Jan 25, 2018

10:25

About session

The longevity and the success of Greece’s nascent entrepreneurial ecosystem will rely heavily on the quality of the startups that it produces. Innovation lies at the forefront of success and the obvious question to ask is, where do good entrepreneurial ideas come from? Experts from academia, a leading social accelerator and an elected official explore the role institutions (cities, business schools, firms, ventures, incubators) will play in supporting and nurturing these startups to ensure they last the test of time.

  • Professor Francisco Veloso

    Dean, Imperial College Business School

    BIO

    Francisco Veloso is the Dean at Imperial College Business School. Previously, he was the Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, where he held the NOS Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Francisco also retains an adjunct appointment at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a tenured Full Professor. Francisco´s research focuses on high tech innovation and

  • Ella Goldner

    Co Founder & General Manager, Zinc

    BIO

    Ella is Co-Founder and General Manager of Zinc. Zinc builds from scratch commercial, scalable, tech companies that tackle the biggest social challenges in the developed world. The first mission was set to improve the mental and emotional health of 650M women and girls in the developed world. 82% of the companies created in the first

  • Dimitris Papastergiou

    Mayor of Trikala, Greece

    BIO

    Dimitris Papastergiou was born in Trikala, in 1973. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering by choice and because of his love for electronics, programming and broadcasting. He also attended journalism courses. Dimitris believes that the road of participation is one-way if we want to change our life, and that’s why since he became 29

  • Michael G. Jacobides

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

    BIO

    Michael G. Jacobides holds the Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at London Business School, where he is an Associate Professor of Strategy, and is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Fed. He has visited Harvard, NYU, Bocconi and Wharton, where he obtained his PhD, after studying at Athens, Cambridge and Stanford.

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