Celebrating #ALBAEntrepreneurs

Celebrating entrepreneurship is all about people and their achievements. We are proud of our students and alumni who have transformed their education into successful entrepreneurial action. You can browse through their profiles in the non-exhaustive fields below and identify start-ups and family owned businesses across all sectors. Enjoy!

If you are an #ALBAentrepreneur and we have not yet included you in our list let us know at ahead@alba.edu.gr!

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FULL NAME:Nasos Analogidis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2008 START UP COMPANY:Zoottle card-img
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Zoottle is an award winning startup that helps hotels: • Get a 10x increase in guest email capture • Increase positive TripAdvisor reviews by 40% and decrease negative ones by 70% • Increase per/booking revenue by 15% • Increase direct bookings by 10% Zoottle has customers in 12 countries and has offices in Boston, USA - London, UK and Athens, Greece.

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FULL NAME:Ioannis Arabatzis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2005 START UP COMPANY:NanoPhos SA card-img
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NanoPhos SA invents clever materials that solve every day problems. We develop and produce smart coatings, addressing the building & construction, industrial and marine market. By harnessing nanotechnology, we seek to create a more comfortable, safe and trouble-free living environment. At NanoPhos, we craft materials that effectively solve common problems. We transfer innovations out of our lab and into the hands of end-users. Our vision is clear: “Tune the nanoworld to serve the macroworld” – in simple terms make nanoparticles serve the needs of people.

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FULL NAME:Vicky Dallas GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2009 START UP COMPANY:9AM LABS card-img
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9AM develops Web Applications. It’s a team of forward-thinking professionals focused on high technology and having a combination of very strong backgrounds in web development and marketing communications. Their area of expertise includes affiliate marketing, e-commerce sites, specialized web apps and high-conversion sites but most importantly, they deliver excellent quality, always on-time.

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FULL NAME:Athina-Polina Dova GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in International Business and Management - 2013 START UP COMPANY:Owiwi card-img
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Owiwi is a fun and engaging psychometric tool that accurately measures candidate soft skills. Think of a combination of advanced scientific methodology packed within an immersive game that candidates enjoy taking part in. We take away the stress in the hiring process for the candidate while minimizing and eliminating the recruiter risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

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FULL NAME:Dimitris Giannopoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Finance - 2015 START UP COMPANY:Noctua Microbrewery Athens card-img
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Noctua is the dream of 4 young people to create unique, tasteful beers with approach to different styles. The production facility is located in the center of Athens and is open to the public upon notice.

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FULL NAME:Donata Lekatsa GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2015 START UP COMPANY:Hobnob card-img
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Open space studio for dance, yoga, pilates, kids activities, workshops and more, aiming to provide body and mind wellness, joy and social interaction.

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FULL NAME:Mariangela Lestou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2004 START UP COMPANY:Look4Studies.com card-img
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Look4Studies.com is the pioneer educational portal in Greece. At www.look4studies.com users can find information about undergraduate and postgraduate programs, seminars and professional qualifications in Greece and abroad, as well as the latest news related to studies and education.

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FULL NAME:Evangelos Liakopoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2016 START UP COMPANY:Liakopoulos Fytotehniki card-img
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Agriculture pharmaceuticals

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FULL NAME:George Karantonis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2000 START UP COMPANY:Metavallon Partners card-img
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Metavallon is a venture capital fund with a target size of 35 million Euros and with the EIF secured as an anchor investor with € 31.5m. We plan to complete 40 - 50 investments in Acceleration and Technology Transfer startups within the first 4 years, maintaining able capital for follow-on funding to our best performing portfolio companies. Investments will target primarily B2B startups within high-growth future-setting industries, including Telecommunication, Mobility, and Retail, and working on state-of-the-art exponential technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics. Our team is uniquely positioned to source, secure, and lead startups from concept to growth, having spearheaded in the formation of the very early stage startup ecosystem in Greece and holding extensive expertise in new technology venture development internationally.

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FULL NAME:Angelika Niarchou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2016 START UP COMPANY:Ploos Design card-img
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Ploos Design is a creative studio founded in 2013 by two young and ambitious industrial designers , Angelika Niarchou & Georgia Oikonomopoulou, and is based in Athens, Greece. Ploos derives from the word “πλοῦς” in the ancient Greek and means the good journey of a ship at sea. This is what design is for us. We design with passion, determination and creativity. Our creative studio creates collections of modern everyday items but also undertakes a broad range of design services according the needs of our clients. Brand Development, Naming, Brand Design, Brand strategy, Brand Communication & Packaging. We are always eager to design for various purposes.

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FULL NAME:Kostas Pardalis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Strategic HRM - 2010 START UP COMPANY:Blendo card-img
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Blendo is a modern ETL that helps users collect data from any cloud service (like Intercom, Mailchimp, Facebook ads, Hubspot etc.) and load it into their data warehouse easily without code or maintenance.

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FULL NAME:Manos Smyrlakis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2007 START UP COMPANY:ROOTS SPIRITS Ltd card-img
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ROOTS liqueurs are handcrafted, based on age-old herbal remedies, a family legacy of distilling, and the 100% natural, native ingredients of Greece. Roots are exported in 15 countries.

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FULL NAME:Maria Theodoropoulou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:ΜΒΑ - 1996 START UP COMPANY:KidsHub card-img
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KidsHub is the most complete cultural guide for kids. It comes to life through a cross platform [web+mobile] which provides real time and tailor-made suggestions about kids’ entertainment activities. In addition to that, it offers significant privileges, as well. KidsHub aim to become the most active on-line community of parents who are constantly looking for the qualitative leisure time of their kids as an important act of rising mentally and emotionally healthy and happy kids.

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FULL NAME:Diogo Thomaz GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2007 START UP COMPANY:Aquanetix Limited card-img
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Cloud software to support management of fish and shrimp farms.

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FULL NAME:Ilias Vartholomaios GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in International Business and Management - 2013 START UP COMPANY:Owiwi card-img
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Owiwi is a fun and engaging psychometric tool that accurately measures candidate soft skills. Think of a combination of advanced scientific methodology packed within an immersive game that candidates enjoy taking part in. We take away the stress in the hiring process for the candidate while minimizing and eliminating the recruiter risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

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FULL NAME:Yiannis Zafiropoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2009 START UP COMPANY:AZshop.gr card-img
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AZshop.gr | Smart Fashion for kids

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FULL NAME:Nasos Analogidis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2008 START UP COMPANY:Zoottle card-img
INFO:

Zoottle is an award winning startup that helps hotels: • Get a 10x increase in guest email capture • Increase positive TripAdvisor reviews by 40% and decrease negative ones by 70% • Increase per/booking revenue by 15% • Increase direct bookings by 10% Zoottle has customers in 12 countries and has offices in Boston, USA - London, UK and Athens, Greece.

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FULL NAME:Ioannis Arabatzis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2005 START UP COMPANY:NanoPhos SA card-img
INFO:

NanoPhos SA invents clever materials that solve every day problems. We develop and produce smart coatings, addressing the building & construction, industrial and marine market. By harnessing nanotechnology, we seek to create a more comfortable, safe and trouble-free living environment. At NanoPhos, we craft materials that effectively solve common problems. We transfer innovations out of our lab and into the hands of end-users. Our vision is clear: “Tune the nanoworld to serve the macroworld” – in simple terms make nanoparticles serve the needs of people.

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FULL NAME:Dimitris Giannopoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Finance - 2015 START UP COMPANY:Noctua Microbrewery Athens card-img
INFO:

Noctua is the dream of 4 young people to create unique, tasteful beers with approach to different styles. The production facility is located in the center of Athens and is open to the public upon notice.

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FULL NAME:Evangelos Liakopoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2016 START UP COMPANY:Liakopoulos Fytotehniki card-img
INFO:

Agriculture pharmaceuticals

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FULL NAME:George Karantonis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2000 START UP COMPANY:Metavallon Partners card-img
INFO:

Metavallon is a venture capital fund with a target size of 35 million Euros and with the EIF secured as an anchor investor with € 31.5m. We plan to complete 40 - 50 investments in Acceleration and Technology Transfer startups within the first 4 years, maintaining able capital for follow-on funding to our best performing portfolio companies. Investments will target primarily B2B startups within high-growth future-setting industries, including Telecommunication, Mobility, and Retail, and working on state-of-the-art exponential technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics. Our team is uniquely positioned to source, secure, and lead startups from concept to growth, having spearheaded in the formation of the very early stage startup ecosystem in Greece and holding extensive expertise in new technology venture development internationally.

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FULL NAME:Kostas Pardalis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Strategic HRM - 2010 START UP COMPANY:Blendo card-img
INFO:

Blendo is a modern ETL that helps users collect data from any cloud service (like Intercom, Mailchimp, Facebook ads, Hubspot etc.) and load it into their data warehouse easily without code or maintenance.

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FULL NAME:Manos Smyrlakis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2007 START UP COMPANY:ROOTS SPIRITS Ltd card-img
INFO:

ROOTS liqueurs are handcrafted, based on age-old herbal remedies, a family legacy of distilling, and the 100% natural, native ingredients of Greece. Roots are exported in 15 countries.

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FULL NAME:Maria Theodoropoulou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:ΜΒΑ - 1996 START UP COMPANY:KidsHub card-img
INFO:

KidsHub is the most complete cultural guide for kids. It comes to life through a cross platform [web+mobile] which provides real time and tailor-made suggestions about kids’ entertainment activities. In addition to that, it offers significant privileges, as well. KidsHub aim to become the most active on-line community of parents who are constantly looking for the qualitative leisure time of their kids as an important act of rising mentally and emotionally healthy and happy kids.

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FULL NAME:Diogo Thomaz GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2007 START UP COMPANY:Aquanetix Limited card-img
INFO:

Cloud software to support management of fish and shrimp farms.

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FULL NAME:Ilias Vartholomaios GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in International Business and Management - 2013 START UP COMPANY:Owiwi card-img
INFO:

Owiwi is a fun and engaging psychometric tool that accurately measures candidate soft skills. Think of a combination of advanced scientific methodology packed within an immersive game that candidates enjoy taking part in. We take away the stress in the hiring process for the candidate while minimizing and eliminating the recruiter risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

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FULL NAME:Yiannis Zafiropoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2009 START UP COMPANY:AZshop.gr card-img
INFO:

AZshop.gr | Smart Fashion for kids

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FULL NAME:Vicky Dallas GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2009 START UP COMPANY:9AM LABS card-img
INFO:

9AM develops Web Applications. It’s a team of forward-thinking professionals focused on high technology and having a combination of very strong backgrounds in web development and marketing communications. Their area of expertise includes affiliate marketing, e-commerce sites, specialized web apps and high-conversion sites but most importantly, they deliver excellent quality, always on-time.

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FULL NAME:Athina-Polina Dova GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in International Business and Management - 2013 START UP COMPANY:Owiwi card-img
INFO:

Owiwi is a fun and engaging psychometric tool that accurately measures candidate soft skills. Think of a combination of advanced scientific methodology packed within an immersive game that candidates enjoy taking part in. We take away the stress in the hiring process for the candidate while minimizing and eliminating the recruiter risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

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FULL NAME:Donata Lekatsa GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2015 START UP COMPANY:Hobnob card-img
INFO:

Open space studio for dance, yoga, pilates, kids activities, workshops and more, aiming to provide body and mind wellness, joy and social interaction.

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FULL NAME:Mariangela Lestou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2004 START UP COMPANY:Look4Studies.com card-img
INFO:

Look4Studies.com is the pioneer educational portal in Greece. At www.look4studies.com users can find information about undergraduate and postgraduate programs, seminars and professional qualifications in Greece and abroad, as well as the latest news related to studies and education.

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FULL NAME:Angelika Niarchou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2016 START UP COMPANY:Ploos Design card-img
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Ploos Design is a creative studio founded in 2013 by two young and ambitious industrial designers , Angelika Niarchou & Georgia Oikonomopoulou, and is based in Athens, Greece. Ploos derives from the word “πλοῦς” in the ancient Greek and means the good journey of a ship at sea. This is what design is for us. We design with passion, determination and creativity. Our creative studio creates collections of modern everyday items but also undertakes a broad range of design services according the needs of our clients. Brand Development, Naming, Brand Design, Brand strategy, Brand Communication & Packaging. We are always eager to design for various purposes.

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FULL NAME:Nasos Analogidis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2008 START UP COMPANY:Zoottle card-img
INFO:

Zoottle is an award winning startup that helps hotels: • Get a 10x increase in guest email capture • Increase positive TripAdvisor reviews by 40% and decrease negative ones by 70% • Increase per/booking revenue by 15% • Increase direct bookings by 10% Zoottle has customers in 12 countries and has offices in Boston, USA - London, UK and Athens, Greece.

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FULL NAME:Ioannis Arabatzis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2005 START UP COMPANY:NanoPhos SA card-img
INFO:

NanoPhos SA invents clever materials that solve every day problems. We develop and produce smart coatings, addressing the building & construction, industrial and marine market. By harnessing nanotechnology, we seek to create a more comfortable, safe and trouble-free living environment. At NanoPhos, we craft materials that effectively solve common problems. We transfer innovations out of our lab and into the hands of end-users. Our vision is clear: “Tune the nanoworld to serve the macroworld” – in simple terms make nanoparticles serve the needs of people.

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FULL NAME:Vicky Dallas GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2009 START UP COMPANY:9AM LABS card-img
INFO:

9AM develops Web Applications. It’s a team of forward-thinking professionals focused on high technology and having a combination of very strong backgrounds in web development and marketing communications. Their area of expertise includes affiliate marketing, e-commerce sites, specialized web apps and high-conversion sites but most importantly, they deliver excellent quality, always on-time.

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FULL NAME:Athina-Polina Dova GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in International Business and Management - 2013 START UP COMPANY:Owiwi card-img
INFO:

Owiwi is a fun and engaging psychometric tool that accurately measures candidate soft skills. Think of a combination of advanced scientific methodology packed within an immersive game that candidates enjoy taking part in. We take away the stress in the hiring process for the candidate while minimizing and eliminating the recruiter risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

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FULL NAME:Dimitris Giannopoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Finance - 2015 START UP COMPANY:Noctua Microbrewery Athens card-img
INFO:

Noctua is the dream of 4 young people to create unique, tasteful beers with approach to different styles. The production facility is located in the center of Athens and is open to the public upon notice.

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FULL NAME:Donata Lekatsa GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2015 START UP COMPANY:Hobnob card-img
INFO:

Open space studio for dance, yoga, pilates, kids activities, workshops and more, aiming to provide body and mind wellness, joy and social interaction.

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FULL NAME:Mariangela Lestou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2004 START UP COMPANY:Look4Studies.com card-img
INFO:

Look4Studies.com is the pioneer educational portal in Greece. At www.look4studies.com users can find information about undergraduate and postgraduate programs, seminars and professional qualifications in Greece and abroad, as well as the latest news related to studies and education.

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FULL NAME:George Karantonis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2000 START UP COMPANY:Metavallon Partners card-img
INFO:

Metavallon is a venture capital fund with a target size of 35 million Euros and with the EIF secured as an anchor investor with € 31.5m. We plan to complete 40 - 50 investments in Acceleration and Technology Transfer startups within the first 4 years, maintaining able capital for follow-on funding to our best performing portfolio companies. Investments will target primarily B2B startups within high-growth future-setting industries, including Telecommunication, Mobility, and Retail, and working on state-of-the-art exponential technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics. Our team is uniquely positioned to source, secure, and lead startups from concept to growth, having spearheaded in the formation of the very early stage startup ecosystem in Greece and holding extensive expertise in new technology venture development internationally.

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FULL NAME:Angelika Niarchou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2016 START UP COMPANY:Ploos Design card-img
INFO:

Ploos Design is a creative studio founded in 2013 by two young and ambitious industrial designers , Angelika Niarchou & Georgia Oikonomopoulou, and is based in Athens, Greece. Ploos derives from the word “πλοῦς” in the ancient Greek and means the good journey of a ship at sea. This is what design is for us. We design with passion, determination and creativity. Our creative studio creates collections of modern everyday items but also undertakes a broad range of design services according the needs of our clients. Brand Development, Naming, Brand Design, Brand strategy, Brand Communication & Packaging. We are always eager to design for various purposes.

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FULL NAME:Kostas Pardalis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Strategic HRM - 2010 START UP COMPANY:Blendo card-img
INFO:

Blendo is a modern ETL that helps users collect data from any cloud service (like Intercom, Mailchimp, Facebook ads, Hubspot etc.) and load it into their data warehouse easily without code or maintenance.

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FULL NAME:Manos Smyrlakis GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2007 START UP COMPANY:ROOTS SPIRITS Ltd card-img
INFO:

ROOTS liqueurs are handcrafted, based on age-old herbal remedies, a family legacy of distilling, and the 100% natural, native ingredients of Greece. Roots are exported in 15 countries.

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FULL NAME:Maria Theodoropoulou GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:ΜΒΑ - 1996 START UP COMPANY:KidsHub card-img
INFO:

KidsHub is the most complete cultural guide for kids. It comes to life through a cross platform [web+mobile] which provides real time and tailor-made suggestions about kids’ entertainment activities. In addition to that, it offers significant privileges, as well. KidsHub aim to become the most active on-line community of parents who are constantly looking for the qualitative leisure time of their kids as an important act of rising mentally and emotionally healthy and happy kids.

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FULL NAME:Diogo Thomaz GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2007 START UP COMPANY:Aquanetix Limited card-img
INFO:

Cloud software to support management of fish and shrimp farms.

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FULL NAME:Ilias Vartholomaios GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in International Business and Management - 2013 START UP COMPANY:Owiwi card-img
INFO:

Owiwi is a fun and engaging psychometric tool that accurately measures candidate soft skills. Think of a combination of advanced scientific methodology packed within an immersive game that candidates enjoy taking part in. We take away the stress in the hiring process for the candidate while minimizing and eliminating the recruiter risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

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FULL NAME:Yiannis Zafiropoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MBA - 2009 START UP COMPANY:AZshop.gr card-img
INFO:

AZshop.gr | Smart Fashion for kids

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FULL NAME:Evangelos Liakopoulos GRADUATE PROGRAM YEAR:MSc in Entrepreneurship - 2016 START UP COMPANY:Liakopoulos Fytotehniki card-img
INFO:

Agriculture pharmaceuticals