The Unstoppable Generation: Hacking Entrepreneurship into a Culture

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 – London

Rooms on Regents Park 09.30 – 18.00

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RG Conference17 ‘The Unstoppable Generation: Hacking Entrepreneurship into a Culture’ will explore and debate how a mindset of entrepreneurism can be hacked into a culture to create long term and sustainable change.

Join us to be part of this vibrant discussion!

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Get ready to be inspired, feel empowered and make connections with people who want to make a difference in their community.

Start-up Pitches


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    After its merge into the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ioannis was asked to act as a Commercial Advisory Lead and oversee commercial advice on energy efficiency funding, transformation and acceleration matters. Ioannis is also a Sounding Board Expert in the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG).

Ioannis Orfanos

UK Dep. of Energy and Climate Change, Commercial and Corporate Finance Advisor

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    I am founder and general manager of Unique Minds (UM), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist students and young adults to identify and follow their ideal academic path. UM aims to provide students with useful information in order to make their minds on their future steps in academia. To achieve that, UM brings together bachelor and high school students, through several events.

Dialekti Athina Voutyrakou

Unique Minds, Founder & General Manager

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    Under Gordon’s leadership, the company attracted investment and spend which contributed £1.2bn GVA to the London economy, creating more than 38,000 jobs. It contributed to London becoming the world’s most popular visitor destination, with tourism numbers growing 20% and spend growing 35%. London also rose from 19th to 5th in international congress city rankings.

Gordon Innes

Bloomberg Associates, Economic Development

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    With a strong entrepreneurial background, Aimilios was responsible for the organic growth of INNOETICS, its business development and its strategic steps in the global market. Under his lead INNOETICS was acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2017, consisting the first startup acquisition of Samsung Electronics in Europe

Aimilios Chalamandaris


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    He has worked in economic development with the Soros Foundation, and policy with the UK Government, and as an advisor to the Estonian Government’s e-Residency Program. As an entrepreneur he set up a specialist healthcare accelerator, is on the board of a number of startups, and on the advisory board of TechFugees.

Tobias Stone

Advisor to Estonian e-Residency Programme, Entrepreneur and Academic 

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    Since 2012 she has been involved in innovative projects aiming to advance the efficiency of hospitality and specifically has focused in the recruiting and hiring process of personnel. She is the business development director for the hospitality group Santikos Collection and the founder of Workathlon.

Katerina Santikou

Workathlon, Founder

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    Dr Djankov was rector of the New Economic School in Russia and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He was associate editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics from 2004 to 2009 and chairman of the Board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2012–13. He is also a member of the Knowledge and Advisory Council at the World Bank.

Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics, Director in Financial Markets Group

Beverley Nielsen

Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration, Associate Professor in Birmingham City University

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    As a trusted advisor to the government, her team’s work had been focused on developing innovative solutions that drive efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of government services to businesses. One of the ongoing projects resulted in Kenya being ranked as the 3rd most reformed country by the World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking.

Dr. Charity Wayua

IBM Africa Research Lab, Research Scientist & Manager 

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    Since 2012 she has been involved in innovative projects aiming to advance the efficiency of hospitality and specifically has focused in the recruiting and hiring process of personnel. She is the business development director for the hospitality group Santikos Collection and the founder of Workathlon.

Philipp Brinkmann

Tripsta | Travelplanet24 | airtickets, Co-founder & CEO 

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    Nick was the deputy editor of the English Edition of Kathimerini, a leading Greek daily, between 2004 and 2016. He currently writes a weekly column for the newspaper. His work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek and other international publications such as Die Zeit, Politico and The Guardian. In 2015, he was awarded the Ernest Udina prize by the Association of European Journalists of Catalonia (APEC).

Nick Malkoutzis

Macropolis, Editor 

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    Dimitris has practical field experience in variety of production processes and systems and has evaluated technologies and the respective business cases studies ranging from greenfield investments, to plant modernization and upgrades, energy management, environmental compliance issues, product compliance requirements around the world.

Dimitrios Koufos

EBRD, Associate Director for the Sustainable Resource Investment Team 

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    Daria’s focus areas include EU’s energy and environmental policies and regulations; regional integration of natural gas markets and infrastructure development; global LNG pricing dynamics and structures; use of natural gas in transportation sector (road and marine); ssLNG markets in Europe and LNG bunkering; natural gas markets in South-East Europe and the East Mediterranean.

Daria Nochevnik

Greek Energy Forum, Deputy Head of Brussels Branch

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    At Lightsource, Menelaos has pioneered the idea of distributed generation at the point of consumption.  Currently, he is responsible for the business’ R&D arm, Lightsource Labs. His team is dedicated to producing smart energy systems such as Lightsource Loop, aiming to revolutionize the generation and usage of green electricity at a domestic level.

Menelaos Ioannidis 

Lightsource Labs, Chief technology officer 

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    He has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, a member of the Hellenic Competition Commission, of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics and of the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy at the European Commission.

Nikos Vettas

 Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research, General Director 

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    He is currently Faculty Lead on the China component of Nestle’s LNW programme for senior leaders. His previous lead roles in Executive Education were on the Global Business Consortium (Emirates, Oracle, GEA, Xstrata, Nokia Siemens Networks, Mars) and on IBM’s Global Strategic Conversations for Europe.

Yiorgos Mylonadis

London Business School, Adjunct Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship


Dimitris Vayanos

London School of Economics, Professor of Finance

Michael G. Jacobides

London Business School, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Associate Professor of Strategy

Dr. Othon Anastasakis

South East European Studies of Oxford (SEESOX), Director

Vicky Pryce

CEBR, Author & Commentator and Economist

Yannis Palaiologos

Kathimerini, Features Reporter

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