Make a difference in your homeland:

your most profitable investment!​

Our goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of Greek world-class technology companies, with the potential of impacting key sectors of the global economy.

Your financial contribution allows us to mentor and train technology-based innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses, and to offer them access to practical knowledge, mentorship, global networking and resources to transform their ideas into world-changing organizations.

We are proudly affiliated with the local Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum which, for the last five years, offers a world-class acceleration program in support of technology-focused start-ups in Greece.

Your tax-deductible donation can help organizations like MITEF Greece to continue changing the game for many Greek entrepreneurs; it is a concrete initiative which supports a recovering Greek economy while simultaneously providing opportunity and expertise to a rising entrepreneurial spirit. What you give always comes back to you!

Our Team

Marina Hatsopoulos
Director, President

George Petrocheilos
Director, Secretary

Picture Vassilis Papakonstatinou

Vassilis Papakonstantinou
Director, Treasurer

Matthew Downs
Director, Asst, Treasurer

We have established a Strong Start!


The Hellenic Innovation Network, an outgrowth of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, was created to empower startups from Greece and Cyprus (“Greek startups”) with a bridge to the U.S. through pitching and networking opportunities. We want to facilitate cross-border collaboration in order to provide Greek startups with access to potential investors, distributors, partners, customers, suppliers, mentors, advisors and board members.

Our ultimate goal in helping Greek startups to expand is to increase employment opportunities in Greece.


The Founding Advisors to The Hellenic Innovation Network are professionals based in Boston and New York City with affiliation to MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, an Athens-based accelerator that serves Greek technology companies through its startup competitions, workshops and conferences.

This platform was conceived by our group to build a curated online community of professionals, and enable them to connect, interact and collaborate. We seek to amplify the digital reach of our work as well as the work of other stakeholders active in the Greek tech ecosystem by sharing information about events, startups and innovators in the community—inclusive to anyone and agnostic to any organization.

The Hellenic Innovation Network has provided programming for the community with the generous support of the Greek Consulate in Boston, led by Consul General of Greece in Boston, Mr. Stratos Efthymiou.

Hellenic Innovation Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with U.S. taxpayer ID #83-2168200

Our Board of Directors

Marina Hatsopoulos, President Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Treasurer Nikos Bonatsos, Member Michail Bletsas, Member Drake G. Behrakis, Member Victoria Bousis, Member

Marina Hatsopoulos

Vassilis Papakonstantinou 

Niko Bonatsos


Michalis Bletsas

Drake G. Behrakis


Victoria Bousis


Our Advisors are entrepreneurs, technology innovators and investors with a commitment to supporting, inspiring, and cultivating Greek entrepreneurial leaders.


Our volunteering team consists of distinguished and experienced Greeks in technology who are committed to supporting, inspiring, and cultivating the future of Greek entrepreneurial leaders.

As individuals who have themselves worked as startup entrepreneurs, tech innovators and investors, the Board of Directors champions our mission and are all active contributors to our community.

Alec Karys 
CapsuleT Accelerator

Aristos Doxiadis 
Big Pi Ventures

Basil Vetas


Daphne Vitsikounaki

Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco

Dean Dimizas 
Cambridge Associates

Elias Korosis

Hermes GPE

George Demosthenous 

George Dimopoulos

George Sabatakakis
Partners Capital

Georgios Varsos
Business Development

Gerasimos Spyridakis

Head Key Clients

Giorgos Zacharia


Konstantinos Michanetzis

Kosta Ligris


Maggie Athanassiadi

Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Marco Veremis

Big Pi Ventures

Maria Georgiadou

Cyprus Seeds

Marina Hatsopoulos

Michael Tzannes


Michalis Bletsas

Stamatis Astra
Intelligent Relations

Myrto Papathanou

Metavallon VC

Nathalie Contomichalos

MacArthur Capital Group

Niko Bonatsos

General Catalyst

Nikos Kakavoulis


Nikos Papadellis

Stratos Efthymiou

Founding Member & Advisor

Vassilis Papakonstantinou 
Mobiltron, Inc.