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Many Greeks, despite the challenges of our times, have managed to make a difference with their passion, ideas and hard work. We give a voice to these Leaders to talk about what they have accomplished and to become role models for the productive, inventive and innovative part of Greece.

Elena Konstantinopoulou & Konstantinos Athanasiou, 2design jewellery

After studying Interior Design, Fabric Design and concerns about the original idea, always interested in fashion and color combinations, creator Elena Konstantinopoulou began designing jewellery for her friends. This occupation evolved and became a constant need for creation and expression. So, 2013 the birth of…
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Fey Papanikou

Fey Papanikou began to design her first jewelry collections in 2009. Architecture has significantly defined her aesthetics and design, giving clear, dynamic and geometric shapes and forms to her jewelry. Transcript Alongside with my studies in Architecture, and after attending jewelry manufacturing seminars, in 2008…
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Katerina Kouloubourou

“We believe in eternal jewelry beauty” is the philosophy behind KK Jewelry Lab. Their vision is to create pieces of art elevating the meaning of design and value in jewelry while also reflecting their followers entrusted wishes and aspirations. Transcript I have been in the…
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Natasa Koutsabela, Lefflow Art Studio

The Lefflow Art Studio is a contemporary art, fashion and jewelry brand. It was created in principle by the need of its creators to present their inspiration, transformed into artistic creation of jewelry and works of art. Transcript Lefflow Art Studio started in 2018. The…
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Manos Chaniotis, Honor Omano

Honor Omano is a jewelry brand appealing to people who are standing at the forefront of change. With a subversive spirit and a contemporary feel, it expresses the versatile personalities of urban culture. Transcript The reason I started to design was that my male friends…
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Katerina Makriyianni

Katerina Makriyianni was born in Chania, Crete and was raised in a home where art was a way of life and artistic expression was encouraged. Katerina’s love for the applied arts and her family’s legacy led her to focus her own interests and career in…
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Aisha Diri

Aisha started her journey in the world of fashion by completing her studies in London. After briefly working in Milan for several brands in the manufacturing sector she returned home to fulfill her dream of launching her own label of clothing and accessories. Geometric forms…
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Pantelis Kontakis, Kontakis Jewelry

Pantelis Kontakis was born and raised in Sparta. After graduation, he began working in the film industry as a camera man. He soon discovered his passion for another art, that of jewelry making. He returned to his hometown to study at the Silver-Gold Smithery School…
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Konstantinos Boutaris, Boutari Winery

The Boutari Winery holds 6 wineries in Greece, which gives it the opportunity to experiment in the wine sector by acclimatizing varieties to the most suitable areas, thus developing a complete range of products. Transcript The person you talk to was born into wine, I…
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Filiana Stefanakaki & Dimitra Stefanakaki, The Greek Designers

The Greek Designers is the first curated online platform to promote globally products of contemporary design inspired by Greek history and culture. The mission is to make Greek identity widely known through timeless design products, selected on Concept Store. Transcript Our involvement with Architecture and…
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Evi Prodromou, Yannis Olive Grove

The vision of the Yannis Olive Grove company is to promote the rich nutritional tradition of Halkidiki by producing natural products, high in polyphenols and beneficial ingredients that contribute to good health. Transcript Yannis Olive Grove company was founded in 2012. Me and my husband,…
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Evi Lemou, Waks Candles

Since opening its doors in 2005 Waks Candles has been committed to creating candles that will add an effortless sense of luxury to daily life. Transcript Waks Candles was founded in 2005. We wanted to create a scented candle at an affordable price because we believed,…
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V. Varaklas & A. Katsoulaki, Delicious Crete

Delicious Crete is a company specialized in selected Cretan and Greek Gastronomy Products, with the priority to spread the Cretan diet worldwide. Transcript We have put our heart and our soul into Delicious Crete. Since 2013 that we started until today, it is everything we…
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Nikos Douloufakis, Douloufakis winery

Douloufakis winery is located at the village of Dafnes, a few kilometers south of Heraklion, Crete, amongst typical vineyards. Like all other wineries of Crete, Douloufakis winery, constantly striving to highlight the quality of Greek wines all over the world. Transcript I go into wine…
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Petros Markantonatos, Gentilini winery

The winery and vineyards have now passed to the next generation. Nicholas’ daughter Marianna and her husband Petros Markantonatos took over the estate in 2002 with an eye on the future which, however, respects the experience of the past. Transcript I had my first experience…
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Giorgos Tsibidis, Monemvasia Winery

Monemvasia Winery was founded on September 20th, 1997 in Monemvasia of Lakonia by G. Tsibidis. This initiative was part of a wider business plan with a clear objective: the revival of the Malvasia wine in its birth place. Transcript The history of this place, or…
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Periklis Tatsis, Tatsis Estate

Tatsis Estate is among the first in Greece to believe in organic farming and have been applying it since 1998, and since 2002 they have been working with the biodynamic cultivation method, with the least or none intervention in winemaking. Transcript Too far in place…
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Stellios Boutaris, Ktima Kir-Yianni

Stellios Boutaris, member of the fifth generation of winemakers, leads Kir-Yianni into the next phase of its history, by dynamically exploiting the cornerstones of the Kir-Yianni philosophy: desire for innovation, respect for tradition and true knowledge of the wine, from the grape to the end…
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Giorgos Palivos, Palivou Estate

Since 1995, when the old traditional treading tank was replaced by a contemporary winery, following the demands of modern times, Palivou Estate began its new, extremely dynamic era. In a place, which has been characterized as Name of Origin for what is probably the most…
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Vassilis Tsaktsarlis, Ktima Biblia Chora

Biblia Chora’s philosophy centers on producing premium wines that express the unique character of the Pangeon ecosystem. To achieve this goal, special care is taken during both cultivation and wine production, while making the most of the owners’ knowledge and experience, and combining tradition with…
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Christos Stamatis, Stevia Hellas

The agricultural cooperative Stevia Hellas was founded in 2011, aiming to the fill in the gap that existed in the area. Their mission is to produce high-quality taste products. Transcript The agricultural cooperative Stevia Hellas was founded in 2011 and its main purpose was to…
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Christos Zafeirakis, Domaine Zafeirakis

A unique winery for its standards that was established in Tyrnavos region in 2012. The Zafeirakis family is involved with the viticulture in the area of Tyrnavos for more than 100 years. Transcript I started wine production in 2005 after four years of study in…
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Giannis Tselepos, Tselepos Winery

After a ten-year study and monitoring of the Arcadian vineyard, Yiannis Tselepos chose in 1989 the installation of the Tselepos Winery on the eastern slopes of Parnon. Within 300 acres of private vineyards, Tselepos Winery is fully adapted to the environment and the ecosystem of…
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Kostas Vriniotis, Vriniotis Winery

The family company Vriniotis winery is located at Gialtra, a small village of North Evia, 14km from Aidipsos. The relationship between wine and vineyard exists from older, from the era when Konsatntinos Vriniotis’s father started planting vineyards in the area and built the old traditional…
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Υliana Stengou, Domaine Porto Carras

In 2002, the historic vineyard Porto Carras has implemented a comprehensive restructuring program for the vineyards, in order to respond to new trends in viticulture and new flavors of wine. Transcript In December of 1999, our company, Technical Olympic, purchased the Porto Carras Grand Resort,…
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Vartholomaios Lyrarakis, “Lyrarakis” family winery

Lyrarakis Wines is a family winery based on the island of Crete, Greece. Transcipt We are a family business and we exclusively produce wines. Our company was established in 1966 by my father and my uncle and nowadays their children carry on their business, for…
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George Salpigidis, “Evangelos Tsantalis S.A.”

The Tsantali family is among the oldest wine families in Greece. This remarkable story of 125-years captures significant milestones of the Greek history and cherishes the will power of the human spirit. Through an adventurous route starting with the migration, today the Tsantali family carries…
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Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos, Tetramythos winery

Tetramythos winery philosophy is to produce quality wines to express ideally the unique terroir of Aigaleias and to have individual character. Transcipt In Tetramythos winery we are certificated organic farmers since 1997, we bottled our first protected destination of origin (PDO) product, Roditis, 20 years…
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George Pilpilidis & George Siatras, hopwave

Hopwave is the first booking platform designed for both travelers and travel agents to allow them to search and book sea tours and sea activities around the Greek islands. Transcript Hopwave started as a product addressed to travelers, in order to give them the opportunity…
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Orange Grove, Caspar Veldkamp

Orange Grove is a flexible co-working space and community for young entrepreneurs in Greece. It is a renowned initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Athens and is financially supported by Dutch-Greek businesses and grantmaking foundations active in Greece. Video Transcript…
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Dinos and Marios Nikolaidis, DNA High Performance Filters

DNA High Performance Filters, is an advanced air filter engineering company for automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and motorsport applications based in Greece. Video Transcript I decided to found DNA in 2001, after a decade engaging with air filter technology. The power of DNA stems from…
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Yiannis Charalambopoulos & Vagelis Liakos, Beetroot Design Group

Beetroot design group is a Thessaloniki based, multi-awarded communication design office and think tank that provides design services and solutions to a worldwide clientele. Interview transcript We started Beetroot as a vision, basically because we wanted to find the eternal life. While still discussing as…
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Konstantinos Machairas, Organization Earth

Organization Earth, is a greek non-profit NGO with a mission to develop the concept of environmental & social intelligence, by providing experiential, non-formal education for sustainable development for all ages. Transcript The creation of Organization Earth have resulted from a discussion of our restless fellow…
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Niki Smirni, Travelgems

Travelgems is an automated virtual concierge that helps travelers to experience unique travel moments, create lifelong memories and have their very own exciting stories to tell. Video Transcript I love Greece and traveling. I have traveled to more than 50 countries. Every time I try…
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George Nikiforos, ByRaki flavor

Inspired by the traditional liqueurs, George Nikiforos, created Byraki flavor, tsikoudia enriched with flavors from all over Greece, aiming to introduce the public to more special tastes. Video transcript Inspired by the traditional liqueurs, George Nikiforos, created Byraki flavor, tsikoudia enriched with flavors from all…
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Alexandra Theohari, Klotho

Drawing inspiration from the traditional art of weaving in Crete, Klotho creates unique and timeless products of superior quality that combine Cretan tradition and technique with motifs and colors that keep pace with modern trends and lifestyle. Video transcript Klotho is a new company. It…
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Eleftheria Zourou, Doctoranytime

Doctoranytime helps patients contact the doctor of their choice, and makes the appointment process easier and quicker through just three steps! Video transcript Doctoranytime was born of a personal need. I got the idea, in 2011, that it’s not possible not to be able to…
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Cristina Stribakou, LIÁ Cultivators

Cristina Stribakou and her brother Konstantinos specialized in the production of extra virgin olive oil, founded LIÁ Cultivators, in order to share with the world a 100% natural product combining the high standards of production and the values of a family business. LIÁ premium extra…
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Anastasia Astypaliotou, Artion Greek Foods

Having worked for years in the food industry, Anastasia Astypaliotou decided to create Artion Greek Foods in order to promote worldwide the authentic food culture of Greece, the wealth of simplicity, the appeal of purity. Along with her team they are travelling all around the…
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Alexia Kotsi & Grigoris Stamatopoulos, Funkmartini

Alexia Kotsi and Grigoris Stamatopoulos decided to found Funkmartini in 2013. Funkmartini is an online booking platform that gives users the opportunity to book online any beauty service they want, 24/7. At the same time, it is a unique instrument for the entrepreneurs who want…
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Stavros Messinis, The Cube

Stavros Messinis founded The Cube Athens in August 2013. The Cube is a co-working space, hosting teams that want to work on their projects. It brings together people who are open to new ideas, love innovation and seek change through applicable initiatives. Throughout the seven…
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Antonis Ntatzopoulos

Antonis Ntatzopoulos is the president of the Hellenic Bankers Association – UK. HBA was created in 1994 in order to promote new co-operations and collaborations between the Bankers and Financial Professionals of Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom. Through their activities they assist their members to network, learn,…
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Yiorgos Nikoletakis, 100mentors

100 mentors is a digital platform created by a group of young people, who decided to change the way we choose our professional activity. Through this platform, students, and professionals communicate with mentors from around the world, in order to discover the path that will…
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Ioannis Aslanidis, RADAR

Dr. John Aslanidis’ greatest motivation for creating RADAR, the most reliable and personalized, digital tool for detecting dyslexia and reading difficulties, is to help as many children around the world, to normally complete their studies. He and his team after years of research have discovered…
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Katerina Koskina, EMST

Katerina Koskina is a strong, bright, modern and passionate about her job woman. She is an art historian, a museologist and the Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art οf Athens. She aims at establishing the museum in the hearts of its visitors as a site for…
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Roula Bachtalia, Egg

Roula Bachtalia is the representative of Egg Enter-Grow-Go. Egg is a corporate social responsibility initiative of Eurobank, which since 2013 calls on young people who wish to see their entrepreneurial idea come alive, to apply for the program. Egg offers a full circle of services…
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Demetrios Fakinos

Demetrios Fakinos is one of the most important figures in our country, in design. Since 1998 he has been organizing and managing publications and activities that support and promote the art of graphic design and design, in all its expressions, in Greece and abroad. Some…
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Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Yiorgis Yerolymbos was born in Paris, France in 1973. He studied Photography in Athens and Paris, and Architecture in Thessaloniki. MA in Image and Communication in Goldsmiths College, University of London (1998) and PhD in Art and Design from University of Derby (2007). He has…
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Melina Taprantzi, Wise Greece

Wise Greece aims to promote Greek products made by smaller producers, while supporting soup kitchens, social groceries, orphanages and various institutions, by providing them with food. Producers who cooperate with Wise Greece can promote their products and reach markets that would not be feasible were they…
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Vivian Philippa & Dianna Karvounis, Two Is Company

Industrial designer Dianna Karvounis and architect Vivian Philippa founded Two Is Company in 2009, reflecting a selective approach to the definition of beauty. Each stage of their creative process is managed within the meaning of the central concept, giving a distinctive entity in what they…
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Kostapanos Milliaresis, Glovo

GloVo is a global volunteers platform, which enables people from all over the world to register as volunteers and participate in many kinds of events, according to their skills, location, interests and the event needs. At the the same time Glovo organizes its own events…
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Panagiotis Sfikas, Natalia Kritsali & Alexandros Sotiropoulos, Bloode

Bloode’s idea began in 2012, when Natalia Kritsali and Natalia Bougadeli were still students and were confronted with the problem, when Natalia Bougadeli’s grandmother needed blood. 2014 finds Natalia Kritsali in Athens at Athens University of Economics and Business and Natalia Bougadeli, in U.S.A., at New…
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Isidoros Sideridis, SiEBEN

In 2000 five friends, all graduates from IT university, but mainly IT enthusiasts, envisioned a company that would offer the most intelligent and original solutions to companies that need these services. So they created SiEBEN, a company that since keeps evolving, expands its areas of…
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Charis Tsevis

Charis Tsevis is an acclaimed designer on an international level. Having walked all the way from artist to entrepreneur, he decided to stay loyal to designing, since this is the great passion of his life. What distinguishes his work is the creative approach of his…
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Konstantinos Lazarakis, WSPC

Konstantinos Lazarakis entered the word of wine when he realized that it is connected with our senses and the good side of life, and that was something very attractive to him. Ever since he has given all his passion to the values of winemaking and winedrinking, which…
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Kyriakos Kostarelos, Cheesemakers

Kostarelos cheesemakers first entered the world of cheesemaking in 1937, by the keen hands of Kyriakos Kostarelos. Now, it has been passed on to the third generation, the equally capable brothers Kyriakos and Nikos, who continue their family’s legacy. Keeping the values that were passed…
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Zafiris Trikalinos, Trikalinos

It has been more than a century and a half since Trikalinos Family started making their own Bottarga. Specifically, Zafiris, Nikos and George dived in the waters  of Aitolikos and created the first Bottarga with their signature. Ever since they made a deal to always…
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Melina Pispa & Ellie Rountou, Sun of a Beach

In the beginning was the Greek summer – the sea, the sun, the carelessness and all those things that make unforgettable memories. Then came the realization that despite an abundance of stylish items for beach life nobody had given proper attention to the beach towel,…
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Mariaflora Lehec, SOMF

Mariaflora Lehec was interested in fashion long before getting involved with the creation of SOMF clothing. Ever since she was a child, she was fascinated by clothes and styling. After school and a brief stint in Greek magazines, she studied Fashion Design Womenswear at London’s…
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Maria Komninos, Greek Film Museum

At the foyer of the Greek Film Museum headquarters in Athens, the so-called «Tainiothiki tis Ellados», visitors are greeted by a bronze bust of Aglaϊa Mitropoulou (1929-1991), a pioneer in the founding of what has been recently recognised as the sole official film heritage institution…
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Barbara Terzaki–Pallikari

The weaving art in Crete has been intertwined with the history and tradition of the island since antiquity. Although the way old weavers still work on their looms can be traced back to the Minoan civilisation, in recent decades the practice has been in decline.…
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Yiannis Lucacos

Greek chef Yiannis Lucacos gained wide recognition in Greece thanks to his participation in the TV show «Master Chef» as a judge. It was an experience, he says, which helped him expand his potential and delve into new culinary journeys. Prior to that, he recognises…
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Thanos & Panos Kloutsiniotis, Ladolea

A brand offering superior quality extra virgin olive oil from the historical region of Corinthia in the Peloponnese, Ladolea is worth noticing for a lot of reasons. First of all, because its founders are two brothers in their late 20s, who have an ambitious vision…
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Iliana Fokianaki, State of Concept

Before founding «State of Concept», the first non profit gallery in Greece, Iliana Fokianaki had changed various positions in the domestic and international art field. First, she went to London to become an artist, but came across the realisation that she preferred art theory than…
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Nikolas & Manos Smyrlakis, Finest Roots

Manos and Nikolas Smyrlakis are related to the owners of Callicounis Distilleries, a distinguished Greek liqueur distillery established in Kalamata in 1850, which is the oldest one of its kind still working in the country. Yet, it hadn’t occurred the two brothers to be involved…
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Ipatia Doussis-Anagnostopoulou, MISSION “ANTHROPOS”

The world «Anthropos» in Greek means «human being», and that exactly is the focus of Mission «Anthropos». «Human beings are our mission», says Ipatia Doussis-Anagnostopoulou, MD, founding member and head of the organisation. «Human beings regardless of where they live, what is their religion or…
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Dimitris Koutsolioutsos, Farmers Republic

Farmers Republic is not just the first Greek covered organic food market for fresh, dry and packaged products. It is also an e-shop enabling each producer to create a profile at no cost and sell his products online, with same day delivery in Greece and…
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Spiros Daikos, Stratis Andreadis & Cryssa Calikiopoulou, SaltyBag

When a sail can no longer fulfill its duties at sea, there is a way of giving it a new lease of life. This is the concept of Salty Bag, a Greek start-up based on the Island of Corfu, which upcycles discarded sails into bags…
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Ersi Electra Xenaki, Icaria Pure

The simple and stylish packaging of the Icaria Pure greek organic food products contains an unbeatable combination: the purity of local ingredients, produced on the island of Ikaria, and the wisdom of traditional recipes, which have passed from one generation to another. The brand was…
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Ilias Kyriazis

Ilias Kyriazis started doing comics long before realizing this could actually become a profession. After winning the first prize in the 1st national comics contest held by “Eleftherotypia” newspaper and “AKTO” art school, he began collaborating with “9” comics magazine (an insert of “Eleftherotypia”) and…
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Yiannis Deliyiannis, George Karamanoglou, Michail Pitsikalis & Iro Kiotsekoglou, tradeNOW

The first Greek barter trade platform for products, services and real estate, www.tradenow.gr was launched in January 2013, calling individuals and companies to use a contemporary version of the ancient practice of trading goods or services without the exchange of money. To determine the value…
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Nicholas Samaras

Special diving and photographic equipment. Endless hours underwater. Minimum digital image correction and enhancement. These are the basic elements of the work of Nicholas Samaras, an underwater photographer who has received more than 50 awards and distinctions in international festivals of underwater and wildlife photography…
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Theano Petridou, Sergios Fotiadis & Philippos Photiadis, We Design

When Philippos Photiadis, an architect, Sergios Fotiadis, a product designer, and Theano Petridou, graphic designer joined forces to establish We Design, they chose a name which describes exactly what they do: design anything that can be designed. Since 2001, they have recruited professionals from various…
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Thomas Douzis, Ergon Restaurant

Their grandfather had a grocery store in Thessaloniki and their father founded a company for the distribution of Greek food products in 2004, after a long career in multinational food companies. That’s how brothers Thomas and George Douzis got interested in the food industry and…
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Apostolos Georgopoulos & Athina Karatzogianni, DrinkWorks

The initial concept behind DrinkWorks cocktail delivery was quite simple: delivering at home or elsewhere a package containing whatever is needed to make cocktails like a professional bartender, from the ingredients and the recipe, to tools and glasses. Thus came to life the Cocktail Kits,…
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Stavros Papayiannis, Stage Design Office

Stage Design Office is one of the first multi-discipline studios in Greece, boasting an impressive array of commissions in various fields, such as interiors, graphic design, architecture, advertising, fashion, public installations, exhibitions, art and photography. «We have always been interested in having an overall approach…
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Elena Syraka

Elena Syraka created her first jewels while at school, without realising this would ultimately be her calling. After studying at the Veloudakis Fashion School in Athens, she went on to ESMOD in Paris, where she decided to focus on jewelry design. Her official debut in…
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Yiannis Taloumis, Taf

It was the family business that turned his attention to coffee, yet Yiannis Taloumis did not settle with just trading it. As the founder, shareholder and Managing Director of Taf, for the past decade he has focused on high quality, the so-called specialty coffee, with…
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Theo Anagnostopoulos, SciCo

After a university degree in Genetics, a Masters in Human Reproductive Biology, a PhD in Medical Genetics and post-doctoral research work on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Theo Anagnostopoulos realised he wanted to serve science from another perspective. The turning point came in 2007, when…
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Yorgos Nanouris

The qualifications of Yorgos Nanouris include a degree from the Faculty of Theatre Studies at the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens, as well as his studies at the Athens Odeon Drama School and at the New York Film Academy, where he specialised…
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Y. Nikolopoulos, D. Tsevreni & A. Fatouros, Clio Muse

In Greek mythology, Clio is the muse of history – that’s why her name was deemed suitable for a museum guide app which makes history accessible through modern mobile devices. What differentiates Clio Muse from other tour guide applications is that it goes beyond the…
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Xenia Papastavrou, ‘’Boroume’’ (We can!)

Since she was a child, Xenia Papastavrou was dreaming of working in a humanitarian organization in a far away country. She finally did it from her own house, as she inspired and created the Non Profitable Organization ‘’Boroume’’ which in Greek means ‘’We can’’. This…
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George Spanoudakis & Panagiotis Chatzidakis, Pinnatta

George Spanoudakis and Panagiotis Chatzidakis are 2 young and dynamic entrepreneurs in the very competitive and continuously evolving technological and digital market. George Spanoudakis with Panagiotis Chatzidakis and their co workers at their company Pinnatta, created an application for smartphones using Android and IOS technology.…
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Angelos Delivorrias, Benaki Museum

Angelos Delivorrias is since 1973 the General Manager of the Benaki Museum, which is one of the most important Greek museums. During this period, he was responsible for the Museum’s reconstruction which was completed in 2000. During his career path, he also worked for the…
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Athanassios Kavoukas, Symphonia

Athanassios Kavoukas decided to get involved with the production and exports of traditional Greek products such as olive oil and honey, with only one goal: to produce only the highest quality products and results. And he did it, as the products Elea Terra and Melion…
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Kat Valastur

Katerina Papageorgiou lives in Berlin where she had post graduate studies in dancing. There she created the group AdLib, with which travels around the world for her shows. She has worked with very important performers, such as the Ground Team of Dimitris Papaioannou and the…
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Christos Karras, Onassis Cultural Foundation

Christos Karras is a multilateral man with humor, self sarcasm and endless energy. He perceives his employment at the Onassis Cultural Centre not as a job, but as a way to enjoy his days and his love for culture. He believes in new ideas and…
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Dimitris Steinhauer, SKINOS

Dimitris Steinhauer is a dynamic and pioneer entrepreneur who, at the age of 30, decided that he can conquer the international markets, with a beverage made from a product which can be found exclusively in Greece: the Mastiha of the Chios island. So he created…
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Stavros Gasparatos

Stavros Gasparatos is a musician and composer with great love for the digital music. His music has been performed in all major Greek theatres and concert venues, including the ancient Epidaurus theatre, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the Megaron Concert Hall, and also in the UK…
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Lydia Chaida, Iktinos SA

Lydia Chaida studied interior design and architecture at Rome. As soon as she finished her studies, she joined the family company Iktinos, in which she is responsible for the new products development and the application of marbles and granite in contemporary interior design. In cooperation…
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Alexandros Koumantos, Piraiki Micro Brewery

Alexandros Koumantos made his love for beer, a remarkable business success. With studies in pharmaceutics and a great passion for beers, he travelled in several countries in search of special beer tastes and varieties. So he ended to create in 2005 his own brewery, where…
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Theatre Group Kanigunda

The KANIGUNDA Group was founded in 2005 by the director Yannis Leontaris and the actors Maria Kechagioglou, Maria Maganari, Giorgos Frintzilas and Rebecca Tsiligaridou. KANIGUNDA is not a theatre group with permanent actors and with a conventional form; it is rather an open convention of…
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Giorgos Koumendakis

Giorgos Koumendakis is one of the most recognized contemporary Greek composers, as his work has been presented in more than 400 concerts around the world. One very important moment of his career was the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens, as he wrote music for the…
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Penny Tsaoutou, EPSA

Penny Tsaoutou is a young and dynamic woman who continues, along with her father and brother, the successful presence of the Greek EPSA juices and soft drinks for more than 90 years in the market. The EPSA facilities in a small picturesque village of Pelion…
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Aris Kefalogiannis, GAEA

Although Aris Kefalogiannis comes from a family with strong presence in the Greek politics scene, soon after his studies in Greece and England, decided to get involved with business and specifically with the demanding food industry. He considered that the traditional Greek foods didn’t have…
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George Petrou

George Petrou is a very well known and recognized conductor, who studied piano and graduated with excellence degree from the Athens Conservatory. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music and Royal Music Academy with scholarships from the Royal Academy and the Onassis…
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Petros Klampanis

Petros Klampanis dropped out of the Polytechnic School in Athens and in 2005 he began his double bass performance studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2008, he completed his formal studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York. In New York City,…
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Christos Papadimitriou, Papadimitriou SA

Although Christos Papadimitriou is very young, he holds the position of Managing Director and CEO in the family business which his grandfather started back on 1939 and today is one of the biggest food industries in Greece, with a clear export orientation. Christos Papadimitriou has…
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Stelios Vitogiannis, ASTIR

Stelios Vitogiannis is continuing the family company ASTIR, which was founded in 1955 and manufactures crown corks for the beverage and soft drink industry. He is fully involved in the company for over a decade and has great experience in the manufacturing process and perfect…
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Varvara Neofotistou

His passion for Greek coffee led George Neofotistos to start the coffee company NEKTAR in 1951. Now his daughter Varvara Neofotistou is continuing the family business, which has expanded in the production of other coffee types, such as espresso. In 2008, a new and advanced…
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Nellie Katsou, Pharmathen

Nellie Katsou along with her brother, Mr. Vassilios Katsos, envisioned and methodically worked to bring Pharmathen to a prominent position in the Greek and Global pharmaceutical industry and make it one of the biggest companies in Research and Development of pharmaceutical products in Europe. Her…
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Christina Sakellaridis

Christina Sakellaridis is a multi talented and very active woman, awarded many times in Greece and other countries. Although she studied at the Law School, she quickly pursued a business career, such as President of the export company C.G Sakellaridis, Interinvest International Investment etc. Today…
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Father Antonios, Ark of the World Foundation

Father Antonios is an example of priesthood and humanism. In 1998 Pater Antonios, (who was only 26 years old then), along with a group of volunteers, created the non profitable organization “Ark of the World”. This action was a result of Father Antonio’s love for…
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Michalis Georgiou, G Design Studio

Michalis Georgiou studied graphic design at Vakalo College of art and design and continued his studies in London. He has been teaching Graphic Design at Vakalo College of Art & Design for the last 20 years. In parallel, he founded with his partners Alexandros Gavrilakis…
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Alexandra Pitta, Attiki-Pittas

Alexandra Pitta is a dynamic and very active business woman. She started working very young in the family owned, honey manufacturing company Attiki, which is one of the most important Greek Food Industries. She is responsible for the Commercial and Export Departments, while she is…
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Eftihios Vassilakis, Aegean Airlines

Eftihios Vassilakis belongs to a new generation of Greek businessmen, with low profile, keen eye and a clear vision: make Aegean Airlines one of the best airlines worldwide. And he is determined to do this through hard and serious efforts. With his constant investments in…
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Babis Makrides

Babis Makrides studied at the Stavrakos Cinema and Television School and belongs in a new generation of directors, named abroad as ‘’the directors of the paradox’’.In 2005, his short film ‘’The last Fakir’’, was awarded at the Festival of Drama, revealing the first signs of…
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N.Drandakis, N.Damilakis, K.Sakkas, M.Sfiktos, Taxibeat

Nikos Drandakis is the founder of the innovative application Taxibeat, which he created in 2011 with his partners N.Damilakis,K.Sakkas,and M.Sfiktos. Taxibeat changed drastically the way taxi drivers were operating in Greece. Nikos Drandakis, who has a great passion for technology, new media and blogging, identified…
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Rootless Root

The Rootless Root Group was founded by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek in 2006 in Athens. Linda Kapetanea graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens Greece, winning a State scholarship to continue her studies in New York, where she worked with the choreographer…
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Tzanetos Antypas, Praksis

Tzanetos Antypas is a man of action, not a man who stays in theory. That’s why as President of the Non Profitable Organization Praksis provides humanitarian and medical support, without making any discrimination, to a large part of people who suffer of social or economical…
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Christina Brampti

For Christina Brampti designing and creating her handmade jewelry reflects her personality, her feelings and thoughts. Christina studied Art and Design at Vacalo School and was taught and inspired by the French sculptor Janine Baet, who was her professor in jewelry design.Christina Brampti gives to…
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Dimitris Petrou

Dimitris Petrou is a very young designer who has already captured the attention and interest of fashionistas in Greece and other countries, due to his particular designs and the distinctive fashion shows he presents. His clothes are characterized by simple and modern forms, that flatter…
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Myrto Anastasopoulou, My A Jewellery

Myrto Anastasopoulou is the designer and founder of the brand My A Jewellery. The past 10 years Myrto followed several artistic routes with different destinations. She started studying theater’s stage design at Central St. Martin’s College of Art in London and after her studies she…
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Nikos Moschos

Nikos Moschos took his first painting lessons by his father, Takis Moschos. From 1997 to 2003, he studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under the guidance of Chronis Botsoglou and Photography under Manolis Baboussis. In 2007 he made reproductions of El Greco’s…
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Stathis Athanasiou

Stathis Athanasiou is a very young ,self taught film director and script writer, who has already given samples of exceptional work. His film DOS in which wrote the script and directed it, won the prize of the best Foreign Language film and the Audience Award…
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Niki Koutsianas, Apivita

Niki Koutsianas is a very active and dynamic woman. She studied Pharmaceutics and with her husband Nicos Koutsianas founded in 1979, the first company of natural cosmetics in Greece, called Apivita. Apivita was based in the use of Greek herbs and bee products in cosmetics.…
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Nikitas Markopoulos, COCOMAT

Nikitas Markopoulos is a pioneer businessman with a clear target: to manufacture the best mattresses in the world, with respect to the consumers. His inspiration came from the nature and its materials. So in 1989 creates with Michalis Efmorfidis the Coco-Mat company, which is now…
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Andreas Andreadis, Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises

Andreas Andreadis has a significant experience in the Industry of Tourism, as he was also President of the Pan-Hellenic Hotels Confederation, before he took over in 2011 as President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises. Andreas Andreadis is a man with clear vision and…
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