with Endeavor

2 March

S

E

17:10 pm

17:50 pm

Panel discussion: Founding, growing, and transforming businesses in innovation-based biopharma. How the industry rose to the covid-19 pandemic challenge.

2 March

S

E

17:50 pm

18:30 pm

Panel discussion: The global network of Greeks in innovation
How they have managed to succeed, and how the community can contribute to the faster development of the innovation ecosystem.

2 March

S

E

18:30 pm

19:10 pm

Panel discussion: Greeks managing exceptional companies
Investing in innovation? How big companies can innovate, how they can help the scaling-up throughout the innovation ecosystem and how they should interact with startups.

2 March

S

E

19:10 pm

19:55 pm

Discussion with the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and SEV’s Chairman Dimitri Papalexopoulos

Discussion on the post-covid growth agenda and the pivotal role that innovation plays for economic growth.

Coordination: Costantza Sbokou-Constantakopoulou

3 March

S

E

17:00 pm

17:05 pm

Welcome & introduction

3 March

S

E

17:05 pm

17:15 pm

diaNEOsis Presentation: Innovation in Greece today

3 March

S

E

17:15 pm

17:35 pm

Fireside chat with the Minister of Digital Government Kyriakos Pierrakakis and Michael Kratsios, 4th Chief Technology Officer of the United States, The White House

3 March

S

E

17:35 pm

18:15 pm

Panel discussion: Foreign investors who have invested in Greek Companies
What is their experience, current situation, and future direction?

3 March

S

E

18:15 pm

18:55 pm

Panel discussion: The dynamics of the start-up ecosystem and its scaling-up
What they lack, what problems and challenges they face, suggestions for success.

3 March

S

E

18:55 pm

19:35 pm

Panel discussion: The importance of Equifund VCs for the scaling-up of the national innovation ecosystem
Where they are today and what we want to achieve in the future.

3 March

S

E

19:35 pm

19:40 pm

Conclusion remarks

The Initiative & launch Event

Innovative Greeks worldwide join forces for a common cause. SEV and Endeavor Greece create the Innovative Greeks’ Community.

A community where internationally recognized Greek entrepreneurs, investors and high-level executives share knowledge, connections and resources with Greek fast-growing startups.

By participating in the Innovative Greeks’ Community, Greek fast-growing startups will be given the chance to discover opportunities, work with leading companies, gain know-how, explore new markets and grow internationally.

Innovative Greeks is a new global platform for strengthening the Greek innovation ecosystem. A community open to all Greek entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and technology companies’ executives who are connected with the innovation ecosystem worldwide and who wish to contribute to the growth of the Greek Ecosystem.

The aim of the initiative: In 2025, the Greek innovation ecosystem will have exceeded 10 billion euros in capitalization and 50,000 new jobs will have been created.

As an inaugural action for the initiative, on March 2-3, 2021SEV and Endeavor Greece will co-organize the leading global Digital Conference “Innovative Greeks”.

Successful entrepreneurs, global executives, experienced venture capitalists and important members of the State, will share their experiences, ideas and views on how the Greek innovation ecosystem can grow.

Agenda

2 March

S 17:00 pm

E 17:10 pm

Introduction: SEV’s contribution to the establishment of the Innovative Greeks’ Community and the strategic partnership with Endeavor

Speakers

2 March

S 17:10 pm

E 17:50 pm

Panel discussion: Founding, growing, and transforming businesses in innovation-based biopharma How the industry rose to the covid-19 pandemic challenge.

Speakers

2 March

S 17:50 pm

E 18:30 pm

Panel discussion: The global network of Greeks in innovation
How they have managed to succeed, and how the community can contribute to the faster development of the innovation ecosystem.

Speakers

2 March

S 18:30 pm

E 19:10 pm

Panel discussion: Greeks managing exceptional companies
Investing in innovation? How big companies can innovate, how they can help the scaling-up throughout the innovation ecosystem and how they should interact with startups

Speakers

2 March

S 19:10 pm

E 19:55 pm

Discussion with the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and SEV’s Chairman Dimitri Papalexopoulos

Discussion on the post-covid growth agenda and the pivotal role that innovation plays for economic growth.

Coordination: Costantza Sbokou-Constantakopoulou

Speakers

3 March

S 17:00 pm

E 17:05 pm

Welcome & introduction

Speakers

3 March

S 17:05 pm

E 17:15 pm

diaNEOsis Presentation: Innovation in Greece today

Speakers

3 March

S 17:15 pm

E 17:35 pm

Fireside chat with the Minister of Digital Government Kyriakos Pierrakakis and Michael Kratsios, 4th Chief Technology Officer of the United States, The White House

Speakers

3 March

S 17:35 pm

E 18:15 pm

Panel discussion: Foreign investors who have invested in Greek Companies What is their experience, current situation, and future direction.

Speakers

3 March

S 18:15 pm

E 18:55 pm

Panel discussion: The dynamics of the start-up ecosystem and its scaling-up
What they lack, what problems and challenges they face, suggestions for success.

Speakers

3 March

S 18:55 pm

E 19:35 pm

Panel discussion: The importance of Equifund VCs for the scaling-up of the national innovation ecosystem
Where they are today and what we want to achieve in the future.

Speakers

3 March

S 19:35 pm

E 19:40 pm

Conclusion remarks

Speakers

Meet the Speakers

Apostolos Apostolakis

co-Founder, Venture Friends

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Niko Bonatsos

Managing Director, General Catalyst

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Laurel Bowden

Partner, 83North

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Alexis Charitsis

MP, Shadow Minister of Development & Investment for SYRIZA,
former Alternate Minister of Economy

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Alex Chatzieleftheriou

co-Founder & CEO, Blueground

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George Chatzigeorgiou

co-Founder & CEO, Skroutz.gr

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James Christopoulos

Managing Director, CVC Capital Partners

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Dean Dakolias

co-Chief Investment Officer, Fortress Investment Group

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Christos Dimas

Deputy Minister of Development and Investment

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Aristos Doxiadis

Partner, BigPi

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Scott Friend

Partner, Bain Capital Ventures

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Nicholas Galakatos

Global Head of Life Sciences, Blackstone (co-Founder and Managing Director of Clarus, acquired by Blackstone)

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Theodore Georgakopoulos

Editorial Director, diaNEOsis

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Jim Gianopulos

Chairman/CEO, Paramount Pictures

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Nicky Goulimi

co-Founder & COO, Nova Credit

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Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou

co-Founder & General Partner, Velocity

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Panagiotis Karampinis

Managing Director, Endeavor Greece

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Konstantinos Kokkalis

Chairman, Intrasoft International (co-Chair SEV Innovation Committee)

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Evan Kotsovinos

Global Head of Infrastructure, American Express

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Nikitas Koutoupes

Managing Director, Insight Partners

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Michael Kratsios

4th Chief Technology Officer of the United States, The White House

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Spyros Magiatis

Founder & CTO, Workable

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Ioannis Martinos

Founder & CEO, The Signal Group

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Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister

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Stelios Papadopoulos

Chairman of the Board, Biogen

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Dimitri Papalexopoulos

Chairman, SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

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Thanos Papangelis

co-Founder & CEO, Epignosis

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Myrto Papathanou

Partner, Metavallon

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Alex Patelis

Chief Economic Adviser to Greece’s Prime Minister

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Kyriakos Pierrakakis

Minister of Digital Governance

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Katerina Pramatari

Partner, Unifund

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Costantza Sbokou – Constantakopoulou

co-Owner & CEO, Phāea Resorts / Senior Architect, TEMES SA / Chairwoman, Endeavor Greece

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George Scangos

CEO Vir Biotechnology

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Victoria Stavridou-Coleman

22nd Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

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Andreas Stavropoulos

Partner, Threshold Ventures

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Marios Stavropoulos

co-Founder & CEO, Softomotive (acquired by Microsoft)

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Niki Trigoni

Professor at University of Oxford, co-Founder & CTO, Navenio

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Christos Tryfonas

Founder & Chief Architect, Aisera

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Yannis Tsakiris

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Growth and Development

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George Tziralis

Partner, Marathon Venture Capital

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Markos Veremis

Chairman, Upstream, Partner BigPi Ventures (Co-Chair SEV Innovation Committee)

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George D. Yancopoulos

co-Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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Panayiotis Vitakis

Chief Customer Officer, Celonis

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